AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected
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Developer: Aurelien Regard
Publishers: Plug In Digital, Playdius
Genres: Roguelike, Adventure
You play as a kid that is neither a hero nor a warrior. Yet with the power of friendship, you will overcome every obstacle in your way!
Choose your path through the levels, uncover the light-hearted story, and above all, recruit allies. All the wacky and powerful characters you meet can be played in first person, and it’s up to you to find the right answers to get them to join your team!
Idiotic workmen, MYSTERIES FROM OUTER SPACE, ODDBALL FRIENDS, AND FAST COMBATS AWAIT!
Journey around a colorful world featuring unique visuals, with 2D characters living in a 3D world.
Unravel a funny and light-hearted story, with just the right pinch of rogue-lite elements.
Befriend and play a large variety of quirky characters, all against the backdrop of the anime-themed soundtrack composed by Kazuhiko Naruse!
AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected - Character gameplay - Woody
AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected - Character gameplay - Ernestin
AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected - 10 minutes of Gameplay
Away: Journey to the Unexpected tries to do a lot at once, which is a tall task for a game mostly built by just a pair of people. Ultimately, its strange direction lends to the charm of it all, but it's also clear the game is lacking in a few key areas — namely, shoddy combat and inconsistent level randomization. Still, it was billed as a "feel-good" indie and I'd have to agree. Despite its faults, I'm happy to have played this weird game.
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