Passing Moons Update Rises Over Unexplored 2
Developer Ludomotion has released the first major update to its open-world roguelite Unexplored 2. The “Passing Moons” update includes several tweaks and additions to the base game. Players now have to account for seasonal influences that affect survival in different regions, such as monsoons occurring during a storm season or a rash of hot weather potentially heralding a plague outbreak in another. While exploring, players are now also able to place map markers to keep track of important discoveries. There are additional difficulty modifiers available when first generating a world, and in the case of a level being unsolvable due to the procedural generator, a “pray for help” feature allows the game to create a doorway for players in unwinnable situations. Finally, inventory space has been expanded, though those choosing to travel in an encumbered state will need to rest more frequently and find combat more difficult.
Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy launched on PC in May 2022, with Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X versions following in June. It is an action roguelite that tasks players with destroying the mysterious Staff of Yendor. Character death is permanent, but players are given the option of guiding a new hero to pick up the mantle of their predecessor, or starting fresh with a new adventurer in a brand new world. Those looking to read more about Unexplored 2 can check out RPGamer’s impression of the initial Early Access release.
Anyone else but me finding Unexplored 2 not as exciting as the first game?
I kinda wish they’d just do more to expand the first Unexplored.