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Book of Travels Review

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Posted: 6 weeks ago, last updated 4 days 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

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 30/08/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

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

Developer: @MightAndDelight

CommitmentCommitment

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.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Game not yet rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7 and ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Book of Travels Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@MightAndDelight) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.


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