Gaming In The Wild #30: Dear Esther

Updated: Dec 10, 2020

by John Rogers

Still: 'Dear Esther: Landmark Edition' (2017; The Chinese Room)


This week's episode takes us to a far-flung Hebridean island to kick through the seaweed and hike over the hills of melancholic 'walking simulator' Dear Esther.


Fans of more recent games like Gone Home and What Became of Edith Finch? will find something to enjoy here.


Having finally finished one story strand of the mammoth Spartan saga Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, it’s also time to revisit that game and dare to ask: can open world games be too big?


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