As a book, it probably would've been pretty decent.
Genre - Adventure, Indie, Casual
Metascore - 77%
Other Games by Developer - N/A
Tom's Playtime - 1.3 hours
I'm receptive to the idea of games as art, however Dear Esther seems to forget about the idea of games as games. The modus operandi here is simply on-foot navigation around an island while the protagonist narrates to you. Very little happens in Dear Esther and it was tedious to reach completion, but along the way I found merits in the eloquent writing style and a few environments which would give Skyrim competition. These merits do not detract from the non-existent “gameplay” that Dear Esther attempts to provide and, while better than Dinner Date, it too is ultimately forgettable.
Tom's Score - 3/10