A deserted island... a lost man... memories of a fatal crash... a book written by a dying explorer. Dear Esther is a ghost story told using first-person gaming technologies. Rather than traditional gameplay, the focus here is on exploration, uncovering the mystery of the island, of who you are and why you are here. Fragments of story are randomly triggered by moving around the environments, making every telling unique. Features a stunning, specially commissioned soundtrack. Forget the normal rules of play; if nothing seems real here, it's because it may just be all a delusion. What is the significance of the aerial - What happened on the motorway - is the island real or imagined - who is Esther and why has she chosen to summon you here? The answers are out there, on the lost beach and the tunnels under the island. Or then again, they may just not be, after all...
This week William and Thomas discuss the L4D info from PAX; This weeks TF2 updates; Cooldiradical; Synergy’s City 7 support and autosaves; Resistance & Liberation’s Carentan Causeway video and Strider Mountains release date.
Posted by William on Sep 8th, 2009
Thomas returns as Emanuel and William touch upon some missed point of Provenance. Also we get a chance to look at some of the more obscure russian releases. Finally, we are able to check out some awesome media updates.