Reach for the sun is a flower 2D simulator type thing with a simple objective, survive until winter. You play as the flowering plant itself trying to collect water and starches in order to grow and survive. You can play a few different kinds of plants, all of which have the same objective. With bugs coming for your resources, you can buy little upgrades at the garden shop. As a story goes, there isn't one, just basic gameplay, trying to be educational. If you're like me and passed the first 6 grades then you know all the information they are trying to throw at you.
Where the game ha strong points, is that the music in the game and the overall look of the game is very calming. The game isn't difficult by any stretch of the imagination, but it is soothing (once i muted the narrator). I played this game when I had a rough day at work, and not only did it calm me down, but i also 100% it in about 2 hours.
The bad voice acting aside, the game falls short in a few places, being beaten so easily, and it lacks substance. The game was clearly rushed, or they ran out of money, because it's apparent there were going to be more content added. A gamemode where you have to outgrow a rival plant my sticking branches and leaves over it to cut off its sun supply. Now i’m not a dev for this game, but i would have added many other features to really bring this game to life.
Reach for the sun does a few thing right.
It has very easy achievements
it has playing cards
Its an easy drop in/drop out game.
Its very easy to grind through the game 100%
Reach for the sun has an inviting art style and music.
Reach for the sun does many things wrong
It has awful voice acting
It has very limited gameplay.
There is 0 story
The game lacks features
The game has some bugs that haven't been dealt with
Its pricy for only 3 hours gameplay.
The achievements on this game are very very easy, and anyone can 100% it in under 3 hours. It’s not a hard game and it isn't really fun but if you focus on the achievements then you have an end goal, making the game almost worth the $5.49(CAD) If its on sale and you like 100% games, grab it.