The very first time I played Home I didn't like, but the thing was I thought that was because I just wasn't the kind of person who would understand it. But a week ago I looked back on my experience with Home. I thought to myself "Hey, I'm little smarter and more open-minded then I used to be, mabye I'll try looking back at the game."
Long story short, after some brainstorming I still don't like this game. So let me go over the genres Home tries to be, but doesn't come near to.
First off, Home calls itself a horror game. This could be true if they actually had something scary happen. Don't get me wrong, the enviroments are great and creepy enough, but all of that doesn't matter when you relize Home doesn't throw anything at you. Sure it probebly doesn't have to to be a horror game. But when I got spooked up by the things I saw, but soon relized that nothing could happen to me, I was just dissapointed.
Also Home tries is best to be a mystery game, but it flops at this too. The plot of Home is that you play as a man who wakes up with amnesia and finds a dead body in the house he wakes up in, and now you have to try and figure out what happened. This is a nice set up, but you don't actually do any mystery solving in the game. All you do is walk around, solve a "puzzle" or two and that's it. You do uncover a few things relating to the man's past (which is probebly the best part of the game) but none of this really helps you figure out what happpened.
And I'm not done yet. Another reason why Home fails to be a mystery, is because you choose the ending. Sure this works well in games like "The Stanely Parable" (love that game) but that isn't a myster game! Since you're supposed to be solving the mystery, it just takes away that expierence. Since you just pick out what happened, it feels like a crossword where you have to make up the answers instead of having fun trying to figure it out yourself from the questions they give you. And that takes away a lot of the "fun" in Home.
Basecily all you need to know about the story of Home is that you find some dead bodies, and the developers try to pass that as a game.
Publicada: 8 novembro 2013