Bury me, my Love
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Bury Me, My Love tells a heartbreaking tale of Syrian refugees via the familiar confines of a messaging app that's both harrowing and deeply affecting.
A very successful attempt to address real world news events in a video game that always feels realistic but never manipulative.
There are small things we can do for refugees via the appropriate charities, or through our political systems. We can also listen to their stories. Bury Me, My Love is brilliant storytelling.
This excellent story is equal parts heartbreaking and captivating, by giving insight into the arduous journey Syrians take to escape their war-torn home
Bury Me, My Love isn’t always an easy trek, perhaps reflecting its subject matter, and it’s still better suited to mobile phones. But it’s so emotionally engaging that, despite multiple, doomed playthroughs, you won’t leave Nour’s side until you’ve guided her to safety.
As a narrative experience, it tells a meaningful and powerful tale, but the form and delivery on Switch simply don't lend themselves to being player-friendly or engaging. On mobile, It follows in the footsteps of excellent alternate-reality titles like Lifeline, and such games are perfectly suited to that platform. In making the jump to Switch, what gives Bury me, my Love its charm is lost, and the process of revisiting the story is just too frustrating to overcome. Dig up the mobile version and leave the Switch port buried in the eShop.
Bury Me, My Love is an ambitious game with a great premise. I just wish it didn't feel so disingenuous so much of the time.
Using only text messages, Bury me, my Love develops two relatable main characters and tells the engaging story of a Syrian woman's search for refuge in Europe after her sister is killed in a bombing. The game rewards multiple playthroughs with its compelling writing and interesting storylines, though replaying the same passages can be tedious.
A devastating story unfolds across text messages in this unforgettable piece of interactive fiction.
Bury Me, My Love is both poignant and prescient — a moving account of the trials of migrants, and a gentle reminder that the constant politicisation of their plight makes it all too easy to forget our own humanity.