This game is sad and gay and I recommend it for anyone who wants to have a good sad gay time. I got to play an existential robot, which, ideal tbh. I did die at the end but hey thats just how it goes sometimes. Great times to be had all around. 5/5 stars.
You were assigned to one another. Neither of you had a choice in the matter. Perhaps you have had a hundred pilots before, perhaps you are fresh off the factory line. Maybe you are a seasoned fighter, maybe you have never seen combat outside training. Whatever the case, the powers that be who keep you in this bitter war have decided it is unnecessary for you to communicate. You will do your jobs, never quite knowing if the other is there, or how they might feel…
Beyond Reach is a two person play by post game about falling in love with someone unattainable to you. One player is a mech, the other their pilot. You will write letters that the other character may never see, but will inform your epilogues in compelling, and often heartbreaking, ways.
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Beyond Reach is a tidy, gorgeous game. It allows two players, as a mech and its pilot, to tell a bittersweet epistolary story of love and longing in a time of war.
The two letter-writers don't know whether their words will ever reach their intended recipient; maybe they're just talking to themselves after all. Beyond Reach's beauty lies in the emotional drama of that uncertainty.
Annie establishes the setting and the structures of play with a masterfully evocative style. Playing Beyond Reach feels like working with your fellow player to contribute one small, sad story to a varied, yearning constellation. I can't recommend it enough.