Parent reviews for Dear Esther
February 22, 2019
Very atmospheric and very pretty graphics. This is more of a walking simulator than a classic game. No action, no puzzles. Which is nice I think. The character you control explores remote island beaches, caves and hills. The voiceover narration deals with dark and emotional themes - memories of the loss of a loved one, depression. The story ends with the main character jumping off of a high tower committing suicide. So there's that. The camera does not impact the ground but starts to soar across the landscape. My kids are not English speaking, so the dark themes in narration were not a problem. There are some creepy moments too - sometimes you can see a dark ghostly figure in a distance, but never up close.