Dear Esther Review
Dear Esther spins an intriguing narrative, leaving you to decipher not only the outcome, but if this is even a game.
Dear Esther begins with you on the shores of a desolate island overlooking the coast as waves caress the rocks. An abandoned lighthouse is only a few steps away, and this is where your journey begins. It's a journey full... Read Full Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
I finished Dear Esther a couple of days ago. In an hour. It looks beautiful and the music is wonderful, but the story is lackluster. It's ambiguous to the point that it is self-indulgent and boring. It does not showcase ... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
When I first started the game out, I was astonished by the gorgeous graphics, I set it all to max and felt as if it were real life. As I walked along in the game, I eventually became bored. I ventured off to try and find... Read Full Review4 of 10 users found the following review helpful
Dear Esther is a compelling and poetic take on interactive storytelling that leaves a lasting imprint on you. It is only 1-2 hours long, which is not worth $10. Yet, the game is a compelling narrative that takes you for ... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Before I get underway, I need to say a few things about my experience as a gamer. I play and appreciate all kinds of games. I love action games, adventure games, horror games, role-playing games, stealth games... I app... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
The first time I knew about the game was yesterday, I decided to download it and give it a try, and I am glad I did, its so gorgeous that I could not stop playing it until the finish. This game is a showcase of sound ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Dear Esther is not, by tradtional sense of the word, a game. It is a living narrative, conveyed in the perfect medium. No book, no movie or painting can portray the telling of this story as a game can. That is to ... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Great great landscapes.That's all.I was bored after 1 hour of playing.You just walk the sea shore and that's all.From time to time the narrator tells some story,just to not let you asleep or think that the game is bugged... Read Full Review3 of 11 users found the following review helpful
I thought this sounded pretty good, and it could have been, if it wasn't so slow. I can appreciate a beautiful picture or a poem as much as the next person, but I do not want to listen to one every few minutes in an arti... Read Full Review4 of 15 users found the following review helpful
Dear Esther is a glorified virtual 'hiking' trip with a very absorbing narrative. It may sound a little bland and not very entertaining, but if you're a fan of memorable stories and gorgeous eye-candy, this is for you. T... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Not a game. A story. Poetry. This is for the thinker. The man or woman who enjoys a good tale without the stress of having to manipulate it. Dear Esther has fantastic graphics (I feel bad for fans of Skyrim [graphic... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Audio - 10/10 Graphics - 10/10 Plot - 10/10 Gameplay/controls - 7/10 Length - Less than 2 hours. This game is not a traditional videogame. There is no fighting, action, sports, killing, or pretty much anything oth... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
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