Stories: The Path of Destinies is a top-down action role-playing fantasy adventure game that’s set in a fairytale world, that’s filled with nice looking floating islands, some awesome ‘majestic’ looking airships, and of course magic mojo.
You play as Reynardo who’s of the rebellious kind that wants to do what he feels like doing, he’s also a fox. You’re on a heroic journey that’ll have many tough choices to make as you continue on slaughtering crows with your hero sword.
The main thing the game wants to deliver is to have a strong story with a unique narrative by providing a system, one that promotes replayability to acquire and see different story paths and endings.
The game’s visuals can be described as a gorgeous mix of a great colorful art style with distinctive modeling and smooth animations, alongside some damn beautiful vistas of various levels.
The soundtrack is fitting perfectly with the game as it gives some great magic to the environment your in as well as how the story is progressing, immersing you in the ventures that you’ve chosen.
The story is the most interesting part of the game, as when you’ll be provided with a plenty of different choices throughout your journeys which will desire how the story will continue and end. This type of story telling system makes me want to say that the game has a highly replayable story (obviously limited though) and is equal in replayability to its general gameplay, if not more for a limited time.
Now even though the story is replayable, without good gameplay it would be somewhat boring to check all of the game’s story paths, but that’s not the case. The gameplay from controls to combat is pretty solid that gets better and more fun to play as you advance in unlocking more swords and abilities.
At first I wasn’t sure how the game was compelling as I finished my first story path, but it clicked as I was playing through my second journey with my interest getting stronger and stronger the more I was playing the game and finishing more paths. Hooking you in the game and making you love its charismatic and lovable characters, its beautiful colorful world, its great story/stories, its wonderful art style and soundtrack alongside its awesome combat.