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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. Positive: 98 out of 128
  2. Negative: 14 out of 128
  1. Jun 20, 2019
    10
    my second favorite game and one of my favorite stories in either movies books other games or anythign i have ever experienced
  2. May 23, 2018
    10
    Giant Sparrow and Annapurna Interactive bring a work that marks a turning point in the industry. What Remains of Edith Finch takes the magicalGiant Sparrow and Annapurna Interactive bring a work that marks a turning point in the industry. What Remains of Edith Finch takes the magical realism of literature, makes it her own with fresh ideas and personality (beyond any medium). Its versatility using every videoludic language and its ability to involve you in a visceral way makes it the most important game I have ever played. Give him a chance!!! 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 18, 2019
    9
    Excellent story, simple but at the same time awesome. A myst have game if you like narrative games, more than shooting everywhere.
    Play calm
    Excellent story, simple but at the same time awesome. A myst have game if you like narrative games, more than shooting everywhere.
    Play calm with plenty of time, do not hurry.
    Enjoy the story.
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  5. Mar 28, 2020
    8
    I think it is very successful. Scenario interesting and very creative. This game is magical.
  6. Aug 6, 2017
    8
    Walking sim with spoken and quite believable voice acting. Great pacing. Story driven with no puzzles, you're often guided by floating wordsWalking sim with spoken and quite believable voice acting. Great pacing. Story driven with no puzzles, you're often guided by floating words so you pretty much can't get lost. Better than Gone Home, however with so much death involved I expected more of an emotional response from myself.. but alas this is why it's an 8. It's fairly well written but you're not given enough time to become emotionally attached to any characters. Good but not great, a solid 8. Expand
  7. Jan 11, 2019
    0
    Wow. What an utter bore. #1: this is not a video game. This is a *barely* interactive storybook, with slow moving, janky controls, a languidWow. What an utter bore. #1: this is not a video game. This is a *barely* interactive storybook, with slow moving, janky controls, a languid movement speed whose only purpose is to drag out the sparse content to make it feel longer. The story is lackluster, unrelatable, and ultimately pointless with no buildup, climax, or payoff whatsoever.

    If this had been a show or movie, I wouldn't have even bothered watching it in the background while i was playing a real game. I kept playing hoping there would be some point or that it would improve as I got deeper into it as the reviews seem so high. The only blessing therefore was that it was quite short.
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