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  • Summary: What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 1, 2017
    100
    What Remains of Edith Finch is an absolutely beautiful and emotionally complex game. Despite a certain sense of morbidity in telling so many tales of death, the game is truly about the celebration of life. Despite all their differences, each family member is remembered more for who they were than how they were lost. This is a wonderful little tale that uses every second to the fullest, and truly should not be missed.
  2. Jul 23, 2017
    100
    One of the most honest approaches to death ever made in videogames. In a medium where assassination is king as a way to advance, What Remains of Edith Finch turns it around and offers an experience as human as unforgettable. Between Six Feet Under, Gone Home and Big Fish of Tim Burton. One of the highlights of 2017. Necessary.
  3. Jul 24, 2017
    100
    What Remains of Edith Finch is an astonishing patchwork of inventive ideas rich in unforgettable moments. This is interactive storytelling in its truest form. A narrative adventure game that serves as another nail in the coffin of the reductive and derogatory term 'walking simulator', imbued with the ideas of a talented team working at the peak of its powers. This is a game that needs to be played. It's an essential new text in the history of video game storytelling.
  4. Jul 20, 2017
    90
    A game driving us through a roller-coaster of emotions while exploring adult and tragic stories, narrated with exceptional sensitivity and humanity. A game you can't miss if you love story-driven experiences.
  5. Aug 18, 2017
    90
    What Remains of Edith Finch knows its niche from the beginning and rarely strays, resulting in a cohesive experience that I was never jolted out of. It elicits the strangest mixture of emotions, and its different modes of storytelling are second to none. The controls don’t translate seamlessly from PC to Xbox One, but you don’t play this game for the controls; you play for the story, and the story is gripping.
  6. Jul 20, 2017
    90
    The exceptional story and inventive gameplay design makes Giant Sparrow's title a memorable trailblazer for walking sims. It sets a new bar for what the genre is capable of in its interactivity, and all narrative adventure games that arrive after Edith Finch may now have to consider challenging players with more than diary reading and tape playing. It's said that, in their infancy, each new medium copies the one it's following. In some ways, games are the successor to movies and we've seen plenty of cinematic games that crib the format of feature films. To take nothing away from such games, What Remains of Edith Finch is a shining example of what video games do uniquely well.
  7. Jul 31, 2017
    80
    What Remains of Edith Finch is a real gem of a narrative game. It has a compelling story, beautiful graphics, and mechanics that are extremely easy to pick up, even for gamers new to console controllers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  1. Jul 22, 2017
    10
    Beautiful moving thought provoking and totally charming in every way. This is a very singular experience in gaming and not to be missed. IBeautiful moving thought provoking and totally charming in every way. This is a very singular experience in gaming and not to be missed. I suppose there are some who will not enjoy this very special game but I am sure those people won't even consider playing it anyway. For those of you curious or on the fence I highly recommend this game. Totally loved every minute and would love to elaborate but would hate to spoil the experience for anyone. Just lovely! Expand
  2. Mar 23, 2021
    10
    A storytelling masterpiece that made a grown man cry. "What remains of Edith Finch" is a little pearl among modern games that usually lack aA storytelling masterpiece that made a grown man cry. "What remains of Edith Finch" is a little pearl among modern games that usually lack a good story. Well deserved 10/10 Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2017
    10
    One of the most beautiful games I´ve ever played. You are going to feel things that are indescriptibles. Especially if you have a big family.One of the most beautiful games I´ve ever played. You are going to feel things that are indescriptibles. Especially if you have a big family. Yes, interaction is very limited but if you are curious and you have a sensible heart, this game is going to blow your mind. Guaranteed. Expand
  4. Sep 8, 2019
    9
    Its fair to start this review making clear that we're talking about a short gameplay game with the narrative as the main goal. The way theIts fair to start this review making clear that we're talking about a short gameplay game with the narrative as the main goal. The way the game shows u the story its perfect. For a indie game the graphics are good but if u're really accustomed to triple A's games... u're probably gonna fell strange about playing this. The game its good in what it propose to reach... Nothing more about it. Its very well written and the way the story is told to us its satisfying. Beautiful game. Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2018
    9
    One of the best games I've played, I cant recommend it enough. Sure, it aint a 'game' by gameplay mechanics, but more of an experience. AndOne of the best games I've played, I cant recommend it enough. Sure, it aint a 'game' by gameplay mechanics, but more of an experience. And this is a beautifully put together experience; its filled with emotions, great story pacing, great characters, great visuals (UE4 ftw!). It may only take 3 or so hours, but these are 3 freaking powerfull and awesome hours. Get it, play it, love it, share it to a friend. Expand
  6. Feb 26, 2020
    8
    bom jogo, bonitinho mas triste, sei lá mas recomendo, facil de gamerscore, não me deu sono, ta otimo
  7. Mar 22, 2019
    0
    Dans le genre "simulateur de promenade", Ce qui reste d'Edith est sans aucun doute l'un des plus mauvais... En effet, ce qui nous pousserait àDans le genre "simulateur de promenade", Ce qui reste d'Edith est sans aucun doute l'un des plus mauvais... En effet, ce qui nous pousserait à se promener dans cette baraque improbable et complètement fantaisiste est tout-à-fait absent. D'abord parce que ce n'est pas crédible une seule seconde ; ensuite parce que même en tant que pure fantaisie, c'est tout simplement idiot et niais ; enfin, parce qu'on s'en fout totalement.

    On se fout de cette famille de frappadingues et autres névropathes, de ses mômes constamment dans la lune, de leurs atermoiements, de la poésie à deux balles et de toute cette espèce d'histoire (mais quelle histoire au juste ?) de la famille psycho dans leur maison à la con.

    Le personnage principal (Edith) se déplace à deux à l'heure et tous ses commentaires sont incroyablement barbants, en plus de s'avérer non pertinents : c'est juste du blabla de merde dont on se contrefout. Et avec son accent amerloque à marshmallows, c'est encore plus désagrable.

    Techniquement, c'est du 256 couleurs plutôt terne, ponctué de nombreux ralentissements... pourtant, il n'y a vraiment rien de fou à afficher, loin de là... Encore un indé boulotté avec le fion de toute façon.
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