Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer's Legacy

If you haven’t yet tried Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy, you should probably do that. This is a charming roleplaying game with a board-game-style overworld and procedurally generated environments. The art style is gorgeous, and the sound design is absolutely incredible.

While the game was in Early Access, it was exclusive to the Epic Games Store. If you’ve been waiting for the 1.0 release so you could buy the game on Steam or GOG, then you’re in luck, because developer Ludomotion and publisher Big Sugar Games just announced the official release date. Unexplored 2 releases on May 27, 2022.

If you’re not yet sure if this is the game for you, there’s also a limited-time demo. From now until May 9, you can try a demo version of the game on Steam.

Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer's Legacy

Here’s a list of key features, taken straight from a recent press release:

  • Legacy system: the actions of past heroes impact the fortunes of those that follow in their footsteps. Use your legacy wisely to give successive adventurers greater hopes of completing their quest
  • Permadeath in a persistent world: when a hero dies, they stay dead. But you can choose to return to the same world with a new adventurer, forearmed with knowledge of what lies ahead. Or, if you prefer, begin a new adventure in a completely uncharted world
  • Generative storytelling: there is no premeditated script in Unexplored 2. Every adventurer’s ultimate goal may be the same – to destroy the Staff of Yendor – but every hero will have their own unique story of the events and encounters that happened along the way
  • Procedural generation: Ludomotion’s proprietary technology generates content that feels designed by humans, not algorithms, and can create a near infinite number of new lands, new places, new stories, and new challenges to discover
  • Orchestral adaptive soundtrack: an intricate system allows Unexplored 2‘s music to be arranged reactively, making subtle changes to the score at appropriate times, whether a moment of high emotion, or to provide foreshadowing

Seriously, Unexplored 2 is a hidden gem that you really need to try if you like roleplaying games that are heavily inspired by their board-game brethren.

You can check out the Steam trailer for Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy below.

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