Gone Home (PC)
Mixed feelings about this one. On one hand, the entire game could have been delivered as a PowerPoint slideshow with much the same effect (I'm exaggerating a little
). On the other hand, it was an excellent story, well told and extremely well acted. I missed out on some of the story bits (the safe!), but I read up on the game immediately after (good coverage on RPS) and was very impressed how deep that was.
On one hand, I agree with Sparky's review on this site, where he complains about the gating of the game and the reveal or resolution of all the three plot strands happening in the same place. On the other hand, I was touched by the story and the attention to detail that went into the environment was just great. No more here, cos spoilers, but well worth checking out.