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[Let's Play] The Path: Voting ending soon... get them in!

FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
edited January 2011 in Games and Technology

Golly jee whiz! It's time to play The Path! It's a game wherein some girls get raped, killed, and graded on a letter scale. It takes place in a setting harkening back to the original Little Red Riding Hood tale, where the ending was anything but happy. I'll let the official site tell you more:
The Path is a short horror game inspired by older versions of Little Red Ridinghood, set in modern day. The Path offers an atmospheric experience of exploration, discovery and introspection through a unique form of game play, 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. The Path is a Slow Game.


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.
This is my first Let's Play, but I'm going to try my best to keep this as technically sound as possible. As far as content, I can't promise much, but I will say that I've never played the game before, and I will not be "trying it out" before hitting record. What you see and hear will be my 100% virgin, genuine response to the brilliance and/or terror that the game provides.

So, without further ado, I'll leave it to you all to vote which girl I will play through first. I will try to keep this LP short, since the game is short. I'm hoping to have 1 video for each character, for a total of 6 videos.

Here are the girls, for your voting pleasure. Please use the coloured, bolded example beside their names when voting in your posts, so it's easier for me to tally. If you don't, I might miss your vote.

(I'm keeping all grammatical atrocities intact inside the spoilers, since I think it adds to the atmosphere of the game--the grammatically incorrect atmosphere)

[highlight]OLDEST TO YOUNGEST[/highlight]

Scarlet (!Scarlet)
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(Scarlet's Live Journal: sternred)
On my way to grandmother this morning,
I was struck by a peculiar light coming
from between the trees.
I could have sworn I heard music too.
My sister Robin and the coat
our grandma gave her.
Quite a handful, I tell you!

Sometimes I think Kris was born with those headphones attached. Which would explain how she became such a maestro with sound!
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I worry about Ginger. One of these days, she's going to get in some serious trouble!

The panic that consumes you is the fear of order


Carmen (!Carmen)
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(Carmen's Live Journal: SexyRed13)
Lately I get this feeling of being watched.
I can't tell from which direction.
And I don't see anyone.
my sister Ruby is so pretty
if she wasn't such a bore
she could get all the boys!
I feel a gaze on me. Following me.
Hans
touched
us in places
that we didn't even
know we had. They call him a
"technical artist"... Hm... He's an artist allright!...
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Scarlet acts all grown up and stuff
but I know she only thinks of one thing

The man who would save us is the destroyer... but the tenderness of giving in can defeat any power.


Ruby (!Ruby)
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(Ruby's Live Journal: gothred) emored must have been taken
It's so silent. Even nature
is holding its breath.
Night is a space
where the soul can expand.
this is my kid sister Robin...
ah, the innocence of youth.
this would be little
sister Rose. So sweet
she makes my teeth hurt. so, they tell me THIS is Michaël, the guy who programmed everything we know! hmm... doesn't look so tough to me...
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I love wandering through the forest at night.

Paralyzed soul... nowhere to go


Ginger (!Ginger)
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(Ginger's Live Journal: tomboyred)
I hate that stupid stuff with
kissing and happy smiles and
dressing up pretty.
my younger sister Rose
she seems so old
sometimes
carmen thinks she's hot
i guess she is
if you're into that sort of thing
Laura is cool!
she animated me and my sisters
they say she even animated wolves
in our forest??
i find that hard to believe!
laura.jpg

(So is that the name of one of the graphic artists who worked on the game? I'm sensing a trend here, people!)

Small things move fast... Now you see me.... Now you don't.


Rose(!Rose)
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(Rose's Live Journal: innocentred)
Many people might think it's gloomy and grey, but I adore mist!
Walking through the mist is like floating through clouds.
I think Ruby wants to die
It's so sad
Auriea is the star!
Or should that be the goddess?
She made us all in her image.
And the forest! And the house!
Carmen
seems
so sure
of herself
but
I know
she's
lonely
inside
I find it very uplifting.

Deep inside everybody is a dream.


