What Remains of Edith Finch: Story and Ending Explained

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What Remains of Edith Finch

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The story that Giant Sparrow has created for What Remains of Edith Finch is simple, but beautifully told. As Edith, we return to the family home, where the Finches had lived for more than a century after their first house sank just off the shore after they emigrated from Europe. Edith has returned to find out what happened to each member of her perennially unlucky family. She wanders around the house, one that has been built upon repeatedly over the years and looks like an image from a Tim Burton movie, reading stories about how her relatives passed away and how each of them had an impact on her own life.

Beginning on the next page, I will be explaining what happens in each short tale and how each one impacts the overarching plot. I will then try to analyze the game’s ambiguous ending, so you can expect spoilers from this point onwards. If you haven’t played the whole of What Remains of Edith Finch, I would recommend playing it and returning when you have finished. If you need any persuasion, you can read out glowing review here.

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