'The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief' is a thrilling crime adventure in three chapters from the creators of 'The Book of Unwritten Tales'. Full of twists and turns, it immerses you in both sides of the story, combining thrill-of-the-chase whodunit with the risk and reward of a heist story. Paris, 1960.
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Articles

“This first chapter's characters, art, puzzles, and mystery get The Raven adventure trilogy off to an amazing start.”
9/10 – IGN

“The first episode of The Raven offers up a captivating story, intriguing characters and brilliant audio production to get the three-part series on track right away.”
4/5 – Adventure Gamers

“The Raven — Legacy of a Master Thief is not a book adaptation, but it is clearly a loving homage to both Agatha Christie and her books, and one made by people with some skill.”
88 % – RPG fan

Édition numérique de luxe

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Soundtrack
  • Story book (plenty of background info and artworks)
  • “Making of” booklet
  • Papercraft mask of The Raven (printable)
  • Digital poster (printable)

À propos de ce jeu

'The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief' is a thrilling crime adventure in three chapters from the creators of 'The Book of Unwritten Tales'. Full of twists and turns, it immerses you in both sides of the story, combining thrill-of-the-chase whodunit with the risk and reward of a heist story.

Paris, 1960. Europe is in the grip of the gentleman master thief The Raven. His burglaries are spectacular and he always emerges unscathed. Young hotshot investigator Nicolas Legrand stuns the public when he confronts the master thief and fatally wounds him.

London, 1964. An ancient ruby – one of the legendary 'Eyes of the Sphinx' – is stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene: a raven feather. Is somebody trying to follow in the Raven's footsteps? – Legrand is back on the case. At the same time in Zurich a phone rings. Constable Anton Jakob Zellner looks up from behind a mountain of files. He has no idea what lies hidden in a bank vault, just a few hundred meters away from him. As he reaches for the receiver his life takes a crucial turn…

All three chapters are now available:
  • Chapter I: The Eye of the Sphinx
  • Chapter II: Ancestry of Lies
  • Chapter III: A Murder of Ravens

Key Features:

  • King Art's thrilling crime adventure – full of twists and turns – immerses you in both sides of the story, combining elements of classic whodunit and heist stories
  • Cinematic presentation with hundreds of camera angles and dozens of cutscenes
  • Optional puzzles and scoring system for adventure game veterans
  • Notebook and help function for adventure game newcomers
  • Breathtaking real-time 3D graphics in full HD

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3/Vista/7/8
    • Processor:2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9c compatible graphic card with 256 MB RAM and PixelShader 3.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X Version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3
    • Processor:2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or higher/ATI X1600 or higher (Pixel Shader 3.0)
    • Not compatible with MacBook Air 2013
    Minimum:
    • Processor:2.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series or higher/ATI X1600 or higher (Pixel Shader 3.0)
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2 personne(s) sur 2 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
11.7 heures en tout
Posté le : 31 janvier
Pour changer des thrillers ou des enquêtes de Sherlock Holmes, The Raven nous plonge dans ce qui pourrait être un roman d'Agatha Christie. On y retrouve d'ailleurs de nombreuses références, à commencer par Lady Clarissa Westmacott, alter-égo de la célèbre romancière. Et plutôt que de jouer un habituel détective élancé ou flic prometteur, nous incarnons ici le brigadier Zelner. Proche de la retraite, ce sympathique policier a un peu d'embonpoint mais ses petites cellules grises pourraient rivaliser avec celles de Poirot. Mais contrairement au célèbre limier, Zellner n'a pas eu une carrière fulgurante. Voilà l'occasion pour lui de briller.
Il sera confronté au célèbre Moriarty... au célèbre Corbeau, un gentleman cambrioleur de génie soit disant tué il y a longtemps par le brillant inspecteur Legrand. Mais le vol d'un joyau semble signer son retour. Le corbeau est-il revenu d'entre les morts, a t-il un héritier, ou est-ce un copycat ? A vous de le découvrir en commençant cette enquête dans l'Orient Express. Le voyage continuera en bateau pour un croisière qui mènera les protagonistes au Caire.

L'ambiance est là, les graphismes sont très réussis et pour un point'n click, les animations sont surprenantes. L'enquête est intéressante : on y trouve des indices qui seront minitieusement rédigés dans le calepin de l'officier. Cependant, certaines parties du jeu sont soit trop faciles, soit ennuyeuses : il y a parfois beaucoup de blabla et de séquences interminables avant qu'on ne puisse jouer pour de vrai. Cependant, la recherche du coupable et des indices reste passionnante, et à quelques occasions, le jeu propose au joueur d'effectuer ses déductions par le biais de dialogues. Il est donc possible de se tromper, bien que ça n'ait aucune incidence si ce n'est le nombre de "points" et de succès steam qui seront débloqués.
La cerise sur le gateau survient à la moitié du chapitre 2 quand on nous laisse revenir en arrière pour incarner... le corbeau lui-même !

Le scénario est indéniablement le point fort de ce jeu. Les tenants et aboutissants de l'intrigue sont dignes des romans de Poirot. De nombreux rebondissements ont lieu, et le final est magistral.

