The Pathless is coming to Switch and Xbox consoles this winter
Annapurna Interactive presents the mythical adventure game of Giant Squid The pathless to Switch and Xbox consoles this winter.
Currently available for PC, PlayStation, and Apple Arcade users, the open-world action-adventure game puts you in control of the hunter, who must find a way to lift the curse of the world. This curse originates from an island where ancient gods reside. These gods are known as the Tall Ones.
When the huntress arrives on the island, she finds a spirit mask that reveals the secrets of the world. Here she encounters the Mother Eagle and cleanses her of a curse before the entity known as the Godslayer attacks and appears to have killed the spirit.
Responsible for cursing and corrupting the Great Ones, the Godslayer intends to destroy the world, and it’s up to the Hunter to prevent that from happening.
Traveling to the celestial land known as the floating island, the mother eagle asks the hunter to purify her four children, the great ones cursed by the godslayer. She then reincarnates into a living eagle and joins the hunter.
A master archer, the Huntress will need to use her skills to fire talismans scattered across the land to fill her dash, which will help you quickly explore the world. His eagle companion can also carry the Hunter over certain distances.
As the game does not feature a minimap, navigating the world requires Spirit Vision which will help you find various locations. Spirit Vision will also be useful in other areas of the game.
While exploring and solving various types of puzzles, you will collect crystals used to enhance the eagle’s abilities. The eagle can help with these puzzles by interacting with different elements of the environment.
In your quest as a hunter, cursed spirits will attempt to separate you from the eagle, and to avoid detection, stealth is key. To defeat these spirits, you will first need to weaken them by returning light to the obelisks located throughout the game.
If you are defeated by a cursed spirit, you will lose all collected crystals. There is, however, a short window of opportunity to collect them before they disappear.
The game is both interesting and charming, and you should seriously consider playing it. In our review of The Pathless, we called it a “PS5 launch gem” you shouldn’t ignore – and we mean it wholeheartedly.