The Long Journey Home

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Leif Johnson

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6.4 / 10.0
May 31, 2017

When The Long Journey Home focuses on interactions with a diverse and entertaining cast of aliens across its procedurally generated star systems, it's possible to find a degree of wonder and personality that many roguelike seldom achieve. Unfortunately, such interactions take a back seat to a barrage of frustrating minigames with rewards that rarely match the risks. The experience as a whole suffers for it.

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68 / 100
May 31, 2017

A savage, sometimes frustrating space exploration game that succeeds because of beautiful design and a compelling universe.

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5.5 / 10.0
May 29, 2017

The Long Journey Home promises much more than its punishing gameplay can deliver on

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6.5 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2017

Daedalic has created a very brave space roguelike that features strategy elements and a huge universe to keep us in front of our screens.

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6 / 10.0
Oct 10, 2019

The Long Journey Home has some great ideas. But ultimately it is a victim of its grand ambition. Repetitive, often frustrating gameplay further mar the experience.

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Unscored
May 30, 2017

There's not quite enough here to win me over completely, but there's more than enough to make the numerous trips I've made worthwhile, and part of the charm is in never knowing if there's anything left to discover.

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54 / 100
Oct 2, 2019

The Long Journey Home is bound to drift to the far left side of my Switch home screen, but I hope it’s not forever. I will keep my eyes peeled for an announcement promising “drastic changes.” In the meantime, I will dream of a better game.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2017

The Long Journey Home is a roguelike that tries to do things differently but it still fails to become accessible enough to a wider audience. While there are some interesting mechanics and features, the bad controls for both ship and lander and the lack of precise information will put more than a few players off.

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8 / 10.0
May 29, 2017

The Long Journey Home is a roguelike sci-fi survival simulator fueled on hope and hopelessness. Bring them home, commander. But be ready to die a hundred deaths before that ever happens.

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7 / 10
Jun 20, 2017

The Long Journey Home is a nice spatial game that suffers repetition.

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