Despite the craft and heart, Tell Me Why feels like a game at odds with itself.
What is it? An episodic narrative adventure game about two twins in an Alaskan town.
Expect to pay $30/£25
Developer DONTNOD Entertainment
Publisher Xbox Game Studios
Reviewed on 64-Bit Windows 7, Nvidia GeForce GTX-970, Intel i7-4790K, 16GB RAM
Out Chapter 1: August 27, Chapter 2: September 3, Chapter 3: September 10
Link Official site
It’s maybe fitting that a game about twins feels split in two. On the one hand, a dark thriller with supernatural horror. On the other, a warm, coming of age drama about identity and family. Both these games have potential but slammed together into one, like two colliding trains, leaves players to pick through the wreckage. There are good things to salvage but it nonetheless feels fractured and broken.