From the editorial: "Dear Esther isn’t a story about you. You don’t stem a tide of Islamic extremism with a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle, you don’t save the Milky Way from a Reaper invasion, and you don’t stomp a bunch of Goombas on you way to save the princess. Dear Esther is a mystery. It’s a ghost story. It’s a historical document you unearth. It’s a first-person explorer, as opposed to first-person shooter, set on a Myst-like island where one narrator’s downward spiral is revealed in puzzling vignettes, rather than revealed by puzzling your way around levers and sliding boxes."