Path of Sin: Greed Collector's Edition
August 12, 2018
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Evidence Board & Camera
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Achievements & Morphing Objects
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
A murder has occurred at the Bradford brothers’ luxury private island! Mark Spector, the estate’s security guard, has been found dead near the shore. As rookie detectives, can you and your partner solve this difficult case and reveal the dark secrets of the young millionaires who owned the remote island?
After a string off encounters with vengeful spirits and magical fairies, it is finally time for a good old-fashioned mystery. Path of Sin: Greed is a straight-up traditional murder mystery, and it does not try to be anything else. Throughout the game, you follow the two detectives as they find clues, interview suspects, and piece together the explanation to this mind-blogging case. The pacing of the game could not have been more excellent, as the storyline captivated us from start to finish.
Path of Sin: Greed does incorporate two gadgets into the gameplay. However, unlike the gadgets in many HOPA titles that are unnecessary or distracting, the ones in this game do not feel gimmicky and actually help with the progression of the storyline. These gadgets include a camera, which can be used to photograph clues in the crime scene, and an evidence board, which is effective in engaging the player into the gameplay. As for the other aspects of the gameplay, Path of Sin: Greed is fairly straightforward. The hidden object scenes are formulaic and relatively easy, while the puzzles are plenty and on the challenging side.
Production wise, Path of Sin: Greed has a nostalgic quality written all over. The hand-drawn visual style works well with the concept of the game. The artwork and the graphics are indeed decent, but not anything particularly creative or stunning, although that might not be needed as the focus of the game lies on its well-crafted plot and clever storytelling. Similarly, the soundtracks add to the suspense of the game, but are not anything grand or epic.
Four hours flew by when we played Path of Sin: Greed, as we were so engrossed in the murder-solving experience. The bonus chapter serves as a nice sequel to the main chapters and took us around an hour to complete. The Collector’s Edition features all the expected items; a strategy guide, wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, cutscenes, replayable hidden object scenes, replayable mini-games, achievements, and morphing objects.
Path of Sin: Greed is an expertly designed whodunit mystery, one that refreshingly sets in the reality and not some fantasy parallel world.