It’s incredibly difficult find great games with multiple lead, playable characters in a story. The challenge for the developer is that even if each character isn’t likeable, they have to at least be interesting and different enough that the player enjoys themselves no matter who they’re playing as and that the characters all offer something unique. The masterclass in bad voice acting, Shadows on the Vatican, couldn’t handle that and even some of Heavy Rain‘s characters put players to sleep.
Cyberpunk adventure Epanalepsis reckons it can pull it off though. This point and click game from developer Cameron Kunzelman and publisher Mastertronic boasts three different characters living three different lives but naturally, they are all somehow connected. The game also bears the tagline “if you knew what the future holds, what would you change?” which is daunting and sort of scary.
More on Epanalepsis after the break.