If there’s one lot of people in the industry who, by and large, really tend to get horror right, it’s indie games developers.
These are the people that brought us the likes of Amnesia and Lone Survivor, while pretty much everyone else in the industry messed around turning their horror IP into action titles.
So perhaps my expectations for The Long Reach from Ukrainian developer Painted Black Games were a bit high, but then again so is the difficulty of the game, and honestly I didn’t get that far in before giving up (and also having to hit a deadline).
The title sees you cast as research assistant Stewart, and you have try to survive after some kind of infection breaks out in the game’s small-town America setting.
To do so sees you trying to solve a series of puzzles adventure game-style. The end result is something of a mixed bag. Often times you find yourself just trying to fathom out the game’s logic.