I remember watching the trailer of path to nowhere , with cool beautiful looking characters in 2D illustrations which resembles the anime “Noblesse”. But what really catch my attention was when the eyes glowing a blue light like the vampires in the movie (underworld).
Your story starts with a rather unusual wake up from a mysterious women. You seem to have memory problem as the only thing that you remember is only your name. After you write your name, the story goes on a roller coaster. MBCC (Minos bureau of crisis control) is under attack by your savior.
She took your appearance for an obvious reason, as you are the Chief of MBCC. Now she’s freeing every single prisoners including the Sinners. Sinners are dangerous prisoners with special abilities that you will discover during the tutorial. Sinners will be the units and enemies that you will encounter during your game play.
After some encounter that you probably can’t lose as it’s part of the tutorial teaching you the basics. Discover later that you also have powers, the “Shackle“. A power that lets you control the Sinners, an ideal power for the Chief of MBCC. At the end of the tutorial you will be accompanied by 2 Sinners namely Hecate and Hela.
The fact that the voice actors does an excellent job to give more depth to those characters and contribute to an interesting story, each Sinner also reflect their class. I love how the game match both personality and class for example Hela is very straight forward and is a melee unit whereas Hecate is distant type and is a range unit.
Finally this is end of your roller coaster ride, tutorial is over and you now have full control in the game. Of course the first thing everyone would do after collecting all the rewards given freely by the game which includes redeeming your codes to be able to pull(summon) for units. Depending on your luck, you may want Reroll to restart over again with better better units or continue enjoying the game with units given to you.
To be able to go forward in the story, the game will start to ask for a level requirement. By now, you should go clear different dungeons to obtain those resources to upgrade your Sinners. The game will give you a lot of energy(stamina) which you will have the sensation of playing the game endlessly. You will spend stamina on progressing through the chapters and try different units that match your play style.
I have reach part of the game where in order to progress in the story, grinding of resources is required. By now you should already unlock all the features of the game including Crimebrand. This is where your units will be different from other people as crimebrand have different stats and abilities. Sinners will unlock them on stage 2 and 3, so equip and upgrade those crimebrand as soon as possible.
If you already cleared a stage before, you can raid it multiple of time which make grinding easy. A very good QOL(Quality of life) that pairs badly a low energy pool and few daily energy supplies. As for the endgame you will need to focus on a team of Sinners of different class if possible, raise them to stage 3, max their level and crimebrand. Follow this advice to avoid losing resources unnecessarily as your account will become stagnant and you will lose a hefty amount of time grinding.
“Later, you no longer obtain energy refill easily from leveling your account as leveling will take more time so say goodbye to unlimited energy unless you refill your energy with your precious hypercubes”
This is where many people will either stick with the game or quit. Managing your resources correctly will let you have powerful units which will let you clear the endgame stages. Fail to manage and your doom having a very slow pace grinding resources for characters for weeks, thus getting bored of the bottleneck of energy that game have.
It’s definitely a Yes, I was happy to see that the mechanics similar to “Arknights”, which is why I understand how so many people was associating both games. The game is fun and require some level of strategy if your planning on using units not in the Tier List. But Path of Nowhere has a flaw that I personally don’t like, low energy pool with high energy cost stages.
Ultimately, Path to Nowhere shackle the players to a minimum amount of gameplay per day specially for free players(f2p). Yes the game is a must play but would transition from a main game to a side game later on. The experience was good but I felt detached every single day as playing a game for less than 5 min only to obtain some resources isn’t the definition of fun. As always i thank for reading till the end, i will see you in the next game review.
About S-mobilegaming Reviews
Yes the game is very Free to Play(F2P), the game give you access to the whole game and also give enough to progress through the whole game. Although your progress will take more time as you lack energy to grind as cash players.
No it’s not Pay to Win(P2W), as the only advantage as cash player are skins, additional energy and hypercubes.
While there’s no official PC Client of Path to Nowhere, you can however use an emulator such as Bluestacks, Nox and LDPlayer to play the game.