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Veröffentlichung: 14. Feb. 2012

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"Is this even a game? I dont think so.... Its a very atmospheric experience though."

Über dieses Spiel

“Eine verlassene Insel… ein verlorener Mann… Erinnerungen an einen schweren Unfall... ein Buch, geschrieben von einem sterbenden Entdecker.”

Nach zwei Jahren Arbeit erscheint das heiß ersehnte Indie-Remake des Kult-Mods Dear Esther für den PC. In Dear Esther tauchen Sie ab in eine verblüffend realistische Welt, eine abgelegene und verlassene Insel irgendwo in den äußeren Hebriden. Sobald Sie sich bewegen, beginnt eine Stimme, Fragmente eines Briefes vorzulesen: „Dear Esther…“ – und so beginnt eine Reise durch eines der originellsten First-Person-Spiele der letzten Jahre. Dear Esther verzichtet auf traditionelle Gameplay-Elemente, um sich allein auf die Geschichte zu konzentrieren und verbindet diese mit einem atemberaubenden Soundtrack, um eine beeindruckende Geschichte über Liebe, Verlust, Schuld und Erlösung zu erzählen.

Vergessen Sie die Regeln eines normalen Spiels; wenn nichts real erscheint, dann vielleicht weil alles nur eine Illusion ist. Welche Rolle spielt die Antenne – was passierte auf der Autobahn – ist die Insel echt oder nur eine Einbildung– wer ist Esther und warum hat sie beschlossen, Sie hierher zu rufen? Die Antworten liegen da draußen, am verlassenen Strand, an den vom Wind gepeitschten Klippen und tief vergraben in den Tunneln unter der Insel… oder auch nicht…

Dear Esther wird vom Indie-Fund unterstützt.

Produkteigenschaften:

  • Jeder Spieldurchlauf ist ein einzigartiges Erlebnis, denn Audio, Bilder und Events werden zufällig generiert.
  • Erkunden Sie unglaubliche Umgebungen, die die Source-Engine auf eine ganz neue Schönheits-Ebene bringen.
  • Eine poetische, semi-zufällige Geschichte, die Sie noch niemals so in einem Spiel erlebt haben.
  • Ein atemberaubender Soundtrack von Weltklasse-Musikern.
  • Ein kompromisslos einfallsreiches Spiel, angepasst an die höchsten AAA-Standards.

Soundtrack

Der eindringliche und schöne Soundtrack von Jessica Curry zu Dear Esther, jetzt erhältlich auf Steam, wird von Spielern und Kritikern gleichermaßen begeistert aufgenommen. Kritikermeinungen: „Currys Musik reflektiert die Gefühle des Spielers, ohne sie erdrückend zu steuern. Genial konstruiert, sowohl akustisch als auch visuell“ (Eurogamer), „So schön das Spiel ist, es wäre ein Verlust, nicht den atmosphärischen Soundtrack von Curry zu erwähnen… unmöglich zu ignorieren.“ (Edge), „eine bezaubernde, faszinierende aurale Landschaft, ein klangvoller Erfolg“ (Square Enix), „Currys zarte und unterschätzte Musik erringt ein Level der Exzellenz. Es ist die ultimative Errungenschaft der Komposition.“ (Bitgamer). Der Soundtrack wurde auf dem Indepentent Games Festival 2012 für den Excellence in Audio Award nominiert.

Systemvoraussetzungen

Windows
Mac OS X

    Minimum:

    • Betriebssystem: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Vista64
    • Prozessor: Intel core 2 duo 2,4 GHz oder höher
    • Speicher: 1 GB RAM XP / 2 GB RAM Vista
    • Grafik: DirectX 9-kompatible Grafikkarte mit Shadermodel 3.0. NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 oder besser (Intel Grafikkarten entwickelt vor der Sandybridge-Technik noch nicht unterstützt)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Festplatte: 2 GB verfügbarer Festplattenspeicher
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-kompatible Soundkarte

    Empfohlen:

