BTW my post wasn't necessarily meant to be a slight against either Gone Home (my 3rd favorite game last year) or TLOU (my second favorite game last year). It was just an observation about the story being told and the similarity between the two.
If you've been watching Patrick play Dark Souls on his twitch http://www.twitch.tv/patrickklepek or on his youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/patrickklepek you'll see that he's been handling it extremely well.
It's a really cool to watch someone come to this game and pick it up without much trouble. Kudos to you Patrick!