What Remains of Edith Finch may be a new walking simulator, but it actually lives in a world of its own, making it quite unique in many respects. It's without a doubt a real piece of art, which is probably why it won't appeal to everone. As for us, we just loved every second of it, in its moving moments obviously, but also in its crazy ones, so we strongly recommend you stay away from any of the videos we have put up if you have the slight interest in the game.
What mastery! While What Remains of Edith Finch could be pigeon-holed as a simple walking simulator, it showcases a mastery of framing and design that elevates the genre to an unusual new artistic level. Progression through the world crafted by Giant Sparrow is unique and isn't limited to walking a straight line while listening to a narrative, but to say anything more would be criminal. That's not to say the gameplay here offers a never-before-seen depth because, ultimately, the possibilities are limited compared to a more traditional game, but the sequences presented here are so unexpected and unique their mere evocation would spoil a great part of the experience. What Remains of Edith Finch therefore offers a rather nice journey through the one family's mysterious past. It's a short but constantly rewarding experience which ends just when it should. It's a game for those that appreciate a different, more touching side of games and a title that highlights the richness and diversity possible in today's video game industry.
On the plus side
+ Excellent atmosphere and storytelling
+ Artistic and crazy
+ Impressive framing of scenes
+ Ideas, ideas, ideas
+ Natural and intuitive controls
+ There is always something new to do
+ Great soundtrack and voice acting
+ Pretty and touching
On the downside
- Could use a bit more contrast
- Some are bound to say it's "just" another walking simulator