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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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PlayStation Store - PLAY Collective Weekly Releases - Spring 2017
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. Negative: 16 out of 189
  1. Apr 26, 2020
    10
    One of the best story driven adventures out there.
    It is very emotional and creative without any action or horror elements.
    Huge recommend
    One of the best story driven adventures out there.
    It is very emotional and creative without any action or horror elements.
    Huge recommend to all lovers of non-violent exploration games.
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  2. Dec 21, 2022
    10
    Dura solo 2 horas tenes que jugar este juego no te lo podes perder es una experiencia hyper mega flashera! Recomiendo 100%
  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. Jul 30, 2020
    9
    This is a solid game, with a very memorable story. I generally don't play games like this, but decided to try it when I didn't have anythingThis is a solid game, with a very memorable story. I generally don't play games like this, but decided to try it when I didn't have anything else to play, and ended up hooked. Nice graphics, some interesting game mechanics, and interesting locales keeps the game fresh throughout. Highly recommended; this one surprised me! Expand
  5. Mar 9, 2019
    8
    This was an incredible experience during the short time that it lasted, but left a somewhat empty after-taste after all is said and done.This was an incredible experience during the short time that it lasted, but left a somewhat empty after-taste after all is said and done.
    Coming into this game, I was immediately drawn in with the amazing graphics. Then I became frustrated with the slow walking, and how unnecessary the woods section under the house was. There was literally nothing there to find, which was a shame.
    Finally entering the house I was amazed again, and felt genuinely creeped out by the atmosphere. I saw doors sealed off as if to contain some evil inside. I saw this mix of books - spiritual books, cooking books, the freaking Necronomicon (!) - and my mind concocted imagery of the terrors awaiting me as I was to continue exploring this house of doom. I saw from the family tree on the main menu that none of the people of the Finch family had lived very long, and was saddened but eager to find our their morbid tales.
    Oh boy, are the developers of this nasty tale a morbid bunch!
    Why did they leave the house so hastily? Was the old woman a witch that had to sacrifice her children and grand-children to some Ancient God she had made a pact with? Was there occult cannibalism involved? Had some sinister demon been conjured which frightened off the family?
    Unfortunately none of my initial anticipations were met.
    What the story does - and quite well - is retell the morbid endings of these people, and you have to give it to the creators that the house imagery is consistent as far as what you discover goes. The retellings of the demise of the family members are brilliantly executed, using clever means of story-telling to deliver them. It must have taken a lot of work, because they really push the 3D-engine to its limits by making each mini-story unique in presentation.
    So while the game is a thrill to play through, it ultimately leaves a dry empty feeling inside, because nothing is actually revealed in regards to the origins of the "Curse", nor is there any connecting thread that makes sense as to why these individuals actually meet such sad fates. It is as if the creators couldn't make sense of their own story, and the deadline was approaching so they just skipped it altogether. I don't want to reveal any spoilers, but to be honest there are none to be found within the game itself either. The game literally reeks of references to some hidden evil that was committed with supernatural forces, but the game chooses to just skip all of that in any conclusive final way.
    The Necronomicon on the bookshelf! The creepy history of the family. I was SO disappointed that it all ran out in the sand, and skipped the whole idea of a climactic ending altogether. It is as if the developers grew tired of their own creation towards the end, and just decided to get the game delivered asap. There is a point in the game where one of the characters approach the old mansion during a low tide, and then it just stops there, but you get the feeling that there was supposed to be a section where it is explored, and all is revealed, but it is skipped in the most silly way.
    If the game had actually dared to find a resolve bringing all the pieces together in the end, it would have been one of the best interactive story games I have ever played. It doesn't though, so that place still goes to Soma.
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  6. Sep 19, 2018
    8
    en a game makes you smile or sad theres something good about it, What remains of edith finch is an interactive story that takes you th
  7. Feb 15, 2022
    0
    hayatımda oynadığım en overrated oyunlardan biri .kesinlikle oynamayın .böyle bir sıkıcı oyun daha görmedim.aksiyon oyunlarına sıkıcı diyenhayatımda oynadığım en overrated oyunlardan biri .kesinlikle oynamayın .böyle bir sıkıcı oyun daha görmedim.aksiyon oyunlarına sıkıcı diyen tayfa bu oyunu öve öve bitiremiyor . Expand

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