What Remains of Edith Finch

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Emotional driven story – Unique and varied gameplay
Bad
  • Limited gameplay mechanics
8

What Remains of Edith Finch combines a number of strange stories about a single family together into a single game. From the same development team that brought you The Unfinished Swan you’ll find a very unique and humbling experience.

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Starting as Edith players explore the large mansion of the Finch where you’ll search for stories into the family history. As the last member of the Finch family left alive Edith hopes that it will answer questions of her existence and perhaps save her from the same fate. Based on the coast of Washington state, the Finch family has been referred to as the most unfortunate family and believed to be cursed.

With a whole family of stories waiting to be explored the gameplay of What Remains of Edith Finch is varied thanks to the unique personalities of each family member. One thing that remains consistent is the first person gameplay and the ending of each story with the death of the family member. Each adventure has some different elements though such as cut-scenes and even mini games.

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With each room serving as a memorial to the past each room promises a new adventure. This exploration is told in a linear fashion as the story relies on a certain order of family members for the full effect. Players do have control within the house though as they explore the rooms and hidden crawlspaces that spread through the house all of which is narrated by Edith.

What Remains of Edith Finch stands alone outside normal genres with its fascinating story, varied gameplay and fantastic design. There are few adventures that compare to the unique journey that awaits you.

Summary:

  • Explore the past lives of the Finch family.
  • Discover the rooms and secret passageways of the Finch mansion.
  • Each story involves different gameplay and elements.
  • First person adventure from the team behind The Unfinished Swan.
  • For Windows, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Review Platform: PC

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Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages, Quora and GameStah Radio. He has over 3 million YouTube views, 10 million views on HubPages and 250k views on Quora.

Samuel follows the independent gaming scene closely and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms. Games Finder is a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.
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