Zamieszczono: 20 kwietnia
Hmm, Gone Home...what to say about this, um, title...
Well, up front, I enjoyed the time I spent with it. However, this, to me at least, isn't even in the running for game of the year, as I have trouble even qualifying it as a game. It leaves me to wonder why so many places gushed over what it offered as a game
I'll grant it maybe most original story in a.....a game, I guess, as it covers a topic not commonly seen in the medium, but.....game of the year?
I just can't agree.
I don't think Gone Home actually does anything unique or revolutionary for being something that earns it such an award. Silent Hill 2 did many of the things Gone Home does with far FAR better results over a decade earlier. Slowly revealing to us the story details of a troubled protagonist as you travel deeper and deeper into the world, delivering on its atmosphere and tone with a deeply unsettling setting and characters. Hell, it had mechanics and challenges that served to reinforce
the game's narrative.
If Gone Home earned game of the year, I feel I should have found something that makes it stand out as a game
, but it does little in its design and almost nothing mechanically. In some way, I feel like I'm experiencing a lesser version of Amnesia...
But it is certainly an experience. It has a well realized atmosphere to it, there is a sense of foreboding when you enter into the house and start to unravel the events that took place during your absence. The way in which Gone Home presents itself is
well done, all the objects strewn about the house give you a real feeling of time and place, background music sets up the mood in an effective manner, and the voice acting was also done well where I could get a good sense of the character both on the surface and internally.
I started this with no expectations, little information, and was completely oblivious to what it was I would end up with when I began. I just let Gone Home show me what it was and let it do what it did, and maybe because of that I was able to enjoy it. I don't want to say too much more about it, as the less you know about it going into it, the better the experience will be.
But I can't recommend paying more than $5 for it, $20 is just way too high for what you'll ultimately get from it.