During the late 1970s, Iran underwent a radical transformation as continuous protesting managed to overthrow Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the last Shah of a monumental 2500 year long reign by the Persian monarchy. 1979 Revolution: Black Friday puts you in the midst of those demonstrations, and it’s an experience that is both important and fascinating for those with a historical and political interest.
Similar in structure to a Telltale game, the title is all about its narrative. Dialogue choices are aplenty, quick-time events are in abundance, and actual gameplay is fairly sparse. You’ll control Reza Shirazi, a photojournalist who is there just to take pictures of the history taking place before his very eyes, but he quickly gets caught up in the resistance fuelling the protests, and henceforth the suspense, emotion, and twists begin to unravel in a two hour journey I won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
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