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  • Summary: What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 1, 2017
    100
    What Remains of Edith Finch is an absolutely beautiful and emotionally complex game. Despite a certain sense of morbidity in telling so many tales of death, the game is truly about the celebration of life. Despite all their differences, each family member is remembered more for who they were than how they were lost. This is a wonderful little tale that uses every second to the fullest, and truly should not be missed.
  2. Jul 23, 2017
    100
    One of the most honest approaches to death ever made in videogames. In a medium where assassination is king as a way to advance, What Remains of Edith Finch turns it around and offers an experience as human as unforgettable. Between Six Feet Under, Gone Home and Big Fish of Tim Burton. One of the highlights of 2017. Necessary.
  3. Jul 24, 2017
    100
    What Remains of Edith Finch is an astonishing patchwork of inventive ideas rich in unforgettable moments. This is interactive storytelling in its truest form. A narrative adventure game that serves as another nail in the coffin of the reductive and derogatory term 'walking simulator', imbued with the ideas of a talented team working at the peak of its powers. This is a game that needs to be played. It's an essential new text in the history of video game storytelling.
  4. Jul 20, 2017
    90
    A game driving us through a roller-coaster of emotions while exploring adult and tragic stories, narrated with exceptional sensitivity and humanity. A game you can't miss if you love story-driven experiences.
  5. Aug 18, 2017
    90
    What Remains of Edith Finch knows its niche from the beginning and rarely strays, resulting in a cohesive experience that I was never jolted out of. It elicits the strangest mixture of emotions, and its different modes of storytelling are second to none. The controls don’t translate seamlessly from PC to Xbox One, but you don’t play this game for the controls; you play for the story, and the story is gripping.
  6. Jul 20, 2017
    90
    The exceptional story and inventive gameplay design makes Giant Sparrow's title a memorable trailblazer for walking sims. It sets a new bar for what the genre is capable of in its interactivity, and all narrative adventure games that arrive after Edith Finch may now have to consider challenging players with more than diary reading and tape playing. It's said that, in their infancy, each new medium copies the one it's following. In some ways, games are the successor to movies and we've seen plenty of cinematic games that crib the format of feature films. To take nothing away from such games, What Remains of Edith Finch is a shining example of what video games do uniquely well.
  7. Jul 31, 2017
    80
    What Remains of Edith Finch is a real gem of a narrative game. It has a compelling story, beautiful graphics, and mechanics that are extremely easy to pick up, even for gamers new to console controllers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Jul 22, 2017
    10
    Beautiful moving thought provoking and totally charming in every way. This is a very singular experience in gaming and not to be missed. IBeautiful moving thought provoking and totally charming in every way. This is a very singular experience in gaming and not to be missed. I suppose there are some who will not enjoy this very special game but I am sure those people won't even consider playing it anyway. For those of you curious or on the fence I highly recommend this game. Totally loved every minute and would love to elaborate but would hate to spoil the experience for anyone. Just lovely! Expand
  2. May 28, 2018
    10
    Stunning game. This is indisputable proof to those that believe video games aren't art that they are quite mistaken. An example of how to do aStunning game. This is indisputable proof to those that believe video games aren't art that they are quite mistaken. An example of how to do a "walking simulator" correctly. Heavy focus on story and exploration (although quite linear, it still feels self guided). Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2017
    10
    I really loved this game/story. I had low expectations, given the price of admission and that I knew nothing about it before purchasing it.I really loved this game/story. I had low expectations, given the price of admission and that I knew nothing about it before purchasing it. I think it is an impressive achievement in immersive, interactive storytelling. Is it perfect? No, but Elite Dangerous, Forza Horizon 3, Rainbow Six Siege, Fallout 4 - every game that I have played and enjoyed is imperfect.

    This game reminds me of what "That Dragon Cancer" was trying to do, but I can't go there emotionally. This creatively approaches the difficult subject of depression and mental illness - and if you struggle with it or have a family member that does, you might just appreciate the tenderness (and straight forwardness) that they treat the subject.

    Great job Annapurna Interactive! I will look for more good things from you in the future.
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  4. Jun 6, 2018
    9
    Un paseo para recordar
    Acabo de terminarlo, y con todo reciente resumo los puntos fuertes y lo que no me ha convencido
    Puntos positivos:
    Un paseo para recordar
    Acabo de terminarlo, y con todo reciente resumo los puntos fuertes y lo que no me ha convencido

    Puntos positivos:
    -La imaginación para narrar cada historia de una manera diferente y única,
    -Las ganas que te da de seguir explorando el entorno porque en cualquier esquina habrá algo que hará sorprenderte
    -La inclusión de los subtitulos lejos de ser una necesidad del guión, lo transforman en algo mas para aumentar le carga narrativa de la historia
    -El final me ha dejado sorprendido.

    Puntos Negativo
    -Rendimiento, esta mal optimizado y en una OneX, tiene tirones.

    Traducido al español, seria una obra de arte, pero bastante esfuerzo les habra costado lo que han creado.

    Muy recomendado.
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  5. Jul 30, 2017
    9
    First off this game reminds me a lot of another walking simulator Gone Home and I absolutely hated that game, 2 hours of my life which I wantFirst off this game reminds me a lot of another walking simulator Gone Home and I absolutely hated that game, 2 hours of my life which I want back along with the money I spent on it, however I absolutely loved this game. It has a lot more interactivity to it than other walking simulators, the stories are evocative and unique and the house is a joy to navigate through because of it's complexity.

    The game itself is really just a series of interconnected vignettes about the ancestors and relatives of the protagonist who lived and died in the house which you find out about by exploring their individual rooms. Each story is it's own entity and you play through them in first person, 3rd person, comic book form, platforming or any other game related way you can think of. The imagination and sense of exploration you get from the game is top notch and it tells quite a moving tale of this cursed family living in a strange dreamlike house.
    I would highly recommend it and even though on the surface it is like Gone Home it is more like Firewatch with it's complex story and large world waiting for exploration. Well worth the money and time in my opinion.
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  6. Mar 28, 2018
    7
    Hikaye = 9
    Oynanış = 7
    Grafikler = 7
    Sesler = 7
    Keyif = 7
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    Süre = 6
  7. Jan 21, 2018
    0
    What was that? 2 hours (or less) "gameplay" in probably 5 frames per second (played on xbox one x). Forced story to be unique but becomeWhat was that? 2 hours (or less) "gameplay" in probably 5 frames per second (played on xbox one x). Forced story to be unique but become stupid. I'm mac, owl, shark, snake?!? Reading comics. It's even not walking simulator.. There should be warning about this games in store before you buy. One reason more to avoid indie "games". Expand

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