What Remains of Edith Finch Review
Posted: 18 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.
From the same team as Unfinished Swan, each character’s story unfolds uniquely in the style of a fable. Exploring every inch of the intricately detailed, cluttered and lived-in house builds a picture of the family that lived here. Sifting fact from fiction is no easy task as the family’s memorialisation of events is often unreliable.
The pieces fit together like a mystery and the house itself holds all this together beautifully, but really the game is a chance to reflect on how families tell their story of home, childhood and parenting. It revels in the glorious peculiarity of life and how we must embrace all of it to be fully alive.
This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.
The game was rated PEGI 16 for moderate violence towards human characters. Not appropriate for persons below 16 years of age. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Game is divided into ‘levels’ that are an exploration of the defining moments of a ‘family members’ life leading to their death. One particular level is viewed, in the 1st person, as an animated comic strip in which some of the characters move and react realistically. Examples of violence include a scene in which an assailant is hit with a walking crutch, he loses his balance and falls over a stair bannister rail and lands on the floor below.
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