As you play you learn how each character’s lives are strangely entangled in important and miniscule ways, which became a lot of fun to learn and spot. What exactly in common does the four characters have with the doctor that is having an affair with Meena? Why does Donna know Meenas husband? Every decision you make is important to the plot and can either mean life or death for certain people in each story. If you’re an achievement hunter, it’s a very good game for that as well, without looking anything up I racked up about 75% on my first play through. To make achievement hunting easier, once the game is completed you can return to any chapter within the three stories to hunt down the ones you didn’t get the first time if necessary.
The twists and turns in this game keep you guessing and, in a few instances, had me shaken by what I had played. Devastated for the characters and quickly growing attached, it’s hard to make some choices knowing that you may not get to see your favorite again, but morally should chose the path that could lose them. Also, sometimes making decisions that stay true to the characters can reward you with a more exciting play through, while still losing some respect for the character in the long run.
There isn’t a lot of controlling needed to be done in this game, but just enough to keep you interested as the mysteries start to unravel. You can control the walking direction when necessary and select dialogue options when prompted, usually on a timer of five to ten seconds with three to four choices . There are a few parts where you must look in certain parts of the screen to analyze your surroundings and or interacting with a few items, but this happens in about three to four chapters, so it isn’t very big for the game. Still. The controls are smooth and easy to understand.
While there isn’t a lot to talk about in gameplay, I did have an issue when the camera switched positions while the character was walking, moving the joystick at all would cause the character to pause for a second before redirecting. This isn’t really a deal breaker but did interrupt the gameplay a few times to distract from the smooth experience.