When it comes to videogame launches across the American and European markets, there can often be a bit of disparity between the two. Take the new release of Home Sweet Home on PlayStation VR for example. Originally released in time for 2018s Halloween season in the US, the title has now just arrived for European players.
Home Sweet Home is a dark narrative inspired by Thai lore, myths, and beliefs that aims to captivate players via its use of stealth and lack of weapons. There’s no way to fight against the horror that lurks in the shadows, all you can do is stay hidden and work your way through the labyrinthine building, avoiding the evil spirits that roam the corridors.
“After a long night filled with mourning and sorrow over the recent disappearance of his wife, Tim awakens to find himself in a strange, dilapidated building instead of the comfort of his own home. Confused, he must avoid deadly spirits, solve perplexing puzzles, and unveil sinister secrets while desperately searching for his wife and a way out,” explains the bio.
The title can be played with or without the PlayStation VR if it becomes a little too scary. Just as the spirits roam every room and alley, you must also inspect every corner of this nightmare to learn its secrets and the tragedies that have befallen the condemned.
Home Sweet Home is the first in a series of terrifying first-person stealth horror videogames developer Mastiff has planned. How these interlink has been revealed just yet, but it may be along the lines of Wolf & Woods episodic horror franchise The Exorcist VR which came in five instalments with individual stories for each under one whole narrative umbrella.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Home Sweet Home, reporting back when further details on the series are available.