How many times have you found yourself in an open ended game like Fallout, Elder Scrolls, or GTA and just spent time walking around? Did you ever just look at the things around you? Try to find things? If so, then perhaps The Path is something to look into.
The Path is an independent horror game that centers around curiosity. You play as one of six sisters known as the Red Girls: Robin- full of innocence, Rose- in tuned with nature, Ginger- a tomboy, Ruby- a dark soul, Carmen- a lonely soul looking for love, and Scarlet- the mature one. Each Red Girl sees the world differently and can discover things about the forest that the other’s can’t but they all have the same goal…To get to Grandma’s house.
They are told to stay on the path that leads through the forest because of wolves that are waiting to eat them, but curiosity can be powerful. Can you resist the temptation to wander off when you see something sparkle in the distance? When you see a ghostly figure dancing in the shadows? Hear chains rattling in the wind?
This is the premises of the game. You’re suppose to go out and explore the forest and to stumble upon the “wolves” (which are symbolic for other horrible things). The game is more aimed at people who enjoy exploring and have an abstract way of thinking. You need to put the pieces together to figure out the sentences to the wordless story. You’ll find locations, see imagines, hears sounds, and only know the character’s thoughts to everything that happens.
It’s not a game for everyone but if you’re a fan or independent, “artsy” kind of games or are looking for something to scare you in the sense of disturbing you…Look no farther than The Path. It definitely has an unique art style to it that is just as unique as the game itself. (Screenshot from my play through.).
You can download it from either Steam or Windows Installer for $9.99. (A Mac version is on its way.) I bought it, wandered around, and ended up killing one of them…The best part is that I enjoyed every minute of it.