I’ve finally got round to playing and completing Dear Esther and I really enjoyed it from start to finish.
When I first watched the trailer for Dear Esther I was immediately hooked even if I had no idea what the game was about. I was stunned at how well the game looked and also how the soundtrack was somewhat eerie if that’s the best way to describe it.
The official trailer of Dear Esther
Is Dear Esther worth buying?
I really enjoyed Dear Eshter and would recommend it but before you rush out to buy this you should be warned this is more of a visual novel than an actual game. It’s not the sort that has you interacting with characters or objects as it’s simply you walking around an island with a story unfolding as you explore.
I completed Dear Eshter in approximately 1 hour but soon discovered that I hadn’t explored most of the island so I missed a lot in terms of the story that was being told. Also from what I gather the story is different each time you play it so I guess I’ll be playing this again.
Genre: Adventure, Indie, Casual
Developer: thechineseroom & Robert Briscoe
Release Date: 14 Feb 2012
Official website: http://dear-esther.com/