Three Fourths Home: Enhanced Edition

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Three Fourths Home: Enhanced Edition

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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 13, 2015
Xbox OneOct 13, 2015
PCMar 20, 2015
Nintendo SwitchMay 10, 2018

Publisher: Digerati

Genres: Art, Interactive Story

In her mid-20's, Kelly has been forced to move back to Nebraska. Back to that flat expanse, that seemingly endless sea of rustling cornstalks peppered by rusty silos and rustier towns. A typically intense Midwestern storm is approaching while Kelly is out; she has to get home. In the 20 miles between her grandparents' crumbling barn and her parents' house, she receives a phone call from her mother. Assume the role of Kelly during her drive through the storm in Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition. While driving through a stylized representation of rural Nebraska, players navigate an extended conversation between Kelly and her parents and younger brother. Through dialogue choice and simple driving mechanics, this critically-acclaimed visual short story explores a specific moment of these characters' lives and their relationships with one another. The Extended Edition of Three Fourths Home includes an epilogue that expands on the story of the main game. Set at a bus stop in snowy Minnesota, this epilogue examines Kelly's past as well as the effects that the events of the main story have had on her.

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Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition is a good game you should check out on Nintendo Switch. The story alone is worth the price of admission, but this being a straight-up visual novel minimalist release might make it so that some of you end up skipping it, which would be a shame since this is a story you have to experience.

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Three Fourths Home feels like reading a short story more than playing a game, which is expected for interactive fiction. I personally wish there had been more to do, but the dialogue told the story and gave me lots to think about. If you want an interesting story about relationships and regret that will give you a few hours of entertainment, this is worth picking up.

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If you want to get away with sticking a book on a console, it is pretty important to make the actual tale an intriguing one, and - better yet - add in some useful interactions. This all feels so empty, even when attempting to drive the conversation in certain directions. Mundane is the perfect word to describe Three Fourths Home, and its Extended Edition post-game story content is simply more of the same weak melodrama. There are so many alternatives out there vying for your attention; check them out instead.

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Three-fourths Home is a very well told narrative experience that will have you curious as to how it will all unfold. The characters are expertly written, and the way your answers shape the conversations with these characters makes then feel very human. The sound design and visual aesthetic are both superb, and help give the game character without distracting from the conversations. Unfortunately the epilogue after the main game drags the story down, ending the game on a disappointing note.

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