Game: Demons Never Lie
Available Platforms: PC
Reviewed on: PC
Genre: Horror, Story-rich, Point and Click
Release date: October 22, 2019
Hello and welcome to Jay’s Game Reviews! Today I am reviewing IndieBug‘s Point and Click style Horror game Demons Never Lie.
Demons Never Lie is a point and click style Voxel horror game that follows the story of John as he tries to rewrite his life with the help of a demon. John is returned to his body when he is a youth having no memory of his life and death. He is given flashes of the choices that he made the last time around and is then tasked with trying to right the wrongs from his former miserable life. The game was developed by a single person over the course of two years. The work that she has done on the game is impressive for a single person in such a short period of time, perhaps she too has a demon helping her?
- Story rich. This game places the player into the shoes of John and leads them through his terrible life that is full of regret and poor decisions. Combining elements of a visual novel with a dark and rich atmosphere really help to make the story come to life!
- Simple controls. Players use the mouse to simply point at what they want to interact with and then click it. Not sure if it can get any easier than that.
- Interesting puzzles. The game has players combine items in order to solve puzzles and move forward in the game. This is challenging enough to hold player’s interest while not being overly complicated and turning players away.
- Free Demo. Yup, there is a free demo! Check it out!
- Fitting music. The music really helps to set the mood, and I always appreciate a well thought out sound track in a game or film.
- Finicky camera angles. I’m assuming that this is what I am experiencing anyways. There are times that I need to (or at least thing I need to) get somewhere, but the camera is angled such that I can’t click a proper location to make John move there.
- Not very scary. Admittedly, I am not overly far into the game, but so far, the horror element is way too light for me. This being a story rich game, I feel like I should be experiencing genuine terror by the end of the second scene of the game. That being said, the story has a lot more to tell, so I may need to be more patient.
Demons Never Lie is a well rounded game that really shows the developer’s skill at story telling. For a single developer’s first ever project, I think it was really well done and am impressed at just how good it is. The worst thing about this game are more personal issues that I have with it, the game is pretty solid and in my opinion well worth the price tag! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good story.
Does this weeks game sound interesting to you? You can pick up Demons Never Lie for yourself over on the Steam store today!
I Rate this game 90 out of 100
Check out my first impressions video below: