If you are a fan of the adventure games that are story-driven and rich in narrative, then you’ll be delighted to know that there’s one waiting for you. Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a narrative-adventure game that just got released on consoles. The game was developed by Serenity Forge, a video game development studio known for titles such as Lifeless Planet, The King’s Bird, Pinstripe, and critically acclaimed A Case of Distrust.
In Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, players will find themselves wandering around Depression-era United States, meeting strangers, interacting with them, and listening to their stories. These stories are something the players will be able to collect and re-tell later on. This will unlock new interactions, and in a way, these stories will serve as a sort of currency throughout the game. As a player, you will need to figure out what story to tell to which character while interacting with them, in order to progress through the game. Over time, stories will slowly grow as they are re-told, and selecting the right story during interaction with certain characters will cause those characters to open up and share some of the most powerful and interesting stories of their own. This is quite a unique progression system, and it is definitely not something you see in most of the games of today.
Another interesting thing about Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is the talented cast of voice actors. These include the world-renowned singer-songwriter, musician and actor Sting from The Police, Elizabeth Maxwell (known for her voice acting works on Persona 5 and Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild), Dave Fennoy (who you may remember as the voice of Lee from The Walking Dead), Melissa Hutchison (voice of Ashe from League of Legends), Mike MacRae (provided the voice for Buzz Lightyear in Kingdom Hearts), Kimberly Brooks (who you may remember as the voice of Ashley from Mass Effect), and many other talented voice actors.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is available on PlayStation 4 via PlayStation store, Xbox One via Microsoft Store, and Nintendo Switch via Nintendo store. If you are a fan of games that are rich in storytelling and focused on narrative, then you definitely don’t want to miss this one.