While its mechanics are a mixed bag and the story and darker tone may not be for everyone, Long Gone Days does have ambition
I’ll happily admit that I’m a bit of a sucker for games that take me by surprise, and with its darker tone, more personal focus, and pretty unique overall style I’d say Long Gone Days is the latest to have caught my attention more than expected. Playing as a sniper, trained since he was a child to dutifully kill his targets, something quite shocking he witnesses early on in the game shatters the illusions of his purpose, making him break from everything he has known as a traitor. What follows, more often than not, is an engaging story as you try to help and heal people, though unfortunately the gameplay side of the coin isn’t nearly as refined or exciting. That makes the value proposition based pretty heavily on what you’re looking for. If a pretty unique story is your focus, it has definite value in that space. If, however, you’re looking more for a game to interest and occupy you this experience struggles a bit more.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.0]