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About the Story"Homecoming" is a short, twisted comedy about a newly awakened AI.
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The novelty in this case rests almost entirely in the writing; VanEseltine creates a memorable and relatable character out of a near-minimalist work of Interactive Fiction. The game can be played to a satisfying end with a few directions typed into the parser, or you can meander and wander a bit. Either way, you'll discover a surprisingly deep game behind the simple mechanics.
The level of skill and craft on display here is subtle; the expertise and practice that went into it makes the final display feel effortless and easy.
There are a number of possible endings, and variations within those endings; this is a game you're going to want to play multiple times.
The main interesting feature of the game is the various choices that you can make. You are the AI of a ship that has been severely damaged, with all crew and colonists in cryosleep. You can choose to go straight home, or to try a variety of other things.
The game is funny, and well-written. At times I suspected it to be a parody of Hoist Sail for Heliopause and Home.
This game is short and enjoyable, and recommended for everyone. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because I felt like the interactions available didn't really draw me into the world.
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