13 people found this review helpful
Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 2.0 hrs on record
Posted: Feb 13 @ 1:48am
Updated: Feb 18 @ 10:11pm

There was a lot of controversy with the bald man’s will, turns out he didn’t have any heirs

Storyline:
Mr. Davenport, owner of a luxurious hotel in Las Vegas is looking for a heir. He is terminally ill and doesn't have long to live. With no close ties, he entrusts you with the task of identifying the ideal candidate from four potential heirs.

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  1. Ashley, an illusionist who has worked in the hotel for many years, but doesn't know Mr. Davenport well. She seems a bit dark and sarcastic.
  2. Mallory, a homeless young woman, found refuge in the hotel after an alleged gambling incident in Mr. Davenport's hotel. She seems to bring bad luck.
  3. Sara and her family of 3, are known for their holier-than-thou sanctimonious lifestyle devoid of modern conveniences. They seem too good to be true.
  4. Becca and Tod, newlyweds with a strained relationship, recently tied the knot in Las Vegas. They don't seem to even like each other.

Your mission is to unravel the true nature of each candidate through in-depth conversations and figure out who would be the "best" heir.

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Gameplay:
You can engage in conversations with the candidates, exploring various topics that provide insights into their personalities, issues, and secrets. The storyline is filled with unexpected twists and turns, it kept me captivated throughout the game. Choices in conversation topics do not influence the storyline or ending. There is only one big decision at the end of the interviews, who will be the heir.

There is no save/load system. The game does save when you quit. But to get all the achievements, you have to rewatch everything. If you have finished the game for the first time you can skip already-seen conversations with the "S" button. However, on the Steamdeck this is not that easy and pretty annoying to do.

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Graphics & Sounds
Exceptional acting and typecasting breathe life into the characters. They did an excellent job of making the characters feel like real people instead of actors. Despite the absence of special effects and diverse backgrounds and environments, the interviews all take place on the same couch, but the game's simplicity contributes to its overall charm.

The noteworthy ending credits music, though familiar (I can't quite put my finger on it), added a touch of nostalgia to the overall experience for me (if anybody knows from which game it is, please let me know :))

Final Verdict
Vegas Tales took me almost two hours to complete. Although it isn't a groundbreaking deep story or makes use of any special effects, it is a very enjoyable experience. The constant twists in the storyline and the surprises made this game so much fun to play, like reading a good book on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, it doesn't have much replayability besides trying to gather all the achievements and there is only one choice that influences the ending. Still, it was a very fun experience that made me go: "Ohhhhh what the hell", at times.

I played this game fully on the Steamdeck.

My dear friend gifted me this game!

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