A Long Goodbye is a poignant little narrative driven game where two old friends say a final goodbye over the phone.
Taking around 10 minutes to play through, A Long Goodbye is a touching and well written branching conversation that takes place as your character sits atop a crashed car by the side of the road. You were on your way to meet an old friend to say a last goodbye, but due to your crash, you won’t be able to make it in time. Now your final goodbye will take place over the phone.
You can rotate the camera and click on certain objects that help flesh out the narrative/world, but the majority of the story is driven via your conversation with your friend. Your dialogue choices in the conversation can lead you to learn different things about their relationship, history and their estrangement, with some pretty big revelations along the way.
It’s a beautifully written little game that feels very much like a real conversation between two old friends. What movies, TV and games often gets wrong is that in real life people don’t just blurt out their feelings and that it can often be more about the things that go unsaid then said. A Long Goodbye gets it right and it makes for a much more realistic and impactful story.
Controls: Mouse – Point & Click
Available On: Windows