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author: Darius Matusiak

A wannabe fighter pilot, racing driver, and a spec-op; an adventurer and a space marine – hence, a gamer. I’ve been playing games since Wing Commander, and writing since Destiny.

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What Remains of Edith Finch

  1. Year: 2017
  2. Developer: Giant Sparrow
  3. Genre: adventure/walking simulator
  4. Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, cloud
  5. In a nutshell: a narrative masterpiece about death and passing

What's up with What Remains of Edith Finch?

This item belongs to the genre of the so-called "walking sims." Gameplay mechanics are pushed into the background here, and the main activity is exploration and discovering the story. In the game, we play as the title Edith, who returns to her family home after years to uncover her family's secrets. The empty building hides rooms that were locked shortly after the deaths of its occupants. By examining the memorabilia left behind, Edith learns about the lives of each family member, right up to their final days. Each room offers unique mechanics and an appropriate dose of real emotions.

What makes it worth playing?

The game by the Giant Sparrow studio is like an emotional bomb that will not be forgotten for a long time. It intrigues with its atmosphere and draws you in with the mysterious plot. Each visit to subsequent rooms is almost like a separate mini game due to the use of completely different artistic means and mechanics. Watching the action from first-person perspective makes everything even more profound and allows us to empathize with the character's experiences. Despite a single playthrough taking just under three hours, it's hard to find another game that will stay in our minds for as long.

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