Dear Esther immerses you in a stunningly realised world, a remote and desolate island somewhere in the Outer Hebrides. As you step forwards, a voice begins to read fragments of a letter: 'Dear Esther...' - and so begins a journey through one of the most original first-person games of recent years.Read full description
'A deserted island... a lost man... memories of a fatal crash... a book written by a dying explorer.'
Dear Esther immerses you in a stunningly realised world, a remote and desolate island somewhere in the Outer Hebrides. As you step forwards, a voice begins to read fragments of a letter: 'Dear Esther...' - and so begins a journey through one of the most original first-person games of recent years.
Abandoning traditional gameplay for a pure story-driven experience, Dear Esther fuses its beautiful environments with a breath-taking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption.
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition has been remade with the Unity engine, featuring a full audio remaster, and the addition of a brand-new Directors' Commentary mode, allowing players to explore the island and learn what inspired the game and how it was crafted by The Chinese Room and Rob Briscoe.
This game started as a small, indie half-life mod, but it turned into something bigger. There is no environmental storytelling what-so-ever, unless you count finding notes as environment. Graphics are nice, sound is also fine, but if you expect a game, it sucks, because the only gameplay there is, it's just holding W on your keyboard and enjoy the view. Nice game to relax and walk around and recommended if you expect something different from your games and experience.
Dear Esther: A walking simulator that you won't regret playing. I personally think it's easily one of the best of its genre, and the reason why is... it's far more enjoyable with this story it has, it's really atmospheric & and it does have that poetic vibe all over. Sometimes it feels creepy even though it didn't mean to. It's a top quality walking simulator, that "forces" you to dive deep into it's story. Surprisingly, some games of this genre end up being disappointing or boring, but Dear Esther doesn't. I still remember that part that you kind of see a "ghost-like figure" appearing and running, but it's if you notice it well. I had lost my mind for a second, though you can't really catch up with it, it was still creepy. Ahh, brilliant game. And the soundtrack fits the game exactly as it should. Fortunately they made it available. Get Dear Esther to experience a great story/walking simulator. You won't regret it, I believe.
You're a stranger. You explore a mysterious beautiful island. As you explore the island reveals its secrets to you and you see more of the story. It is pretty fun. There is not much in the way of gameplay or combat. However if you're interested in environmental storytelling , you can't turn this down.
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