Have you experienced a friendly relationship that seemed to be verging into something more?
Are you alive in the early 2000’s era of PC with its Window XP operating system and AOL messenger?
Then, this game might be for you. Without spoiling anything, “Emily is Away” is about your relationship with Emily from senior year of high school to senior year of college; encapsulated by snippets of back and forth online communication throughout the years.
The game itself is very short. It only took me less than an hour to finish. It can also be downloaded for free at steam or here so the time/money commitment is low. And for completionist like me, getting every achievement on steam won’t even take you 20 minutes. (Here is a guide for that) Replayability is low though. In fact, for certain reasons that I will get into later, I think this game would be better served if you played it just ONCE.
One thing is for sure while I cannot say I enjoyed this game, its still thought provoking all the same.
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