Gone Home revels in mundane details. You find out that the Mother has got a promotion. The Father’s had two books published though has had to resort back to writing reviews (the lowest form of writing) and the house they’ve all moved into was inherited.
To go into a huge amount of detail with what the story is about would be to ruin the game for you. The game is the story. I’ll try and be vague when I say it involves growing up, not fitting in, finding yourself and increasingly becoming distant from a family that wants to help but simply can’t. Pretty much anyone that’s been through puberty will find something to relate to.
There’s no aliens, no explosions and no ‘fate-of-the-universe’ type stuff here. This is a family dealing with things that a family deals with. -