The Last Show of Mr. Chardish is the perfect example of how story-driven games can be more than just a rehash of movies and books. It’s about actress Ella who finds herself in an old theater where she discovers the plays of director Robert Shardish (in first-person perspective) which teleport her into the imaginative worlds he created (that are traversed in a third-person view).
The connection between Ella and Robert becomes clear, as they worked together before, so one experiences their projects first-hand, which results in some dream-like episodes, each telling a different story that is tied to the main plot. What sets the game apart from others is also the way how everything was painted with VR technology, while still retaining a beautiful look that could be out of a modern or classic painting.
The Last Show of Mr. Chardish was originally released in November 2020 and is now available DRM-free on GOG with a 15% launch discount that lasts until March 25, 2021, at 2 PM UTC.