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'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.
Release Date: Jul 23, 2013
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Russian language now available!

February 12th, 2014

Dear Raven fans,

we are happy to announce that we have just added Russian language to the game. Hope you will enjoy it.

Cheers
Your Nordic Games Team

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Reviews

“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

Digital Deluxe Edition

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)

About the Game

'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

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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

Linux System Requirements

    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)
Helpful customer reviews
59 of 65 people (91%) found this review helpful
27 products in account
4 reviews
10.2 hrs on record
For a point-and-click adventure game, the main character is endearing, the overal scenery graphics are movie quality (there are weird glitches with the character though), and while it was fairly predictable, it was still good old fashioned fun! The music really fit this game as a time piece, and the dialog was well put together, if not a little long in the tooth.

I gave the entire 3 part series of the Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief a 4.25/5.0
Posted: December 8th, 2013
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47 of 52 people (90%) found this review helpful
198 products in account
2 reviews
15.4 hrs on record
This is a classic old-school style point-and-click adventure with some quality graphics, superb voice acting, and a brilliant orchestral soundtrack. It has a strong nostalgic feel of a Poirot / Pink Panther whodunnit.

My one criticism is that the puzzles are pretty simple - sometimes you feel you are just clicking things for the character to reveal the story. However, the atmosphere and superb voice acting will keep you hooked in, and it's worth sticking with it to the end to reveal the true identity of the "The Raven" - the mysterious, shadowy character you chase through the game.

The pace is quite slow - but in a nice gentle way. It's a perfect chillout game for the mature adventure gamer on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
142 products in account
1 review
12.4 hrs on record
The Raven is a well-presented adventure game with endearing characters, intriguing and enticing story arcs. I found myself exploring every bit of dialogue just to learn more about them, without regard to progression of the story. This game does suffer from sometimes awkward character movement and pathnoding, as well as stilted facial animation, but this is easy to get past and doesn't present much of a problem.

Fans of adventure games should definitely purchase this game.
Posted: December 15th, 2013
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39 of 63 people (62%) found this review helpful
41 products in account
3 reviews
16.3 hrs on record
Not worth your time or money.

I really enjoy point and click games, but this game is really boring, slow paced and nothing left for your own imagination. You are a detective who has to solve the riddle about the masterthief 'The Raven' which has stolen a jewl that is suppose to be shown first time in a Egyptian museum.

A long the way you learn a lot about different characters; their porblems, dreams and what they do in general. I thought this was important at first, since I followed every little detail about everyone in case it would be important to ultimately resolve who was the master thief, but no ... The criminal are shown to you near the end, so no guessing and no need to go through the evidence.
The game also makes each object you pick so obvious of where to use it. If you pick up a toothpick he's actually saying where to use it, "I can use it to open the lock to ...", thus leaves nothing to the imagination.
Do not make me start on the animation. You want your character to walk a direction, but first he has to make a 360 degree turn and take like 5-10 steps on the spot before he manage to walk forwards.

This is truly a point and click game, and nothing more. With a lot of bugs that seems not to be fixed, and may ruin your game experience.
Posted: January 22nd, 2014
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
330 products in account
13 reviews
9.1 hrs on record
I can recommend this game to adventure beginners or fans of cinematic adventures.
I really can't recommend this game to people who look for brain training, for challenging puzzles, Sherlock Holmes like deduction cascades or similar things.

Playtime for me was around 10 hours including replaying two passages for the achievements. The first episode was the longest of all three. In short, I would point out the following:

+ Youth friendly language, action scenes, graphic style.
+ Soundtrack. It really caught my attention. After finishing the game you're able to listen to all tracks.
+ Scenery and artwork, very pretty and many details, including reflections of persons in glass/mirrors.
+ Gameplay, easy controls, a story related switch of characters midstory.
+ Voice acting, also lip synchro was okay.
+ Story and twists.

- Graphic glitches. A lot of them. Always. Including that you sometimes can't tell where the exit from the screen is, or that the character just refuses to go there.
- The difficulty of the whole game was way too easy. Even the hidden achievements could be obtained easily without even knowing and the hint function is totally unnessecary.
- The lack of proper puzzles. There were, not lying, three or four puzzles in the game. The rest was item-combining and dialogue option-selecting.
- The slow movement... Good for the cinematic aspect, annoying if your character went somewhere in his glitchy mood where you didn't send them.

Over all: 5/10... there was just too much that could've been done better for a more exciting and investigative experience.
In my personal opinion not worth the original 30€, but if you want, then try and catch it when it's on sale.
Posted: January 9th, 2014
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