Vindication Review

Thrown overboard for a life of wretchedness, you wash ashore a hostile island ruins — completely alone with nothing except the breath in your lungs and an undaunted spirit.

Through your advanced resource management, area control tactics, and freeform action selection, you’ll add companions to your party, acquire bizarre relics, attain potent character traits, and defeat a host of unusual monsters in the ultimate goal of mastering heroic attributes — and regaining honor.

It's got its fans in the board game industry as one of the most unique Euro's out there. Will I be one of them also or will I live long enough to be disappointed?

This is a long review due to the amount of content to cover. Some of this is the core game and the rest is stretch goal expansion content.  The talk about the expansion content is at 17:55 so if you want to skip ahead to the verdict, you'll find it at 32:33 onwards.