Despite its visual simplicity, this budget adventure manages to be charming with some pleasant surprises along the way
A quick glance at the generally simple line-drawn stick figures and structures in A Winding Path could make it easy to skip over, but this is a case where the overall experience helps to compensate for its visual shortcomings. There’s a very classic adventure feel to it, with you needing to explore and discover items that will help you and characters who’ll be able to provide you guidance or aid if you’re able to satisfy their needs. In terms of difficulty and the typical frustrations with figuring out odd puzzles, probably the best thing about the game is that I found it to be better than the genre average. More often than not I found the solutions to be intuitive if you’re paying attention and less often being either too simplistic or obtuse. The result is a satisfying, if generally simple, budget adventure that may not astound you visually, but that has just enough detail and charm to make a positive impression and be enjoyable.
Justin Nation, Score: