Best Of 2017… Games (so far)

Andrew Brooker takes us through the best games (so far) of 2017...

What Remains of Edith Finch

Platform: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One
Developer Giant Sparrow

The first indie title on this list, What Remains of Edith Finch follows Giant Sparrow’s previously well received adventure game The Unfinished Swan. With a kind of sideways step for the developer in going for what they called a “narrative based first person adventure game”, WROEF cuts very close to being a “walking simulator” in its mysterious story of a family apparently cursed to die tragically young.

Are you dealing with a family curse? Or simply near comedic levels of bad luck? As you’re guided through the story as the last remaining member of the Finch family, various shrines will tell you the miserable tales of how various family members died – in the end, it’s your decision to make.

Easily the shortest game on this list too, the linear story can be completed in just a few hours. Nevertheless, whilst short, the game may be the best example of how a great and intriguing story can be told through this medium. Yes, indeed, games are art; and What Remains of Edith Finch is proof of that.


    1. I would have loved to have put it on there, but I sadly haven’t played it.
      It’s tough trying to cover a bit of everything when you can’t justify the cost of a third console to yourself the same year the One X is going to be released.
      Sorry. 😢

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