Games to Play During Hiatus » GONE HOME
Recently I’ve been trying to branch out and play some non Nancy Drew games while we “wait patiently” for Midnight in Salem. I’ve decided to compile a list for Nancy Drew players (who haven’t played many other games) to reference.
Plot: The year is 1995 and you, Katie, arrive back from a trip to a deserted home. You find a letter from your sister Sam urging you NOT to investigate what’s happened there.
Gameplay: Gone Home is a first person adventure game. The only thing to really note here is there are no set goals in the game, you’re basically dropped in the house and able to explore however you choose. The point is to unlock different parts of the mansion and examine objects to piece together what’s happened to your family. Going through other people’s shit is literally all there is to this game, ie: lots of going through letters and books and newspaper clippings! It should also be noted that you will most likely get through this game in one sitting! The amount of “replayability” will really vary person to person, but I personally think this one is worth the price even though it’s super short.
Game Tip: Ignore all the soda cans and tissue boxes…as far as I know they don’t matter.
Play this if you enjoy: Message in a Haunted Mansion, Legend of the Crystal Skull, rainy vibes, SNOOPING.