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What Remains Of Edith Finch Review Round-up: A Short But Touching Experience

By Karla Pike , May 01, 2017 09:06 AM EDT

What Remains of Edith Finch is a sad, touching and strange collection of tales about a family in Washington. Each of those stories is focused on the death of a different Finch family member and as Edith, the player will have to discover why she's the last remaining one. The game has ranked high in Metacritic and is considered as a short but compelling experience - certainly one of the best walking simulators from an indie developer out there.

What Remains Of Edith Finch Review Roundup

Game Informer gave What Remains of Edith Finch an 8.75/10 due to the game's "juggling of multiple perspectives and thoughtful reflections." Polygon gave a 9/10 for the game's enchanting stories despite their unhappy ends. What Remains of Edith Finch is considered to be a personal story that finds beauty in death.

PSNStores gave What Remains of Edith Finch a perfect score of 100 and says the game demonstrate the importance of appreciating what little time everyone is given. And although the Finch family and their stories might come across as strange enough to might not seem possible, it's a wonderful game with a profound perspective on life, family and what people leave behind. Jim Sterling gave What Remains of Edith Finch a surprising 9.5/10 and said, "While it didn't bring literal tears to my eyes, there are moments that certainly feel like a kick to the soul thanks to impeccable writing and direction."

Still, many believe What Remains of Edith Finch is not a game for everyone since it's a walking simulator with no fail state - an interactive book more than a real game. The game is relatively short with only 2-3 hours of gameplay but argued to be overpriced at $19.99. It has an overall score of 89/100 on Metacritic and has been highly recommended for fans of the genre.

TL;DR

What Remains of Edith Finch is a short but bittersweet experience about Edith Finch and the player's journey to embody the remaining hours of the Finches. It's both beautiful and heartbreaking, thus highly recommended by many video game reviewers and websites even to those who aren't fans of walking simulators. What Remains of Edith Finch is developed by Giant Sparrow and is available to the PC and PS4 for $19.99.

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