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The Curious Expedition

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7.3

Good

Game Reviews from around the web

90

A love letter to the joy of exploration and randomness. [Issue#256, p.64]

PC PowerPlay

90

For $15, providing hours of intriguing, choice-driven, replay-able, and overall curious game play makes The Curious Expedition a fun and worthwhile purchase for anyone with a thirst for exploration. I couldn’t find anything that took away from my quest for fame and fortune, save for the occasional repeated point of interest or animal encounter.

80

The infinite replayability of procedurally-generated maps and adventures is limited by the encounters available, and you’ll have seen them all in a couple of playthroughs. Still, in that time it’s a pretty good laugh, and The Curious Expedition bestows a real sense of adventure and exploration.

80

The Curious Expedition is a fine indie roguelike that succeeds in offering the classical strategy-rpg roguelike formula in an intriguing and unique theme.

80

Motivating and entertaining adventure game with interesting decisions, great character design and strategic diversity.

68

It also places that desire for discovery within another person’s mind, just like Conrad, and keeps its player, like Conrad’s reader, at a critical remove. It lets you see a bigger picture than the grid of hexagons it depicts; it lets you see the mindset that creates the grid, and what that way of thinking inevitably ends up doing.

60

The idea for this roguelike is great, but in my case The Curious Expedition’s charm wore off too quickly. I took the first place in my fifth or sixth attempt and though every time the game managed to surprise me, I needed just three hours to do it. [12/2016, p.57]

CD-Action

60

A fun excursion into the times of 19th century’s heroic explorers unfortunately runs out of steam quite soon, and that magical charm of the unknown vanishes. [Issue#267]

LEVEL (Czech Republic)

60

The Curious Expedition is an expedition into uncharted areas, you can enjoy in a couple of hours a week. Using in larger quantities reveals the problem with content and soon magic associated with discoveries fades.

60

Comfy, charming, deadly – but also static and boring in the long run. It plays a lot like Renowned Explorers, but is inferior in almost every aspect.

Game Reviews from around the web

The dynamic changes to terrain are impressive and highlight how exquisitely detailed the world is, and even when I reach the sixth expedition and end up cursing the impossible list of tasks I need to complete in order to unlock the pyramid, I find it hard not to start all over again as soon as I’m done.

Summary

The Curious Expedition is a fine indie roguelike that succeeds in offering the classical strategy-rpg roguelike formula in an intriguing and unique theme.
7.3

Good

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