'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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Date de parution: 23 juil 2013

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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

PC
Mac
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)
Évaluations intéressantes des utilisateurs
30 personne(s) sur 33 (91%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
14.1 heures en tout
The Raven is one of the more enjoyable P&C adventures I've played in the past few years. And probably the best P&C mystery/detective adventure I've ever played. I really enjoyed Testament of Sherlock Holmes as well, but this was better done, in my opinion.

Many, many video games seem to be built by developers, programmers and artists, and then have a story sort of try and glue the pieces together loosely for an enjoyable experience. There is nothing wrong with that. There are a ton of really fun games out there with this formula.

In the case of The Raven, it felt like a team of writers (or maybe just one, I dunno) put together a fine story, and then built a game to wrap around it. For me, this was a departure from the typical game formula and a breath of fresh air. BUT, it won't be for everyone.

You get to play three different characters in the game (two male, one female) as you both try to unravel a mystery, and become a deeper part of it at the same time.

The game play is fairly typical P&C, with a few treats in regard to "repeat performances" at very specific "crossroads" in the game (I won't spoil it).

The game isn't without flaws. There are inconsitent commands when it comes to character movement, occasionally sloppy pixel area matching (when your mouse cursor can either click on an object well outside the object, or not at all). Audio sometimes cuts out, and the cutscenes occasionally get wonky. The game crashed on me a handful of times in the 14 hours I spent playing it. It has some warts when it comes to gameplay mechanics and execution.

But all that being said, it was STILL a joy to play. The character development is among some of the best I've ever experienced in decades of gaming. Dialogue that seems nebulous at times ties in wonderfully by the end of the game. In fact, SO good, that you'll even chuckle at the end at encounters that occurred earlier in the game when you realize the full context of the conversation later.

There is subtle and mature humor in just the right places when you've had enough serious dialogue. There are extremely mature subjects that are covered, and conversations that really pull you in if you've lived for longer than a few decades on this planet. And when I say "mature" I don't mean an ESRB version of it. There's not much in the way of sophomoric language or gratuitious violence. But there are very adult themes that many of us become sadly familiar with (or can laugh about) when we get older. And some we'll never laugh about.

The bottom line is that this is a true adult mystery with several wonderful twists, a killer storyline, some fun (but typical) P&C mechanics, and some fun and mostly logical puzzles.

If you enjoy a strong story in your games (or at all), or enjoy mysteries, or generally enjoy P&C adventures, I can recommend this. If you enjoy all three, then I think this title is a "can't miss" and even a bit underrated.
Posté le : 21 août
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13 personne(s) sur 14 (93%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
15.8 heures en tout
As someone who enjoys good point-and-click games, this was an averagely good one, though it wasn't an awesome one. As someone who's read and loved Agatha Christie, the constant references to her books, character and herself are simply adorable.

Things I liked about it:
  • The plot felt like a tribute to Agatha Christie's mystery novels, even in certain apparently far-fetched plot twists. There are also nods to what became the "classic" plot in mystery novels. I loved it when one of the characters said something like "what do you think, we're going to come up with new surprise characters?" or similar. Even the cheesy romance that flourishes in the midst of adversity sounds like a nod to Christie's novels.
  • The music is very nice and goes well with the game.
  • NO PIXEL HUNTING. No extremely absurd combinations of inventory items, like "oh, let me glue cat hair to a baby rattle to make a crossbow".
  • The voice acting is not outstanding, but it's good enough to keep you in the atmosphere.

Things I didn't like about it:
  • There are several bugs. You get stuck walking but not moving, characters disappear in the middle of dialog, you disappear, objects disappear from your inventory, then they magically reappear. Sometimes you just have to restart from a previous save.
  • The graphics looked unfinished. Sometimes I could see the eyeball through the angle of the eyelid, details like that.
  • The movements were very awkward. Sometimes you arrive somewhere and have to examine an item, and for that, the character stops, turns left, stops again, turns a little more, stops again, then you have the animation of the character examining. Then, a pause, then the character's comment about it, then a pause, and then you can continue. It's not too bad, but it gets annoying after a few hours.
  • There aren't enough puzzles, though it's probably fair to say that I don't count as puzzle using a key to open a door, even though sometimes these things can be considered puzzles by others. The very few puzzles are generally too obvious, especially with all the help you get. Sometimes you examine an item, and the character comments something like "Oh, that would be useful to do this or that...".

