What Remains of Edith Finch

There was a time when I played a lot of video games. I even wrote reviews on a regular basis. I stopped for several reasons, but kept on playing, though not as much as before. Some reason being lack of time, but then again, when I do stumble upon a game that I believe compelling and interesting, I am still able to put hundreds of hours in it. It just doesn’t happen so much anymore, because my standards changed and I am not willing to pour my time in anything mindlessly.

That’s why I began to like short, story focused games. The Unfinished Swan was one of my first discoveries on that side, and it was a beautiful experience. So, when I heard that the same company did a new game, I jumped on it. No way I was going to miss that. What Remains of Edith Finch is released on PC and PS4, and it is a compelling interactive story that shows you how powerful video games can be in that regard if done well.

Steam gives following summary: What Remains of Edith Finch is a collection of strange tales about a family in Washington state. As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive.

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The Nightrunner Series

I am a slow person. I like to take my time. I’ve begun to read the Nightrunner series from Lynn Flewelling years ago, but I only finished the seventh book recently. This is not going to be a long article, I don’t have that much to say overall, but at least I can keep track of what I read and my opinions. I am a very forgetful person.

In the total of seven books (for the moment the end, unless Flewelling decides to continue) you follow the adventures of Seregil and Alec. The series is pretty diverse, from royal intrigues to bad necromancers wanting to rule the world, complete with magic, espionage, travelling, a lovely world building, and nice characters. Flewelling does an overall great job with her series

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