The Long Reach Reviews
Overall, the hook of The Long Reach, the mystery, the horror elements, and the suspense, needs to be the primary thing you’re looking for in order for it to be a good fit. If you’re invested in that aspect of the experience I think there’s enough meat there to chew on for a few hours if you’re willing to be a bit patient and understanding. If what I’ve described of the story doesn’t sound very appealing unfortunately I’d say that the rest of the elements won’t be able to make it compelling.
The Long Reach could easily be considered as one of the better point-and-click games of recent years providing you like your games to be a bit more challenging. If you’re easily frustrated you will probably give up way before the four or so hours it takes to beat the game, which is a shame because it’s a title that has something to give. It has an intriguing story that will make you want to carry on, but the narrative is a little off sometimes, which counteracts what it is trying to achieve. It’s certainly an alienating game, one that has some serious glitches, but those that stick it out and for those who enjoy classic games in this style, there is certainly enjoyment to be had.
A dark and pixelated adventure game as arrived on the Nintendo Switch, should you play it?
Brief, endearing moments become lost in a sea of infuriating dialogue, mindless wandering, and obnoxious puzzle design. Don't be fooled by the Steam page; the game fails to deliver on all of its baffling yet grandiose promises.
The Long Reach offers an enjoyable and intriguing horror adventure, with its puzzling and narrative both standing out as high points throughout. There are some genuinely clever puzzles on show that force you to think outside the box, whilst the world design itself is incredibly atmospheric and certainly unnerving as you explore each dark corridor. There are a few issues with the game though, with some puzzles feeling overly obtuse and the over-dependence on exploration to solve them feeling a little boring. There are a few little gameplay bugs too, though they’re more of an irritant rather than game-breaking issues. The pros outweigh the cons though, and those flaws don’t stop The Long Reach being an enjoyable adventure that fans of horror and point-and-click style adventures will definitely want to check it out.
More of a Psychological experience for the mature gamer who wants a change of pace while still taxing the grey matter. At £11.99, it's worth every penny.
The Long Reach presents a unique horror premise, while also providing some familiarity to the faint of heart.