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Dear Esther

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Genre: Adventure, Indie

Platforms: Mac, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4

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Dear Esther is a ghost story, told using first-person gaming technologies. Rather than traditional game-play the focus here is on exploration, uncovering the mystery of the island, of who you are and why you are here. Fragments of story are randomly uncovered when exploring the various locations of the island, making every each journey a unique experience.

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IMO this can't even really be considered a game. Literally all you do is walk forwards and listen to the narrator. There are no choices you can make as a character, there is nothing in the environment you can interact with. This game is very aesthetically pleasing, but as a game it is severely lacking. My suggestion would be to save your money and watch a walkthrough on YouTube as it would be the exact same experience, but you save your thumb the... Read More

Positive points
Beautiful animation
Negative points
Not actually a game. No choices or interaction whatsoever.
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Great 100%

A man lost within his own world, represented as an abandoned island. As he walks, he studies the traces of his own past, in search for hope. All you do in this game is walking and listening to the narrator. But if you let yourself be taken by the narrative, the experience can be amazing. This game is really special to me, because it helped me think about my own situation of loss and confusion. The character starts walking on a familiar place, th... Read More

Positive points
* Amazing deep emotional moments.
* Incredible graphics and sounds.
Negative points
* There is no challenge, it can't be played as a conventional game.