AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected is out now, it’s beautiful, ridiculously cute, and brimming with personality.
Not sold yet? That’s fine, let us give you five reasons to play AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected.
We don’t have to write much about this one, because the art of the game speaks for itself. Mixing 2 and 3D art together in a love-letter to Japanese animation, it’s an utterly stunning game that always looks perfect.
Just look at the screenshots we’ve scattered through this article, we dare you not to fall in love.
There’s a cast of lovable characters
You’re not that great at shooting in AWAY, despite it being an FPS. So what do you do? Recruit friends, that’s what.
Each one of your eight recruitable friends is summonable in battle, and when you do you’ll shift into their perspective and utilise their unique abilities. But that’s not what makes them special, what makes them special is their personalities.
From Cool Kid the lollypop to Woody the tree, there’s just loads of personality oozing out of each of your companions.
It’s got roguelike elements
What’s a roguelike? Well, we can explain over here.
AWAY incorporates roguelike, or rather rogue-lite elements in its design. Meaning that no two playthroughs of the game are going to be the same. Play it with your friends, and they’ll have different stories to tell of what happened during their game. It means that even if you run out of game to play, you can restart and experience things differently.
It’s a feel-good-FPS
Whilst AWAY does feature enemies and you have to deal with them, this first and foremost is a game about feeling good. It’s about making friends, about exploration, about experiencing this wonderful world.
It all comes together to reinforce this, from the artstyle to the beautiful soundtrack. Everything in the game tells you to just have a great time playing it, instead of stressing about things or getting too deep into stuff. Just have fun, why not.
There’s a lot to be said for a bite-size adventure. Life is continually stressful and busy, so a game you can actually fit into your schedule and complete is often a rarity.
Enter AWAY. It’s perfectly proportioned, so you’ll actually get to the end and have a full adventure in its beautiful world. We don’t know about you, but that’s an enticing proposition.
AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected is available now, and you can pick it up right here.