Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands is coming to the PS4 on October 17. In case you missed it in the ever-increasing list of releases being packed into this year, it’s a game that defies an easy explanation. (Don’t worry. It’s not Death Stranding hard to quantify.) It’s being described as part Legend of Zelda and part Stardew Valley/Harvest Moon. I probably have your attention now, so let’s jump into what you can expect from the gameplay.
After your ship crashes into an archipelago, you will need to provide for yourself, find your missing crewmates, and leave on a new ship. Your green thumb will be put to use farming. The trailer shows multiple crops going at the same time. Once your harvest is ready, you can cook up a tasty meal.
Food is only one part of survival. You will be searching for crafting materials and resources. These are used to build and expand your camp. Other islands provide an opportunity to explore and find new materials. Don’t know where to start? Stranded Sails is an open-world game. Pick a direction, and start walking or rowing.
Then again, it won’t be that easy. The life of a castaway on these islands is filled with more dangers than just starvation. The islands are cursed, so there will be problems of a supernatural sort. The game will have plenty of quests for you to complete and a story for you to unfold as you try to make your escape.
I added a gameplay trailer at the top, so you can see Stranded Sails – Explorers of the Cursed Islands in action. If you’ve not seen anything from this one yet, it’s a game that might need to be on your radar. It sets sail on October 17.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.