Endless Fables: Frozen Path Collector's Edition
April 16, 2017
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Your friend, Peter, went missing while researching Norse Myths. Upon your arrival at the site, you are greeted by a man who has the ability to freeze people and objects. Is this something to do with the North mythology? and is Peter’s disappearance at all related to the Norse Gods he was researching?
Endless Fables: Frozen Path starts off with a great potential, a story based on a Norse mythology could be very interesting, if done right. Unfortunately, the game fails miserable when it comes to execution. The plot develops at such a slow pace that we were bored even before we were done with the first chapter. Moreover, the actual mythology, that serves as the game’s backstory, is not even remotely exciting.
To make matters worse, the gameplay is also painstakingly boring. For long-time HOPA fans, Endless Fables: Frozen Path will feel extremely tedious. The amount of minor, unimportant actions that need to be performed in order to complete a task or to progress the plot is ridiculous. Similarly, the puzzles are unoriginal and easy, not exactly what we would expect from an experienced developer like Sunward Games. With all the dull aspects of the game, the hidden object scenes feel almost like a relief; they come in every single format imaginable, and are all highly entertaining.
Endless Fables: Frozen Path’s graphics are pretty solid, although we know that Sunward Games is capable of so much more. The characters are a little too cartoonish, and the cutscenes could have been rendered to a much better quality. Still, the visual package of the game is undeniably impressive. In addition, the audio package is also rock-solid. The soundtracks provide a nice background for the game and the voice-acting is usually on-point.
Living up to its name, the four-hour of Endless Fables: Frozen Path feels endless. By the end of the main game, we were so bored we had no motivation to go through the bonus chapter. Anyway, the bonus chapter took us around an hour to complete and was a tad more intriguing than the main game. The bonus section of the Collector’s Edition features wallpapers, concept art, a strategy guide, soundtracks, videos, replayable hidden objects, replayable puzzles, morphing objects, achievements, and collectibles.
Endless Fables: Frozen Path left us cold with its mind-numbing storyline and stale gameplay.