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App description: "It looks like a cute fairy tale, but this is a turn-based game that's thorny with challenge and packed with an incredible number of gameplay secrets."
Should you play this game: YES Kotaku

"Road Not Taken is the cutest catalyst for an existential crisis I've ever encountered"
4.5 out of 5 Joystiq

"It's as mean as life, as cruel as the universe, and it still manages to be one of the most intriguing and moving titles released this year."
90 out of 100 GamesBeat

About This Game:

Road Not Taken is a puzzle game about surviving life's surprises. You play as a ranger adventuring through a vast, unforgiving forest in the aftermath of a brutal winter storm, rescuing children who have lost their way. Randomly generated levels deliver a limitless supply of possibilities to explore and challenges to overcome. Your actions will influence not only your own story, but that of the villagers you hope to befriend and the town you call home.

Story Details:

Each time you play Road Not Taken, you're likely to experience a very different story. The paths you take will change; the relationships you pursue will twist in ways you did not expect. Which, as it happens, is just like real life.

The villagers of Road Not Taken believe that there is an optimal path through life: a good person gets a job, falls in love and has children. You won't follow this path. Can you find your own unique way through a life?

Gameplay Details:

No path leads to the same destination in Road Not Taken. The trails you take will change, the relationships you pursue will twist in ways you might not expect, and the narrative you create with every action will be yours to decide. Every playthrough offers new and unusual creatures to encounter, secrets and items to discover, townsfolk to build relationships with, and devilish, hand-crafted puzzle rooms to solve.

Brains, Not Brawn:

Your character has the magical ability to levitate and move objects. You must figure out how to use your talents and tactics to circumvent or defeat a wide variety of dangerous creatures, obstacles, and boss encounters.

Get Lost in the Wild:

Road Not Taken is brought to life with gorgeous 2D artwork, expressively charming sprite design, and an evocative, atmospheric soundtrack. Every puzzle is a challenge of exploration and strategy, testing players to think before taking each step forward.

Boardumb's comments:


07-27-2016, 02:13 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 553
Oo I just might have to scoop this one up =] Any game with random generation for content automatically calls to me =]

07-27-2016, 02:34 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2016
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 13
Wow I love this art style and the spooky feel!
07-27-2016, 03:26 PM
#4
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,539
Looks and sounds awesome buying now
07-27-2016, 03:32 PM
#5
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 1,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by ste86uk View Post
Looks and sounds awesome buying now
The reviews are pretty spot on for it. I would recommend reading those to get an idea of it. Regardless... Great get for iOS

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07-27-2016, 03:53 PM
#6
Very positive reviews on Steam. Bought!


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07-27-2016, 04:26 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,113
Ive read the kotaku and eurogamer reviews and I'm still not convinced it's for me. I love the sounds of the puzzles but not the roguelike elements so I'm interested in reading any more impressions anyone has to offer.
07-27-2016, 04:43 PM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by orangecan View Post
Ive read the kotaku and eurogamer reviews and I'm still not convinced it's for me. I love the sounds of the puzzles but not the roguelike elements so I'm interested in reading any more impressions anyone has to offer.
I'll post some video a bit later. It's taking me some time to get used to the controls.

Edit: Here it is:


Last edited by AppUnwrapper; 07-27-2016 at 05:35 PM.
07-27-2016, 04:54 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Monster Hunter Island
Posts: 5,023
I think I might buy it... I like roguelikes but I don't like extremely tough puzzles.. I'm torn. The art is absolutely beautiful!

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07-27-2016, 05:07 PM
#10
iOS 9.1 or later that's a bummer Jailbreak user hear on 9.0.2. The irony is once this has been cracked I will then be able to install and play it most likely.

Played this on the ps4 though and loved it great fit for a tablet