1993 – LEWIS & CLARK COUNTY, MONTANA, US
Ten years ago, as a teenager, Nicole left the family hotel with her mother after the discovery of her father’s affair with a girl her own age, Rachel, who eventually committed suicide. She was pregnant. Now that both parents have passed, Nicole wants to fulfill her mother’s last will to sell the hotel and refund the girl’s relatives, so she returns to her home town to audit the decaying structure. When the weather takes a turn for the worst, she finds herself stuck inside the large mountain lodge, and finds support in Irving, a young FEMA agent using one of the first cellular telephones ever built. With his help, Nicole starts to investigate a story which hides a mystery far deeper than what people in the valley thought, a story of love and death, where melancholy and nostalgia melt into a thrilling ghost tale.
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The main character, a smart and pragmatic woman who has built an emotional wall in order to protect herself from the pain caused by the discovery of the affair between her father and a teenager.
The co-protagonist, a young FEMA agent familiar with the hotel, who will help Nicole surviving the worst snowstorm of the last century in US.
The digital fix
The game knows exactly how to manipulate emotions and does so throughout. Equal parts intriguing, frightening, disturbing, and thrilling, The Suicide of Rachel Foster sets a new high-bar for the already strong first person exploration genre.
The games machine
The Suicide of Rachel Foster is a fascinating interactive thriller that manages to treat extremely delicate issues such as suicide, depression, and love with extraordinary tact.