Road Not Taken
Road Not Taken is a dark, whimsical puzzle game with endless replayability.
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Story & Themes
The Ranger's only ability is to levitate objects and throw them. You can open new pathways through the forest by putting same objects together, something which is easy in principle but increasingly difficult as the game goes on. You can also combine objects to get useful things, like potions or food. Or you can combine the wrong objects, and create something even more dangerous. If the Ranger runs out of energy, they will die. Usually levitating objects costs no energy, but walking with them will. So you have to find the most strategic way to throw objects into the right position, carrying them as little as possible.
The game takes place over the course of the Ranger's life--15 years, 15 levels. Between stints in the forest, you can build friendships and romances with the townsfolk. The game has a very circular quality. Every year your relationships progress until the end of your life, when the townsfolk that you've come to know visit your grave in the forest and then disperse. Then the game starts over again, with another Ranger.
- How far have you gotten in this game? What makes you want to keep playing?
- Do you like the villagers? Which is your favorite?
- How does playing this game make you feel?
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