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What Remains of Edith Finch
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Best PS4 Games #33 – What Remains of Edith Finch

Develop: Giant Sparrow

Synopsis: A narrative adventure game driven by the search for a better understanding, What Remains of Edith Finch sees the titular character travel to the Finch ancestral home to learn more about her family. Similar to exploration games, the environment tells you as much as you need to know about each member of Edith’s family as the game tells its story piece by piece, perspective by perspective.

Why it’s one of the 50 best PS4 games: While some may admonish gameplay-light exploration adventure titles, What Remains of Edith Finch offers varied looks from both a narrative and gameplay perspective. Depending on the story you’re trying to understand, you will learn more and more about this family and the sudden abandonment of the Finch estate so many years ago.

By doing this, players aren’t railroaded to a singular idea or perspective that so often is at the heart of the development team; this game works as an artistic representation of a story, not a self-serving diatribe. This allows a greater audience to appreciate and understand its message.

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