There is one rule in the game. And it needs to be broken. There is one goal. And when you attain it, you die.
Nutzerreviews: Größtenteils positiv (448 Reviews)
Veröffentlichung: 18. März 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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4. Juni

Play Sunset now!

Our new game Sunset is now available for all. Right here on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/287600

Like The Path it is a very narrative game. But this time the story is inspired by real world politics and romance, even though the setting is a fictional Latin American country in 1972. You play Angela Burnes, a US citizen who ends up working as a housekeeper in the penthouse of the wealthy Gabriel Ortega in the capital of San Bavón. As you go about your business washing dishes and ironing shirts, a revolution breaks out in the city below. Slowly but surely you get entangled in a web of revolutionary intrigue and, possibly, romance as the Anchurian people rise up against the notorious generalísimo Ricardo Miraflores.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=965e4x4bKq4

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16. Februar

Sunset pre-order available

As of now, you can pre-order our new game Sunset from the game's web page: http://tale-of-tales.com/Sunset. Pre-ordering gives you a Steam key on launch day, at a discount, and also a non-DRM version of the game for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Plus you are helping the creative team get through the last stretch of development. Thanks!

Don't forget to have a look at the new screenshots and video we've just uploaded! And let us know what you think.

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Über dieses Spiel

Es gibt nur eine Regel in dem Spiel. Und diese muss gebrochen werden.

Es gibt nur ein Ziel. Und wenn man es erreicht, stirbt man.

Sechs Schwestern leben zusammen in einem Apartment in der Stadt. Die Mutter schickt Eine nach der Anderen zum Hause der sehr kranken und bedlägerigen Großmutter. Die Mädchen wurden angewiesen, tief in den Wald zum Hause der Großmutter zu gehen und unter keinen Umständen vom Weg abzukommen! Die Wölfe im Wald warten nur auf kleine verirrte Mädchen.
Aber Junge Frauen sind nicht gerade bekannt dafür, gehorsam zu sein, richtig? Werden Sie der Versuchung des Waldes wiederstehen können? Werden Sie sich von der Gefahr fernhalten? Werden Sie verhindern können, das sich diese uralte Geschichte wiederholt?
The Path ist ein Spiel in dem es darum geht erwachsen zu werden, sich zuverändern, Entscheidungen zu treffen, und die Konsequenzen dieser Entscheindungen zu tragen. Ein Spiel, in dem es darum geht zu spielen und zu scheitern, das Leben zu lieben und den Tod zu akzeptieren.


Eigenschaften:
The Path ist ein kurzes Horrorspiel, das von den alten Märchen um Rotkäppchen inspiriert wurde, aber in der Gegenwart spielt. The Path bietet ein stimmungsvolles Erlebnis in dem Sie erforschen, entdecken und sich selbst prüfen können und Sie im Verlauf tief in die dunkle Atmosphäre des Spiels hineingesogen werden. Jede Interaktion in diesem Spiel hat auf andere Aktionen Einfluss. Die sechs Protagonisten sind unterschiedlich alt, haben eine eigene Persönlichkeit und bieten dem Spieler die Möglichkeit, diese Geschichte aus verschiedenen Aspekten zu erleben. Ein Großteil dieser Geschichte beruht allerdings auf Ihrer Vorstellungskraft und Fantasie.
The Path wurde kreiert, mit der Absicht es zugänglich zu machen. Es gibt keine Zeitbegrenzungen oder Monster, die besiegt werden müssen. Keine schwierigen Puzzle werden Sie von Ihrem Forstschritt abhalten. Die meisten Aktivitäten in diesem Spiel sind völlig freiwillig. Der Spieler hat die Freiheit, alles zu erforschen und zu erleben. The Path ist ein Slow Game.
The Path beinhaltet keine graphische Gewalt oder Sexualität, jedoch Verstehen sich manche Anspielungen von selbst. Die düstere Stimmung des Spiel und das allgegenwärtige Lauern des Bösen machen The Path für Kinder ungeeignet. Obwohl The Path auf einem Märchen beruht, so ist es doch entschieden ein Spiel für Erwachsene.
The Path ist ein Indi-Game. Bei der Entwicklung des Spieles hat man die Möglichkeiten der digitalen Distribution berücksichtig. Obwohl die Installationsdatei realitiv klein ist, besitzt das Spiel eine vollständige Echtzeit 3D Umwelt, die durch Steuerung in der Dritten Person erforscht werden kann. Die Charaktere in dieser virtuellen Welt, einschliesslich die spielbaren Avatare, werden von einer KI überwacht und geführt, die den Spielfiguren Selbstständigkeit verleiht. Demzufolge ist imer ungewiss, auf wen oder was Sie bei Ihrer Reisen stoßen könnten.
Neben mehrschichtigen Graphics, bietet The Path einen eingängigen Soundtrack, der von der Gothic-Rock-Diva Jarboe (ex-Swans) komponiert wurde. Es gibt kaum Soundeffekte in diesem Spiel, aber dafür ändert sich standing die Musik gemäß den verschiedenen Situationen. Genau wie die Charaktere, so wechselt auch die Musik ständig die Stimmung.
Sie benötigen ca. 6 Stunden um dieses Spiel in vollem Umfang zu erleben.

