History VideoGame / GoneHome

14th Jul '16 3:24:13 AM Arivne
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* ShownTheirWork: Prescribed burns are a real technique, and began to be used around the time of the story. They can be very dangerous as well, hence the request for additional personnel.
** Also, Reed College, the school that [[spoiler:Sam gets a writing scholarship to]], is a real, highly regarded liberal arts college in Portland, OR.

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork
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Prescribed burns are a real technique, and began to be used around the time of the story. They can be very dangerous as well, hence the request for additional personnel.
** Also, Reed College, the school that [[spoiler:Sam gets a writing scholarship to]], is a real, highly regarded liberal arts college in Portland, OR.
14th Jul '16 3:23:11 AM Arivne
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* SequenceBreaking: It's possible to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g3trvkAFQw complete the game]] in about [[spoiler: two minutes. It's possible for a thorough player get close to that time, as the (hidden) door leading to the penultimate note is not locked.]]

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* SequenceBreaking: SequenceBreaking
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It's possible to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g3trvkAFQw complete the game]] in about [[spoiler: two minutes. It's possible for a thorough player get close to that time, as the (hidden) door leading to the penultimate note is not locked.]]
14th Jul '16 3:22:27 AM Arivne
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* NothingIsScarier: A natural choice, considering this game originally started as a mod for ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent''. After all, there's something very suspenseful about an empty house, on a dark and stormy night, after midnight, with nothing to keep you company but the sound of rain, thunder, and the creaking floorboards of an old house. It does keep you on your toes, especially when [[spoiler: you find a bathtub full of "blood" (actually red hair dye), or when the only lightbulb in a secret hallway burns out right as you pick up a creepy crucifix]].

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* NothingIsScarier: NothingIsScarier
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A natural choice, considering this game originally started as a mod for ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent''. After all, there's something very suspenseful about an empty house, on a dark and stormy night, after midnight, with nothing to keep you company but the sound of rain, thunder, and the creaking floorboards of an old house. It does keep you on your toes, especially when [[spoiler: you find a bathtub full of "blood" (actually red hair dye), or when the only lightbulb in a secret hallway burns out right as you pick up a creepy crucifix]].
14th Jul '16 3:21:53 AM Arivne
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* FollowTheLeader: Regardless of its own merits, comparisons to ''VideoGame/DearEsther'' have proven inevitable, as they have very similar presentations.
23rd Jun '16 1:31:29 AM SickBoy
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* PoorCommunicationKills: If any of the missing family members had left a note for Katie that wasn't vague and unclear, the story would have been over much more quickly. [[spoiler:Sam ran away without her girlfriend, while Sam and Katie's parents are at a Couples Counseling getaway.]] Justified in that Katie came home significantly earlier than she was supposed to, so her parents weren't expecting her, and Sam didn't want to leave any clues for her parents to find.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: If any of the missing family members had left a note for Katie that wasn't vague and unclear, the story would have been over much more quickly. [[spoiler:Sam ran away without to be with her girlfriend, while Sam and Katie's parents are at a Couples Counseling getaway.]] Justified in that Katie came home significantly earlier than she was supposed to, so her parents weren't expecting her, and Sam didn't want to leave any clues for her parents to find.
7th Jun '16 1:08:19 PM Gouken20xx
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** One of the trophies in the console edition lampshades this heavily, by requiring you complete the game in less than ONE MINUTE without any cheats. [[spoiler: If you know where the door and attic keys are, you can skip straight to the attic and 'complete' the game in next to no time at all.]]
24th Apr '16 10:57:49 AM YeOldeLuke
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The game is more an exercise in narrative fiction thhean a game, heavily focused on exploration, and with few actual 'puzzles', but many hidden notes and tidbits easily missed if you don't scrutinize everything. Much like ''VideoGame/DearEsther'', a narrative unfolds as you explore the house, primarily chronicling Katie's younger sister Sam's life at home while Katie was abroad.

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The game is more an exercise in narrative fiction thhean than a game, heavily focused on exploration, and with few actual 'puzzles', but many hidden notes and tidbits easily missed if you don't scrutinize everything. Much like ''VideoGame/DearEsther'', a narrative unfolds as you explore the house, primarily chronicling Katie's younger sister Sam's life at home while Katie was abroad.
19th Mar '16 8:21:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* FauxHorrorFilm: More in terms of presentation than plot content. Dark, spooky, mysteriously abandoned house? Check. Stormy night outside? Check. Ghosts and the suggestion that the house might be haunted? Check. Suggestions of child abuse many years previous? Check. [[spoiler:It's actually a tender ComingOutStory, with the mysterious gothic elements used more as a device to draw the player into the narrative]].
15th Mar '16 8:17:09 AM alnair20aug93
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* AdultFear: Arriving home at a stormy night with no one around? That's strange... Sounds inside the house that might be the ghost of your dead uncle? Might just be wind and pouring rain... Your sister ran away [[spoiler: with her girlfriend]] without her parents knowing? This is getting uncomfortable... Realizing that your family has a rocky relationship? Getting warmer... Finding a condom in your mother's drawer? Oh barf. Looking at your father's [[PornStash confidential literature]] beneath all those [[WhoShotJFK Kennedy conspiracies]]? Gosh, Dad.


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* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: You arrive at your house your family had just moved in while you were gone, and no one was there.
7th Mar '16 12:25:53 PM talkinsteele
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The game is more an exercise in narrative fiction than a game, heavily focused on exploration, and with few actual 'puzzles', but many hidden notes and tidbits easily missed if you don't scrutinize everything. Much like ''VideoGame/DearEsther'', a narrative unfolds as you explore the house, primarily chronicling Katie's younger sister Sam's life at home while Katie was abroad.

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The game is more an exercise in narrative fiction than thhean a game, heavily focused on exploration, and with few actual 'puzzles', but many hidden notes and tidbits easily missed if you don't scrutinize everything. Much like ''VideoGame/DearEsther'', a narrative unfolds as you explore the house, primarily chronicling Katie's younger sister Sam's life at home while Katie was abroad.



* RiotGrrrl: The game contains music by Heavens to Betsy and Bratmobile, two major riot grrrl bands from the era, that you can listen to by playing Sam's cassettes.

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* RiotGrrrl: The game contains music by Heavens to Betsy Music/HeavensToBetsy and Bratmobile, two major riot grrrl bands from the era, that you can listen to by playing Sam's cassettes.
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