- Embark on a heroic quest in a colorful world of magic and adventure.
- A procedural open-world role-playing game with a tabletop feel.
- Now available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
So you’ve reached Haven, spoken to the senior tutor, and finished the prologue. The world of Unexplored 2 lies at your feet now. In a world that’s both big and uniquely created for you, setting sensible goals can be quite daunting. Here are five suggestions that I think are good ways to explore what the game has to offer.
1. Explore the Jetbeak Temple
The Loremaster has a plan that ultimately leads to the destruction of the Staff of Yendor. The first step in this plan is to travel to Temple Jetbeak and find evidence of the First Valley. If you want to follow the main quest, this is a logical place to start.
Temple Jetbeak shouldn’t be very difficult to get to, but how far away it is can vary from world to world. If it’s a long journey, you might want to speak to the traveling merchants near Haven’s entrance. Sometimes these traders go to a place closer to the temple and if you are willing to pay, they can safely take you there.
2. Back to the garden
The Garden of Yendor is where you’ll find the staff during the prologue and where you’ll flee when it’s under attack by the Empire. The garden is a much bigger place than you might think. During the prologue you are only allowed to escape, but there are two more levels to explore.
However, the Imperials are still there, so why would you want to go back? As the Task Master may tell you, the Raaf Key is in the Garden, and this key comes in very handy when you set out to explore the Raaf Temples scattered across the land. It’s not the only treasure you can find hidden there, either. In addition, the garden is directly linked to the history of the staff. So if you’re interested in uncovering his nebulous past, you’ve got another good reason to go back.
3. Make friends with a clan
The Raafi are not alone in facing the Empire’s threat. Scattered across the country you will find a few clans that could help you in your quest. Befriending these clans can be a smart alternative as there are many subtle long-term benefits.
In order to befriend a clan, you must bring its leader a gift and then pass a luck test. Appropriate gifts, such as special tomes and prospective mine maps, can be found across the land. Sometimes the task master in Haven can point out where to find such things, but most clan villages also have a traveling Raafi scholar who might have useful information on the matter.
The best way to start is to make your way to one of the villages, preferably one that is close by and not upset. By far the easiest way to reach villages safely is to hitchhike with a traveling merchant.
4. Hunt for seals
Another important way to make progress Unexplored 2 is by crafting magic items. For this you need seals. Seals can be found in many places, although their supply is somewhat limited. Once you have a seal, you can take it to a forge to be crafted into a well-crafted item you may have found. There is a forge in the vault in Haven, but you’ll often come across others in old ruins.
Seals power magical items, but they also power ancient machines left behind by the Marang. In fact, the Forge in Haven is powered by a Form Seal, like all working Forges in the world. That makes these machines good places to look out for when looking for seals. Seer Stones, Magical Herds, Rootsingers, they are all powered by sigils. However, these machines often have their own purpose; The Marang built them for a reason, so it might not always be in your best interest to just snag every sigil you come across to activate magic items.
5. Roam the world
Unexplored 2 is a game about travel and exploration, and why not? There are so many things to discover, many of which only have an indirect impact on your quest. Just traveling around and finding out how things work is a rewarding pursuit. You haven’t really experienced the game fully if you haven’t faced the arid wastelands of a red sand desert; if you haven’t blinked between two towers in a dandelion highland; if you haven’t piloted a Sky Spirit to summon a thunderstorm.
If you’re planning long trips, it’s worth preparing for. Travel gear can be just as important and bulky as heavy armor. Stop to rest when you’re tired and try to forage for food when you get the chance. Check your map before you set off, talk to locals, they may have a good idea of where to cross rivers or mountains, or find good rest areas. The world is your oyster. Enjoy!
Unexplored 2: Legacy of the Wanderer
Big Sugar Games
Unexplored 2 creates a vast, rich fantasy world for you to explore. It has a cool twist on permadeath: your character may die, but the world might endure. The game is an ambitious procedural action RPG with no grind, XP or gold. Instead, the story is all about your choices and their consequences throughout the story. As the titleholder, you take on the task of destroying the Staff of Yendor, which requires you to traverse your world. Along the way, you’ll meet tribes, encounter magical creatures, and explore ancient ruins to discover mythical weapons and historical items. The game is challenging and you will die many times. Maybe you make a wrong choice, take on too many creatures, or forget to stock up on food before heading into the desert. Whatever the reason, when your character dies, it’s gone. No auto-save or quick-load. However, you can decide to continue your adventures with a new character in the same world a few years later. Your new character will witness the outcome of your previous adventurer’s choices. You can store items in a safe place for your next Wayfarer to pick up and use. You can try to complete your quest to destroy the Staff of Yendor using consecutive Wayfarers in the same world. However, if you die during your final mission, your world will end. Permanent. So make sure you are well prepared and know everything you need to know about the final and most dangerous part of your adventure. If you fail, this world disappears. The only thing left to do is create a whole new world with its own story and start the quest all over again.