So, it's ham-handed because it's an attempt at emotion in a big, dumb action game, but if it's context includes an angsty, awkward teenager it's high art (Gone Home)?
Pretty much. It's easier to relate to a coming-of-age tale about a riot grrl mixtape and even easier to make fun of shooters for having the same amount of subtlety or nuance. Besides, that was a game of the year. This one is just going to sell the most units in 2014. Journalism.