In general, it's fairly entertaining and I enjoyed it, probably because the continuous references to Agatha Christie kept bringing a silly smile to my face. If I had to grade it, I guess it would be 7/10, though I'm not sure I'd grade it like this if I hadn't been a Christie fan.
Posté le : 12 septembre
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4 personne(s) sur 5 (80%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
10.5 heures en tout
Besides some minor animation and sound mishaps it's generally an enjoyable adventure title. The story kept me interested, it had an interesting mid-game twist (avoid watching trailers if you want to avoid spoilers) and for change the puzzles were logical and realistic. I feel that the second part might have been a bit rushed as the story did not pan out as long as the first part, but that did not make the story less enjoyable. Thank you for keeping this genre alive.
Keep them coming!
Posté le : 23 avril
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11 personne(s) sur 19 (58%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
8.8 heures en tout
As a fan of adventure games, this game looked very intriguing. The story has a nice build-up with classic British mystery elements, however it all falls flat in the final chapter with a very anti-climatic conclusion. It felt like a cop-out to go that route. Other videogames have done this and it just does not sit well with me. It ruined the otherwise decent experience. As far as puzzles go it has some nice moments. Some frustration when you can't find an item you need to progress, but that's just part of the genre. The characters have nice personalities and voice-work. The game does control very clunkily, sometimes it's confusing to find out where to click to change screens etc.

Overall it's a decent adventure game, but since this is a mystery game I had high hopes for the story. Unfortunately, this disappointed me so much that it left a bad taste in my mouth and leads to my negative recommendation.
Posté le : 19 août
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2 personne(s) sur 2 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
13.1 heures en tout
I've been on a point-and-click bender, lately. I don't know what sparked my intense nostalgia, but I'm pining for an experience like the old Lucas Arts classics. I'm jonesin' for some Indiana Jones or Grim Fandango. The Raven, unfortunately, was just lame and tedious. Really underwhelming. If P&C is your thing, it's worth a try, but this entry is probably not for a casual fan of the genre.
Posté le : 13 septembre
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15 personne(s) sur 17 (88%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
8.8 heures en tout
J'ai hésité sur cette évaluation. Recommander ou pas ?

Le fait que j'ai hésité m'a du coup poussé à ne pas recommander. J'ai un doute, c'est pas bon.

Et c'est dommage, car ce jeu ne manque pourtant pas d'atouts. La réalisation est plus que correcte, les voix sont bien faites, la période traitée n'est pas très courante, et le héros est original. Ca n'est pas tous les jours qu'on joue un petit quinquagénaire agent des douanes suisses qui nourrit secretement l'ambition d'être impliqué dans des enquêtes importantes.

Pourtant, certaines choses gachent l'experience de jeu de façon assez rédibitoire : la stupidité de certaines énigmes, et les bugs.

En ce qui concerne le premier point, voici le principe : vous avez la bonne idée, voir même la bonne action, la bonne combinaison d'objet au bon endroit... mais pas exactement au bon moment, pas après avoir fait la bonne sequence d'action, évidement infructueuse, qui pousse le personnage à accepter de tenter votre solution. Il y'a de quoi y perdre des heures, et pester furieusement une fois qu'on comprend pourquoi on a été bloqué si longtemps. Et malheureusement, cela n'arrive pas qu'une fois.

Et en ce qui concerne les bugs ... le jeu en est farci. Animations qui ne se déclenchent pas, téléportations, ou pire : boucles d'animation qui ne se terminent jamais et ne rendent jamais la main au joueur, l'obligeant à recharger... et parfois à perdre une heure ou deux de jeu.

Ces deux points cumulés donnent l'impression que le jeu joue contre le joueur, et c'est très désagréable.

Posté le : 15 février
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