Two years in the making, the highly anticipated Indie remake of the cult mod Dear Esther arrives on PC. 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 it’s beautiful environments with a breathtaking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption.
The funny thing about this “game” is that you don't really have to play it, watching a Let's Play quite exhaustively shows the entirety of Dear Esther. :D
Can this even be considered a game? It's more like an interactive story, or even a “visual novel” if you will, just in first person perspective. Very interesting but confusing story, beautiful graphics. It seems to be very philosophical, I did not understand a bit. xD I wouldn't call it a game, as there are pretty much no meaningful decisions at all. All you do is walk around, explore the world and story, but nothing you do seems to change the outcome in the slightest. It's almost like watching a movie, but you get to control the cameraman. ;-)
What do you think about the concept?