- Publisher: iam8bit , Annapurna Interactive
- Release Date: Nov 12, 2020
- Also On: iPhone/iPad, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
- Summary: From the creators of ABZÛ, The Pathless is a mythic adventure game about an archer and an eagle in a vast forest. Become the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world. Forge a connection with your eagle companion as youFrom the creators of ABZÛ, The Pathless is a mythic adventure game about an archer and an eagle in a vast forest. Become the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world. Forge a connection with your eagle companion as you hunt corrupted spirits, but be careful not to become the hunted yourself. Explore misty forests full of secrets, solve puzzles in ancient ruins, and test your skill in epic battles. The bond with your eagle and the fate of the world hang in the balance. [Giant Squid]… Expand
- Developer: Giant Squid
- Genre(s): Action Adventure, General, Open-World
- # of players: Online Multiplayer
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THE PATHLESS - Official PS5 Gameplay Walkthrough
Positive: 38 out of 50
Mixed: 12 out of 50
Negative: 0 out of 50
Nov 26, 2020A fascinating adventure with a beautiful side in his visuals and great playability. His taste it's like an old-school game, but makes great points in the adventure genre with captivating music and a unique world.
Nov 10, 2020In short, Giant Squid succeeds in the most difficult task, that of starting from the groove left by the greats, but in the end to trace a new trajectory, leaving a profound and unforgettable mark on the panorama of independent development, and beyond.
Nov 12, 2020A hugely entertaining open world puzzler where simply getting from A to B is more entertaining than most games in their entirety.
Feb 8, 2021The Pathless is a really entertaining game from the creators of Abzû. The game lets you explore a vast world with a huntress and her eagle. Saving the world is no terrible job since the world is truly amazing, but the lack of enemies and the lack of unlockables don't really invite you to do. Where everything in the game is balanced really good from the puzzles to the boss fights, you get the feeling something is missing eventually. The game is great but could be much, much more than this.
Nov 11, 2020An enthralling mini-epic that unfolds like a combat-free cross between “Journey” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” Giant Squid's latest strives to make good on the open-ended promise of its title.
Nov 23, 2020There are a number of clever puzzles in The Pathless. Alas, I found little reward in solving them as I wasn’t invested in the game’s world or its characters. Solving archery puzzles spread across a wide barren environment just wasn’t for me.
Positive: 34 out of 36
Mixed: 1 out of 36
Negative: 1 out of 36
Nov 14, 2020Best indie game with Hades this year, beautiful soundtrack. great puzzles and the movement is soo good
Sep 22, 2022This game is a masterpiece. I already imagined that I would like it and that it was good, but not that good. It's just very beautiful fromThis game is a masterpiece. I already imagined that I would like it and that it was good, but not that good. It's just very beautiful from start to finish, great art and graphics, the gameplay is really fun with interesting puzzles that get more and more challenging and different throughout the game, with several secrets and the exploration is good and very free around the map. But, in my opinion, the game truly stands out in the boss fights. They also get more challenging as the game progresses, but they are all simply epic. This game definitely didn't get the recognition it deserved. More people should play and enjoy this beauty… Expand
Nov 29, 2020IMPORTANT NOTE: I strongly recommend using a controller for this game. The way the mechanics are designed makes a controller the ideal inputIMPORTANT NOTE: I strongly recommend using a controller for this game. The way the mechanics are designed makes a controller the ideal input method. Your bow and arrow autolocks on to targets and it feels extremely fluid and natural with a controller. This fluidity doesn't translate well to keyboard (at least in my opinion).
This is one of the greatest games I've ever played, and I don't say that lightly. A few brief things before I get into specifics. The traversal mechanic feels so good and is so fun to master. The boss fights are some of the absolute coolest I've ever played. Don't miss out on this game. It's well worth the price of admission. Story took me ~8 hours but I'm going for 100% (which I never do) so I have a good 4 or so hours ahead of me at least. And on top of that I plan to replay it for my own enjoyment.
The gameplay loop revolves around solving environmental puzzles to get runes to initiate a boss fight before moving on to the next area. These puzzles are very well designed, scattered evenly, and are up to you to find with minimal guidance.
Boss fights are 15-30 minute ventures that go through multiple stages/environments. They're a spectical but also a blast to play.
I'll leave it there, but The Pathless subverts a lot of usual gameplay tropes and generic mechanics to provide a wholly unique experience.
Strongly recommended.… Expand
Jan 2, 2021Very enjoyable game. If you've played the likes of Journey or Abzu you'll like The Pathless. Interesting travel mechanics and the purposefulVery enjoyable game. If you've played the likes of Journey or Abzu you'll like The Pathless. Interesting travel mechanics and the purposeful lack of a map lead to greater immersion. Discussing immersion The Pathless has a great soundtrack and amazing artistic styling and direction. A wide array of the puzzle keeps you intrigued and never truly bored. Even the story had its merits when looking into the lore of the game that is presented with stories scattered across the game's landscape. Each boss felt unique and an overall fun experience. If you haven't picked it up already i would say it's a great, laid back, and fun edition to any kind of gamers collection.… Expand
Aug 6, 2021A short but very sweet adventure from the makers of the beautiful Abzû. The gameplay is very satisfying and full of exciting, cinematicA short but very sweet adventure from the makers of the beautiful Abzû. The gameplay is very satisfying and full of exciting, cinematic moments. I love the mystical world of the game and the music is fantastic. An overlooked gem.… Expand
Nov 29, 2021When I played this game I was like this seems to be influenced by Abzu and Zelda/breath of the wild, makes sense it's from the same developersWhen I played this game I was like this seems to be influenced by Abzu and Zelda/breath of the wild, makes sense it's from the same developers of Abzu. What this game does better than Abzu is that it offers a lot more puzzles and interaction with the environment, with also some intense battles too. It does however at times feel somewhat empty or takes awhile to get to the next area to complete a puzzle
-Great music that fits the different environments and intense battles, and the voice acting is decent
-Having an eagle as an companion is always a plus haha
-Great design of the characters, better improvement of Abzu
-Being able to traverse by gliding with your eagle or using the targets that you destory with your bow and arrow to gain speed makes is rather unique.
-The story is an welcomed addition as it adds more meaning and it is kind of like an abridged story, as the game is only a few hours
-Rather well designed boss fights, which offer a challenge
-Puzzles for the most part are proper difficulty, not too difficult but still makes you think.
-You can't lose, there's no game over... which is somewhat of an odd choice considering how there's five boss fights. I think that kind of makes it less impactful as you know you just have to get the patterns down and thus you win. I will say some of the action is unclear at first what to do, and it does get repetitive that the boss fights only use fire and no other elemental abilities.
-This isn't really a negative, but the boss fights are like heavily borrowed from other games like Zelda, with movesets that match Gannon or calamity gannon, I thought that was odd because the game is like half puzzle, then the rest is battles. You could make the argument that the battles feel out of place if you were expecting something more like Abzu.
-Game desperately needed a mini map/map of some sort that highlighted better of where to go.
-Game length is somewhat short, took only like 5hrs, and that's not completing everything. that's still somewhat of a short game though.
Overall, great game, Don't think this game is worth full price, $40, wait for a sale like I did for like half off.… Expand
Dec 27, 2020Although it looks nice, it’s all been done before nothing new or exciting about any of the puzzles I just found it boring.
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