Without going too deep into the story, you play Edith Finch, a 17-year-old who is given a key to the old family home by her Mother in a will. Edith goes out to explore this magical looking house and puts together the last few moments of the Finch family in a family-tree book that she carries. Each family member has some sort of odd ending to their life over the years. What follows is just some wonderful story telling, with each family memory you take part in being just as impactful as the last.
While I've really loved this game, I can also understand that it might not be everybody's cup of tea. First up we have the cost of the game and the amount of playing time it gives back. Coming in at £15.99/$19.99, the game offers the player about a three-hour experience, with no replay value to it once you've finished the game for the first time. Then, of course, we also have how much as a player you get to take part in the game, with you only really pushing a direction or pressing a button here and there, so is the gaming side of this really worth forking out the cost? Achievement hunters will lap it up mind you, what with the game being one of the easiest (yet enjoyable) 1000 gamerscore games currently on the Xbox One.
Overall: What Remains Of Edith Finch slips into a slot right next to experiences such as RiMe, with the game keeping me deeply invested and interested with the stories being told to me all throughout the game. I've not touched upon how well the music used also adds to the game, and the game also being pleasing on the eyes too. Edith Finch is a game you need to experience without knowing what to expect. So read nothing on it after this review and just go buy it and play it.
Like being told a wonderful bedtime story
Music and visuals make the stories that much better
Thanks for the 1000G
Price and how short it is might not please all