I wish the people here would not be so outrage about how we are or are not sexist and be more outrage about the fact that someone made a game about depression and she got fucking harassed to no end because she wanted more people to see it by wanting to put it on steam.
Thats asking way too much of most of these dimwits.
And speaking of cognitive dissonance, how is it any more realistic for all these letters and notes to be arranged out in a perfect order for you to uncover your family's past? For keys to be perfectly distributed so that you go from the left wing, to the second floor, to the basement, to the right wing, and then to the attic in that order? It's just as "gamey" as anything. And the basic setup of you arriving at the house at just the right time for it to be empty without immediate explanation is, frankly, contrived.