Robin (!Robin)
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(Robin's Live Journal: kidred13)
I heard howling
in the forest today.
A singing wolf!
this woman called JARBOE she
lives in a black house in the
forest - like grandma she
sings when we walk
on the path she
made all the
music
ginger is my FAVORITEST sister
she doesn't talk to me much
mam is always so BUSY
good thing we have scarlet
to keep us out of TROUBLE
I wish I could just go and hug him.

Tickles in my belly... cuddles on the wind...

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(Fun fact: "Jarboe" is actually the name of the person who did the music for this game. I'm assuming this is her picture. I wonder if the designers paid her via in-game cameo?)

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Golden slumbers fill your eyes Smiles await you when you riseRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    (!Ruby)


    I'm so looking forward to this.

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  • pantsypantsy Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    !Robin, of course.

  • LawndartLawndart Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    More information is required before I place my vote:
    Which one is raped/not-raped/ravaged/really totally not raped I don't know why you horrible video game fans think it's rape what's wrong with you people you're too into the shooting and the grand thefting of autos to appreciate art and poetry well yeah okay she's raped/experiences a metaphoric transformation along the path towards womanhood that's depicted as being raped and beaten by an elf?

    Because I'm voting for her.

    Or the character that's raped by a cloud.

    Edit: (!Carmen) it is, then.

  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Lawndart wrote: »
    More information is required before I place my vote:
    Which one is raped/not-raped/ravaged/really totally not raped I don't know why you horrible video game fans think it's rape what's wrong with you people you're too into the shooting and the grand thefting of autos to appreciate art and poetry well yeah okay she's raped/experiences a metaphoric transformation along the path towards womanhood that's depicted as being raped and beaten by an elf?

    Because I'm voting for her.

    Or the character that's raped by a cloud.

    All of the above.

    But really, I'm not sure. I havn't even loaded up the game yet. I won't until I've got enough votes to decide on the first girl to play.

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  • AaronKIAaronKI Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    (!Ginger)


    Lawndart:
    You're looking for Carmen.

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  • Toxic PickleToxic Pickle Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    My vote could really go one of two ways. Either:

    a) go from youngest to oldest, for the purposes of comparing the level of 'rape' in each girl's wolf, as well as how the death's mature (if at all), or-

    b) Go with whichever girl gets raped by a cloud.

  • MifioMifio MrrlendRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Wow, this game, wow, rape? what, wow...

    WOW.

    This game is freaky already? (carmen btw) Oldest to youngest.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    c'mon, lets see some rape!

    (i kid... I say alphabetical order)

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited March 2009
    (!Carmen)

    For those not in the know, it ends with rape, always

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    elliotw2 wrote: »
    (!Carmen)

    For those not in the know, it ends with rape, always

    You can also follow the path... or does that lead to rape too?

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    !Rose


    After reading this review the other day, any whims I had to give the game a fair chance were shot, so I'll watch you suffer through it instead. :P

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  • Fatal3RR0RFatal3RR0R Registered User
    edited March 2009
    I await this LP with strong morbid fascination.

    And as for who I choose (!Ruby)

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    !Rose


    After reading this review the other day, any whims I had to give the game a fair chance were shot, so I'll watch you suffer through it instead. :P

    Oh man... that review slices the game to pieces- deservedly it seems...

    Have fun with this Figgy, but you might need to take LSD to do so...

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • darleysamdarleysam UKRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Not the one with the leg brace, everyone seems to want to comment on her. Let's see someone else!

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  • chasehatesbearschasehatesbears Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Carmen, she's the slut.

    (!Carmen)

  • DeMoNDeMoN Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    (!Robin)

    because I want to see the real wolf

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    you know, the fake live journals might end up being the best aspect about the game but even that's not original...

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • BabbleBabble Registered User
    edited March 2009
    Can't wait for this! No preference on which character to start as, just hope to see the first video soon!

    EDIT: Fine, I will pick someone. (!Carmen)

  • FirebugFirebug Registered User
    edited March 2009
    !Scarlet

    Let's find out why she's wearing what seems to be a bodysuit.

