• Long Reach

The Long Reach Hands on at PAX West

The Long Reach takes us back to a time when you had to think to beat video games not just mindlessly shoot zombies and run.

Harkening back to the classic point and click puzzle solving games like “Day of the Tentacle” or “Sam and Max”, The Long Reach is challenging because it makes you think more than most modern triple A games. The Devs opted for a no nonsense no hand-holding experience that’s achieved a level of unnerving fright I haven’t seen in a game quite like this. The Long Reach takes place in Baervox, a fictional town in America. A secretive scientific institute has developed a revolutionary system that accelerates knowledge transferring. Of course, everything went wrong because it always does.

 

The Institute

The Long Reach takes place in Baervox, a fictional town in America. A secretive scientific institute has developed a revolutionary system that accelerates knowledge transferring. Of course, everything went wrong because it always does. The experiment goes off the rails and the whole town turns into a living nightmare. You play as the only person unaffected by this experiment as you try to find a way to return things to normal.

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Maniacal Musician

A large part of setting the tone of any good survival horror game or movie is the sound. Arguably it’s the most important part. It sets the tone, it makes you uncomfortable, it set’s you on edge. I mean, have you ever watched a horror movie on mute? I promise you’ll laugh. With that said, The composer the team pulled in to compose the music and sound effects for The Long Reach must be some sort of evil mastermind. The ambient noises and music in the game are fantastically disturbing. According to the devs, when he comes into the studio, he brings in strange things and some how uses them to create music and sounds for the game.

“We don’t understand what he’s doing, but his work can’t be overestimated”

 

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Final Thoughts

If you were a fan of the classic point and clicks you’ll like this game. You can move freely in The Long Reach but you do interact with the environment to try and figure out how to progress through the story. The gameplay is fun and refreshing. The story is incredibly well written and the script is fantastic. Each character has their own unique personality and the game grants you several conversation options and they aren’t as bland as, “Be a good guy, be a bad guy, or be cocky/a dick.” Look for the Long Reach soon. No official release date was announced but the game will be upon us soon on a ton of platforms; PC, MacOS, Linux, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. You can find out more at The Long Reaches Website, or add it to wishlist on Steam. Oh and one more thing, Shelly is kind of a bitch. You’ll know what I mean when you play it.

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Video games have been a part of Russ' life since he was around two years old. He started out on that classic Atari 2600 his father had never stopped gaming. With roughly 25 years of gaming knowledge, Russ also attributes gaming to his ability to read. "Honestly, if it wasn't for games like Pokemon, Zelda and Everquest I'd be illiterate."