I figured buried on a Tumblr that nobody reads would be a dumb place to put this, but I had to get my impressions out of my brain somewhere and I wanted to put it on a place where people might share my thoughts.
I just finished Gone Home, and while it was a nice game with good expositional and narrative storytelling mechanics, it just left me kinda' meh. Maybe it's the fact that I'm in my late-30's and the teenage love story just didn't speak to me. No, it wasn't the fact that it was a same-sex romance, either. It's 2013. Same-sex relationships are (whether some people like it or not) a societal norm, so it's fair game.
I liked how it played, though. It makes me wish someone would remake some of the old Sierra-On-Line FMV horror games like Shivers or Phantasmagoria like this. It had all of that same heavy atmosphere.
All in all, it was just kind of meh, to me. I sort of wish I felt like all these other people.