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Curious Expedition 2

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

64%

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General Information

Available on:PCJan 28, 2021

Developer: Maschinen-Mensch

Publisher: Thunderful

Genres: Adventure, RPG, Simulation, Strategy

Curious Expedition 2 is a turn-based narrative roguelike that requires players to manage their resources and party members to keep insanity at bay and find glory. A grand discovery has been made: mysterious islands have begun to appear and vanish from the oceans as if by magic. The great Explorer Clubs are funding expeditions to these strange islands to bring treasures back for the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. Are you bold enough to join the adventure? KEY FEATURES: Explore procedurally generated worlds in a variety of biomes, each featuring a new combination of dangers and opportunities. Manage your resources to keep your trek alive and sanity high. Balance greed against your survival needs to find glory without perishing. Procedural storytelling makes every adventure unique. Your characters form relationships, change loyalty, acquire illnesses, and more in response to the environment and your decisions. Embark on an epic campaign that combines procedural gameplay with handcrafted story to create a narrative experience that can be played again and again. Dice-based combat mechanics will require all your cleverness to survive fierce wild animals and legendary creatures. Join weekly online competitions and pledge yourself to an Explorer Club to compete for unique rewards. Outfit your party members with equippable gear to create builds that can take on any challenge. Set off on a variety of expedition types, each with their own unique goal and events. Will you seek out the legendary Golden Pyramid or choose to recover the Rainbow Orchid instead? Discover mysterious locations and come across all manner of unique cultures, flora, fauna, treasures and more. 4K-native graphics inspired by classic Franco-Belgian comics. Veteran Curious Expedition players will discover plenty of new content: new items, character types, enemies, biomes, tribes, events, and much more!

Curious Expedition 2 Critic Reviews

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Overall, I really like where my successive adventures into Curious Expedition 2 took me. There's a few minor bugs to iron out, but I found that the game was mostly a smooth ride from beginning to end (by which I mean when an expedition failed and I quit the game). There's enough depth here that you feel invested in the fate of your character, and even once I finished playing, I kept thinking back to my latest run and what I could do differently.

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Curious Expedition 2 is a fun and fascinating mix of roguelite, a stylish boardame and compelling adventures set in XIX century. The explorations are always fun play even if hard and punishing, with episodes of shining emergent narrative. Though, on the long run the fixed main quest structure and a little bit of déjà vu effect make the experience a little bit less magic than the first hours.

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The gameplay is fun for a time, but once you see what Curious Expedition 2 has to offer, you will start to look beneath the surface. If you do that and you still like what you see, maybe you’ll have a new indie favorite. Or maybe you’ll find that your curiosity is quickly sated, and you’ll move on to the next thing.

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The quality of the overall experience is impacted by the limited appeal of the presentation. Combat can also become repetitive, with the dice system somewhat restrictive later on. Curious Expedition 2 is a good run-based title that will show-off the series to a wider section of gamers than the original, allowing them to go on complex resource-constrained adventures.

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