Telling Lies Review
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
You investigate a murder through a desktop computer interface that lets you access live filmed interviews. This lets you access numerous video clips covering a two-year period for four key characters. But the clips have had a technical issue which has fragmented and muddled them. You must piece together what happened by watching, taking notes and searching for other clips. All the time the clock is ticking as you have a limited time in which to solve the mystery.
The novelty is both in the web of lies and deceit you have to uncover but also because this is acted like a Netflix series or TV drama rather than a traditional video game.
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 31/07/2019
Offensive language and expletives are used often throughout the game and include the words: “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “*!@?*”, “Dick”, and “*!@?*”.
This game has been rated ESRB MATURE 17+.
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