This game is tons of fun! RPG's so rarely put the spotlight on everyday non-romantic close relationships, and The Lodger's particular style of roommate horror feels fresh and compelling. The game presents you difficult choices, mounting tension, and plenty of opportunities to RP small, meaningful scenes out of the 20-something malaise, punctuated by stalking horror. It's very easy to pick up and learn--I went from reading for the first time to playing in about 5 minutes.
The Lodger is both terrifying and somehow cathartic--if you're a college graduate still working at Walgreens, or as a corporate gopher, or anyone who's overworked and just trying to stay positive, this game understands you. More than anything, The Lodger feels like a game about a community banding together to keep each other out of the proverbial Downward Spiral. It's about taking care of yourself and the people close to you, even when the world is trying to suck out your marrow every day. The monstrous Lodger is self-neglect and depression personified, and the game brings you and your friends together to hold each other up and kick it to the curb. Frankly, it's beautiful. You've got to try this game.