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Thanks to Serenity Forge the publishers of Long Gone Days LV1 Gaming had the opportunity to get early access to this emotionally driven story of war. You have Rourke the main character in this game a man who was raised by a paramilitary organization. The Core raised Rourke up to be a sniper whose sole purpose is to shoot any target they point at. Long Gone Days is not a typical war game this is a narrative-driven RPG first and foremost.

Rourke after his first mission begins to question his blind faith in The Core. This leads to a perilous journey across Europe. Along the quest for truth, you find people trying to survive and they join you in your fight.

There are so many layers to this game. You have the classic RPG combat, alongside the sniper combat mode that puts you behind the scope and taking out unsuspecting targets. Relationships and language are important in Long Gone Days. Often choices Rourke makes will impact the lives of those around him. Whether it’s saving all of the stray animals in town or deciding if defending a town is the best option. His choices affect the morale of his party members. And that can lead to positive or negative effects during combat.

There Is A Real Language Barrier In Long Gone Days

Outside of keeping your party members’ morale high, you also have to work around not speaking the local languages. During my time with the game, I have been in a Russian and German-speaking town. Where it was necessary for me to find someone in the game willing to translate for me. This is A first for me to play a game that places importance on finding someone who speaks the local language in order to progress. It is strange exploring a world where unless you know the language you only have environmental storytelling to guide you. Long Gone Days is not impossible to play if you do not know the languages spoken. But it does make for an interesting experience.

Long Gone Days Is A Great Story So Far

This game is for anyone who is looking for a narrative story that dives into the depths of the rights and wrongs of war. The gameplay features engaging and strategic classic RPG combat that also blends in an interesting sniper mode. Rourke’s story is one of choice and discovery of a world that was hidden from him all of his life. Long Gone Days is launching on October 10th, 2023 for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC, Mac, and Nintendo Switch for $24.99.

Key Features

  • Communication is Key: Is set in the real world, you’ll encounter several language barriers. Recruit interpreters in order to communicate with others.
  • Keep Morale High: Choose dialogue options wisely as they impact your party members’ Morale, affecting how they perform during battles. While doing so, keep in mind every character has different personality traits and motivations.
  • Sniper Mode: Long Gone Days has two battle systems. Using Rourke’s rifle, spot your enemies and take down your targets.
  • No Random Encounters: Long Gone Days features front-view turn-based battles with body-targeting system, and every battle is directly related to the plot.

PAX West 2023 Developer Interview

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