Bury me, my Love
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Bury Me, My Love isn’t, first and foremost, a treaty about refugee-ism: it’s a compelling and effective game about deciding what the hell to do next.
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.
A devastating story unfolds across text messages in this unforgettable piece of interactive fiction.
An incredibly raw and powerful experience only held back by an occasional lack of player agency. Bury Me, My Love is an experience that shouldn't be skipped
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.
This Switch version is a correct port of the original mobile game, but we strongly recommend you play it on its original platform.
Review in French | Read full review
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.
Bury me, my Love has to sides. One side is an amazing story with lovely characters and many possible choices leading to different chains of events and different endings. The other side is a boring gameplay that just allows gamers to choose the text messages and see the consequences.
Review in Persian | Read full review
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.
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.