Is Gone Home guilty of false advertising?

#1 Edited by Zornack (240 posts) -

I was optimistic about Gone Home. I didn't know much about the game when I booted it up but what I had seen looked promising. That being said, Gone Home fails to deliver on some key promises, and I believe the developers should be held accountable.

For the record, here's what Fullbright has to say about their game

Color me surprised when I started the game and was greeted by this

And then there's this

And what am I supposed to believe this is, a painting?

Let's take another look at how Fullbright describes Gone Home

I can't open any of these doors. Not a single one. I'm sick and tired of game developers lying about their products and I'm not about to make an exception just because Fullbright is a small indie studio.

#2 Edited by MildMolasses (3192 posts) -

This is a joke, right? Please let this be a joke

#3 Posted by rebgav (1442 posts) -

There is STILL no facepalm emote on this site.

#4 Edited by ripelivejam (6452 posts) -

you have to prestige first

#5 Edited by EXTomar (5038 posts) -

You just haven't found the garage door opener yet.

#6 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

Did you try the Konami code?

#7 Edited by ModernAlkemie (373 posts) -

You should ask for your money back. That's what I did after I saw The NeverEnding Story.

#8 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

And I just met my facepalm quota for the day. You do realize you're not meant to leave the house, right?

#9 Posted by JasonR86 (10028 posts) -

Their description seems pretty dead on.

#10 Edited by OneKillWonder_ (2056 posts) -

No, they aren't. You do, in fact, go home. And that's good enough for me.

#11 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

No one has said it yet so. Lol

#12 Posted by DeeGee (2175 posts) -

This is a great parody of the entitlement of gamers these days.

Bravo.

#13 Posted by cutyoface (573 posts) -

This is great.

#14 Posted by Oni (2229 posts) -

Brilliant satire, ace+/10

#15 Edited by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

I want to believe this guy is serious. That would be so much better.

#16 Edited by GERALTITUDE (4533 posts) -

Community Spotlight this zombiepie, for sure.

S class parodic criticism at its best.

#17 Edited by ShaggE (7228 posts) -

Well played, sir.

Can't wait for the first, serious, long rant about why you're wrong.

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#18 Edited by RawknRo11a (555 posts) -

this thread made me smile. thanks

#19 Posted by buft (3409 posts) -

You should ask for your money back. That's what I did after I saw The NeverEnding Story.

this is the correct answer

#20 Posted by rebgav (1442 posts) -

I want to believe this guy is serious. That would be so much better.

He can't be...

...but you're right.

#21 Posted by Grixxel (835 posts) -

I think you have a good case. Start up a petition, you have my signature.

#22 Edited by TooWalrus (13341 posts) -

You have my sword.

#23 Edited by BaneFireLord (3094 posts) -

I think he's got more of a case here than the guys who sent angry letters to the Better Business Bureau about ME3's ending, to be honest.

#24 Edited by audioBusting (1774 posts) -

And this is why the word "any" is the most hated word in mathematics. (i.e. any is not equivalent to every or all.)

#25 Edited by psylah (2273 posts) -

I WAS LED TO BELIEVE THERE WOULD BE GHOSTS IN THIS GAME

#26 Posted by benpicko (2016 posts) -

@psylah said:

I WAS LED TO BELIEVE THERE WOULD BE GHOSTS IN THIS GAME

This is what I thought the thread would be about

#27 Edited by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@psylah said:

I WAS LED TO BELIEVE THERE WOULD BE GHOSTS IN THIS GAME

How do you know there aren't?

The game's executable is haunted.

You have cursed yourself by running it.

There is no escape.

#28 Edited by leebmx (2342 posts) -

This thread is fantastic...the way that the internet makes it impossible to tell if someone is being sarcastic or not just makes it even funnier.

#29 Posted by themangalist (1853 posts) -

@leebmx said:

This thread is fantastic...the way that the internet makes it impossible to tell if someone is being sarcastic or not just makes it even funnier.

my thoughts as well.

#30 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

I WAS LED TO BELIEVE THERE WOULD BE GHOSTS IN THIS GAME

#31 Edited by Dark (455 posts) -

I was led to believe this was a ghost game, then just as I felt ripped off I noticed something ... I grew as a person. I GREW AS A PERSON MAN!!!!

/sarcasm

#32 Posted by myketuna (1785 posts) -

OP is either a motherfuckin genius or fool. Regardless, I got lots of joy from this thread. Bravo.

