Přidáno: 31. března
[Spoilers in the review.]
I played Home several times over to get the feel of different endings and each one I felt the same emotion - cheated.
Going into Home, I really liked it. The ambience hit and the story-telling was both unique and interesting. I wanted to know what happened just as much as I wanted to play the game. Off to a great start!
But as the game progressed, the scares weren't there anymore. It went from horror to a dark-style story-telling game. There's nothing wrong with that but if you're going to market a game as "a unique horror adventure game", it needs to be scary all the way through. It wasn't. It was eerie at best and even that might be an overstatement. Luckily the story was still interesting.
Up until the climax anyway.
After a long journey back home which is plagued with dead bodies, item collecting, and more mysterious than the game seems capable of solving, the narrator gets home, goes into the basement, and finds a sheet lying on the floor. Then the player gets to decide if his wife's body is underneath said blanket. If you pick the "yes" option, you get to decide if the narrator killed his wife or if someone else did it. It's pretty straight forward but disappointing. But if you pick the "no" option, suddenly his wife never existed (even though there's a note from her in the office still), he was sleepwalking the whole time, and the fact that she didn't exist is suddenly the player's fault. Yep, the player gets blamed for taking his precious wife away. Either way, after the anti-climactic reveal, you get the go through the house again and look at all the items you picked up along the way. As you examine the items again, you get to decide more plot points which are either not important or just plain silly. Then the narrator leaves the house, goes through a monologue, and that's it. Game over.
Not only does Home fall short on the promise of horror, the story-telling is annoying and the plot, no matter what ending you choose, is flimsy and ill thought out. Home had so much potential at the beginning but it really just fell on its face. If you're going to promise something in the subtitle, make sure it delivers. Otherwise you're going to end up with something like this.