[Game] Dear Esther

Dear EstherThere is a fine line between being mystifyingly cryptic and obnoxiously obtuse. Unfortunately, Dear Esther is the latter, with its randomized story instead of delivering a multitude of different experiences presents you but with one  — one that makes no sense regardless of what blabber you’re exposed to. Still, it’s somewhat of a novel attempt at a game, and the writing is nice as far as prose is concerned, so it’s not all bad.

Positive: Negative:
Beautiful visuals Almost no context to the whole story
Eloquent prose
Obtuse randomized messages that are supposed to hint at the plot are nearly impossible to follow
All you ever do is walk forward
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