Er is één regel in het spel. En die moet gebroken worden. Er is één doel. En als je het bereikt, ga je dood. Zes zussen wonen in een apartement in de stad. Hun moeder stuurt ze één voor één op een boodschap naar hun zieke, bedlegerige grootmoeder.
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Releasedatum: 18 mrt 2009

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"An experimental 'art game' about loss of innocence. It can be hit and miss. Love or hate it, it's an interesting title."

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Er is één regel in het spel. En die moet gebroken worden.

Er is één doel. En als je het bereikt, ga je dood.

Zes zussen wonen in een apartement in de stad. Hun moeder stuurt ze één voor één op een boodschap naar hun zieke, bedlegerige grootmoeder. De tieners wordt gezegd om naar grootmoeder's huis te gaan, diep in het woud, en om, kost wat kost, op het pad te blijven! Wolven verschuilen zich in het bos, wachtend op verloren lopende meisjes.
Maar jongedames staan niet echt bekend om hun gehoorzaamheid. Zullen ze de verleiding van het woud kunnen weerstaan? Blijven ze buiten gevaar? Kunnen ze voorkomen dat het eeuwenoude verhaal opnieuw wordt verteld?
The Path is een computerspel over groeien, over veranderen, over keuzes maken, over het accepteren van de gevolgen van die keuzes. Een game over spelen, en falen, over het omhelzen van het leven, misschien door het aanvaarden van de dood.


The Path is een korte horror game dat het verhaal van oudere versies van Roodkapje plaatst in een hedendaagse context. The Path biedt een sfeervole ervaring van zoeken, ontdekken en introspectie door een unieke spelvorm die ontworpen is om je diep in de donkere thema's van het sprookje onder te dompelen. Elke interactie in het spel vertelt een deel van het verhaal. De zes protagonisten hebben hun eigen leeftijd en persoonlijkheid en staan zodoende de speler toe om het verhaal op verschillende manieren te beleven. Een verhaal dat, desalniettemin, grotendeels afhangt van je actieve verbeelding.
The Path is ontworpen met het oog op toegankelijkheid. Er zijn geen tikkende klokken of monsters die moeten verslagen worden. Geen moeilijke puzzels die je tegenhouden. De meeste activiteiten in de game zijn volslagen optioneel en vrijwillig. De speler heeft alle vrijheid van de wereld om te dwalen en te ervaren. The Path is een Traag Spel.
Hoewel in The Path geen geweld of sex te zien zijn, refereert het toch naar die thema's. De overheersende melancholische stemming van het spel en de potentiëel verontrustende loop van de gebeurtenissen, maken The Path ongeschikt voor kinderen. Ondanks zijn oorsprong in sprookjes, is The Path duidelijk een game voor de rijpe geest.
The Path is een videogame dat onafhankelijk gecreëerd werd en door de makers zelf wordt uitgeven. Het is ontwikkeld met digitale verdeling in gedachten. Maar ondanks de kleine bestandsgrootte van het installatieprogramma, biedt de game een volledige realtime 3D omgeving die bezocht kan worden via derde-persoonsnavigatie. De personages in deze virtuele wereld, inclusief the avatars van de speler, worden bestuurd door een vorm van artificiële intelligentie die hen enige autonomie geeft. Als gevolg weet niemand precies wat je zal tegenkomen op je tochten.
Naast de veelgelaagde gestileerde vormgeving, bevat The Path een doorlopende muzikale geluidsband gecomponeerd door goth rock diva Jarboe (ex-Swans). Er zijn eigenlijk bijna geen geluidseffecten in het spel. In plaats daarvan is er de muziek die voortdurend verandert naargelang de gebeurtenissen in de game. Net zoals het gedrag van de personages, is de muziek nooit twee maal exact hetzelfde.
Voor een bevredigende ervaring heb je ongeveer 6 uur nodig om de game uit te spelen.

