Speaking of games that can’t be classified, why isn’t there a catchy name for games that are very heavy on story side, but light on the gameplay?
Usually they get lumped in with “adventure” games, which I think does a disservice to the game, having to live up those legacy expectations of obscure puzzles and “PICK UP rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle”.
Some of the junk is just junk, but even that stuff helps to set the nostalgic mid-90s scene. Audio logs fill in the blanks of the main story, a-la-BioShock (not a real surprise, considering the team behind Gone Home also created DLC for BioShock 2).
The Dungeon Dame