Date added: 23/12/2017
Rating: 0.7% 11 votes
Don't you just hate it when you're sleeping soundly and a lost soul enters your body and politely requests you help it get back to the afterlife? In Cory Martin's lovely little action RPG Reaching Finality, you're one such lucky person, helping out a spirit by fighting your way through forest and dungeon armed with little more than a pitchfork and a fancy straw hat. Not that the hat does anything other than make you look cool, of course.
Move around this top down world using the [arrow] keys and use [Z] to read signs, check points of interest, or scroll through text. When you nab a weapon, use [X] to smack things with it. When you're ready to save (which, if you've ever played a gogy online game that's even remotely RPG-ish in nature, you know you should do at every opportunity), simply press [P] or [enter] to bring up the menu and record your progress. Apart from that, Reaching Finality is all about walking, enemy killing, heart gathering, and door opening!
Most of Reaching Finality's gameplay involves searching through mazes to find keys and bonus items, the former of which are necessary to proceed, and the latter just make you a little more bad to the bone. The games gogy has a somber sort of mood, even though the visuals are bright and cartoonish. The gameplay isn't as serious as the story might indicate, and you won't find too much of a challenge carving your way from beginning to end. In fact, the only real downside to Reaching Finality is that it features a little to much aimless wandering. Few clues are given as to which path leads forward, so you'll probably walk back and forth quite a bit in this 30-45 minute game. But, if you don't mind a bit of ambulation, Reaching Finality is an enjoyable and surprisingly complete action RPG!
The story of a man and a spirit trapped on the Earth. Embark on a journey to help the spirit get to the afterlife. A man finds himself partially possessed by a spirit trapped on Earth. Working together in the man's body, they must embark on an adventure to get the stranded soul to the afterlife. Reaching Finality is a top down action-adventure game in the same vein as the first Zelda.
Note: This game is fully keyboard controlled. Arrow keys and X,C or Space bar to Navigate thru Menu
Arrow keys - to Move
Z - to Interact with Objects and Advance Text
X - to Attack
P or Enter - to Pause
V - to Change Volume
M - to Mute
Note: Save your game from the Pause Menu!