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Dear Esther, the sort of Review

Dear Esther by thechineseroom is really more of an interactive story than a game that started as a mod. It may use a game engine, but all you as the player will do is listen and look at the surroundings as you traverse the terrain to reach the end of the story.

You move at your own pace, exploring the art, story and music of this game. Now I am in no way saying this is a bad thing. It’s a wonderful story and the scenery and music is excellent. If you rush your way through Dear Esther you are really only detracting from your own experience, so take your time and look around.

The issues I see in this game is that you may not get into the story and if you don’t you will quickly feel like you wasted the money you paid to get it. The other element is because it lacks all combat, puzzles or anything like that and it is all about exploration and listening to the story as you walk to the end of this story.

I myself was not disappointed in this game and really didn’t expect the ending and found the story engrossing. I found no flaws in the game or bugs, everything ran smoothly.

I give this a 3 of 5 it is over in about 2 hours and doesn’t really have any reply value, but it might leave you thinking.