The First Tree
Top Critic Average
Developer: David Wehle
For fans of Journey, Firewatch, and Shelter.
Not a "fox simulator," but an emotional, intimate story by a one-man team with an ending you won't soon forget.
Featuring a gorgeous soundtrack by acclaimed artists like Message to Bears, Lowercase Noises, and Josh Kramer.
A short game (about an hour and a half) focused on story with some light puzzle solving and platforming.
The First Tree - Launch Trailer | PS4
The First Tree tells an incredibly personal and melancholy story about the loss of a loved through the eyes of a fox within a dream world. Wandering through beautiful, abstract worlds, you learn the narrator's story as the fox searches for her missing kits. It has a surprising number of platformer elements, given the nature of the game, but doesn't distract from the beautiful story within this short exploration game.
The First Tree is an exceptional story of loss and regret. The achievement by the game's one developer, David Whele, cannot be understated. The combination of all the elements of this experience creates one of the most memorable games this year. If you enjoy narrative adventure games then The First Tree is more than worth the two-to-three hours it takes to beat it.
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