Posted February 13, 2019
The directors' commentary is worth a listen. The change from grim-reaper ghosts from the older commercial version to female silhouettes of the landmark edition significantly adds to the symbolism of joining Esther in death as opposed to being stalked by death. I find myself coming back to this game time and time again for the meditative bliss of wandering through the atmospheric surrealism of a long forgotten dream. Exhausted despair, despondent melancholy, mesmeric beauty, all resonate masterfully within the landscapes, soundscapes, monologues, and music of Dear Esther.