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Stories: The Path of Destinies Review PS4

Stories: The Path of Destinies

Looking for an adventure RPG game (of sorts) with cracking graphics and a good tale to tell? Look no further. Don’t be put off by the name that everyone has been bitching about due to its boring nature. Personally, the only problem I have with the name is that it sounds as if it’s aimed at a younger audience than it is (rated 12).  This is a good game, but I do have some gripes with it.

You play as Reynardo the Fox (yay!). He acquires a magic book that he can use to choices on what to do as he fights for the rebellion; it’s time for an epic adventure and it’s one that you control. As each chapter, or section within a chapter, plays out, you get to choose what to do next. Will you go rescue a friend or perhaps seek some ancient weapon that will perhaps lead you to defeat the mad Emperor?

You have the choice but along the way you’ll be taking on ravens, learning new skills that you’ve long forgotten and crafting new tools and swords to get you to where you need to be. This is all fantastic, until you realise that the path you’ve chosen is probably going to lead to your death, taking you back to the start of the game to take a new path that will, perhaps, also lead to your death.  The good news is that each time you go back to the start you do retain everything you’ve gained along the way. Thank heavens!

Skill tree in Stories: The Path of Destinies

The levels are fun, there’s a limited amount of exploration to do (look for those chests, people) but there’s not enough exploration if you love heading off the beaten track. The fighting mechanics are good too, but it does get repetitive and I really hate the lack of health that you’re given. There were a few times I would head into a battle with minimal health, knowing that one misstep would cost me.

Raven battles Stories: The Path of Destinies

The narration and the story are entertaining, it looks beautiful and an indie title that’s well worth £8.99. BUT, it is frustrating as hell to have to go back and chose the paths again, possibly having to replay the same ones multiple times in order to get on the right path that will lead you to victory. It really does depend on you as a gamer. If you love the feeling of platformers and you’re happy to go over and over levels multiple times for the end reward then you’ll love it. If you’re like me and you get frustrated having to repeat yourself then you will probably quit the game several times and then pick it back up again once you’re ready.

Available on: PS4, Windows

Developer/Publisher: Spearhead Games

7/10

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15 Comments

  1. Rhian Westbury

    Sounds like a really fun game, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the name of it x

    20 . Apr . 2016
  2. Sarah Bailey

    Ohh I’ll have to ask my other half if he has heard of this – as it sounds like something he might enjoy. x

    20 . Apr . 2016
  3. Harriet from Toby & Roo

    Sounds like a great game – gaming isn’t really my thing but my kids and husband are into it! H x

    20 . Apr . 2016
  4. Elizabeth

    This sounds like just the sort of thing my teenage son would love. I’ll have to tell him about it!

    20 . Apr . 2016
  5. Jessica McDonnell

    This sounds like a really interesting game. I need to make use of my husbands PS4.

    20 . Apr . 2016
  6. Sam Jeffert

    I know my partner would love this, I’ll have to mention it to him, great post!

    20 . Apr . 2016
  7. Kira

    Sounds like a fun game although I’d probably get frustrated to have to replay paths! But not bad price at all!

    20 . Apr . 2016
  8. Fashion and Style Police

    My nephew would love this so much. Great post.

    20 . Apr . 2016
  9. Liz Mays

    I like games that are challenging without being too frustrating. This does sound like a fun story-based adventure

    20 . Apr . 2016
  10. The London Mum

    I know a good many gamers that would love this!

    22 . Apr . 2016
  11. Melanie Edjourian

    It sounds like great fun, wish i had more time to find out.

    22 . Apr . 2016
  12. Tanya

    I love a role playing game but I think the having to go over multiple levels would irritate me after a while. But for only £8.99 I think it’s worth a go

    22 . Apr . 2016
  13. Natasha Mairs

    my husband and eldest son are also on their PS4, but they both prefer games like COD and Fifa

    23 . Apr . 2016
  14. WhatLauraLoves

    Its been a long time since I played on the playstation. I used to love crash bandicoot! This looks like a great game for the price xxx

    26 . Apr . 2016
  15. Cassandra

    I loooove video games!!! I’m going to check this out. The price is also great!

    29 . Apr . 2016

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