‘Gun Home’ Injects Some Violence And “High Octane Introspection” Into ‘Gone Home’

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You know what’s wrong with Gone Home? Plenty. You would think the near unanimous critical acclaim the game received, including an admirable 8.5 from our very own Kevin Kennedy, would make this an experience you really shouldn’t miss. That could’ve been the case if developer Full Bright hadn’t forgotten the three features that are necessary — nay, required — for a video game to be successful.

Instead, what we got was a game that had nary a dual-wieldable uzi, drop of blood, or the sweet satisfaction that washes over you once you’ve blown a tangerine sized hole in Hitler’s ugly five-head. See what could’ve been after the jump.

And in all seriousness, if you haven’t played Gone Home yet, you owe it to yourself to get on that. You can get it here.

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  • DarkOwl

    So “Gone Home” is a crappy game just because it didn’t have guns, monsters or ghosts like every other game out there? “Gone Home” was never meant to be an action-packed horror game, even though it takes place in a creepy house. It was actually a very unique, interactive game that had a lot of depth, meaning and nostalgia.

    • Adam Dodd

      Oops, looks like you didn’t pick up on my sarcasm. Sorry about that!

      I was hoping to keep that from happening with my note (“And in all seriousness, if you haven’t played Gone Home yet, you owe it to yourself to get on that.”)

      I love this game for the reasons you offered and more — the negative comments were just my (apparently poor) attempt at humor.

  • MachineGunGandhi

    Gone Home was a total let down for me. I picked it up randomly during a STEAM sale and went in expecting a ghost story or haunted house simulator; something awesome like that.
    What I ended up with was a wishy washy first-person chick flick.

    I’m not ashamed to say I think this game sucks for not having guns or monsters. It’s false advertisement: The game’s cover image looks like it belongs on a horror game, not this this boring house simulator. I felt cheated; like I picked the hottest working girl at the red light district only to take her home and discover “she” was a man >:(