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  • Summary: The game is a collection of short stories. Each of those stories focuses on the death of a different Finch family member and each is meant to look and feel different from the others, the way no two people in any family are alike. [Giant Sparrow]
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  1. Positive: 61 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. Jun 7, 2017
    100
    It may depress you, and it may leave you with tears in your eyes afterwards, but when a game tells a story as well as What Remains of Edith Finch does here, it deserves not just to be played, but to be remembered and discussed and considered long after you've set down the controller.
  2. Apr 28, 2017
    95
    While it didn’t bring literal tears to my eyes, there are moments that certainly feel like a kick to the soul thanks to impeccable writing and direction.
  3. Apr 24, 2017
    90
    It's not often that a game's plot slips past the bitterness of grief to finally get to the acceptance, but that's the triumph in What Remains of Edith Finch. Ultimately, if the game has any resemblance of a moral, it's that the bravest, most beautiful thing every one of us does is choose to keep going, despite knowing what's coming.
  4. Apr 30, 2017
    90
    What Remains of Edith Finch may only provide a brief glimpse into the lives of its characters like a family photo albums filled with moments that have long since passed, but it’s sure to leave a lasting impression.
  5. Jun 12, 2017
    90
    Although it’s clear the experimental narrative adventure genre isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, What Remains of Edith Finch proves that videogames are still ripe with opportunities for deep, mature storytelling. Tissue companies might notice a bump in sales as long as developers like Giant Sparrow are around, too.
  6. May 19, 2017
    85
    In a nutshell, this is the best storytelling game in recent years and a sure hit for gamers who like The Vanishing of Ethan Carter or Gone Home. The magical sadness reminds you of Ray Bradbury, the morbid flair of Tim Burton.
  7. Apr 25, 2017
    70
    Ultimately I consider What Remains of Edith Finch less essential than The Unfinished Swan, but certainly not less worthwhile. This is a moody, thoughtful, and often harrowing account of Edith and her tragedy-ridden kin, and if you’re the sort who finds tragic or adverse accounts to be of the highest profundity, you’ll likely adore what’s displayed throughout this exploration of mansion, mind, and psyche.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. Apr 27, 2017
    10
    Great!!!!!! I can't describe how good this game is. Don't be fooled by people who says it's too short. Who give a f__K if it's short when theGreat!!!!!! I can't describe how good this game is. Don't be fooled by people who says it's too short. Who give a f__K if it's short when the game is so good. Expand
  2. Jan 2, 2018
    10
    A truly magical and memorable game. Every inch of the game is crafted with exquisite care. I enjoyed myself in the 2-3 hours with Edith FinchA truly magical and memorable game. Every inch of the game is crafted with exquisite care. I enjoyed myself in the 2-3 hours with Edith Finch more than almost any movie. It is a really emotional experience and has elements of The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, fantasy worlds, children's imaginations, and the memories of a truly haunted and unlucky family. Every gamer should play it, and a lot of people who aren't gamers should play it. Expand
  3. Apr 25, 2017
    10
    You can not put such a short game, where you break through on emotions, score below 10. GAME 10 OF 10 ( Нельзя ставить такой короткой игре,You can not put such a short game, where you break through on emotions, score below 10. GAME 10 OF 10 ( Нельзя ставить такой короткой игре, где тебя пробивает на эмоции, оценку ниже 10. 10 ИЗ 10) Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2018
    8
    Edith Finch is a great game, though I didn't care much for the first half. The second half of the game, however, was very moving, withEdith Finch is a great game, though I didn't care much for the first half. The second half of the game, however, was very moving, with characters that are interesting and scenes that are compelling. The game nails its atmosphere, making everything feel delightfully magical, yet sad at the same time. Expand
  5. May 5, 2017
    8
    Ce jeu est une experience narrative réussie de bout en bout, que ce soit dans les visuels, la bande originale ou le scénario. Mais au délà deCe jeu est une experience narrative réussie de bout en bout, que ce soit dans les visuels, la bande originale ou le scénario. Mais au délà de ces aspects que l’on a l’habitude d’analyser et de critiquer, le studio a été plus loin. Giant Sparrow a cherché à créer de nouvelles idées à partir de rien, de nouvelles experiences qui foutent en l’air les idées préconçues que l’on peut avoir sur le jeu d’aventure.

    Ce jeu est avant tout une experience à vivre, je ne dévoilerai donc rien sur l’histoire ici.

    Il n’est toutefois pas exempt de tous reproches. Le jeu est court, bien trop court et d’un dirigisme extreme. Vous voilà prévenu, mais franchement, malgré cela, ça vaut carrément le coup.
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  6. May 1, 2017
    7
    What Remains of Edith Finch is undoubtedly one of the more interesting and creatively unique games I have ever played. However, despite itsWhat Remains of Edith Finch is undoubtedly one of the more interesting and creatively unique games I have ever played. However, despite its aesthetic appeal, I believe the high-rating is a bit misguided. Unfortunately, there are those who see something unconventional and immediately proclaim it as a masterpiece. The game is quite short, only lasting around 3 hours and the gameplay itself is quite limited. In fact other than walking through the labyrinth and secret passageways of the Finch household there isn't much to offer from this stand point. Indeed this a highly story motivated endeavor. The story is refreshing and essentially a compilation of several short tales regarding how each member of the Finch family died (this is not a spoiler btw). Each story is different and told in a separate style from the others. In this sense, the game never feels repetitive yet at the same time, lacks fluidity. The structure of the story is not too smooth, and in this sense, the big picture feels much smaller than it should be. For example, in the beginning, the game feels expansive and boundless, but by the end, you get a sense that something is missing. In fact, in regard to the ending, I was unsatisfied to the point that I almost regretted playing the game. All in all, however, it was a special experience and considering it was 20 dollars a pretty good buy as well. I recommend it, but if you are not into story or aesthetic based games I'd advise against it. Expand
  7. May 27, 2018
    0
    Really bad game. One of the dullest experiences since NMS. The only creative thing are subtitles. Doesn't worth the price, even for free itReally bad game. One of the dullest experiences since NMS. The only creative thing are subtitles. Doesn't worth the price, even for free it does not worth playing. It adds nothing substantial at all. Dear Esther had more story and depth. Expand

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