Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer's Legacy

I wasn’t looking for anything new to play. I really wasn’t. I’ve got a pretty hefty backlog, and I’ve finally completed my massive review of the massive tactical RPG Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny. It’s time for a breather, I think.

But then I encountered Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy, which is currently in Early Access on the Epic Games Store where it just received a massive update. This game is so absolutely gorgeous that I couldn’t let it pass me by.

The general gameplay loop starts you out in a hub city called Haven, where you’ll end up getting clued in to the location of some secret item or be sent out on a task for some NPC. You then head out across the map and end up in randomly generated dungeons filled with traps, monsters, and loot.

The reason you’re doing all of this is because your character possesses a powerful magical artifact that could bring destruction to the world. You need to eventually bring it to a prime elemental forge where it can be destroyed once and for all. Yes, Frodo, that is indeed the premise of the game, if the Early Access launch trailer is to be believed.

One of the features of the game is that you can often avoid combat based on the skills that you have and a random “Fortune Test” system that’s referred to as “the equivalent of a dice roll.”

Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer's Legacy

There is permadeath… kind of. If you die, your items will be passed on to the next wayfarer, who will set out to accomplish what the previous wayfarer failed to do. The world continues to progress through each cycle, so starting over isn’t exactly starting over. Of course, if you make it to a location called the First Valley (which I assume is home to the aforementioned elemental forge), then your death is actually permanent and you’ll have to start over from scratch.

If you’re not drooling over this yet, just take a look at the artwork. It has a beautiful fantasy world that’s rendered with a cel-shaded style that really makes it pop. And, I mean, this game is shockingly beautiful.

If you want to know more about the game, you can check out the Early Access launch trailer for Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy below.

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