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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: 13 out of 164
  1. Jan 30, 2020
    10
    The best game I've played in a long time. Is it a book? Is it a movie? No, it's a game!
  2. Jun 18, 2017
    10
    WOOOW!!!! Just WOOOOW! This is by far one of the best games I have ever played. First, it tells a compelling story that is so deep and soWOOOW!!!! Just WOOOOW! This is by far one of the best games I have ever played. First, it tells a compelling story that is so deep and so profound that it brought tears to my eyes and sounds of woe to my ears after playing for more than 30 minutes. Whoever says that this is "just a walking sim" doesn't understand why video games are such a part of our lives. They are meant to convey a story in a way that is interactive and different to the mass. This truly satisfied this message and did it beautifully. Every short story that you are part of brings you closer to the family and the true messaged conveyed in the bigger story: life should be treasured always, even when it is short-lived. Captivating. Moving. Mesmerizing. Creepy. Wondrous. Touching. If you had doubts about this game but you want an experience of what 2017 has to offer, TRY IT OUT. Life is full of chances and this is one you don't want to miss out on. Good Luck and a Nostalgic Trip to you! Expand
  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. Feb 11, 2020
    9
    Short game that has some interesting experimental gameplay mechanics and the game tells a deep and interesting story with a message. VeryShort game that has some interesting experimental gameplay mechanics and the game tells a deep and interesting story with a message. Very memorable and great art house game. 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 10, 2018
    8
    Очаровательная история на один вечер в жанре симулятор ходьбы.
    История о семье то ли проклятой, то ли истово поверившей в это проклятие и
    Очаровательная история на один вечер в жанре симулятор ходьбы.
    История о семье то ли проклятой, то ли истово поверившей в это проклятие и таким образом оживившее его.
    После everybody's gone to rapture и SOMA мой самый любимый проект.
    И помните никогда не оставляйте младенцев одних в ванной!
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  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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