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The First Tree

The First Tree review

Dead baby foxes

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9 months ago

Feature: Dead baby foxes

The First Tree review

There is a fine line a lot of introspective indie games are walking, between a careful exploration of memories and events, and solipsism. For me, The First Tree leaps over that line with a clumsily implemented, wildly incongruous double-jump. Sanctimonious from the opening moments, this is a mediocre third-person exploration game made nauseating by the most self-obsessed narration I've ever encountered. It makes Dear Esther…

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2 years ago

There’s a foxy tale of sadness in The First Tree

I hold a rare distinction among RPS writers in that I never call a game “lovely” in the headline and I nev-- oh no, I did! I once said that The First Tree [official site], a colourful game about a fox going on a sad journey to find her family, looked “lovely”. I’m so sorry, reader. I’ve destroyed my brand. But take solace in your…

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3 years ago

Fox News: The First Tree’s Wandering Wildlife Is Lovely

Will you just look at the fox in that? Phwoar. The First Tree [official site] is an upcoming game about a vixen trying to find her missing cubs and a young human couple who have suffered a loss. It's being made by David Wehle, who released the going home simulator (that's a genre now, right?) Home Is Where One Starts. And judging by the colourful…

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