Voyage to Farland is a tough as nails turn-based graphical dungeon crawler inspired by the cult classic Japanese Mystery Dungeon games.
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Positive (11 reviews) - 81% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 2, 2015

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Voyage to Farland is a tough as nails turn-based graphical dungeon crawler inspired by the cult classic Japanese Mystery Dungeon games.

A homeless wanderer enters the forested valley called Iya Gorge - a strange land filled with mystery, danger and frightful creatures possessing fell powers. In search of a lost sister, the wanderer takes on challenges in forests, dungeons, and caverns to defeat an evil witch who has kidnapped the local children.

But completing that quest is just the start, for beyond it lies the more daunting task, embarking on The Path of No Return, a brutal trail through catacombs and treacherous lands to reach the mythical place known to locals simply as "Farland".

There, a fascinating surprise awaits our undaunted adventurer...

Highlights include procedural generation, emergent puzzles and a unique "kimokawa" (cute but creepy) art style to offer indie fans a game inspired by the hardcore 16-bit golden age of gaming.

Features:
  • replayability that will keep you busy for months to come
  • tons of monster types with devious abilities
  • starter dungeon and 4 unlockable themed dungeons
  • 4 NPCs you can recruit to help you fight
  • rescue codes to save and be saved by other players

Fun things you can do in Voyage to Farland:
  • get a pet robot you can level up
  • find the introverted outcast monster and make him your ally
  • go rafting in the Twilight Stream (spoiler alert!)
  • take on the challenge of the Strategy Dungeon
  • build weapon & shield enchantments and store gear in a warehouse

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
    • Storage: 25 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Java 1.6 or newer
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
    • Storage: 25 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires Java 1.6 or newer
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 capable graphics card
    • Storage: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Java included or use alternate "beta" build that requires Java 1.6 or newer (uses 25MB)
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Positive (11 reviews)
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Tiffany is best Huniepop girl
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30, 2015
"Oh look, more RPGmaker-esque trash from a bundle. I guess that I should give it a try before giving it a bad review..."

>Game is hideous, even compared to the SNES game that started the series it's based on.

>Ugly transparent minimap directly on top of my ugly character.

>main controls are mapped to A and B, which are nowhere near each other on the keyboard.

>First NPC I run into demands that we play rock-paper-scissors.
>There are insane button combinations to throw each sign.
>This is because the game is a sloppy port of a Nintendo DS homebrew game.
>If you lose to the NPC, he tells you "I always win".
>This is not a clever meta joke about how this game is rigged against you - you're actually supposed to keep playing until you win an item off him.

Greenlight needs to be fixed to keep games like on Desura where they belong.
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chris cappuchan
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28, 2015
what this game lacks in graphics, music, polish and originality it more than makes up for in the way it copies the pokemon mysterie/shiren wanderer games I used to play on the DS, would definetly recommend
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William Shakesman
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14, 2015
Let's get it out of the way right off the bat. Yes, it's ugly as sin. I could say "at least it's not pixel art" but that's just damning with faint praise. And the music is even worse.

But this captures the heart of Mystery Dungeon style games so well.

For those who don't know what that means, Mystery Dungeon is a brand of Japanese roguelikes dungeon crawlers (You may have seen the Shiren, Pokemon, or Etrian flavors). What makes them stand out is how simple they are compared to the western brand of roguelike. There are not six fiddly stats and 40 rings, scrolls, and wands to manage nor are there 40 fiddly tricks to have to cover like keeping a wand of fire to scribble galadriel at opportune moments. You do not have to memorize 40 pages of spoilers and have "blessed +2 gray dragon scale mail" tattooed on your forearm.

In exchange for all that, the genre focuses more on gamey style abilities. The wands and abilities you find control enemy pacing, placement, movement, etc. And when there is a horde of monsters bearing down on you with a monster that can paralyze you and another that can drain your levels, your brain will be tested just like the best of roguelikes.

So what MD offers is something more innately intuitive and accessible than the overwrought and overfiddly roguelikes you may be accustomed to, but one still quite difficult. If the western flavor is an enormous wargame run by steely-eyed grognards with fearsome neckbeards ready to debate tactics from the galactic wars of the far future to the Civil War, MD is closer to chess.

Voyage to Farland is almost a straight reskin of the DS Shiren game. Every ability, every trick is there, with its own spin on balancing. If you can get past the atrocious art style, you will find an excellent homage to a roguelike flavor that just is not well-represented on PC. Complete with Shiren's love of secrets and inventory management, but with different enemy design, pacing, and balancing, it is a wonderful homage from a fellow who is clearly as moved by Shiren as I am.
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Flying Shisno
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14, 2015
A fun roguelike in the Mystery Dungeon Style. Fight your way through the cute hordes of ultimate destruction and defeat the witch.