#33 Edited by zFUBARz (677 posts) -

@myketuna said:

OP is either a motherfuckin genius or fool. Regardless, I got lots of joy from this thread. Bravo.

So much this, Loved this topic!

#34 Posted by Hunter5024 (6447 posts) -

Obviously you didn't look through the house very well. Did you even get to the survival horror segment in the woods outside?

#35 Posted by BeachThunder (13292 posts) -

Huh? You can go inside the house? I just walked outside at the start of the game, then I got chased by Slenderman and died ;__;

So spooky :(

#36 Posted by jakob187 (22362 posts) -

I don't know what's worse: the fact that people are lambasting the OP because he brought up what is actually a good point, or the fact that the OP took the time to realize this point.

#37 Posted by Landon (4134 posts) -

Obviously you didn't look through the house very well. Did you even get to the survival horror segment in the woods outside?

Is that before or after you find the machine gun in the basement?

#38 Edited by BeachThunder (13292 posts) -

@landon said:

@hunter5024 said:

Obviously you didn't look through the house very well. Did you even get to the survival horror segment in the woods outside?

Is that before or after you find the machine gun in the basement?

It's actually right after the part where Cthulhu shows up.

#39 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

@landon said:

@hunter5024 said:

Obviously you didn't look through the house very well. Did you even get to the survival horror segment in the woods outside?

Is that before or after you find the machine gun in the basement?

It's actually right after the part where Cthulhu shows up.

But not before you meet Oscar and he gives you g-g-ghost powers.

#40 Posted by SterlingEricsson (15 posts) -

@landon said:

@hunter5024 said:

Obviously you didn't look through the house very well. Did you even get to the survival horror segment in the woods outside?

Is that before or after you find the machine gun in the basement?

It's actually right after the part where Cthulhu shows up.

Oh god, I remember that part. With the tentacles and everything. That was so disturbing.

#41 Edited by dawnclover (142 posts) -
@sterlingericsson said:

@beachthunder said:

@landon said:

@hunter5024 said:

Obviously you didn't look through the house very well. Did you even get to the survival horror segment in the woods outside?

Is that before or after you find the machine gun in the basement?

It's actually right after the part where Cthulhu shows up.

Oh god, I remember that part. With the tentacles and everything. That was so disturbing.

Damn. I missed this part. After getting the bazooka from the basement safe, I saw lights coming from the sky. After failing the attempt of bringing down the UFO with my bazooka I was kidnapped and probed. Did I get the bad ending? :(

#42 Edited by SterlingEricsson (15 posts) -

@sterlingericsson said:

@beachthunder said:

It's actually right after the part where Cthulhu shows up.

Oh god, I remember that part. With the tentacles and everything. That was so disturbing.

Damn. I missed this part. After getting the bazooka from the basement safe, I saw lights coming from the sky. After failing the attempt of bringing down the UFO with my bazooka I was kidnapped and probed. Did I get the bad ending? :(

I suppose that depends on whether you think probing is a good or bad thing. :P

#43 Edited by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

I think we might have another "Thats million bucks"

#44 Edited by Abendlaender (3005 posts) -
@sterlingericsson said:

@beachthunder said:

@landon said:

@hunter5024 said:

Obviously you didn't look through the house very well. Did you even get to the survival horror segment in the woods outside?

Is that before or after you find the machine gun in the basement?

It's actually right after the part where Cthulhu shows up.

Oh god, I remember that part. With the tentacles and everything. That was so disturbing.

Damn. I missed this part. After getting the bazooka from the basement safe, I saw lights coming from the sky. After failing the attempt of bringing down the UFO with my bazooka I was kidnapped and probed. Did I get the bad ending? :(

STOP SPOILING THE GAME YOU JERKS!

#45 Edited by davidwitten22 (1712 posts) -

This is perfection.

@jakob187 said:

I don't know what's worse: the fact that people are lambasting the OP because he brought up what is actually a good point, or the fact that the OP took the time to realize this point.

The answer is actually option 3: Your post!

#46 Posted by gaminghooligan (1709 posts) -

Tralse

#47 Edited by CornBREDX (6745 posts) -

Opening those doors is DLC.

#48 Posted by Pezen (1810 posts) -

Oh come on, did you actually believe a game developer saying you could open all doors? Doors? Doors doesn't open in games. We all know this already.

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