    • Betriebssystem: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Vista64
    • Prozessor: Quad Core 2,4 GHz oder höher
    • Speicher: 1 GB RAM XP / 2 GB RAM Vista
    • Grafik: DirectX 9-kompatible Grafikkarte mit Shadermodel 3.0. NVidia 8800, ATI Radeon 2900 pro oder besser (Intel Grafikkarten entwickelt vor der Sandybridge-Technik nicht unterstützt)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Festplatte: 2 GB verfügbarer Festplattenspeicher
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-kompatible Soundkarte
    • Betriebssystem: MAC OS X 10.6.7 oder höher
    • Prozessor: Intel Core Duo Prozessor (2 GHz oder besser)
    • Speicher: 2 GB
    • Festplatte: Mind. 2 GB frei
    • Grafikkarte: ATI Radeon 2400 oder höher / NVIDIA 8600M oder höher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
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23 von 23 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
27.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Dezember 2014
First German, English below

Eigentlich nur zum Spaß gekauft besticht das Spiel durch seine unglaublich gute Musik und Spannung. Leider kurz aber unglaublich gut hat mich das Ende zu Tränen gerührt...

Das Spiel kann man am besten in die Kategorie First Person Adventure / Exploration einsortieren. Rätsel gibt es keine, es geht nur um das pure Spiel das einem die Geschichte "vorliest". In Englisch, aber stimmungsvoll.

Die Grafik ist für die "einfache" Source Engine schon fast unglaublich. Zwar sind Pflanzen wenn man nah ran geht nur 2D, aber das Gesamtbild zeichnet eine wunderschöne Umgebung, die zusammen mit der Musik in Erinnerung bleibt.

Kein Spiel, eine Erfahrung....

English:

Actually bought just for fun, the game impresses with its incredibly good music, feelings and visuals. Unfortunately, short but incredibly well made me end in tears ...

The game can best sort 1st person adventure /exploration category. No puzzles, it's all about life the story. Voice "reads" the story. In English, but atmospheric.

The graphics for the "simple" Source Engine almost unbelievable. Although plants are if you go get close only 2D, but the overall picture paints a beautiful environment that will be remembered along with the music.

Not a game, an experience ....
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31. Dezember 2014
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31 von 39 Personen (79%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
1.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. März
I love this game.
Why? Cause it's unusual. It's not like any other exploration/adventure game i've seen on steam.
You can compare it to book with missing pages and those pages that you have are not in order.
It was so beautiful in term of visual appearance and atmosphere back in 2012.

Dont buy if you are looking for any kind of action and can't spend few hours just walking around this island, slowly unfolding story.
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19 von 21 Personen (90%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
1.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. April
I really enjoyed Dear Esther. Whether it be the beautiful visuals, the powerful ambient music or the in-depth analysis into the human mind. Dear Esther has it all.

I was perplexed upon reaching The Caves, it's truly stunning at what can be achieved within the parameters of the Source engine.

I'd consider this as more of an artistic experience than a game. I found myself questioning so much during my playthrough and for that, I'm thankful for such a wonderful journey.
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43 von 65 Personen (66%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
1.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Januar
This game is a gamble. You'll either have a near-life changing emotional experience and come out a changed person, or... you will be bored witless on an otherwise pretty walk on an island. I fell in the latter group unfortunately, and I cannot recommend this game.
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56 von 91 Personen (62%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. Januar
Positives:
+ Visually stunning, the scenery is beautiful
+ Enjoyable soundtrack

Negatives:
- Doesn't really feel like a game. The only controls are to turn and move forward, with a zoom feature I never needed to use. There's no interaction at all, you just walk along a mostly railroaded path, with occasional snippets breaking in to tell the story
- The story is somewhat convoluted, and while it makes you think a bit, it didn't really hold my interest enough
- It's extremely short, I finished the game/story in just over an hour

Comments:
The graphics, scenery and sound track are excellent, but I just didn't really enjoy this "game". The lack of any real interaction meant the story would have had to be incredible to really hold my interest, and I didn't find it to be so. That, plus it being incredibly short, mean I can't really recommend Dear Esther.

Overall Rating: 4/10
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41 von 67 Personen (61%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Januar
10/10 Would walk again. Great syphilis simulator.
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23 von 35 Personen (66%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
2.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Dezember 2014
It's a pretty game, but that's about all the nice things I can say about it.

There's no real "exploration" when you're almost totally on one path to the end. So a game that took the creators 2 years takes about 2 hours to complete. Only changes that could justify another playthru is dialog changes at certain points. But the story doesn't seem to matter, because there's limited connection between what you're doing and the narration.