Quelques imperfections techniques viennent cependant parfois gâcher l'expérience :
- les déplacements sont par moment laborieux. Pour changer de pièce, au lieu de se diriger vers la sortie, il faut aller dans le sens inverse afin de changer de plan et enfin se diriger vers la sortie
- sauvegardez souvent : il peut arriver que le jeu bugge et que vous n'ayez d'autres possibilités que de faire ALT F4
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27 personne(s) sur 30 (90%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
16.8 heures en tout
Posté le : 26 décembre 2015
Short version: 91%
If Agatha Christie would have written a heist thriller, it would have probably been a lot like The Raven: an interesting whodunit wrapped in an exciting jewel thievery, all presented as a three-part, solid point ‘n’ click adventure game with a clear, comfortable interface.

Long version:
Playing through The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief is like sitting down to watch ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (the ’74 one), which miraculously transforms into ‘The Italian Job’ (again, the original).

The story even starts on the Orient Express, where we meet our first protagonist, Constable Zellner, an obvious Poirot homage (we even meet this world’s Agatha Christie). He eventually manages to get mixed up in an investigation against the Raven: master thief who plans to steal two Egyptian jewels.
From this point on, we are treated to both a classic English style whodunit murder mystery on-board a cruise ship (a smaller homage to ‘Death on the Nile’), and a heist thriller where many people are not who they seem, and several well-crafted plans are at work at the same time, directly opposing each other. This is also the point where the story introduces the other protagonists, a young burglar couple.
Not only the plot is great, but the characters as well. All of them have detailed, often tragic backstories, just like the best Christie novels. And they are played by talented English actors.

Since the story tries to imitate Ms. Christie’s work, the puzzles are also straightforward and realistic, aided by a simple interface. Don’t expect an easy game though, because progress usually requires carefully examining every possibility before the game lets the player choose the correct one. The characters cannot run and many tasks are divided into dozens of small steps, yet the pacing is so good that the game never feels boring, and the 12-15 hours of play time just flies by pretty fast.
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7 personne(s) sur 10 (70%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
12.3 heures en tout
Posté le : 22 novembre 2015
I don't often write reviews, much less to recommend people not to buy a game but Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief is a game that annoyed me enough to take the time to write a negative review.

It has a lot, and I mean a lot of technical issues. It's playable but you will encounter many critical bugs, such as being unable to transition between places because the KB+M control scheme doesn't work properly. You can end up stuck in one scene if you go back an area, unable to return. Animations are very jerky, with many characters looking like ugly puppets when they talk. Movement is slow, tedious and your character sometimes gets stuck into movement or going the other way around than the direction where you clicked. I had to swap to a gamepad control scheme a few times to transition between some areas and then go back to KB+M, because it's even worse than KB+M. For some reason, my game stopped adding new saves after 7 pages of it, which meant I had to manually erase old saves. Naturally, the game doesn't inform you of this upper limit, you get to find out the hard way it stopped recording your saves. And Alt+Tab can crash your game or leave it in a state where the only thing you can see is a dark screen.

Next are some gameplay annoyances, some of which are unforgivable for a mystery adventure game. Your character has to walk to switch areas, instead of the standard double click for an instant area switch. When you click something, you can't cancel your movement midway. And since your character moves like a slowpoke, it's pretty irritating. Want to highlight what objects you can click? That'll cost you points, which you can accumulate by solving mysteries and advancing the story. Oh, and it only highlights for like 1-2 seconds. So you better have eagle eyes and a good visual memory because otherwise, you just wasted those points for nothing.

Finally, the only somewhat redeeming element of this game is its story. Sadly, while it starts strong, with your main character being a constable that seems to be based on Poirot. The quality of the story goes down the drain in the second and third chapters, as you switch to new characters, which are considerably worse and then you have to go back through the same story, except with a different POV. It felt like a chore. If I wasn't a perfectionist, I would have given up on this game during chapter 2. Also, it breaks a huge mystery rule, but I'll refrain from saying which because it would spoil the disappointing twist they had at the end.

Recap: Don't waste your money on this, there are much better options out there when it comes to mystery adventure games.
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3 personne(s) sur 3 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
11.1 heures en tout
Posté le : 13 décembre 2015
I enjoyed this game very much, but the controls are a bit clunky at times. Sometimes the game didn't transition to the next screen when it should and I had to walk back and forth several times before it would move on. It's an absolutely wonderful story, I've found myself humming the theme song on several occasions and the artwork and voice acting are good, definitely weaker than the music and story, but not something that ever bothered me while playing.

Story: 9/10
Music: 9/10
Voices: 8/10
Artwork: 7/10
Controls: 5/10
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2 personne(s) sur 2 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
2.7 heures en tout
Posté le : 17 mars
Oh my, is this game cheesy.

If you like Agatha Christie books/stories, familiar mystery tropes, and goofy, blumbering protagonists with a good heart, then you'll like this game.

If you hate the fact that the game is terrible at changing camera angles/placement to put you into a different area, forcing you to fight with the Constable to get him to stop staring out the damn train window (or walk in circles), and just simply walk down the hallway into the next train car, then, well, you'll get a good laugh and be inevitably ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off at the same time, yet still enjoy the overall experience.

There's really only one type of person who will appreciate this game.
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Do I recommend?
Sure. It's fun.

But nothing to write home about.
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