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Video GameBook of Travels Review
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Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 8 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Book of Travels is a role-playing game. It's an unusual online game that focuses on the small rather than the massive. You explore an open world to find others to travel with, gather resources, craft items and learn abilities. It's a game that invites you to spend time in its beautiful world, not for some great heroic end, but for the simple joy of discovery and companionship.

You start each journey in the fantasy world of Braided Shore. Here you create a unique character by selecting a star sign, backstory, and personality traits. You then head off to explore the land.

Along with the friendly encounters and crafting there is some combat and more challenging moments. You gain abilities and spells by brewing tea and learning to tie knots. You can also learn an instrument in the game and gain new music to accompany you as you progress. Unlike other role-play games Book of Travels has no overarching goals, beginning, or end. You create your own adventure as you push into the varied biomes and tundra of the fantasy world.

"Bound by shared moments of wonder, we lend each other strength of mind or body. Although we sometimes wander solitary roads we are never truly alone."

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 30/08/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World, Role-Play and Simulation

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: Might and Delight (@MightAndDelight)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Like Journey, Book of Travels limits the number of players on each server to ensure each meeting is memorable when players cross paths. Also like Journey, player to player communication is entirely non-text/verbal, relying on a limited set of emotes that are gained through player experience.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

CostsCosts

Book of Travels usually costs £23.79.
 

Book of Travels

Steam Store PC £23.79
App Store Mac £23.79
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Book of Travels Accessibility Report documents 16 accessibility features:
This game is in Early Access and accessibility features such as changing text and UI size appear as "not yet available" in the options menu. As they are right now, the text and icons are incredibly small and can be very difficult to read and distinguish. There are no alternate controls or controller support currently available.

There are tutorial popups for how to do specific actions but you are not given an overall quest or objective when you begin. You are left to explore and discover the world, there does not seem to be a journal or quest tracking system to guide you, keep notes of where you've been and the people you've encountered, or track your progress, which can all make it hard to pick up and remember where you left off.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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