I love shooting zombies in the face in Left 4 Dead, and I love uncovering the histories of characters through stories like Gone Home. I’m also a big fan of seeing different versions of the end of the world.
As such, while Hope; Or How We Survived doesn’t look like either Left4Dead or Gone Home, it still felt like it’d be a bit of a box-ticker for me, given that it seemed to share some thematic similarities. And it certainly did tick boxes, in the end – just not the ones I was expecting. It’s actually a game about making friends, and I dig it.