We climb our family tree (literally and figuratively) in What Remains of Edith Finch.
Developer: Giant Sparrow | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Release Date: April 25, 2017
Jacob, Mike and Moe crawl through doggy doors, chase birds, swing and hide in bunkers.
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Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Michael Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)
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Show Notes (spoilers):
- 2:10 A warning about What Remains of Edith Finch
- 3:30 Moe makes a surprising proclamation about this game
- 4:10 What is a walking simulator?
- 6:15 Why are we playing What Remains of Edith Finch?
- 7:10 Jacob accidentally spoiled the game for Mike
- 9:40 The opening of What Remains of Edith Finch
- 11:50 The Finch’s house
- 13:40 Introduction to the game’s narrator, Edith Finch
- 15:20 Entering the house
- 17:10 Jacob brings up Matilda, The Curious Case Benjamin Button and The Pagemaster
- 18:30 We introduce the structure of the game and start with the story of Molly Finch
- 21:20 Cats, owls, sharks and sea monsters
- 26:30 The game’s toughest question
- 29:00 Odin Finch and the history of the Finch family
- 32:00 Calvin Finch
- 35:00 Barbara Finch
- 37:00 Moe compares this section to Telltale’s The Walking Dead and Jacob brings up XIII, Killer7 and Madworld
- 39:35 Walter Finch
- 43:30 Jacob compares this section to the Beginner’s Guide
- 44:00 We looked down
- 46:10 Sam Finch
- 51:45 Gregory Finch
- 54:30 Gus Finch
- 57:00 Milton Finch
- 59:20 Mike connects this game to Unfinished Swan
- 1:00:35 Lewis Finch
- 1:08:00 Content warning (suicide and self-harm)
- 1:09:45 End of content warning
- 1:10:05 The beginning of the end (of the story)
- 1:13:30 Wait… who is Edith talking to?
- 1:15:15 Jacob… the game has to come full circle!
- 1:17:00 Moe brings it back to Lord of the Rings
- 1:17:45 The crew wraps it up
- 1:21:00 A question from the Ludonarrative Podcast
- 1:25:05 We announce our next game: Superhot