PREVIEW OF THE BOOK OF TRAVELS: A BLANK SALE
Might and Delight, a Swedish studio, are most well-known for their work on the shelter trilogy. Their latest venture is an ambitious, whimsical take on the MMO genre. It is an exciting “living project” that will evolve and grow with the player community. Many players are eager to explore The Braided Shore, based on their expertise in combining emotional narratives with the beauty of nature.
STORY – FORGE your PATH, TRAVELER
It’s a great experience to build your character in the Book of Travels world. There are many character origins and archetypes available. TTRPG style, you are encouraged to dig deeper into your character’s past before you launch the game. This will emphasize the role-playing strengths and weaknesses of the game. Even though it is not fully integrated into the game, it has a perks-and-flaws system that allows for rich customization of background and story-telling.
Book of Travels is more like a tabletop RPG than an action-adventure game. This game may be for you if you love the feeling of creating characters and stories for long, winding adventure sessions. There are many theories and side-stories to be found in the Braided Shore’s worldbuilding and lore. I can see people who are inspired and enthralled by Book of Travels’ aesthetics being very interested in explaining each part of the game, as well as connecting the dots to their fellow players.
I am not someone who would invest in creating characters and stories for people. This game was not for me. The experience was still enough to motivate me to continue exploring the world. As you travel through the world, there’s always something new to look at and consider. People live their lives and have their own schedules.
However, I was drawn to the earthy aesthetics of the writing and design. It’s interesting to see how the developers will continue to improve the game. They’ve stated that it is important to listen to players and the constant updates they provide in the first month of operation are impressive and encouraging for those who fell in Love with Braided Shore right from the start.
GAMEPLAY – SLOW AND STEADY
Exploration is the main purpose of the game. This can easily be felt in the vast green fields and other travelers who are living their lives along the roads. You’ll soon get to know the map and the world around you.