• Game review: Gone Home on #PS4 @GoneHomeGame

    Jun 20th • Posted in Gaming and Tech, Reviews

    Reviews | Gaming and Tech
    gone home review PS4
    You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something’s not right. Where is everyone? And what’s happened here? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a story exploration game. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there. Open any drawer and door. Pick up objects and examine them to discover clues. Uncover the events of one family’s lives by investigating what they’ve left behind.

    Note: This game was free on PS Plus in June 2016

    So Gone Home wasn’t really anything like I expected it to be (fortunately for some, unfortunate for others.) The description and opening scene of the game would have you believe that you’re in for some paranormal adventure. There are some paranormal elements but no real scares.

    Katie arrives home in the middle of the night to an empty house shrouded in complete darkness. Looks creepy like? The house is even described as “the psycho house” by her sister Sam. Saying that there is a sense of foreboding that stays with the player throughout the game. 
    Almost every object can be picked up and inspected. Doing so leads the player to finding clues that reveal many of the families secrets. Some innocent, some not so innocent. Some clues are easily missed as they are hidden under items which is making me want to go back and play the game again to explore further.

    As simple and short (about 3 hours) as this game is I found it strangely poetic. Even I felt many questions were left unanswered this only added to the authenticity of the game. After finishing this game I was left wanting more, which in itself makes the game a success in my opinion. 
    The Futurebright company is one I will certainly be keeping an eye on in the future. 

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    Game review: Gone Home on #PS4 @GoneHomeGame

    • Sounds really interesting, I usually leave the gaming to the kids, but something like this would really appeal and might tempt me to pick up the gaming remote!

    • admin says:

      You should give it a go this is certainly one for those who wouldn't strictly call themselves "gamers." It's like playing a movie / story

    • Love how youve mentioned the feel of gaming. Now i somehow understand why others are just tol concentrated on playing. My boys play play station as well and they would beg me to buy new games as they repeatedly play the same.

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