There is one rule in the game. And it needs to be broken. There is one goal. And when you attain it, you die.
Uživatelské recenze: Spíše kladné (435 recenzí)
Datum vydání: 18. bře. 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. června

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. února

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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There is one rule in the game. And it needs to be broken.
There is one goal. And when you attain it, you die.

Six sisters live in an apartment in the city. One by one their mother sends them on an errand to their grandmother, who is sick and bedridden. The teenagers are instructed to go to grandmother's house deep in the forest and, by all means, to stay on the path! Wolves are hiding in the woods, just waiting for little girls to stray.
But young women are not exactly known for their obedience, are they? Will they be able to resist the temptations of the forest? Will they stay clear of danger? Can they prevent the ancient tale from being retold?
The Path is a game about growing, about changing, about making choices, about accepting the consequences of these choices. A game about playing, and failing, about embracing life, perhaps by accepting death.

Key Features:
The Path is a short horror game inspired by older versions of Little Red Riding hood, set in modern day. The Path offers an atmospheric experience of exploration, discovery and introspection through a unique form of gameplay, designed to immerse you deeply into its dark themes. Every interaction in the game expresses an aspect of the narrative. The six protagonists each have their own age and personality and allow the player to live through the tale in different ways. Most of the story, however, relies on your active imagination.
The Path is designed with accessibility in mind. There are no ticking clocks or monsters to defeat. No hard puzzles will ever halt your progress. Most activities in the game are entirely optional and voluntary. The player has all the freedom in the world to explore and experience.

While The Path does not contain any graphic violence or sexuality, it does allude to these themes. The overall melancholy mood of the game and the potentially unsettling course of events, make The Path unsuitable for children. Despite of its origins in fairy tales, The Path is decidedly a game for the mature mind.
The game features a complete realtime 3D environment that can be explored through third person navigation. The characters in this virtual world, including the player's avatars, are governed by a form of artificial intelligence that gives them some autonomy. As a result, nobody knows exactly what you will encounter on your journeys.
Next to the multi-layered stylized graphics, The Path features a continuous soundtrack composed by goth rock diva Jarboe (ex-Swans). In fact, there are hardly any sound effects in the game. Instead the music is continuously changing according to what is happening in the game. Like the behaviours of the characters, the music too is never exactly the same twice.
For a satisfying experience, it takes about 6 hours to complete the game.

Systémové požadavky

Windows
Mac OS X
    • 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
Užitečné recenze od zákazníků
5 z 5 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
9.6 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 17. května
„Kde se touláš, Karkulko?“

Tuto hru vytvořila partnerská dvojice Auriea Harvey a Michaël Samyn, zakladatelé studia Tale of Tales, stojící za hrami jako The Graveyard nebo Bientôt l'été. Krátce po spuštění, uvidíte malý pokoj, ve kterém se nachází šest dívek. Malá Robin, roztomilá Rose, nezbedná Ginger, smutná Ruby, svůdná Carmen a elegantní Scarlet. Vámi vybraná slečna, dostane za úkol navštívit nemocnou babičku, bydlící v chaloupce uprostřed hlubokého lesa. Nemusíte se ovšem ničeho obávat, je krásný slunečný den a nehrozí žádné nebezpečí. Stačí jen dodržet jediné pravidlo – nikdy nesejít z cesty.

Tušíte správně, že právě průzkum lesa je hlavní náplní hry. Budete v něm nacházet různá místa a předměty, ke kterým mají dívky nějaký vztah, ale v každé z nich vyvolávají rozdílné pocity. Tam, kde jedna prožívá radost a štěstí, jiná naopak upadá do hlubokého smutku. Asi vás proto nepřekvapí, že je ve hře mnoho symboliky a skrytých významů, zanechávající otázky bez jasných odpovědí. Zda je tento tvůrčí záměr kladem či záporem, už ponechám na vašem posouzení. V průběhu hraní, budete také sbírat zářivé květiny, sloužící jako nápověda pro snadnější orientaci při toulkách hvozdem.

Za zmínku stojí také vynikající temná atmosféra, vytvářející dojem neustálého ohrožení a nejistoty. Hlavní zásluhu na tom má především dobrá práce se zvukem a vhodně zvolená hudba, stejně jako nestálý obraz a absence zářivých barev. Autoři ovšem do hry umístili také jeden „světlý bod“, a přiznám se, že interakce s ním na mě velice silně zapůsobila. Vytknout mohu snad jen nepovedenou animaci běhu některých dívek, působící občas trochu rušivě.

A o čem, že to tedy celé je? Inu, o dospívání, životě a smrti... O cestě. Tahle hra rozhodně nesedne každému, ale jestli rádi zkoušíte neobvyklé věci, pak máte mé doporučení.

PS: Pozor na vlka.
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16 z 21 osob (76%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1 osoba ohodnotila tuto recenzi jako vtipnou
3.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 11. února
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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20 z 35 osob (57%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
2.4 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 6. června
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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6 z 9 osob (67%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
1 osoba ohodnotila tuto recenzi jako vtipnou
35.1 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 13. června
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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2 z 2 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
3.7 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 30. června
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Whatever interesting, open-ended narrative there is in The Path is impeded by obtuse, confusing design. Part of the blame lies on a limited budget and resources, but the devs seemed to spend all their effort on story beats and neglected to strengthen the core experience (being lost in the woods, which is an aimless, frustrating experience).
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