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Tera Jun 24 @ 12:20am
Is this game somewhat like Dear Esther?
I really enjoyed the atmosphere and story of DE. To anyone who owns this game, is it similar to that or is it more of just explore the given map and read the story?
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Popin'it Jun 24 @ 12:26am 
I have DE and have played Gone Home. Is like DE in the sense that you explore and dont really do much. However, GH takes place in a house and the story in GH is told throught the items that you find and interact with inside the house. The game has light puzzle solving and there is a narriator that present the story after you interact with curtain items.
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Tera Jun 24 @ 1:01am 
thanks
pablofc84 Jul 27 @ 1:38pm 
In some ways they are similar, in others, different. Got for it without hesitation, the less you know about it, the better. Just play it with time to spare, and in a relaxed environment.
Sir Gentleman Shark Jul 27 @ 3:25pm 
Just to remind you that if you pay full price for this game, then you are one of the biggest suckers of all time.
FirestormMk3 Aug 5 @ 2:06pm 
Originally posted by Sir Gentleman Shark:
Just to remind you that if you pay full price for this game, then you are one of the biggest suckers of all time.
Someone doesn't understand the concept that consumer surplus or deficit is relative to the individual, not just the product.
Talyn Aug 7 @ 8:00pm 
Originally posted by FirestormMk3:
Originally posted by Sir Gentleman Shark:
Just to remind you that if you pay full price for this game, then you are one of the biggest suckers of all time.
Someone doesn't understand the concept that consumer surplus or deficit is relative to the individual, not just the product.

I've never seen Shark grasp the concept that the value of something must be determined by the individual acquiring said thing. I've seen people pay incredible prices (upwards of $500) for great seats at ball games and concerts. Not something I would do, but it doesn't make them "suckers". It just means they enjoy different things than I do. Shark doesn't seem to understand this simple fact.
Laura Blues Aug 11 @ 9:10am 
Originally posted by Sir Gentleman Shark:
Just to remind you that if you pay full price for this game, then you are one of the biggest suckers of all time.
While I wouldn't certainly phrase it like this, I kind of agree that 20€ is too much for what this game has to offer. And I actually liked it, but I don't think it's worth its full value.
Talyn Aug 11 @ 10:05am 
Originally posted by Laura Blues:
Originally posted by Sir Gentleman Shark:
Just to remind you that if you pay full price for this game, then you are one of the biggest suckers of all time.
While I wouldn't certainly phrase it like this, I kind of agree that 20€ is too much for what this game has to offer. And I actually liked it, but I don't think it's worth its full value.

And this is absolutely valid for you. I just looked throgh my Steam history to check... I paid $17.99 for Gone Home. I do not feel disappointed in the least. I'd feel the same if I'd spent 20 euros. My point - and, from your other posts I'm sure you'll agree - is that whether or not somethng is worth a given amount of money to you can't be determined by somebody else.

There is no way for anyone to make anything but a subjective decision about the "value" of any form of entertainment. Books, movies, theatre, music, food (the "eating out" kind, not the "survival" kind)... All of those have the value that the individual consumer gives them - no more, no less. I feel bad for anyone who gets something that they feel is worth less than what they paid, but much less so for those who do so with something easily researched.
Laura Blues Aug 11 @ 10:18am 
While I wouldn't insult anyone for being willing to pay more than what I think the game should cost, I'm also stating my opinion about the overall value of this game. I haven't played Dear Esther (although it's on my wishlist), but I think the gameplay is similar. The things that I value in a game of this sort are not present in this game enough for me to consider its full price fair. I'm not arguing with you, but I'm giving my personal opinion nonetheless.
Talyn Aug 11 @ 11:04am 
Originally posted by Laura Blues:
I'm not arguing with you, but I'm giving my personal opinion nonetheless.

Which is a good thing. The more honest opinions that people can see, the less likely they are to do something stupid like buy a game that's not for them. :)
FirestormMk3 Aug 12 @ 4:36am 
Yeah, I too didn't feel that for me the full price of the game would have been worth it, and after having picked it up discounted in retrospect I probably would have felt that it wasn't worth the full price; it was worth the price I ended up paying for it though, and it was certainly worth the time I spent on it. I just would absolutley not make a blanket statement assuming that that would be true for everyone. Reviews of a game are a useful tool, but it's the text of the review that it potentially useful, not the arbitrary number or stars attatched to it. I almost wish that we didn't try to rate games or films or the like on such arbitrary subjective scales and the text of critic review - amateur or professional - had to stand on their own merit.
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