It’s October, and that means the scary and spooky games are coming to give you a fright. Home Sweet Home is releasing October 16th, and you can play it with PSVR or the PS4. The story is a great setup. Tim’s wife goes missing, and this makes him very sad. He wakes up one day in a creepy rundown building, and he is not alone. As he searches for a way out and answers to why he is here as well as where his wife might be, he runs into enough to make the Scooby gang leave.
This is a survival horror game first. Tim is not an ex-marine carrying his arsenal of rifles, shotguns, and pistols with him. This is a scared regular, not GI, Joe, um Tim, and you will have to use some stealth to survive. When you are not running and hiding, you will be investigating for those answers.
The whole narrative is influenced by Thai culture and ideas, so I am looking for a few surprises. It’s nice to see the scary stories from other cultures popping up in games. Watching the trailer, I see giant hands and people crawling out of pools of blood. That’s a great start.
In order to bring you closer to the fear, you can play the whole game in PSVR. I can’t be sure, but it may be two separate games if bought digitally. I searched the store, and all that shows so far is Motley Crue. Awesome, but not what I’m looking to find. If you want to buy the physical version of the game, there is an option to buy it at GameStop with both modes in one package.
If you want to take a peak at the game, Dan “Indie” Long will be streaming it on Twitch on October 5th at 2:00 p.m. PST (7:00 p.m. BST). Adrienne King (Alice in Friday the 13th) will be joining the stream, and you can watch it here.
Home Sweet Home is the first in a series of horror games, so, fingers crossed, it will be just the game to put us in that Halloween state of mind.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.