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Xbox and PlayStation have finally gotten the console ports of the masterpiece known as Gone Home. Released in 2013 on PC and Mac, Gone Home is an adventure game of sorts that you play as Katie, who may be some form of military, judging from pictures I found exploring the house in the game. Your objective is to find your sister, who disappears while your parents are away, possibly on vacation. I’m not going to spoil the fun by any means, but I do believe this turned out to be one of the best games I have ever played, as well as one of the shortest. It can last anywhere from 45 minutes to about two hours depending on how much you explore. At first, I couldn’t get myself to spend the steep $20 for a game that is this short, but I am beyond happy that I did. The amount of time it took to complete the game didn’t even matter to me by the end.
Fullbright Studios develops a masterpiece that I would recommend to anyone that enjoys a good, heartwarming tale. Emotions flow everywhere, and the game has it all: horror, humor, and romance. It was just such a mysterious game too, you enter the game and you’re not exactly sure what you’re doing except looking around the house. I wanna say the coolest feature of the game was how you could pick up some of the cassette tapes featured in Sam’s memories that playback and listen to the music that was she was discussing, although it wasn’t metal it was still a killer soundtrack.
Verdict: This review is very short because there isn’t much I can say about this game without spoiling the ending or even any part of the story itself. Gone Home is an ideal game for anyone who loves a good story every now and then, and it’s only $20, which isn’t an issue because I guarantee you will play it again.
- Dakota G.