I’ve been into narrative games lately, ever since I tried The Stanely Parable. From there I discovered The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and The Beginner’s Guide which are both great games, and that’s why I chose this game for September …
What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of short stories about a cursed family in Washington State.
Each story offers a chance to experience the life of a different family member with stories ranging from the early 1900s to the present day. The gameplay and tone of the stories are as varied as the family members themselves. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member’s death. It’s a game about what it feels like to be humbled and astonished by the vast and unknowable world around us.
You’ll follow Edith Finch as she explores the history of her family and tries to figure out why she’s the last Finch left alive.
First let me say, this game blew my mind. The narrative of the every story the player goes through is very creative and imaginative, the voice actress who tells the stories makes the experience very immersive as it shows that she’s vulnerable which really grabbed my attention.
Every story is unique and the way its’ portrayed gives a personality to every family member each story about. To be honest I did get emotional at some stories because I felt very immersed, but you would definitely go through a rollercoaster of emotions. Beautiful graphics and it’s definitely not just a walking simulator as some would say. It’s released on Steam, PS4 and XBOX, so you have no excuse you HAVE to try it.