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  • Summary: The game is a collection of short stories. Each of those stories focuses on the death of a different Finch family member and each is meant to look and feel different from the others, the way no two people in any family are alike. [Giant Sparrow]
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  1. Positive: 61 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. Jun 7, 2017
    100
    It may depress you, and it may leave you with tears in your eyes afterwards, but when a game tells a story as well as What Remains of Edith Finch does here, it deserves not just to be played, but to be remembered and discussed and considered long after you've set down the controller.
  2. Apr 28, 2017
    95
    While it didn’t bring literal tears to my eyes, there are moments that certainly feel like a kick to the soul thanks to impeccable writing and direction.
  3. Apr 24, 2017
    90
    It's not often that a game's plot slips past the bitterness of grief to finally get to the acceptance, but that's the triumph in What Remains of Edith Finch. Ultimately, if the game has any resemblance of a moral, it's that the bravest, most beautiful thing every one of us does is choose to keep going, despite knowing what's coming.
  4. Apr 30, 2017
    90
    What Remains of Edith Finch may only provide a brief glimpse into the lives of its characters like a family photo albums filled with moments that have long since passed, but it’s sure to leave a lasting impression.
  5. Jun 12, 2017
    90
    Although it’s clear the experimental narrative adventure genre isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, What Remains of Edith Finch proves that videogames are still ripe with opportunities for deep, mature storytelling. Tissue companies might notice a bump in sales as long as developers like Giant Sparrow are around, too.
  6. May 19, 2017
    85
    In a nutshell, this is the best storytelling game in recent years and a sure hit for gamers who like The Vanishing of Ethan Carter or Gone Home. The magical sadness reminds you of Ray Bradbury, the morbid flair of Tim Burton.
  7. Apr 25, 2017
    70
    Ultimately I consider What Remains of Edith Finch less essential than The Unfinished Swan, but certainly not less worthwhile. This is a moody, thoughtful, and often harrowing account of Edith and her tragedy-ridden kin, and if you’re the sort who finds tragic or adverse accounts to be of the highest profundity, you’ll likely adore what’s displayed throughout this exploration of mansion, mind, and psyche.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 44
  2. Negative: 3 out of 44
  1. Apr 27, 2017
    10
    Great!!!!!! I can't describe how good this game is. Don't be fooled by people who says it's too short. Who give a f__K if it's short when theGreat!!!!!! I can't describe how good this game is. Don't be fooled by people who says it's too short. Who give a f__K if it's short when the game is so good. Expand
  2. Aug 6, 2018
    10
    What Remains of Edith Finch is a story game that relies entirely on the mystery of its premise in order to be impactful. Do yourself a favourWhat Remains of Edith Finch is a story game that relies entirely on the mystery of its premise in order to be impactful. Do yourself a favour and avoid spoilers, you want to go in and play this game with fresh eyes. It opens with you playing as Edith Finch, a teenage girl revisiting her abandoned childhood home to find answers to her strange and mysterious family and past. The story unfolds through narration and visuals as you explore the house and the surrounding property. The way it tells its story is very unique and compelling, as it explores different characters and introduces different gameplay mechanics for each one. This keeps the gameplay experience fresh and surprising throughout the entire experience. The atmosphere is fantastic, the house is extremely detailed and full of history that helps to explain the family that used to live there. The music is great too and adds a lot of emotion to important scenes. Its a pretty short experience, as it will probably only take you a few hours to complete, but every moment of the game is beautifully crafted and executed. If you love story based games with a lot of mystery and discovery, you will love this game. Expand
  3. Jul 2, 2017
    10
    amazing experience, with bunch of emotion and charming during the whole 2-4 hour game play, Giant Sparrow did it again! , as they have inamazing experience, with bunch of emotion and charming during the whole 2-4 hour game play, Giant Sparrow did it again! , as they have in their web page "a video game company focused on creating surreal experiences people have never had before", if the unfinished swan was amazing, this fill my expectations and much more. and also, i recommend to play both games for a reason... Expand
  4. Jan 9, 2018
    8
    Good:
    - Going into the game thinking it was just going to be another walking simulator, I was very happy with what the game actually turned
    Good:
    - Going into the game thinking it was just going to be another walking simulator, I was very happy with what the game actually turned out to be
    - Every story was extremely strong, unique, and fun to experience
    - The story replay feature is a nice touch
    - The story ended strongly
    - Overall it was a solid length and didn’t over stay its welcome
    - The overarching story was captivating and unique
    - The Unfinished Swan easter egg was a neat nod to the developer’s past project

    Mixed:
    - The house and overall environments looked nice and were brimming with great details, but walking from story to story was weak the weakest part of the game, especially when compared to the what the mini games had to offer

    Bad:
    - There were a couple of unnecessary, ham fisted hints that try to guide players through the story
    - Technical hiccups throughout
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  5. Apr 25, 2017
    8
    A fresh and rewarding adventure. What Remains of Edith Finch will delight those looking for a story well told. It successfully captures eachA fresh and rewarding adventure. What Remains of Edith Finch will delight those looking for a story well told. It successfully captures each tale with surprisingly tailor made game mechanics that offer both diversity and emotional resonance. It was a pleasure to play and explore the history of this mysterious family. Expand
  6. Apr 25, 2017
    7
    A wonderful story, experienced in a tight linear fashion, full of simple yet imaginative gameplay segments. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2-3 hoursA wonderful story, experienced in a tight linear fashion, full of simple yet imaginative gameplay segments. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2-3 hours I spent with the Finch family, but with little incentive to replay I can't help but feel it's overpriced. Expand
  7. May 27, 2018
    0
    Really bad game. One of the dullest experiences since NMS. The only creative thing are subtitles. Doesn't worth the price, even for free itReally bad game. One of the dullest experiences since NMS. The only creative thing are subtitles. Doesn't worth the price, even for free it does not worth playing. It adds nothing substantial at all. Dear Esther had more story and depth. Expand

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