Tag Archives: Dear Esther

Firewatch

A friend who was in the middle of playing Firewatch, and who had previously enjoyed Dear Esther, and Everybody’s Gone To the Rapture, recommended it to me.  I was having a ‘grindy’ moment in Fallout 4, so I found it … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture

Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture (Rapture, from here on in) is a new game from The Chinese Room (TCR) who gave us Dear Esther (Esther). Some are calling it a spiritual successor to Esther, in that it takes the idea … Continue reading

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Gone Home

After playing Dear Esther and To The Moon, I have been on the lookout for other good ‘story games’ – that is, games that primarily tell a story through the videogame medium.  Some people don’t class these as games, given … Continue reading

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Dear Esther – P.S.

So let’s just acknowledge up front that I’m going to be changing from describing this as a game, to describing as a story in the blink of a punctuation mark.  That way you can start confused and not have to … Continue reading

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To The Moon

After playing Dear Esther, I wasn’t really expecting to find a similar game so soon, and certainly not by accident. Not that Dear Esther and To The Moon (TTM) are the same type of game.  Dear Esther is a slow … Continue reading

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Dear Esther

Apparently Dear Esther has caused a bit of controversy.  This isn’t because it’s full of horrible violence or explicit sex, but because some don’t feel it qualifies as a game. I’m not going to delve into that particular argument.  I … Continue reading

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