Systemvoraussetzungen

Windows
Mac OS X
    • Betriebssystem: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Prozessor: 2 Ghz
    • Speicher: 1 GB RAM
    • Festplatte: 500 MB
    • Grafikkarte: Recent Geforce® oder Radeon® x6xxx 256 MB (integrierte Grafikchips sind nicht unterstützt)
    • Sound: Jegliche Soundkarte
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Controller Unterstützung: Logitech Gamepad und Xbox 360 Controller
    • 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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19 von 26 Personen (73%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
3.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Februar
As a piece of art, the Path delivers: emotive, curious, thought-provoking.

A unique storytelling experience that relies as much on the narrative on-screen as that which the player formulates.

I initially played the Path elsewhere for free and was impressed enough with the developer's vision to make a paid purchase. While there is enough content to justify the pricetag (currently $10), I strongly recommend playing the demo first, as those who enjoy this type of experience may be in the minority.

- Skinny from the Fat B*stard (curator link)
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13 von 16 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
24.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Juli
The Path is a walking simulator and adventure/horror game, where the horror mostly is implied.
You take on the role of one of six sisters, each representing a different stage of womanhood, from little girl who only wants to play to a grown-up woman with adult wants.
Each girl enters a path through the forest, at the other end of which is grandmother's house. Walk there, and the game for that girl ends.

Of course, that's not where the real gameplay is. Instead, go into the forest. A strange girl clad in white tries to guide you further away from the path, and strange white distortion on the edge of your screen guides your character to other spots. You can pick up flowers along the way (which do nothing but increase a counter -- really, you don't get a thing for picking them all up) and also find strange items. Some of these can be interacted with, many cannot as they are meant for another sister.
Each item you can interact with gets added to the basket.

Eventually you will find the Wolf. The Wolf takes on a form which is meaningful to the sister you're playing as, and leads her to her death. These deaths range from the obvious (little girl gets eaten) to the vaguely implied (talent agent destroys her? Woodsman rapes her?) -- a lot of this is left to interpretation.

After each wolf encounter the girl is back on the path, but the only way to go is move forward -- slowly, limping -- to grandmother's house. If you picked up the right items along the way the house becomes a kind of horror slideshow with distorted graphics and sounds reminiscent of what you found in the forest...

It is a strange and unique game definitely worth playing. Just don't think you'll fully understand all of it.

