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The Way

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

50%

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General Information

Available on:PCMay 20, 2016

Publisher: PlayWay S.A.

Genres: Puzzle, Platformer

The Way is a 2D puzzle platformer game inspired by classic titles like Another World, Heart of Darkness and Flashback. It tells a story about a member of space explorers team, who lost his beloved one and cannot accept her death. Finding ancient writings on eternal existence during one of his last expeditions makes him come back there in search of the meaning of life itself. He will soon know that the planet has its own secrets and problems that he will need to face in order to get what he is looking for.

The Way Critic Reviews

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The Way is a thought-provoking tale about life and death, but its lackluster gameplay continually frustrates.

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If you feel nostalgia for classic arcade adventure games from the Nineties like Flashback and Another World, you should not miss this one. But be aware of it's unforgiving level design.

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Even if you've never played the games that inspired this one, all you really need is a love for adventure games and science fiction. As long as you're willing to consult a guide whenever you get stuck, you'll find this to be a fascinating adventure with a relatable emotional core.

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The Way has a lot going for it: the world is interesting, the puzzles are testing, and it has a wonderful charm. The movement is precise enough to make the platforming work, and controlling the powers is never an effort. Worth a punt if you’re looking for something a little retro this summer.

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