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  • Summary: What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. May 8, 2017
    100
    There is so much more I want to say about What Remains of Edith Finch. So many thoughts I have about every single character, every single lovingly crafted room in the dusty, abandoned halls of the Finch house. Every single feeling it evoked in me that I didn’t expect to feel, and every thought I have about being made to feel these things so strongly after such a long time.
  2. May 1, 2017
    100
    What Remains of Edith Finch reminded me why I love video games. For the past few months, I’ve been in a bit of a slump and haven’t enjoyed too many games. Nothing really clicked with me. What Remains of Edith Finch changed that. I love video games because they have the ability to tell stories no other medium can tell, at least not in the way What Remains of Edith Finch does. I could see this game as a book but I truly don’t believe it would carry the same emotional resonance that it would in that form. The stories are told in such unique ways, and even though this particular title falls into the genre of a “walking simulator”, it manages to be one of the best video games I’ve played in a very long time.
  3. May 4, 2017
    93
    What Remains of Edith Finch may not be a very challenging game, but the story it tells is one which will undoubtedly resonate with players in ways they may not expect. If anything, it proves yet again that video games can be used to tell some truly immersive and thought-provoking stories, ones which stick with us long after we put down the controller.
  4. Apr 29, 2017
    90
    It could be the roundest narrative game of the year.
  5. Apr 26, 2017
    88
    Though it only took me just under two hours to complete, the second the credits stopped rolling I immediately restarted What Remains of Edith Finch. Each of the vignettes is so distinct and surprising that I didn’t have enough time to absorb and dissect what I had just played before being whisked away to the next one. But after fully piecing together the threads of the family and sifting through the allegories of their final moments, I was left with a beautiful, heartbreaking mosaic that exudes life, even when mired in death.
  6. Jun 5, 2017
    85
    This is probably the most impressive, inventive story about a family curse. And one of the best interactive dramas I've played.
  7. CD-Action
    Jun 30, 2017
    70
    The game tells intriguing stories and leaves room for interpretation but is short, linear and devoid of true tension. [07/2017, p.60]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 73
  2. Negative: 9 out of 73
  1. Feb 18, 2018
    10
    Of course this game is not a real game, because it has almost no gameplay. You just wander around and listen to the story. But this game isOf course this game is not a real game, because it has almost no gameplay. You just wander around and listen to the story. But this game is very intense...
    The advantage is, that the programmer could focus on the story and atmosphere. The atmosphere begins slow, but after 1 hour it starts to be sad, and it gets worse and worse. This story hit me and remembered me to a sad story of my life. Another thing about the story: there are many creative ideas to tell you stories about how the family member died.
    The graphic looks brilliantly, it uses the Unreal 4 engine.
    This game is a great experience and you just need 2-3 hours for that, so I can surely recommend to invest so few hours of your life for this experiment.

    Negative: no retail version
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  2. Jun 17, 2017
    10
    Прекрасная, грустная и просто красивая игра, или же, скорее интерактивное повествование. Мы раскроем тайну семьи Финч, вместе с главнойПрекрасная, грустная и просто красивая игра, или же, скорее интерактивное повествование. Мы раскроем тайну семьи Финч, вместе с главной героиней, Эдит, последней из них... Ну почти последней ;) Узнаем при каких загадочных обстоятельствах они погибли, или же исчезли. Пройдемся от самого низа и до вершины фамильного дома, узнавая историю каждого члена семьи, оставленную в письмах, фотографиях и книгах, попутно раскрывая саму героиню, её детство, что она провела в этом месте.

    Приятная глазу графика, спокойный геймплей, тут нельзя проиграть или заблудится, твоя судьба уже предрешена. Каждая история рассказывается по своему, и порождает еще больше вопросов, вплоть до самого конца. Хоть и конец этот наступает довольно быстро, за 1.5-2 часа, тем неменее этого хватает для погружения в атмосферу. Придется по душе любителям бродилок вроде Firewatch.

    Ставлю игре высший балл и найдеюсь увидеть больше игр, подобного рода, от относительно молодой команды Giant Sparrow.
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  3. May 8, 2017
    10
    This is the easiest 10 I gave to a game lately. It's unique, fantastic, moving and beautiful. Also, it's the saddest thing I've ever played,This is the easiest 10 I gave to a game lately. It's unique, fantastic, moving and beautiful. Also, it's the saddest thing I've ever played, which is a lot, given the existence of To The Moon. Expand
  4. Jan 26, 2018
    9
    I think that this is truly a unique game and I would recommend that if you are a fan of this type of genre then I think you should give thisI think that this is truly a unique game and I would recommend that if you are a fan of this type of genre then I think you should give this game a try. Expand
  5. Jun 10, 2017
    8
    Game? More like very well made interactive movie, quite a nice story, very good graphics and lovely soundtrack. It's quite disappointing thatGame? More like very well made interactive movie, quite a nice story, very good graphics and lovely soundtrack. It's quite disappointing that game provides less than 2 hour of game-play, quality game-play though. Expand
  6. May 18, 2017
    8
    Highly enjoyable game with a good plot and actually some emotional storytelling. I wish it was a bit longer personally. But in the end its aHighly enjoyable game with a good plot and actually some emotional storytelling. I wish it was a bit longer personally. But in the end its a nice short title. Expand
  7. Nov 23, 2017
    0
    A slow and boring interactive story, where the user walks around a house as the narrator delivers on the grotesquely absurd tragic demise ofA slow and boring interactive story, where the user walks around a house as the narrator delivers on the grotesquely absurd tragic demise of the Finch family. There is absolutely no point to the story, there is no interesting or thought provoking ending that might justify the pain of having to sit through it. You just finish the game with the sensation that you just wasted 3 hours of your time walking painfully slowly through someone's house. I found FIrewatch far more interesting, and I would easily recommend it above and beyond this game. This is a truly laughable, pointless, time-wasting experience, that tries hard to tear jerk you and eventually fails even at that. Expand

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