Pathos is a roguelike adventure game inspired by the rule set from Nethack. Choose from 13 classes and journey deep into the dungeon. Descend to hell to defeat your nemesis before escaping the dungeon with all the loot you can carry!
Made with Invention
- see the full change log in help > updates
- swipe from the left edge to save & quit
- designed for tablets & phones; landscape & portrait
- resurrect and continue
- custom characters
- dungeon adventure & overland quest
- ride your steed into battle
- choose from absurd, classic, geoduck & sonyvanda tiles
- 200+ monsters from Slash'em
- comprehensive help
- hall of fame (top 20)
- turn-based & real-time modes
- French, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese & Japanese translations
Ratings and Reviews
I love this game. I’m always on the look out for a good RPG thats similar to tabletops and this is it. I’ve been playing for a few weeks and I’m still sucked into the game. It does have a steep learning curve but as long as you are prepared to die a lot in the beginning it becomes easier.
I do have a couple suggestions about pets/companions...
1.There should be experience sharing for party members and pets. Right now experience is only gained by the specific character/pet that kills an enemy. I’m doing the most killing so my pets and mounts are quickly outclassed by monsters and end up dying very quickly. The way it works now it also makes some character almost useless. Necromancers and Druid’s for example are supposed to summon minions to do the actual fighting but then they don’t get any experience if their minions do the killing.
2. I would also like to see a way to improve pets more and resurrect them easier? Maybe a higher riding skill could let them share your resistances? Maybe pets could give you different talents to make them more useful? For example, having a dog companion could give your character ‘searching’ or ‘see invisible’.
I realize the game was not designed as a party system but improving pets and mounts would make certain classes and races more playable. As it is, pets/mounts die at almost every boss level and don’t survive beyond 5 lvls making them almost worthless.
My new favorite iOS game
I think first and foremost to new players the most important thing about this game is to be patient. It can be very frustrating at first and downright confusing. The game doesn’t hold your hand and it can be very punishing if you don’t know what to do, but that is a large part of its charm to me.
Figuring out a proper way to play the game is rewarding. I love seeing my spell book fill up, or my skillset and stats growing as I progress further I to the dungeons. Plus there is a surprising amount of depth to the game. There are many rules or mechanics to remember but I don’t find it tedious. Overall I think Pathos does an excellent job at making you feel satisfied with the time you’ve put into the game.
For new players I would recommend checking out the subreddit for the game. I know a common complaint is that the in game help menu can be hard to understand, and that some might say you shouldn’t need outside help. However, to me I find it more fun to ask questions and browse other posts. The community and the developer are active and ready to give hints and advice. I feel like I always learn something new and it I think the community aspect makes the game feel more lively.
I could say more, but the main point I want to get across is be patient, ask questions, and keep playing. It is well worth the effort!
Obvious work of love
This is so well done that it's an obvious work of love. Took only a few guesses to get the controls figured out. Almost everything can be clicked or hold down for additional information or actions. I'm 60yrs old and have played some from of Rouge or Nethack ever since they first emerged in the 70's and we were making our own computers in our basements.
Special request to the developer, I'm sensitive to the siding scroll, any chance of adding a jump scroll or always centered option?
Developer Response ,
Hey, thanks for the review and kind words. Feel free to reach out to me on email (email@example.com). I'm not quite sure what you mean about scrolling?
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- Callan Hodgskin
- 153.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2015 Callan Hodgskin
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