The only real mystery is WHO BOUGHT ALL THESE FREAKIN' YANKEE CANDLES?!
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20 von 30 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
3.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Januar
Well, I finally got around to playing this after years of languishing in my backlog (3 years I think?). Initially, I didnt play it because my computer couldnt handle it and it kept freezing. However, I realized that since I had upgraded my GCU, there was no reason not to, and on maxed out settings no less.

The game is in a word: BEAUTIFUL. Seriously, this might be one of the best looking games if not THE best looking game ever. It's probably a bit messed up, but I kept thinking that this is how Skyrim should have looked (not that Skyrim looked bad). Anyway, I digress. This is actual a mostly linear exploration game, where the story is revealed as you check out locations.

The story itself is the subject of much speculation and debate. One thing that is not debatable is that this isnt exactly a happy story being told, although possibly it has a hopeful ending depending on how you perceive the entirety of the story. I will give my take on that at the end of this review so it wont spoil the game for anybody who doesnt want to read it. It is told in narrative fashion.

The gameplay itself is simply you walking around, looking at stuff. You can zoom in, and that is exactly all your actual gameplay options.Keeps it pretty simple that way.

I mentioned the graphics before, but seriously, the attention to detail, even the minutia of a scene, is fairly well flawless. I can find zero fault with it whatsoever. You will be truly amazed with this aspect of the game in my opinion. There are some really jaw dropping images in this game. If you are curious, take a peak at the 140 or so screenshots I took, lol (but be wary of spoilers in them).

So, that is pretty much it. This game is perfection as far as walking simulator/exploration games go. I've seen nothing better yet. 10/10

Alright, now to the SPOILERS

It is my opinion that our protagonist is a ghost, revisitng his final days, his final regrets, and finally coming to terms with everything. I am of the opinion that, whether or not s/he was actually dead (the voice is male, but the reality of his gender is ambiguous at best), he was at the very least hallucinating and/or in a hospitalized, drug induced state of disorientation. His mind is clearly fractured and I think the people he references (himself, Jacobson, Esther Donnelly) are all parts of his own consciousness. The cause was obviously an auto wreck, although maybe this was just metaphor as well, and I coulnt help but think that he had lost a daughter, which was the source of his wrecked mind.

I dont know though. This story leaves a lot of your own subjective interpretation, which is actually another appealing aspect of this game

SPOILER/REVIEW END.
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9 von 12 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
1.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. März
Dear Esther is a beautiful, touching, moving experience. It is as some have said, a work of art. As you move through the desolate island alone the story unfolds. The music is excellent too. This isn't a game. It is an experience. I hope that tells you enough to know if it would be for you. It took me a little under an hour and half to take this in. I know you can see my listed playtime but I just wanted to indicate that was how long it took from start to finish.
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25 von 44 Personen (57%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
1.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Dezember 2014
Considering this game is often on sale for dirt-cheap (and included in many humble bundles) it might be worth checking out if you're a fan of atmospheric walking simulator games. However, there are two things I wish I had known going into this title:
1). As many have stated in the reviews, it is art not a game. The only thing you control is movement. There are no puzzles and there is no challenge whatsoever. Because of the limited controls, this leads to my second major problem with the game.
2). It can be agonizingly slow and tedious. I understand thechineseroom's decision not to include a sprint button, as this game is quite short and it would feel out of place. However, a simple fastwalk button (or making Esther walk faster than a drunk snail) would have helped tremendously. At several points in the game, you find yourself at one end of a HUGE plain or cliff that you must traverse to the other. You will also make many wrong turns and have to turn around and re-tread these massive terrains. The game requires a lot of patience and, unfortunately, it fails to deliver.

This game does succeed in its gorgeous visuals (easily the selling-point, oddly enough) and the conventional British narrator. It also has a very open-ended conclusion if that's your sort of thing. But ultimately I find it difficult to recommend Dear Esther as a good game, if it's even a game at all. While I'm not bitter about the dollar I probably spent on this title through a humble bundle, I still want my hour and a half back.
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10 von 16 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. April
I'm not really sure what this is. I'm not usually one to scoff at the proverbial “walking simulator”. Though, this is one seems to be slightly.. almost entirely absent of interaction. Maybe a switch to pull? Even just a simple “let me move with a little, I don't know... motivation button” Even if the motive is.. well, a mystery? Despite a pretty heavy implication that our “dear” Esther is quite dead.

