Looks I gotta play that now * u*; I noticed there were also themes of this in Persona 4 Arena, during Labrys' story, or at least that's what I interpreted. I felt like I could relate to what she was going through; She wasn't quite like the humans("normal" people), but she also wasn't like the more robotic girls(lower-functioning autistic people). It was surreal.
Gone Home hit me hard. It was like it was reading my mind and playing it back to me. Even the part about running off. I've considered it. Strongly.
Maybe the AAA games should stop trying to rival film budgets and audiences and instead create more focused, cheaper-to-make products directed at people that are actually interested? Maybe then they wouldn't be losing so damn much?
This sounds nightmarish. Just a multitude of horrible decisions. Do they not have anyone telling them these are all really terrible things to do with a video game console? Or are they actually trying to kill themselves off?