What Remains of Edith Finch Spoiler Section

What Remains of Edith Finch Spoiler Section

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Amanda Knowlton is joined by Shareef Jackson

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If you have

Spoiler:

a child under the age of 1 year

You may want to avoid this game. If you have ever had one of the above, you may want to consider it.

Thanks! We do mention this early on into the show. I think it is safe to say without spoilers that there is content in this game that may be a traumatic or triggering experience for parents, particularly those of small children.

I really enjoyed this discussion. Thanks for doing it I hope you try to talk some of the other conference call people into giving this a shot because it deserves to be on some end-year lists! I have played so many amazing games already this year, but What Remains of Edith Finch still sticks with me in a way that I wasn't expecting even after finishing it two full months ago.

Just a couple general thoughts regarding your conversation:

I can understand why you would say Gregory's bit was a little unnecessary in the grand scheme of the story, but it was one of my favorites when viewed as its own separate vignette. I thought they did an amazing job visualizing the tub scene through the imagination of a young child. From the music to the living toys to the frog swimming to the drain, the whole thing was tragic in such a fantastical way. But as you said, parents beware. I think that tag should be applied to this entire game.

Unsurprisingly, Lewis was also my favorite vignette. That portion perfectly encapsulates so many different kinds of experiences that are difficult to qualify or explain to others that haven't experienced them. As you mentioned, depression is the big one, but also inattentive ADHD and daydreaming in general. I cannot imagine a better representation for some of those kinds of experiences outside of a video game.

I suspect this will get a lot more attention once it hits the $10 point during a Steam sale, but I'm glad I shelled out the $20 for it on release. I'm keeping an eye out for whatever this team does next.