Emily is Away is a cleverly written game about relationships between people and how they change through life, in this case to an unpleasant end.
The writing was good and it felt like it was real, Emily seemed like a real teenage girl. And the friendship she has with you (the player) is genuine. Her relationships with the other characters and ups and downs make you want to be there for her and protect her.
The art style of being in chat the whole time was very clever and I would like to see other games like this, that being said it does cause you to have less control over the situation as you cannot choose your actions for the time spent off camera in person.
I would have liked to seen more characters, perhaps talk to others through the story and multiple endings. But as it was it was not disappointing.
I heard that there is possibly a sequel to Emily is Away coming out soon, I look forward to seeing if this game writer has a new more complex story.
All in all I would suggest this game as a quick but deeply thought provoking game about friendships.