YMMV / The Path

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: This song made by a fan excellently summarizes the feel of the game.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Most of the fan art for the game seems to be pairing up the girls with the human wolves. Carmen's is especially prettified, no longer appearing to be middle aged, bald, and frequently seems to get a Race Lift.
  • Epileptic Trees: Loads; this game is an epileptic orchard.
    • Reviewers describe the meaning behind the game as being as subjective as a puzzle of the night sky with nothing but perfectly square pieces. The creators are amused by all the wild interpretations, and have stated, "What you see in the game seems to speak more about yourself than the game."
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: One of the interpretations is that the Girl in White symbolizes Jesus (white, blood etc), and Grandmother's house is hell.
  • Everyone Is Satan in Hell: One review savaged this game for its false sense of choice (if you go off the path, terrible things happen... but if you don't, nothing happens) and the therefore (supposedly) implied lesson that women can't deviate from the straight and narrow in life without suffering terrible consequences.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The girls appear to be very popular with Japanese online artists, which may be due to the fact that they were explicitly inspired by the work of Japanese artist Fuco Ueda.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: It's a game based off of Little Red Riding Hood and there are two characters named Ruby and Rose. Insert RWBY reference here.
  • Les Yay: Ginger and her wolf.
    • In Carmen's livejournal she states that if she were a man, and if Ruby wasn't related to her, she could see herself "liking" Ruby. And in one of Scarlet's entries, Carmen leaves a comment about enjoying feeling heat on her skin and Ruby comments that Carmen has "a beautiful body that is a pleasure to look at, I'm sure".
  • Narm: Given the general tone of the game it's hard to take Robin's wolf seriously when she starts riding on top of it like a pony.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Again, Grandma's house, especially after encountering a wolf.
    • "The Forest Theme" is spooky, but not spookier than the rest of the soundtrack. And then you get to the last minute...
    • The sisters each encountering their own wolf can very easily cross into Adult Fear situations. In particular, Robin's and Carmen's.
  • Paranoia Fuel: From a gameplay standpoint. Despite some references to the wolves possibly attacking you at any moment, they only appear in a specific area for each girl, but, if you don't know where they are...
  • Self-Fanservice: All the wolves get this to one extent or another, but Carmen's seems especially prone to it.
  • Squick: When the Werewolf walks around, if you look closely, you can see patches of fur falling off him. It still happens after Robin jumps on his back.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Scarlet's wolf. It's fairly easy to get confused. Word of God names it "Fey Wolf", which... doesn't help much.

Concerning The Path, the television series:
  • Role Association: Well it looks like Bowman finally got back from outer space! The first time we see him, it looks almost like a Shout-Out!
  • Speaking of Dr. Meyer's first scene, he has a gigantic pale-yellow snake crawling over him. This beautiful python also appears in the art for the opening credits and the promotional art. Fans discuss the snake's meaning whether he was supposed to be Reptiles Are Abhorrent and represent Cal's deviousness and treachery (or the snake from Eden representing Eddie's loss of innocence) or whether he represents wisdom and understanding. The snake who played the snake is an albino python named Ghost. He seems to have been a Terrifying Pet Store Rat type — so relaxed that Aaron Paul said he spent most of his time on set going to the bathroom all over everything.
  • The Woobie: Sara's brother Russell, husband of Nicole, is somewhere between this and a Straw Loser. Nicole herself treats him this way, but also knows he's good with children and a faithful worker whose exemplary steadfastness has gone unnoticed. She points this out to Cal, who invites Russell to train for 8R, making him a "Higher Rung" devotee and eligible to vote on important decisions. In later episodes he's more of a misogynist Jerkass Woobie and Yes-Man toward Cal. He begins Slowly Slipping Into Evil with his ambition to be an enforcer of "law and order". He ends season 2 likely crossing the Moral Event Horizon (making him downright Affably Evil) if he's the one who tried to kill his own sister in her car.

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