The First Tree
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About this game
Developer: David Wehle
Content Rating: Everyone
A beautiful, 3rd-person exploration game centered around two parallel stories: a fox trying to find her missing family, and a young couple dealing with a tragedy in their own. Uncover artifacts from the young couple’s life as they too become intertwined in the fox’s journey towards The First Tree.
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The First Tree was mostly created by one person, which is why some of its faults are so evident. It's a very short game with a few impactful moments, but a deep story and pretty scenery isn't enough to mask what is often a clunky experience with no incentive to explore what else is on offer.
Everything aside from the story is simplistic, but it doesn’t matter if the puzzles are non-existent or that the graphics are basic, because The First Tree packs an emotional narrative and is a game that every indie fan should play as a result.
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.