ADragonRaver Nov 7, 2012 @ 5:06pm
Endings
Played this game twice through and i am interested as to what other endings people got, please share
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Nomenanza Nov 7, 2012 @ 11:11pm 
Got 2 endings.
1) I have a dementia. I'm a drunk hobo who imagined Rachel and though that Norman has slept with her. For that I killed him (shot) and several other people.
2) My wife was killed by, probably, Norman, who committed suicide after that in the house he lived in.

Though, I still think that the player is always the killer.
Vanadise Nov 9, 2012 @ 4:06am 

Originally posted by Nomenanza:
Got 2 endings.
1) I have a dementia. I'm a drunk hobo who imagined Rachel and though that Norman has slept with her. For that I killed him (shot) and several other people.
2) My wife was killed by, probably, Norman, who committed suicide after that in the house he lived in.

Though, I still think that the player is always the killer.

I have the same ending for number 1 but for the second time I played, it wasn't Norman that killed Rachel but it was the first dead guy I saw in the other house. I think its because of my answer.

Nomenanza Nov 10, 2012 @ 12:19am 
Originally posted by Vanadise:
I have the same ending for number 1 but for the second time I played, it wasn't Norman that killed Rachel but it was the first dead guy I saw in the other house. I think its because of my answer.

I have a theory that the guy in the first house IS you. After your murder spree, you finally realize what you have done (the ending), and commit suicide in your house. This explains why there're the same books in the first house as in yours. Also, the basement in the first house might hint that you killed Rachel and buried her in there (woman's skeleton and clothes), and the ending where you kill your wife and Norman is canon. Though I might be wrong, it's still just a theory.
Shardelyss Dec 6, 2012 @ 7:43pm 
My ending is very confusing:

He suspects he may have done something, but I have no proof of it. He mentions something about sleep walking and zoning out and drinking alot, but NONE of that came up in the actual game play until after he leaves his home at the end. He believes Norman went back and forth to the plant, but doesn't know why and wonders if Norman was the killer for all the dead people.

My own understanding is very skewered since I suspect that the main character may have killed his wife and then Norman for what they did, but I really didn't find any hard proof of that which leads me to wonder if he really did. "Did I find Rachel..." I said "yeah," but I didn't know really. I just picked one.
Darknightwing Dec 11, 2012 @ 9:30pm 
@Nomenanza never thought of it like that, i thought the people in the first house we're Rachel's parents. I then understood that **SPOILERS** the list in the woodsof the girls was Norman's, as he was hunting down his exes in a drunk rampage, thus explaining why Rachel's jacket was in Norman's house. The hero and Rachel were going to visit Rachel's parents for dinner when Norman came in, chased the hero and the parents around the house, killing the parents, then knocking you out and dragging you into a room. he then took Rachel to your home and killed her in the basement, then comited suicide to frame the hero.
Nomenanza Dec 24, 2012 @ 1:37am 
Originally posted by Darknightwing:
@Nomenanza never thought of it like that, i thought the people in the first house we're Rachel's parents. I then understood that **SPOILERS** the list in the woodsof the girls was Norman's, as he was hunting down his exes in a drunk rampage, thus explaining why Rachel's jacket was in Norman's house. The hero and Rachel were going to visit Rachel's parents for dinner when Norman came in, chased the hero and the parents around the house, killing the parents, then knocking you out and dragging you into a room. he then took Rachel to your home and killed her in the basement, then comited suicide to frame the hero.

Well, I could argue with you on this little theory :)
I think that the whole game is the character's mental breakdown. Let me explain why.
First of all, the starting house. The character sees many familiar things in the house, but still neither does he recognize the house itself, nor its now dead inhabitants (like the couple on the photo). This can be a representation of the protagonist's current state of mind. He is a different person now (after the murder), but still there are some things in him that haven't changed (like his book preferences and so on). He doesn't understand how he could become such a monster (pay attention to what he says when he sees the first dead body, a representation of himself).
Secondly, how the game goes on after the first house. You always go back. Didn't you see that? In most of the 2D games you ALWAYS go from left to right, but in HOME you ALWAYS go from right to left. This might be how the character tries to understand why he'd done all those things. He goes from the present to the past, trying to understand what was that trigger that turned him into what he is now.
Also, finding all the items and choosing various reactions might be a representation of how the main character tries to justify his actions (he either blames others or excepts the truth).
And lastly, the moment you end the game. When you leave your house, your character leaves his life. He even states something like: "It's better for me to run and don't look back". The howl of sirens may be the police coming to the house only to see dead bodies of the main character and his wife (if you chose to find her), after the neighbors heard the gunshots or screams.
The game is a purgatory for the main character.
Hope you will understand my theory now :)
RYan Dec 26, 2012 @ 12:28pm 
This is how I see the entire game:

