Away: Journey to the Unexpected
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Developer: Aurelien Regard
Content Rating: Teen
AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected is a colorful first person adventure game that combines action, negotiation and rogue-lite elements. Progress through the levels and the story, choose your path, but above all, recruit allies. All the strange characters you meet in game can be played in first person, and it’s up to you to find the right answers to get them to join your team!
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Away: Journey to the Unexpected begins as a fun and lighthearted romp with a few very unique wrinkles to its gameplay. Unfortunately, this quickly unravels and is severely hampered by poor design choices that sour what was first an enjoyable experience. These unexpected issues in the second half of the game are such a slog, and when you’re presented with a final boss battle that falls flatter than Maroon 5’s halftime show, it makes you wish you had stayed away from the game in the first place.
In our brief time with Away, since the game is with us less than five hours overall, there's a lot of variety and a lot to take in, especially when it comes to the visuals. It's not perfect and the combat's a little clunky, but it's an easily digestible roguelite with some extra elements sprinkled in that you'll struggle to find elsewhere. After all, where else can you play as a murderous living tree that applies a sepia filter to the entire game?
Magic mushroom design, endearingly wacky NPCs and visually plush environments are mixed with simple and fun gameplay countered with patience testing level repetition adding up to a fairly unique short and sweet FPS.