A rogue-like single-player puzzle game about life’s choices and surprises, Road Not Taken for the PlayStation 4 launches this week, and will be free for PlayStation Plus members in North America and Europe.
If you only want to see a small glimpse of what Road Not Taken has to offer, check out the above launch trailer. Otherwise, if you want to see a huge amount of gameplay from later on in the game, check out this expert walkthrough:
Here’s the description for Road Not Taken:
Players walk Road Not Taken as an enigmatic ranger and newcomer to a town which every winter loses several of its children to the freezing, treacherous nearby forest. Every year, your hero can opt to brave the brutal blizzards and challenging labyrinths of the forest to rescue these trapped younglings. But with a lifetime of only 15 years, and endless puzzling possibilities presented by the constantly shifting routes, objects, obstacles, hazards and predators of the forest, each venture into the woods is a test that requires careful thought. Your actions (or inaction) will impact not only your own life’s story, but those of the friends you make, loves you forge and village you call home.
Daniel Cook, CCO of developer Spry Fox, had this to say about the game:
It starts out looking like a simple puzzle game, but underneath is a mysterious procedurally-generated world that is loaded with secrets. We tried to create a life in miniature, where there’s no ‘best’ way to play. It’ll take the average person dozens of hours to master all the various encounters and strategies in Road Not Taken. And like most good roguelikes, it is not a forgiving game. You can expect to die repeatedly.
To see the trophy list for Road Not Taken (19 are Bronze, 1 is Silver), head over here.
A PlayStation Vita version of Road Not Taken will be out this fall, but Spry Fox hasn’t revealed if it will include cross-buy with the PS4 version.
Are you going to download Road Not Taken to your PS4 this week?