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Played by exploring locations, interacting with objects and talking to residents, the twins revisit their Alaska home and relive supernatural projections helping build a narrative to what happened. Your choices influence the story, such as when they see different projections of the past, you can choose which one you believe to be true.
As well as guiding what characters say and do, you can influence their sexuality through multiple choices through the game. Protagonist Tyler is Transgender, something of a first for a big budget video game. It offers a new way to understand this experience of gender identity. The developer and Xbox Game Studios conducted on-the-ground research and partnered closely with cultural, mental health and gender advocates to craft a thoughtful, true-to-life experience.
Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Tell Me Why 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 3 weeks ago.
In the US, ESRB state: One dramatic sequence depicts a character stabbed in the back; blood is seen on another character's hands. The dialogue contains a reference to drugs (e.g., “Didn't Tessa bust Dan for smoking weed behind the store once?”). The words “f**k” and "sh*t" are heard in the game.
14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need good observation and comprehension to follow the story. Being willing to make difficult choices is also a big part of the game.
Tell Me Why
Tell Me Why: Chapters 1-3
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
The first chapter is included in the price, subsequent chapters are an additional cost.
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