Gone Home Review

2016-01-17_00003A few months after its initial release, I reviewed Gone Home, a very divisive little game that I knew next to nothing about before playing. Despite my attempts at the contrary, I walked away from the game with a rather negative opinion of it. Not because of the subject matter or my bias against it, or the lack of traditional skill based gameplay or any one of those common criticisms that are brought up by some people. Rather, my problems come from the story itself, and seeing as how the game recently released on consoles, I figured now is as good a time as any to better explain why. (more…)

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Rundown (11/30-12/06) Make a Wish and It Will Demolish Your Butt!

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0 GUP Let's Do This And Go Home. GrumbleI am not in the mood to write an intro right now. I am hindered from a lack of sleep, am finishing up this semester of school, and am trying to get myself to edit A Vile Doohickey, when I keep on searching for distractions. I’ll edit chapter five after this goes public, so… here is an unimportant blurb about two mid-sized events in the video game industry.
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Rundown (6/15-6/21) The One After E3 & Before Psycho Shatter

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Nyarko Welcome to this crazy Time You Are Gonna Be fuck InsaneBefore beginning this post, which I rewrote three times for, I wanted to talk about a rumor that arouse about Smash Brothers before E3 2013. The anonymous tipster mentioned certain currently confirmed characters along with Shulk, Chrom, and Chorus Men from Rhythm Heaven, which sounds radical if I do say so myself. But no, Steam had to pull my leg and offer a Summer Sale… and a pretty lame one at that. Yes, the last one was how I entered the world of PC gaming, and oh boy, did I make out like a bandit back then. But now? Now I’ve got another eight games to play, even if I already beat Ducktales, which I’m not going to review until next week because… backlogs. Right now I’m playing Skyrim again, and oh boy is that game evil, broken, and ugly as sin. I’ve spent hours trying to get mods to work, but I cannot see if most of them actually did anything.

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Gone Home Review

Gone_HomeNote: I re-reviewed this game in 2016. Please disregard this original review.

Gone Home was something intriguing from the moment I noticed nines and tens being awarded by numerous critics, but the consumer backlash being more or less the opposite. Throw in the claim that the four developers were pretty darn involved in my favorite Bioshock game, Minerva’s Den, and it is not surprising I decided to pick this game up for $10. Also am doing it as a Halloween bound review, as Anna was just too crap to bother getting past the first hour.

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