  • FencingsaxFencingsax Who lives Who dies Who Guacamoles? Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Either Oldest to Youngest, or vice versa.

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  • One Thousand CablesOne Thousand Cables Mission Status: SICK Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    (!Ginger)

  • AyeJayeAyeJaye Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    (!Ruby)

    Or youngest to oldest

    delicious.
  • Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak Registered User
    edited March 2009
    I think (!Ruby) is the one that gets "private piano lessons" from a bunny.

    Anyway, start with(!Ruby).

  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User
    edited March 2009
    I suggest a bloopers reel for this game where you string all the rape scenes together in the tune of yakety sax

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    but
    the rape scenes just fade to black before anything happens...

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    (!Ruby)
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    but
    the rape scenes just fade to black before anything happens...

    I'm under the impression there is no actual rape or even any indication of rape and the girls are just brutalized.

  • AyeJayeAyeJaye Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    rayofash wrote: »
    (!Ruby)
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    but
    the rape scenes just fade to black before anything happens...

    I'm under the impression there is no actual rape or even any indication of rape and the girls are just brutalized.

    With dicks.

    delicious.
  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User
    edited March 2009
    I meant the before/after to the scenes with the rape, not 10 minutes of fading to black.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    rayofash wrote: »
    (!Ruby)
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    but
    the rape scenes just fade to black before anything happens...

    I'm under the impression there is no actual rape or even any indication of rape and the girls are just brutalized.
    while true, the keep getting called "rape scenes" and the game refers to this as being "ravished" according to a review I've read... Like you said, nothing is shown but its all implied which would make the yakity sax music kind of boring over those parts

    Ahh, i get you now. Maybe if the speed its tripled or something this would work amazingly well.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • TurkeyTurkey Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I vote (!Carmen) because I want to see Hans.

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  • PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Oldest to youngest, to see if it gets better or worse.

    !Scarlet

    Be excellent to each other you stupid cunts.
  • aunsophaunsoph Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    (!Rose)

    Someone has to vote for Rose. Hers and Scarlet's are the only character designs I actually liked. Ginger and Carmen are fucking horrid.
    Plus, she says stuff about liking the mist, so that probably means she's the one getting ravaged by a cloud.

  • EvanderEvander Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    oh god, they each have a live journal?

    KILL THEM ALL!

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I vote to see (!Ginger) killed off first.

    Mostly just because goddamn that is an awful character design. Not that the others are any much better but still.

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  • EvanderEvander Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    If one has to go first, though, then it has to be (!Ruby)

    Before I noticed her bio, I thought that the game was just boring. She showed me how truely dreadful the entire thing really is.

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I really wanted to say Ruby actually but I've already seen her rape and death sequences.

    The rest I'm just going to have to leave alone so I can see them through this thread first.

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  • BiosysBiosys Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I seem to remember Psychonauts doing something like this with Livejournal, or Facebook, or something, although it was probably a lot cooler and better written.

    I vote (!Carmen), just because.

    Also, which one gets raped by a cloud?

    EDIT: Ahahahahah, these profile things are ridicolous.
    From GothReds abomination of a Livejournal:

    Strangers
    Feb. 27th, 2009 at 9:44 PM

    We're getting so much visitors these days. Strangers. Men and women. People I've never seen before. Some are nice. Others not so. But they all invariably check us out, all six of us. From top to bottom and back to front. What do they want from us? Is mother going to sell us in slavery??
    Mood: anxious

    EDIT2: In fact, all of them are hilarious, though probably not intentionally.

  • Fatal3RR0RFatal3RR0R Registered User
    edited March 2009
    I think almost all of them do.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Fatal3RR0R wrote: »
    I think almost all of them do.

    I didn't think they all got raped by the cloud, just the one girl? The other four "just" get raped, and the last one "just" gets killed.

    Yes, this game and the creators are seriously fucked up.

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  • Fatal3RR0RFatal3RR0R Registered User
    edited March 2009
    From my understanding of the review they all get raped and killed in the end.

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