When it comes to telling a personal story in a compelling but fictional manner in a video game, there’s nothing better than Gone Home. The game is framed as a mystery where the main character struggles to take care of the personal lives, thanks to the extreme risks the story holds but albeit the risk, the character finally succeeded. And the credit goes to the exceptional storyboarding a smart story-driven approach feeds that and complimented greatly by the excellent design and architecture.
There have been many games that have tried and failed to tell a story of hardships, values, personal bonding family, but Gone Home is bit different and exciting. It gives you a strong reason why you’d prefer going ahead especially when the main character of the game finds a note at the main door, stating “you should not search for your kid sister, Sam.”
Having said that, the game gives you the right idea to go ahead with your chase and start the search by grabbing all the clues. The puzzles structured emphatically and impressively that creates the intrigue and urges you to go ahead.
Searching for your sister in your own house (technically)? Well, this may sound the creepiest reason to dig your own house, but that’s where the game offers the true mystery. Entering into an empty house and start searching for the clues, the mystery is set entirely with the player getting the chance to get acquainted with their own family members. However, at some points, you may feel the quitting some segments especially those that you have witnessed as you grew up but once again thanks to the brilliantly structured script that has placed the things so perfectly. Also, the freedom to pick things and manipulate them as per your use makes the game more intriguing
You room around the house, searching your parents’ bedroom and at each accomplishment, you find contended. While searching around, you discover that you were the studious child as you witness different trophies and awards adhered on the walls of your house. Well at some points, you may feel like why the heck you are digging in your own room, but then again, the story and mystery is placed to that you don’t focus out brilliantly. All the other stuff you check out is necessary, but you can lose the fact that the story is revolving around finding Sam.