Stories: The Path of Destinies
Stories: The Path of Destinies is an action RPG set in a vibrant fairytale universe filled with floating islands, majestic airships, and colorful magic. Reynardo, ex-pirate and unintentional hero, suddenly becomes the last line of the defense against the mad Emperor and his countless ravens. Can he come up with a plan that won’t blow up in his face, for a change? In Stories, each choice you make takes Reynardo into a unique narrative. From tongue-in-cheek takes on heroic adventures to dark, Lovecraftian scenes, Stories’ repertoire is as diverse as it is action-packed. But Reynardo’s fateful decisions won’t always come easy: Sometimes retrieving a weapon lost at the beginning of time means sacrificing the life of an old friend. But with so many choices to make, so many potential dire destinies, wouldn't it be great to be able to come back in time, learn from your mistakes and find the one true path?
Steam User 3
Well this game was collecting dust in my library for a long time, i finally went to it and check it blindly, i don't remember how i got it or why but i'm glad i have it. This game is the proof that I'm not bitter or just grown up and can't enjoy a game for it's narrative, it's the rest of the industry that is incapable to write a captivating story, for god sake I've played a game that has a furry fox with an eye patch. The game play itself is pretty easy, nothing to praise the high heavens, it's enjoyable and rewarding but not a challenge most of the times, if you fail you fail mostly because you get distracted, but be wary the game play is repetitive but in my opinion it doesn't bother me that much. The story is smartly written it's like a tell tale game but on steroids, so many branching paths you can choose to uncover the "truth", i came with very low expectations wanting a casual game but what I've received a very compelling narrative great characters, a fun and easy original game. I totally recommend it, even at it's full price.
Steam User 5
Not sure I saw cool bad endings like in this game anywhere else. Great narration a la Bastion, but more like tragicomical Sesame Street.
Steam User 2
The game follows the story of Reynardo, a heroic fox who embarks on a quest to save the world from an evil emperor. What makes the game stand out is the "Choose Your Own Adventure" style of storytelling, where the player's choices affect the outcome of the story. The game also features a fluid combat system that rewards skillful play and offers a variety of weapons and abilities to experiment with.
While the game is relatively short, it offers replayability through its multiple branching paths and alternate endings.
Steam Deck Experience
The gaming experience on the Steam Deck is quite impressive, as the game runs smoothly with high graphics settings and a stable 60fps framerate without any need for adjustments. However, in order to conserve battery life, I reduced the refresh rate to 40hz via the Quick Access Menu (accessed through the three dots button "..."). With this modification, I was able to enjoy approximately four hours of gameplay on a single charge.
Steam User 4
Ah. Suddenly the pace of the story makes sense.
Steam User 2
I like the different endings and the characters.
Steam User 2
This is something special
Steam User 2
I would definitely recommend this game for anyone that likes a laid back combat game with a delightful storyline, the voice actor they chose was perfect.
However, it would be hard to recommend this game for completionists. While I greatly enjoyed the game at the beginning, getting all of the endings and grinding levels got really repetitive, really fast. There are certain areas you can't skip so you're just sitting around and waiting. I had the game muted 90% of the time during the later phases as I felt like I was just hearing the same things over and over.
Overlooking that aspect, I really enjoyed the world and the story and would recommend it based off of those two factors alone.