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    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 MB
    • Video Card: Recent Geforce® or Radeon® x6xxx 256 MB (no integrated graphics)
    • Sound Card: Any Sound Card
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 MB
    • Video Card: Recent Geforce® or Radeon® x6xxx 256 MB (no integrated graphics)
    • Sound Card: Any Sound Card
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 oktober
The Path could be considered an 'art' game, which basically means you just walk around, explore and enjoy the sceneries. The game is based on a dark version of Red Riding Hood.

You start by picking one of the six sisters (Red Riding Hood's) and the game tells you to stay on the path to your grandmother's house. If you stay on the path the game ends once you've reached grandmother's house, so it's best to go and explore the woods. In the woods you will find things like gravestones, campfires, humans or notes, most of them trigger some kind of interaction but are not essential for completing the game (as stated before).

The Path is a game you play when you want to forget real life for a bit and just want to enter a strange but beautiful fantasy world.

I would recommend this game over other 'art' games like Proteus, everyone who's into these kind of games should try this one.
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1 van de 2 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 oktober
The Path is a grim look into childrens’ stories and their fears. It’s a journey through one’s psyche: intimate and opaque. This is not about visiting a sick grandmother – it’s all about the path you take.
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0 van de 1 mensen (0%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 oktober
A sad, depressive, pasimistic and gothic digital piece of art.
This game is for the experience.
Will make you think about stuff. If you like artistic digital stuff and if you are an artist or art critic in your soul this is for you.
its about 4 girl, each has her own character, and each of them has to find grandmas home in the forest.
its kinda a macbre take on of red riding hood, but with drugs, sexual abuse and suicide.
the game can be called a game since you have to find stuff along the way to the home, and each pieace of puzzle you find complete the story even further. it is however not necessary. if you are into suicidal, abusive art with grim endings this is for you. i personally loved it.
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0 van de 1 mensen (0%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
9.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 oktober
This took a few restarts to understand how the gameplay worked, but the story for each girl makes for a very haunting game. The more you search and discover, the more you learn about each girl's tragic tale. It's a beautiful game and the music really helps with the atmosphere while playing. One of the more artistic games I've seen.
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0 van de 1 mensen (0%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 oktober
This is a story telling game. I would recomended it to on it's artsyness, and for anyone that likes seeing different things done with games.
If you need lots of action, or a highpaced game this is definitly not for you.
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0 van de 3 mensen (0%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 oktober
i wasnt a big fan of this game it was cunfussing and i got realy lost but not in the game
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0 van de 3 mensen (0%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 oktober
In short? I didn't get it. The awkward controls and non-sequitur surrealism created a constant frustration that undermined what looked like a sincere attempt at unsettling atmosphere and imagery. I think the creators of the Path might be able to really get under my skin if their story was a little more coherent, their visuals a little less abstract, their interface more traditional, and if they ditched the completionist-oriented scoring.
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26 van de 31 mensen (84%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
12.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 juni
This was my very first steam game and I've never regretted the purchase. The music, scenery and underlying message in each character's journey was something that I honestly didn't expect from what was supposed to be some kind of "gothic Red Riding Hood" game. I'll admit, at first I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be doing but after a quick run-through I got the hang of it. This game is more relaxed than most and I guess that's what caught me off guard. It's a game where the more things you discover the more warped the world turns out to be. It's a tale of innocence, destruction, pain, and discovery. Not something for everyone, but it's still one hell of a fun ride!
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22 van de 30 mensen (73%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
9.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 juni
!No spoilers, just my honest review!
I honestly dont think this should be classified as a horror game. But yolo whatever.
ANYWAY,
If you expect: A good story, pretty music, solid characters, spooky settings and something that keeps you guessing, this is the game.
If you expect: Jump scares, ghosts, a straight foward story, a challenge and being a wolf and eating little girls, this is NOT the game.
I love The Path and support it with all of my heart. But this should not of been a video game.It should of been more of maybe an interactive comic, or even a book. Even so, this is great all around. Not great as a video game but great as a story. It is very powerful. There is a lot of different ways you could take the story and it still make sense and be…well, a good story. So if you haven’t noticed by now,
ITS A REALLY GOOD STORY. There is still a spooky atmosphere and sometimes you might catch yourself sitting there for a moment and thinking, “That is creepy wow okay” but never should you feel threatened or scared by anything that happens. Each girl (there is 6) experiences life in a different light. Which is beautiful. Now something that I want to say about the description of the game:

"There is one rule in the game. And it needs to be broken.”
This rule is; stay on the path. For new comers, my suggestion is (If you have the time) play your first round of the game staying on the path right to grandmothers house. And think about the things you see there as each sister. Then, after you have went to grandmothers house as every girl, replay the game and immediately leave the path to then find your own way around.

