The only disadvantage is that the game seems to be quite short and simple (as you've noticed). It would be nice to have some more complicated levels added there.
Yeah, I guess it must be really difficult to strike a perfect balance and not fall into the excessively easy or mind-boggingly, rage-inducing hard. Right now I'm playing through Slayaway Camp
and Deus Ex GO
(from the same bundle as klocki
), and they both seem to have achieved the sweet spot in fun and challenge. Let's see if they keep it till the end...
And now for something completely different: <span class="bold">Gone Home</span>
After owning this game for ages and in no less than 3 different stores (here, Humble, and itch.io), I was finally able to fix a game-breaking bug/glitch and play it. I had read reports of many different bugs people were encountering across all OSs, but nothing like the one I was suffering: right after the start at the porch, the mouse would start to accelerate upwards all by itself and leave me looking at the ceiling forever.
Fast forward to earlier this month when Tacoma
was released, which reminded me of my failure with Gone Home
, so I decided to give it another try. And this time around I found the solution, discreetly mentioned in a Steam discussion thread
. Turns out it was as simple and stupid as starting the game on windowed mode and then switching to fullscreen. Sigh...
Once the technical hurdles were overcome, I had a blast with it. I loved both the story and the voyeuristic way of telling/discovering it. I must say I was a teenager myself during the same time the game is set (mid-90s), so it's possible that both the themes and the many references resonated more strongly with me than they would with you if you're significantly younger (lucky you!) or older (poor sod...).
Being it a four-year old game, and one that was extensively discussed, I don't think I need to explain what's it all about and the controversies it stirred up. If anything, I could come to understand those who were disappointed because they thought this was a horror game, given the initial setting. But then again, this is why one should read a couple of reviews before jumping blindly on a game. My list of finished games in 2017