Makes sense! I've actually never heard of Gone Home until now. I watched a lets play of the beginning and it looks really interesting! First person games are admittingly much scarier if done right (My favorite is Slender: The Eight Pages), but I personally have enjoyed 2d and third person view games more because you get to see your character and how it reacts in the world you play through. It might be because I'm an artist and I find it visually appealing when games show your character.
P.s. the theme comes out the 25th ; )