Parents' Guide to

Path of the Warrior

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

VR beat 'em up packs a punch with over-the-top fun.

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Back in the late '80s and early '90s, arcades and consoles were filled with cheesy, over-the-top beat 'em up games like Double Dragon, Final Fight, and Streets of Rage. While the legacy of these games might live on in some modern brawlers, none put that nostalgic action in your face quite as much (or as literally) as Path of the Warrior. The game drops you into the sleeveless jacket and fingerless gloves of a streetwise hero as you fight your way through wave after wave of ever more ridiculous thugs in ever more ridiculous settings. Yet as bonkers as the action gets, it never strays far from the absurdity of the original games it's making fun of.

While Path of the Warrior might be poking fun at the old school beat 'em up games, it still manages to capture every bit of the appeal those titles had to offer. There's no problem that can't be punched (or kicked) away. Street gangs attacking? Punch 'em. Doors locked? Punch 'em. Ticking time bombs need to be defused? Don't waste time cutting wires … just punch 'em! Sure, it's a bit repetitive after a while. And yet, the controls are quick, smooth, and responsive. Plus, there's always so much to interact with, you can't help but get fully immersed in the experience and lose all track of time. It's not a deep or a long game. And it certainly isn't a complex one. But what Path of the Warrior does offer is a path that's paved in pure, unadulterated fun.

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