Not to mention that I literally got stuck in the geometry multiple times. I mean, you had one job videogame. Was I not supposed to explore? Don't feel bad for missing out on this one.
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17 von 30 Personen (57%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. Dezember 2014
Interesting experince and a different approach to a story driven game but due to its lack of any interactions and just walking with narration, I cant recommend it for a $10 price tag. I only played through it one time and I've heard that multiple run throughs can bring up some various changes in narration but that doesnt drive me to want to play again. There also was not any payoff at the end, it was far to open ended and didnt seem to have a point. It does look great and the audio is wonderful. Pick it up on a discount.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
2.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. April
9/10 Best walking simulator I have ever played.

No need to run (not that you can), just enjoy a nice leisurely stroll around a deserted island. Game contains varied environments to appreciate. Savour the beautiful scenery while free roaming and exploring.

I deducted a point because of some narrator that kept interrupting my otherwise immersive walking experience.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Mai
It's a poem where you get to walk in it. It's short so it won't have any chance to bore. It looks great, music is absolutely awesome and it makes you think and comment on it (while you're alone in your room, talking to yourself)

If you have the patience of someone who even can't stand game intros (you idiots) stay away. Otherwise take a walk, listen to the wind and see the reflections of an old man on a beautiful island.
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6 von 9 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Februar
It's pretentious as hell and I completed it an hour, taking my time along the way. Yet, the ride was enthralling and the feeling I got in the end was rather unique and hard to explain. I generally detest walking simulators but when they're as pretty as this one and the story is told in such a David Lycnhian manner, I am inclined to give it the Thums Up rating.
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12 von 21 Personen (57%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
1.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Februar
When I first saw this game I was astonished by it's scenography and bought it immediately, and I didn't make a mistake!

Graphics 8/10
Scenography and graphics are gorgeous in this game, it's a rather a piece of art, then just what we are used to see. There's some problems with edges (for example: rocks), but those are small things which won't ruin your experience in this game.

Sound 8/10
The music is very relaxing, you can really set your mind free while listening to it, it's oftenly followed by amazing voice acting, which reminds me of one in "The Stanley's Parable".

Gameplay 4/10
There isn't much gameplay here, you just walk around and do some sightseeing without interaction with your environment at all. I don't find it interesting to just walk around, but I guess everyone has their own likes and dislikes.

Story 6/10
The story is pretty short, you can complete it under 2 hours, which is a shame. To be honest, I don't have much to say about it, except that I didn't like it very much, they could write a better story.

Overall experience 7/10
It's a great little game, and I have fun with it, though the story is a little bit short. Everyone should try this game without any doubt.

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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Mai
I bought this game a long time ago, I was younger then. I believe the purchase was out of spite for people bagging on it for not being "enough of a game" or whatever. I'm always annoyed by such arguments, especially when so many actual horrible games continue to clog steam every year.

Anyway. I finally played this - alone with good headphones. It was amazing. A fantastic experience for a few dollars I dropped years ago. I would recommend it to anyone in a reflective mood, it requires a bit of patience and adjusting. The experience is quite restrictive compared to other games. By the time you get to the second "act" however, the mood really kicks in and the story takes over.

It is a game which is slightly different each time, not merely because of the path you choose, but because of variations in the island itself, as well as the narration. I strongly recommend it - though I'd warn anyone looking for more interactive gameplay to steer cleer.
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Mai
I want the reader to completely understand that I do fully recommend Dear Esther.
Even though I don't have any idea what it can be defined as.

To call Dear Esther a "walking simulator" is unfair.
However calling it a video game is also unfair.

A game is: "A competitive activity involving skill, chance, or endurance on the part of two or more opponents who play according to a set of rules, usually for their own amusement or for that of spectators."

Dear Esther contains no rules to follow or games of chance. It offers no opportunity to use any physical or mental endurance. There are no skills to learn, nor opponents that would attempt to prevent you from achieving any progress.

So how would I define Dear Esther? I would call it what it is.
An exploration of a digitally constructed island.

Lets be honest, that is what you are getting with this title.
You stroll around a gorgeous island with beautifully rendered scenery.
The experience is also wonderfully complimented by a soothing soundtrack and eerily haunting dialog.

Believe it or not, people should enjoy this thing of beauty.
I won't go into detail about what you will see or hear.
You simply need to experience it for yourself.

I just want people to understand what they are buying.
Dear Esther is a walk in the park.
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. Mai
This is not a game. This is an experience. A damn good one at that.
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