If you’ve talked to me on Twitter, are friends with me on Steam, or (hopefully) hang with GWOL on our Discord (come join us, we’re awesome and so are you), then you probably know I’m a fan of First Person Experience games – or as they’re more commonly and derogatorily known as, walking simulators.
I picked up a somewhat older FPX game from the Steam Summer Sale called “What Remains of Edith Finch”, and killed it in a single session because… well, because I couldn’t stop playing it. I love a story above all else, and a good story is the best way to hook me. This is the second game by Giant Sparrow Games, who you may know from their first game, “The Unfinished Swan”.
In this game I got that in spades, as the protagonist discovers their family by finding their rooms in the family house, as well as the history of the house itself. Due to the nature of the game and the stories of the family members you discover, I can’t in good conscience say much of anything about the story or even the protagonist.
I can assure you that the game is WELL worth the price, with the exception that it is an FPX game and that’s not a genre that everyone can appreciate. The game was engaging and the voice acting as well as the writing was superb, and ultimately the only thing bad that I can say about it is that it left me wanting more.