In an alternate dimension, thechineseroom’s Dear Esther could have been given out as an English assignment. Play it, think about it and write an essay answering some questions. If I had to experience Dear Esther under those conditions, I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much as I did but it is one of those titles that provokes analysis and discussion.
The first question that immediately popped into my head when I first heard of the title was, of course,”Who’s Esther?”. It didn’t take long for the narrator to reveal her identity and her relationship through the letters that he wrote to her. With that mystery solved, more questions emerged.