To this day, gamers are still trying to figure out exactly what Sally Face is as a game. It doesn’t fit into any real genre. It’s not a roleplaying game, first-person shooter, or adventure game, so what exactly is it? The creator of Sally Face came up with the idea around 2006 but did not fully develop the project until 2015. The concept behind the game was to make it a playable internet cartoon. Sally Face was finally released in 2016 and has been coming out in new episodes every year since then.
It Is Creative
Sally Face is a creative game, we’ll give the developers that. The game starts by watching a dream about a boy covered in bandages walking through a hallway until he stumbles upon a human corpse. The game then moves on to the character Sal in his therapist’s office talking about some disturbing topics. That’s when we move on to Sal’s childhood as a boy, a horribly disfigured boy.
It’s An Unsettling Horror Title
If there’s any genre Sally Face can fit into, then it could be a horror mystery game. You’re following a boy who has a fake face on as he navigates his way through his life. You solve puzzles, play mini-games, and move around a nightmare through the mind of a young boy. Unfortunately, the game is relatively short. Sometimes it can get a little weird as you move from room to room solving puzzles that have no obvious ways of solving them. This is not a good game to play for those who have to keep tabbing out to look up guides. The vibrant world in Sally Face is brought to life through the visual artwork that lets you know the developers behind the game really put a lot of thought into the animation. The animation is brought to life by the immersive and beautiful soundtrack that makes you wonder what is around the corner. However, the unsettling part is how graphic the game is at times from cannibalism to suicide. This is not a game for children.
A Lot Of Hidden Content
One of the best parts about Sally Face is the developer really put a lot into fleshing out the plot so that there is a lot to discover in everything from optional areas to explore to unlockable minigames. There are also videotapes you can find and diary entries to read. Unfortunately, a lot of content that seems like it’s optional is rather important to the story. That means you’re going to end up very confused down the line if you’re not exploring everything. You’ll end up running into characters wondering why their stories have changed which makes the store get convoluted if you’re not paying attention. That means you have to pay attention to everything. Look through each and every object through each and every room, oftentimes with no rationale at all, just to make sure you didn’t miss anything.
- Very unique artwork
- Great soundtrack
- A lot of content to discover
- Simple controls
- Vibrant world
- Beautiful soundtrack
- Extra content is important to the story
- Adventure is not consistent
- The game is short
- Very graphic game with dark themes
Sally Field is short and filled with some uncomfortable topics but it’s definitely something to pick up if you want a change of pace from other video games.
Download Sally Face
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP