‘A deserted island… a lost man… memories of a fatal crash… a book written by a dying explorer.’
RELEASE DATE: 2017, DEVELOPER: THE CHINESE ROOM, PUBLISHER: THE CHINESE ROOM.
Abandoning traditional gameplay for a pure story-driven experience, Dear Esther fuses its beautiful environments with a breathtaking soundtrack to tell a powerful story of love, loss, guilt and redemption.
Key features: Every play-through a unique experience, with randomly generated audio, visuals and events. Explore incredible environments that fully immerse you in the haunting island and its mysterious past. A poetic, semi-randomised story like you’ve never experienced in a game before. Stunning soundtrack composed by Jessica Curry, featuring world-class musicians. An uncompromisingly inventive game delivered to the highest AAA standards.
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition has been remade with the Unity engine, featuring a full audio remaster, and the addition of a brand-new Directors’ Commentary mode, allowing players to explore the island and learn what inspired the game and how it was crafted by The Chinese Room and Rob Briscoe.
“A beautiful and thought-provoking piece of work. It is an oil painting, poetry, eulogy and video game all at once. And it’s never less than fascinating.”
– The Telegraph
“If you don’t play it, you’re missing out on something incredibly beautiful that could not exist without video games.”
“Exquisitely constructed, both sonically and visually…an aesthetic triumph.”
“Brilliantly conceived, Dear Esther provokes thought and feeling in a way few other games do.”
– PC Gamer
I will definitely play this exquisite remastered art gem again and with the added content such as Developer Commentary and Remasted Audio makes this a must play.
You can find more information on it here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/520720/Dear_Esther_Landmark_Edition/