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What's Wrong With Walking Simulators

Unread postby icycalm » 16 May 2017 02:56

It is time this article was written.

I will play half a dozen or so of the most famous walking simulators, then write mini-reviews of them and finally the essay.

Here's what I am thinking I should try:

Gone Home
What Remains of Edith Finch
Firewatch
The Stanley Parable
The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter
Kentucky Route Zero

I already have some of these, and will be purchasing the rest soon. I'll stream all of them too.

Let me know if I missed any high-profile ones. I am only interested in "deep", "meaningful", "GOTY"-level stuff.
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Unread postby icycalm » 16 May 2017 03:00

I will dedicate a weekend for the playing and streaming. Shouldn't take more than that if I play all day. I will make it the Official Insomnia Walking Simulator Weekend, and I encourage others to join me and play this stuff and chat about it on Discord. I will announce the weekend in question well in advance, and on the frontpage.
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Unread postby jeffrobot494 » 16 May 2017 03:44

Proteus was talked about a lot on release. Also Dear Esther.
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Unread postby icycalm » 16 May 2017 04:10

Via email:

DJ Orwell wrote:Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, from the makers of Dear Esther and Amnesia 2, is the best of them. You might not like it but I'd say it's still the best walking simulator by miles. Dear Esther is also pretty good but much smaller and less ambitious.
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Unread postby Amor fati » 16 May 2017 12:34

SOMA.
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