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Author: zippdementia
Posted: February 14, 2012 (11:29 AM)
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Great review. Dear Esther is one game I wanted to try out but can't (I think it's PC only) and it's been difficult to determine whether it was art or just bad art. I think you lean towards the former, but do so without sacrificing a logical look at the product.

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Author: Malygris
Posted: February 14, 2012 (09:28 PM)
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Dear Esther is a game that's really meant to be discussed rather than reviewed. There's not much point in talking about gameplay, so all that's left are the environments, which I think we can all agree are fantastic, and the story. I've seen a few reviews accept it as literal tale of a man on an island, but I'm not sure I buy that.

In the first 30 minutes or so of "play," was ready to dismiss the whole thing as an overblown nothing. But it captured me, and I'm still thinking about it. And I think I may end up replaying it sooner than I expected.


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