Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Defunct Games reviews The Long Reach by Painted Black Games, available now on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux.

From a storytelling perspective, The Long Reach is a masterclass in how to tell an effective horror story. It’s more than just the fascinating twists, as the story also hints at a deeper social meaning. Unfortunately, some of the effective writing is undone by the lame pop culture references and a buggy second half. It’s an imperfect beast, but The Long Reach is a stirring debut from Painted Black Games.

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Cannot be Tamed April 11, 2018 at 8:07 pm

This looks a lot like Lone Survivor. I might check it out. For me the best and scariest is setting for horror is space.

Cyberpunknut April 11, 2018 at 8:07 pm

This looks pretty neat, shame about the bugs. I like point and clickers with this perspective.

Scariest setting, anything in the deep sea/ocean. Even with training there’s no chance for survival without provisions and even then mother nature can pull a Poseidon & Odysseus and screw with you.

Mangatom April 11, 2018 at 8:07 pm

Scariest setting: Your mind. It can be a hospital, a field, a hotel, don’t matter. When you begin to question reality, if the plot is well written, it’s scare as fuck. A game I think does that really well is “The Lone Survivor”.

Jarmez192 April 11, 2018 at 8:07 pm

Scariest setting: A town that has people who are part of a cult like the 1973 movie “The Wicker Man” and the game “Call of Cthulhu Dark corners of the earth”.

Duke Jaywalker April 11, 2018 at 8:07 pm

Scariest setting: an abandoned ship. Like in the movie “Triangle” or “Death Ship”. There really is nowhere to run…

Angelo Torres April 11, 2018 at 8:07 pm

Scariest setting: When its late night and you gotta go the bathroom and the water gallon makes “GLUB” and you suddenly feel someone is walking although you are alone.

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