[Beyond PlayStation] Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition Review
Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition is an emotional interactive story now available on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about it in our Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition review!
If you’re not the type of person who likes to spend their time with a game reading a lot of text, selecting options from branching conversations, and don’t like emotional and short stories, then this game is certainly not for you. For those of you still here, the story is about a young woman who is disillusioned with her life. She sets off for her hometown in Nebraska, where her parents are awaiting her homecoming after finishing University. Soon you’ll have rows and rows of fields as the game’s background, and after a short while, your mother calls you: she’s worried since it’s late and there’s a storm brewing. The story changes at that point and you get to choose your dialogue option, and how you interact will dictate which story path you take.
The graphics are presented in black and white 2D format, with a clean and minimalist look. You will spend your time responding to conversations via your phone, interacting with various members of your family, with a nice variety of options for your replies depending on how you feel your relationship with each of them is like. You’ll need to pay attention to where the conversation is going as you drive in your car, hearing many different sounds, such as the rain pelting your car as the storm kicks up in force.
The only gameplay mechanics Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition offers is for you holding the ZR button to drive your car, keeping your finger on it for the duration of the game, and selecting the options for your dialogue to keep the conversation going. Take your finger off the ZR button, and your car will stop. If you want to experience all conversation branches, then you’re going to be holding down on the ZR button for a while as you replay the game.
This gameplay mechanic might rub some people the wrong way, but hopefully you give this game a chance since it has a good story on serious topics, and you’ll definitely end up relating to Kelly after you interact with her family as you make different dialogue choices if you decide to play the game from start to finish more than once. Selecting different dialogue choices in subsequent runs will lead you to discover new things about Kelly and her family, giving you new insight into their overall relationship.
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.
This Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Digerati.