Gone Home has been the subject of much debate over the past few months - many arguing that it isn't a game at all, that it's too short, etc. So we decided to sit down and play it - here are the three main criticisms we had about this game:
Should you buy Gone Home? Personally, I would advise you to wait for a map pack DLC to be released - right now, there's only a single small map included, and there was no one else on the server. Very frustrating. A glitch in my game also removed all the guns and samurai swords apparently, so I was basically defenseless. Out of boredom, I just kinda wandered around and picked through whatever letters and cassettes I could find lying around while looking for mana restoration potions so I could cast lightning spells (had difficulty finding the magicka menu, still haven't located it actually).
That's where the game got slightly more interesting (note: I mean "slightly more than the zero amount of interesting it had been up to that point," so take this with a grain of salt) - there are voiceovers from your sister throughout the game that build and build and slowly hint at the fact that THERE IS A DEMON GHOST IN THE HOUSE. And I was like HELL YEAH and started searching for a Hellblade with which to defeat the demon ghost (there was also stuff about teen angst and falling in love and blah blah blah boooring).
But then it turns out the ghost is a *metaphor*. Talk about anticlimactic! Gone Home? This game should go somewhere, but not home! It should go to the garbage dump! Gone Garbage Dump should be the title!