"There is one goal. And when you attain it, you die. “
Each girls ‘death' is not as straight forward as the other. For me, some of the girls ‘deaths’ don’t seem like dying at all, but more of realizing something important in their life. (Some are obvious deaths though) Also, You do not get to see the girls die, you get to see what happens right before their deaths, if they die at all.

Thats all I really have to say, but by all means, I love this game and it is wonderful.
Some tips and fun things to try out:
The flowers you find show you the map once in a while, so when lost, look for flowers.
The path disappears if you stay off it too long.
The “girl in white”s intentions are different with each girl.
There is only one way to die so do not be afraid.
Dont base the game on the demo.
All of the sisters names are a type of red which I thought was cool.
There is a saving option in the pause menu, (Its not obvious and I kinda didn’t figure it out until my 4th play through so I thought this tip would help.)
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13 van de 19 mensen (68%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 juni
I feel like this game was made specifically for gamers like me. I can understand how it's not for everyone, but given some time and patience this game is very rewarding.
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12 van de 19 mensen (63%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 mei
Tale of Tales...well what can I say? The Graveyard is still my all time most hated product I've played on Steam. Fatale ranks pretty low as well. I was certain that this one was going to be a flop, but no! The Path actually showcases some creative thought and is quite a pleasant exploration piece. I guess 1 out of 3 isn't a strikeout.
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4 van de 5 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 juni
A scary, and creative game, that'll wrap you up in it's atmosphere. In the end, it's up to you to inturpret the story. Even after playing it years ago I can still remember every detail.
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13 van de 23 mensen (57%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
86.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 juni
Precursor to games like Dear Esther, it still gives me the creeps when you find each girl's "wolf".
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 16 september
Hypnotic and creepy and some what perverse in a verry passive way i would highly recommend this game.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 mei
This game is hella creepy. Atmospheric and very open to interpretation.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
11.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 juni
More of an art experience than a game, so if you're into that it's lovely.
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 juni
An excellent example of an artful video game that uses interactivity to engage the player and enhance the message of the story. Inspired by the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the player chooses to play as one of six children each given the identical objective of visiting their grandmother in a cabin in the woods. The game gives the simple instruction of staying on the path to grandma's house, but the player is free to disobey this command, abandon their duty to their grandmother, and instead venture into the forest where each girl's unique "wolf" awaits. The Path is about the inevitable human curiosity, the obliteration of one's innocence, and the consequences that follow. It is deep, it is beautiful, and is a great example of what video games are capable of as an art form.
9/10
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
10.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 juni
This game has an amazing ambiance. If you're into creepy things and interesting stories that require you to think a bit, I would recommend playing it!
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 juni
A slow pace, seemingly-unlimited exploration, and a room full of "little red riding-hoods" are the core of this game. Hiding just under the surface is a horrific story and interactive experience where the player must choose how to break the unsaid social rules inherent with straying from the path. This game will play with your heart in subtle ways as each Red meets her own Big Bad Wolf...
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
25.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 mei
I'm going to have to say that this is the only good game that Tale of Tales has made so far. It's the only one with substance.

It's not really a game in the traditional sense, more of an interactive experience. But unlike The Graveyard (walk forwards and then die) and Fatale, this actually has things to do, places to explore, things to find, and substantial content. Each of the playable characters has their own personality and has different thoughts to give, and different things to find in this neverending forest. I think Tale of Tales should look at this and learn for their future games, as they haven't made anything nearly this good since.
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