A Valley Without Wind 2 is out now and Arcen Games has made an immense umber of changes since the original in order to make this sequel more appealing and enjoyable.
If you’ve ever seen A Valley Without Wind (AVWW), the first one, you might notice that the screenshot of A Valley Without Wind 2 above shows some huge changes between the two games. The second game was released today on and while it did keep the many of the same general ideas about the game, 2d RPG Platformer in a giant procedurally generated world, there is still so very much that is different. For one, the graphical style has been entirely reworked and it is immensely more colorful than the original.
I never played the first AVWW beyond the demo, I found the world to be too bland, the gameplay too confusing, and the difficulty to be rather steep, but Arcen Games was very open about their first game and about all of the changes they were making in order to make it generally more enjoyable for people. A year later and the second game has arrived and this time around there is entirely new RPG system, a new combat system with better support for mouse and keyboard (or gamepad), an adjustable difficulty system, no longer it is endless (there is an beginning, middle and end), 2-8 player co-op multiplayer, a massive amount of depth and a turn based strategy aspect that has you commanding the Resistance.
There is also more than that to the game, like a spell system since you basically control a wizard of some sort, a class system, and a story, but the main thing to note is how much has changed between the two games. Currently the game is 25% off for launch, landing it at $11.24 for the time being, and it is available for PC and Mac on Steam or through the AVWW 2 main website. If you are wary, like me, then you should be happy to know that there is a demo available on that main website too.
AVWW 2 also comes with the first game and if you already own A Valley Without Wind then you get the sequel for free. Take a look at the launch trailer and for more on the game head to either of the previous links. I hope this launch goes well for Arcen Games, they provide some phenomenal post-release support for their titles.