Also of note is that the game's demo is actually a fully separate "level", where you play as the Girl in White in a very different form of the forest. Fortunately it can be installed even if you own The Path.
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6 von 7 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
3.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Juli
I'm really not a big fan of Tale of Tales, having played previous games like The Graveyard and that game with the deer, and now The Path. It's not because of their not-so-subtle pretentiousness, such as how when talking about the development of Sunset (their latest game, which I haven't played), they stated "Abandoning some of our more extreme artistic ambitions actually made work easier and more enjoyable. And that’s when we should have realized that we were on the wrong path. Because whatever we enjoy is never, ever, what the gaming masses enjoy." It's not because after Sunset became a commercial failure and they left the gaming industry, they proceeded to write a series of passive-aggressive statements on various mediums blaming Sunset's failure on the gaming community's inability to "get" it, along with a tweet that goes, and I quote, "Hahaha. I'm so free. Look at me. I can say ♥♥♥♥ GAMES! ♥♥♥♥ GAMERS! ♥♥♥♥ THE GAME INDUSTRY! DIE! DIE!DIE! And rot in hell!" It's not because in Michaël Samyn's Patreon, he has a $5,000 tier listed "Shut me up", claiming that "if you really want me to disappear from videogames altogether, stop writing about them but also stop trying to make them, basically get the f out of your precious hobby, all it takes is a bit of cash. Make my day!". Tale of Tales is a pretentious blowhard of a developer, and while any developer leaving the industry is a bad thing, I can't say I'll miss them. But none of those are the reason why.

The reason I don't like Tale of Tales because they don't seem to have a clear grasp on what gaming is as an artistic medium. None of their games are good in the tratitional sense, and instead they bank on their artistic value. The problem is, their games never seem to actually acknowledge the strengths of the medium. Video games are a unique artistic medium because they allow the player to interact with the story and characters in ways that no other medium can easily do, and that allows them to give unique, involving, and emotional experiences that you can't get in other mediums. Tale of Tales games are more like paintings made into video games; they're pretty to look at, and maybe you can find a meaning if you look hard enough, but there's very little to actually see or do in them, and they don't really engage the player any more than going to an art museum would. Rather than being "games as art", these games are more like "art as games", and while I'm sure some people will appreciate them, they just aren't very fun to play at all, and I'm not so sure that they even wanted them to be fun. The Path is a game where you pick one of six girls and walk around a forest (or stay on the path, but you're pretty clearly not supposed to considering 98% of what little game there is is off the path), stopping occasionally to look at things, and that's basically it. You get to Grandma's house, and then you start over with another girl. It has a great atmosphere, and the forest environments are pretty to look at for the time it was released, but that's about as far as the game goes as far as what I can compliment.
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9 von 15 Personen (60%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
35.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Juni
This is my favourite game. It's slow and there is no "action" at all, it's more like an interactive story, but I always find it fascinating and have done since it came out when I was about 15. Five years later and I still think it's beautiful and kind of sad. But you have to go into it knowing that it's less like a game and more like a story. I view it as being all about the loss of innocence and how we lose it in different ways, some of the endings seem simple and suburban, but some suggest horrible, traumatic things happen. While I understand how people can't get into it or don't like it, to me it's beautiful.
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24 von 45 Personen (53%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
2.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. Juni
VERY slow-paced (and I usually don't like most fast games), makes no sense, not immersing. Instructions are a mess.

People compared it to David Lynch's movie in some review. I love his movies because they make sense somewhere, when you look hard enough. This is pure Dadaism and not enjoyable in any sense. I'm pretty sure people rate this up because they're used to mainstream stuff and are amazed because "it's so artsy!". But it's not. It's dumb.

Just beautiful graphics, and that's it. I'd watch a video with this theme, but it's terrible to "play", if you can call it that,

The game said I found a wolf, but I didn't.

Argh. No. NO! NOOOO! Don't trust the trailers! Watch an uncut gameplay video to make sure you're up to the tedious task.

If you got it from a bundle, get the cards and then get away from it.
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