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Stories: The Path of Destinies is way more fun than its boring name suggests

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What if Star Fox and Bastion had a baby?

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I know poking fun at this game's name is barely fair, but we have to call out the elephant in the room.

Stories: The Path of Destinies is a really fun game with the most generic name in the world. It's an action-RPG with a cool Choose Your Own Adventure-style storytelling mechanic.

See, the name of the game is pretty literal. Reynardo the fox fights for the Rebellion against the evil Emperor. At the beginning of the game, he picks up a magic book that lets him see the outcomes of the many choices he can make. For the player, this means playing through the many branches of the story and making awful, awful mistakes that end in death.

But each time you restart, you retain your weapons, customizations, and the knowledge of what you did wrong. So even though you're returning to the beginning of the game over and over again, there's still a feeling of progression.

In this video, I make my impassioned plea to Griffin to please give this game a chance. Spoiler alert, I win him over because the combat is sick as heck. Watch the video to see my chop up some ravens with my huge sword.

Stories: The Path of Destinies is available on PlayStation 4 and PC.