Homesick Review

Horror author Lanzen from Fextralife reviews the PC title "Homesick", and delves into what makes a "Walking Simulator" appealing.

"The first time I recall seeing the phrase “walking simulator” used was in relation to Dear Esther by those not convinced by its experimentation in game design and its unusual approach to narrative. Apparently, it’s now an entire genre, inhabited by the likes of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and Gone Home, although considering fans are more prone to use the term “environmental experience puzzle game” rather than “walking simulator;” I imagine use of the latter is still intended to be derogatory."

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