Geplaatst: 24 maart
Definitely not for everyone, I'd very much class this as an "arty" game, and while I'm usually allergic to such games this one really captured my imagination. In terms of gameplay, while there isn't much to it - it basically fits into the "walking simulator" category though there is much more of a personalised feel than other walking simulators like Gome Home; after progressively playing as each of the sisters while walking through the forest, as I came across the landmarks that reveal significant events in the previous sisters' lives there was a sense of poignancy, reminding me of what shaped them. Also, it's very easy to miss some of the girls' events. The other gameplay "feature" if it can even be called that, is collecting glowing flowers but as it has no effect whatsoever (literally, at all), I think that's because I read somewhere it was a commentary on the prevalence of collecting things in videogames, and pointlessness of it, which is all a bit too hipster and postmodern for me but I'll forgive it as I love it so much.
It's atmospheric, dreamlike, at times creepy but most of all was magical for me. It's the first time, for a game, that I afterwards spent hours on the Path forums reading everyone's own interpretations of the events. The story is not given to you on a plate, and it's the wealth of different interpretations that I think make it truly worthy of being described as a piece of art.