Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden is a Hidden Object Game.
The adventure backdrop is fine, the areas are rendered with great details and the hidden object scenes are even in Expertmodus quite simple. Instead of Hidden-Object Riddles you might also opt to play a kind of Domino to solve the HOG. The riddles in the game are also quite simple and none of the riddles required a deeper explanation than a simple sentence.
The story of the game is mysterious, and sinister. I like mysteries, and I love lovecraftian horror - but even with some hints in this direction the game has overdone it in a way that in the end all is only ridiculous.
This is no "Nancy Drew" game, that is for sure, and the riddles are much less challenging than any of the Nancy Drew game series. Still it is a decent HOG-Game, and sure something that fans of that genre can't wait to dig their teeth into.
Even though I am sceptical about this genre, it was a pleasing - even if at times insultingly ridiculous - game. Of course they are short casual games, but that is - what they were made for.
Graphics: 7/10 (Adventure style graphics with some artistic sights)
Sound: 8/10 (A fitting soundtrack to the game, that is fitting to the game)
Playability: 7/10 (It is fun to play it through once, and try out the two other modes of game - but once played through, they soon loose their ... color?)
Story: 6/10 (Ok Story, a bit far-fetched. But hey it's all a fantasy, isn't it?)
Value: 6/10 (The value of the game might lie between 4 and 8 bucks, so 6,49 isn't bad at all, if you can try to get it cheaper)
Overall: 6,8 (A mediocre game, which might please friends of the genre or people who love underwater adventures)