I believe that Rachel was a real person. Norman was a great friend of mine and we've always been while we worked together. It seemed more and more that Rachel would run to the store to get groceries, Norman's store. I didn't think much of it.
After losing my job, I was hurt. I was lost for money and needed a shoulder to lean on. I needed Rachel. She helped me but my stress effected her as much as it helped me. Like me, when she was hurting (because of my stress) she went to someone to console her, Norman. It was a never-ending loop, I wanted her, she wanted Norman to lean on. I had little money to support Rachel and I, but Norman had money from his business. He made Rachel happy when i couldn't.
I couldn't stand my lack of money and my ugly, old TV was irritating me. I wanted something better... I wanted something Norman would have because whatever Norman had, Rachel wanted. I ended up stealing his TV and covering it with the lie of buying it. When i was replacing his Tv with mine at Norman's home, he caught me. He claimed me as drunk and deranged, he went to the other room and grabbed a gun from his cabinet. Since he was older, I wrestled the gun from him and killed him with it. No questions asked, i took the gun and went home. I met Rachel home, questioning the new TV. I already was feeling guilty about it, so I lied to her. She said I changed and she already planned on leaving with Norman, he bought her a train ticket. I confessed that Norman was no longer around and our lives would be back to normal and great again. She left the room and started packing her things. This sight angered me. She left her suitcase on the bed and sat at the dining table to "think". This is where I killed her. I shot her with the same gun as Norman. I cleaned up the mess, which explains why the table was so clean. I stored her in the basement and sealed it off so no one could find the body. I couldn't stand the guilt and the fact that the lovers will be rejoined in heaven. I wanted to supervised them and one day become reunited with Rachel. I shot myself where she died...
Velaphor Dec 29, 2012 @ 7:52am 
On my first attempt I didn't find my wife and basically broke down not know what was real or not.
On my second attempt I picked that I found my wife but when I uncovered the rags and it told me 'nothing to see here' so im not sure if I found her body or that it was too horrible to explain. So I was a little confused as it just assumed I had then found her dead when that was never really clear but it seemed that someone had killed Rachel and then I had killed him in revenge.
Ten Million Dollars Dec 29, 2012 @ 12:32pm 
I thought the ending was wierd. I thought I had gotten drunk, thought norman was sleeping with Racheal and I kill ed everyone including Norman and rachel for sleeping with each other
Grey Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:01pm 
my take:
main character(MC) marries rachael, they move in house and he gets a job at the plant. Friends with norman. plant closes down and MC loses his job. Becomes depressed and psychotic(schizophrenic). Rachael turns to Norman for support and comfort. MC is becoming increasingly violent and psychotic. Rachael moves some stuff into Norman's place. This causes MC to snap and kill rachael, Norman, and a bunch of other females because MC becomes misogynistic, due to rachael's "cheating" whether real or not. game is essentially MC backtracking through all the crazy ♥♥♥♥ he did. i would say evidence for my claim is that the bodies he finds gets "older"(time of death) as he gets closer to his house. also the hurt leg, and the 2 vents.
Válter | The Medic | PT May 5, 2013 @ 5:47am 
Originally posted by Shardelyss:
My ending is very confusing:

He suspects he may have done something, but I have no proof of it. He mentions something about sleep walking and zoning out and drinking alot, but NONE of that came up in the actual game play until after he leaves his home at the end. He believes Norman went back and forth to the plant, but doesn't know why and wonders if Norman was the killer for all the dead people.

This was my first ending. Was a bit weird. I will probably play it again and do more endings.
↑RiseOfTheWeeaboo↑ May 18, 2013 @ 1:34pm 
Originally posted by Nomenanza:
Originally posted by Darknightwing:
@Nomenanza never thought of it like that, i thought the people in the first house we're Rachel's parents. I then understood that **SPOILERS** the list in the woodsof the girls was Norman's, as he was hunting down his exes in a drunk rampage, thus explaining why Rachel's jacket was in Norman's house. The hero and Rachel were going to visit Rachel's parents for dinner when Norman came in, chased the hero and the parents around the house, killing the parents, then knocking you out and dragging you into a room. he then took Rachel to your home and killed her in the basement, then comited suicide to frame the hero.

Well, I could argue with you on this little theory :)
I think that the whole game is the character's mental breakdown. Let me explain why.
First of all, the starting house. The character sees many familiar things in the house, but still neither does he recognize the house itself, nor its now dead inhabitants (like the couple on the photo). This can be a representation of the protagonist's current state of mind. He is a different person now (after the murder), but still there are some things in him that haven't changed (like his book preferences and so on). He doesn't understand how he could become such a monster (pay attention to what he says when he sees the first dead body, a representation of himself).
Secondly, how the game goes on after the first house. You always go back. Didn't you see that? In most of the 2D games you ALWAYS go from left to right, but in HOME you ALWAYS go from right to left. This might be how the character tries to understand why he'd done all those things. He goes from the present to the past, trying to understand what was that trigger that turned him into what he is now.
Also, finding all the items and choosing various reactions might be a representation of how the main character tries to justify his actions (he either blames others or excepts the truth).
And lastly, the moment you end the game. When you leave your house, your character leaves his life. He even states something like: "It's better for me to run and don't look back". The howl of sirens may be the police coming to the house only to see dead bodies of the main character and his wife (if you chose to find her), after the neighbors heard the gunshots or screams.
The game is a purgatory for the main character.
Hope you will understand my theory now :)

Very interesting interpretation. I like this theory.
Donᴭᴺ Aug 10, 2013 @ 4:19pm 
Well I'm not in to mood to replay this game, my headphones can only go so high and it wasn't very scarey, I wish there was an acutal ending, turns out I'm just a drunkard and I think that the dude in the beginning killed what's his name and Rachel. GG, it's over xD
Scootikinz Aug 10, 2013 @ 9:11pm 
Has no one noticed * SPOILERS* that guy who turns and runs if you turn back to the first area after the forest or something. The character will say he hears something but he's sure its its just the wind... any ways this shady character shows that he IS being followed. I had an ending where none of it happened btw and everything in his house is different. Eg: the inspector said the walls were weak here and they would need to have some work done on them. Ergo the wall was never redone and he seems to have completely forgoten everything exept when youleave the house he says that you caused it all... as in you the player. Then he rambles.... on... and on... and then for a bit longer
Scootikinz Aug 10, 2013 @ 9:16pm 
And his name starts with an h... not sure if that matters but you find out when he writes R + H... and i remember one of the lists of names has a male that starts with an H i cant really remember much other than that. Wait was it on a newspaper clipping? Y\N
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