Has nice retro graphics, some different game types, and sounds/music. I definitely recommend it to any roguelike and/or Shiren the Wanderer fan. Also available on Android.
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svenno
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6, 2015
The sprite and tile art are terrible- reminds me too much of the 90% of games in the GameMaker library.

Other than that, it lives up to being like Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon line of games as mentioned in the game's description, which is worth it if you grew up with those titles and don't care much for the game's visuals.
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ChexWarrior
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4, 2015
A roguelike for PC that actually feels like your playing a real Mystery Dungeon game! While the graphics are cute the game itself is extremely challenging. If you liked Shiren the Wanderer or any of the Torneko games then this game is for you!
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crowe
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 3, 2015
its a slavish ripoff of shiren mystery dungeon with the worst art ever seen in a videogame
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pango
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2, 2015
It's not without issues such as a few graphical glitches and I personally hate the sprites in it but the game is fun and solid. It can be brutally hard even right at the start though.

As for the style of game it is, look to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Chocobo's Mysterious Adventure et al: basically Japanese console roguelikes.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
Let's get it out of the way right off the bat. Yes, it's ugly as sin. I could say "at least it's not pixel art" but that's just damning with faint praise. And the music is even worse.

But this captures the heart of Mystery Dungeon style games so well.

For those who don't know what that means, Mystery Dungeon is a brand of Japanese roguelikes dungeon crawlers (You may have seen the Shiren, Pokemon, or Etrian flavors). What makes them stand out is how simple they are compared to the western brand of roguelike. There are not six fiddly stats and 40 rings, scrolls, and wands to manage nor are there 40 fiddly tricks to have to cover like keeping a wand of fire to scribble galadriel at opportune moments. You do not have to memorize 40 pages of spoilers and have "blessed +2 gray dragon scale mail" tattooed on your forearm.

In exchange for all that, the genre focuses more on gamey style abilities. The wands and abilities you find control enemy pacing, placement, movement, etc. And when there is a horde of monsters bearing down on you with a monster that can paralyze you and another that can drain your levels, your brain will be tested just like the best of roguelikes.

So what MD offers is something more innately intuitive and accessible than the overwrought and overfiddly roguelikes you may be accustomed to, but one still quite difficult. If the western flavor is an enormous wargame run by steely-eyed grognards with fearsome neckbeards ready to debate tactics from the galactic wars of the far future to the Civil War, MD is closer to chess.

Voyage to Farland is almost a straight reskin of the DS Shiren game. Every ability, every trick is there, with its own spin on balancing. If you can get past the atrocious art style, you will find an excellent homage to a roguelike flavor that just is not well-represented on PC. Complete with Shiren's love of secrets and inventory management, but with different enemy design, pacing, and balancing, it is a wonderful homage from a fellow who is clearly as moved by Shiren as I am.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2015
A roguelike for PC that actually feels like your playing a real Mystery Dungeon game! While the graphics are cute the game itself is extremely challenging. If you liked Shiren the Wanderer or any of the Torneko games then this game is for you!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2015
The sprite and tile art are terrible- reminds me too much of the 90% of games in the GameMaker library.

Other than that, it lives up to being like Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon line of games as mentioned in the game's description, which is worth it if you grew up with those titles and don't care much for the game's visuals.
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12 of 25 people (48%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2015
It's not without issues such as a few graphical glitches and I personally hate the sprites in it but the game is fun and solid. It can be brutally hard even right at the start though.

As for the style of game it is, look to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Chocobo's Mysterious Adventure et al: basically Japanese console roguelikes.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
A fun roguelike in the Mystery Dungeon Style. Fight your way through the cute hordes of ultimate destruction and defeat the witch.

Has nice retro graphics, some different game types, and sounds/music. I definitely recommend it to any roguelike and/or Shiren the Wanderer fan. Also available on Android.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2015
what this game lacks in graphics, music, polish and originality it more than makes up for in the way it copies the pokemon mysterie/shiren wanderer games I used to play on the DS, would definetly recommend
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12 of 37 people (32%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2015
its a slavish ripoff of shiren mystery dungeon with the worst art ever seen in a videogame
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10 of 34 people (29%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
"Oh look, more RPGmaker-esque trash from a bundle. I guess that I should give it a try before giving it a bad review..."

>Game is hideous, even compared to the SNES game that started the series it's based on.

>Ugly transparent minimap directly on top of my ugly character.

>main controls are mapped to A and B, which are nowhere near each other on the keyboard.

>First NPC I run into demands that we play rock-paper-scissors.
>There are insane button combinations to throw each sign.
>This is because the game is a sloppy port of a Nintendo DS homebrew game.
>If you lose to the NPC, he tells you "I always win".
>This is not a clever meta joke about how this game is rigged against you - you're actually supposed to keep playing until you win an item off him.

Greenlight needs to be fixed to keep games like on Desura where they belong.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny