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August 25

Hunt down the powerful artifact to save the world!



Amid the turmoil of war, the Alliance has given Agent Walker a mission of the utmost importance – track down and destroy the mythical Spear of Destiny before a sinister enemy can use its supernatural power to turn the tide of war and conquer the world!

The year is 1942, and the Europe is in flames. In the midst of the grim war, an mystical artifact known as the Spear of Destiny has been discovered, and it's believed to have the power to change the destiny of the war. Some believe the Spear to be nothing more than a larger-than-life myth, but neither side wants to make the mistake of dismissing its paranormal power, so a desperate race to uncover the truth about the relic begins.

To complete her mysterious mission, Agent Walker will have to cross the grim battlegrounds of France while facing death, destruction, and hidden puzzles every step of the way. But with so much at stake, there's no turning back. Agent Walker will put on her detective hat and search for the location of the mysterious relic while solving puzzles and tackling obstacles. Of course, there's a sinister spy among the members of the Alliance who will stop at nothing to thwart the protagonist. Will she succeed, or is mankind already doomed?

Agent Walker launches with a 40% discount for a limited time.


http://store.steampowered.com//app/497580

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August 4

The Final Showdown with the Preacher!




Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala is the finale of the highly acclaimed series developed by the Polish studio that takes the player to Karakorum – full of mystic temples, mysterious caves, picturesque villages, and inaccessible mountains brimming with wildlife.

In the aftermath of the dramatic events in Ravenwood Park, the detectives return to Maple Creek in the hope of finding clues that will help to establish the whereabouts of the demonic Preacher. Thanks to their cunning and relentlessness, they discover the final destination of their nemesis: among inaccessible mountains at the end of the world, in an ancient monastery clinging to the upper reaches of a snow-covered mountain, lies the secret that might help him seize control of the world!

Time is of the essence. Drawn into the struggle between the forces of light and darkness, the detectives will need to double their efforts to unravel the secret of the mysterious Karakorum temple and deal with the Preacher once and for all. What lurks in the ancient monastery? What grim secrets have brought the Preacher there and what is his purpose? Will the protagonists be able to stop him now that he’s more powerful than ever?

Enigmatis 3 will be available on Steam with a 40% discount for a limited time.


http://store.steampowered.com/app/495110


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About This Game

Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood is a critically-acclaimed, beautifully crafted casual adventure game rich with horror, plot twists and shadowy intrigue. Follow the trail of a demonic preacher and unravel the secrets shrouded in the mists of Ravenwood Park! What happened to the abandoned camper covered by enormous claw marks? What lurks in the park’s shadows? Will you be able to solve the mystery?

Features

  • 36 achievements to unlock
  • 30 collectibles (butterflies) to find
  • Bonus Adventure: “The Redeemed Memories” is a prequel to the main one. Witness the origins of Ravenwood Park, and rescue your friends from the evil dwelling within.
  • 55 stunning, hand drawn locations and graphics with many animated details
  • Exciting detective story rich with horror elements and plot twists
  • Atmospheric soundtrack
  • Picturesque setting of Ravenwood Park
  • Evidence Board: draw conclusions based on evidence and clues

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Helena
13.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
A very good sequel! I liked the first game a lot, but this one really surpasses the original. There’s a lot more to do, the use of tools have more logic, the puzzles are challenging, and of course, the art work improved a lot. The HO scenes were amazing as well. Looking forward to play the third game now!

9/10, possibly the best HOG I’ve played so far.
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Foosiez
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 20
Detective really needs to wear a helmet every day of her investigative life

This wasn't the game I expected in the mists of ravenwood. The whole "mystical"/"paranormal" element came out super heavily, last game it was relatively subtle (subtle enough to be the delusions of a concussed detective). Giant, giant evil flying thing. Weird creepy shifty stuff. It was still engaging enough. Also I swear this woman has a talent for getting potentially brain damaging injuries - which I might forgive her huge, massive lapse in judgement just for that.

I will point out one thing: I wish the woman from the side story had been the MC for the whole series. Desperate and single-mindedly going after a goal. Much more interesting character.

Neat Things:
* Pair Matching! Suddely decided the hidden object puzzles are the worst thing in existence (even after buying this game and this series?), well give your eyes a break and match some cards. Honestly it gets old after a while, but it's nice to have the option to change the core puzzle type. Sometimes the hidden object puzzles are too much eye strain.
* Modifiable objects (ish)! Some objects need other stuff to get it to work. Can't just set it down and put junk on top of it. Nah, don't need to drop it on a rock to replace the batteries. Makes things a little more interesting.
* Fast Travel! Click on a place on the map and boom! There you are! After the tedium of the first game this was a blessing.
* Random collectibles! Of two types! Tired of just searching for puzzles, then you can search for butterflies and creepy visions of when the world was beautiful and whole. I thought it was pretty neat.

Bad Things:
* The dude. You know who I mean. Not even that concussion can save the detective from my intense scrutiny because c'mon! Major plot hole, in my opinion. Or this detective is really just that concussed. Honestly that trumps every other issue I had with this particular game because I just couldn't fathom how a DETECTIVE could be so dumb.
* The detective is the herione and not the MC of the side story. I regret deeply.

Overall, this game was a lot more fun than the first one. There were a bunch of improvements to gameplay to make it more exciting and keep the player engaged in the world outside of puzzles. Aside from the detective being concussed (again. Though this time without the troubling memory loss), it was great.
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The Mighty If
8.6 hrs
Posted: August 14
I played through this game today and have very little criticism for it. It's an engaging hidden object game which develops the story of the first game in the series into something much more gripping and interesting. I'm really looking forward to the next game.

Drawbacks: As before the bonus adventure is very weak compared to the main game, with some terrible translation into English, and just in general a less gripping story. However, this has improved a lot since the first game.

Also, you will have to play the main game at least twice through to get all of the achievements, and the game and Steam differ to some degree on counting your achievements. (I believe the game requires you, for example, to find all Illusory Objects and Ethereal Butterflies on a given playthrough, whereas Steam gives you the same achievement even if you find some of them on one playthrough and some on the other. And there were a few achievements I got without being notified, such that I kept trying without realizing they were complete. The second playthrough unfortunately doesn't go *that* much faster than the first.

I would say that total playtime is about four hours for the first playthrough, an hour for the bonus adventure, and three hours for a "quick" second playthrough to mop up achievements. This may not sound like a ton of game compared to other genres, but it's on par with most hidden object games and presents a reasonably good story.

All in all, if you like the genre or liked the first game in the series, this is a no-brainer.
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Usagi
9.9 hrs
Posted: August 9
Continuing after the adventures in the first game, Enigmatis 2 The Mists of Ravenwood sees our heroine on the hunt for the evil preacher she encountered before in Maple Creek. This game is a direct continuation of Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek and I highly recommend you play it first before getting into this one. I played this game for the first time a year ago and am now replaying it as I did with the first in series to prepare for the release of the third title. This game expands upon the mythology of the Enigmatis world, giving us backstory as well as setting the stage for a grand battle against demonic forces.

You play as the same detective from the first game who, while trying to find the evil preacher, happens upon an abandoned RV. She discovers a little girl named Becky whose parents have disappeared. After Becky herself is kidnapped by a shadowy raven, the detective heads to the nearest place to look for help, a park called Ravenwood. Things quickly get out of control when it is revealed that the park is just a cover for yet another evil servant of the devil who lures people in then kills them by stealing their life force.

I enjoyed the story very much, though it doesn’t have the same gritty feeling as the first game. I personally didn’t like Becky as a character, nor her constant whining about her parents. I know she was scared and was there to heighten the sense of urgency in the game but I didn’t feel attached to her at all and she usually got in the way. It was nice to see Hamilton again, who was helpful to the main character on her mission. Overall, the game seemed like an info dump, throwing out a lot of facts and details about why everything was happening. It both shed light on why the events took place in the first game while also explaining what was happening in this title and setting up things for the third game.

This game is a hidden object adventure game. It has point and clicks aspects to it as you travel through the park collecting clues and solve mysteries. There are good number of hidden object scenes, you’re given a list of items to find in the scene and some are hidden under other items or require certain actions to find. They’re much more straightforward and less cluttered than in the first game and thus easier to maneuver. Another difference is more puzzles have been added to the sequel, most aren’t too difficult though some require extra though. The evidence board is also back again, letting you feel like a real detective as you go over information you find and piece together theories. The game has a useful map that lets you teleport making it easier to get around and complete tasks.

The graphics and audio are pretty spot-on in the game. The character models and animations are good and show improvement from the first game, namely Hamilton looks a lot better. He also sounds better as I believe his voice actor is different as well. The game has full voice acting and it’s all well done. I personally found Becky annoying but she sounded like a whiny child so maybe I just don’t like whiny children. This a game with a pretty good production value, time and care when into every background and every item in the hidden object scenes.

Play Enigmatis 2 The Mists of Ravenwood is what this all sums up to, but play Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek first. This series offers a great continuing story arc with engaging characters and interesting mythos. This game is a collector’s edition and has a bonus chapter, though it mainly just explains more about the Ravenwood park. There are Steam trading cards and achievements but you’ll have to play the game twice to get all of the achievements because three require you to play the option matching game instead of doing the hidden object scenes. For me personally, I do feel like the first game in the series is currently the best, however this is a great successor and a must play for lovers of the genre.


Usagi’s Rating

  • Must buy.
  • A good game to buy.
  • Only buy if on sale.
  • Mediocre.
  • Avoid at all costs.

Lunar Productions
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Flameheart
4.5 hrs
Posted: August 8
A great game to possess. This second episode definitly fixed all problems appeared the first one. Now that the map is indeed meaning some uses and saving a lot of time to travel. Voice casts is though still a bit fast and hasty but lot better than the first episode. Plot went intense and nice, with less time wasting scenes of removing multiple times of screws on a locked item and hidden items searching.

Overrall 8/10, Although the first episode was a failure, but the improvements in this one is very impressive.
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The3oLand
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 1
A very good HOG where the puzzles fit the story of the game. What helped was that unlike Enigmatis 1, this one wasn't localized for Dutch. The latter suffered from some very poor translation causing more confusion than was necessary. The story it self is decent being half detective and half occult. The plot twist was coming a mile away, but that's OK for me. Animations were decent and voice acting OK'esh. A bit stilted due to limitations of the engine they use.
All in all a solid game.
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girumon.20
6.2 hrs
Posted: July 31
The detective meet again with missing people case, now on Ravenwood.
(it's ok to understand the story without playing the first one)

Now it have teleport feature map, and not much backtraking ^^
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MaxAV
10.6 hrs
Posted: July 30
Long, intense, interesting, adult.
One of the best HO games i've played so far.
Play the 1st episode before playing this one!
9/10
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S_C_S_I
9.8 hrs
Posted: July 27
The Mists of Ravenwood is the 2nd part of the Enigmatis story line. The main game is a point & click adventure, but combined with 3 types of sub-games. First there are puzzles, which are usually not too difficult to solve. Second there are the hidden object games, where you need to find a list of objects in a single scene. And third, a simple pairing game if you don't like to find the hidden objects.
This is one of the best HOPA (hidden object puzzle adventure) out there on Steam! If you're new to this game genre, give this a try. I found the game addictive as you quickly pass puzzle by puzzle and the story line opens up. Not a must-play game, but quite entertaining. The voice acting can be cheesy at times, but hey, this is casual gaming!
Looking forward to playing the final part of the Enigmatis trilogy!

Score: 8/10

Pro:
+ nice graphics
+ steady game progress
+ thrilling story
+ additional bonus story

Contra:
- none
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ohheytayla
4.9 hrs
Posted: July 23
Product received for free
I really enjoyed this one. I got in a game pack with three others, but this one was by far the best.
Really great storyline, nice voice acting. The puzzles were a bit tricky at some point, but still easy enough to get though. It did spook me a little at the start, but I loved the amount of gameplay you get out of it!

This is a follow on from Enigmatis 1, which I haven't played, but I'm going to buy it as this game was stellar. Really recommend, I'd grab it in a bundle though to get some bang for your buck.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Continuing after the adventures in the first game, Enigmatis 2 The Mists of Ravenwood sees our heroine on the hunt for the evil preacher she encountered before in Maple Creek. This game is a direct continuation of Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek and I highly recommend you play it first before getting into this one. I played this game for the first time a year ago and am now replaying it as I did with the first in series to prepare for the release of the third title. This game expands upon the mythology of the Enigmatis world, giving us backstory as well as setting the stage for a grand battle against demonic forces.

You play as the same detective from the first game who, while trying to find the evil preacher, happens upon an abandoned RV. She discovers a little girl named Becky whose parents have disappeared. After Becky herself is kidnapped by a shadowy raven, the detective heads to the nearest place to look for help, a park called Ravenwood. Things quickly get out of control when it is revealed that the park is just a cover for yet another evil servant of the devil who lures people in then kills them by stealing their life force.

I enjoyed the story very much, though it doesn’t have the same gritty feeling as the first game. I personally didn’t like Becky as a character, nor her constant whining about her parents. I know she was scared and was there to heighten the sense of urgency in the game but I didn’t feel attached to her at all and she usually got in the way. It was nice to see Hamilton again, who was helpful to the main character on her mission. Overall, the game seemed like an info dump, throwing out a lot of facts and details about why everything was happening. It both shed light on why the events took place in the first game while also explaining what was happening in this title and setting up things for the third game.

This game is a hidden object adventure game. It has point and clicks aspects to it as you travel through the park collecting clues and solve mysteries. There are good number of hidden object scenes, you’re given a list of items to find in the scene and some are hidden under other items or require certain actions to find. They’re much more straightforward and less cluttered than in the first game and thus easier to maneuver. Another difference is more puzzles have been added to the sequel, most aren’t too difficult though some require extra though. The evidence board is also back again, letting you feel like a real detective as you go over information you find and piece together theories. The game has a useful map that lets you teleport making it easier to get around and complete tasks.

The graphics and audio are pretty spot-on in the game. The character models and animations are good and show improvement from the first game, namely Hamilton looks a lot better. He also sounds better as I believe his voice actor is different as well. The game has full voice acting and it’s all well done. I personally found Becky annoying but she sounded like a whiny child so maybe I just don’t like whiny children. This a game with a pretty good production value, time and care when into every background and every item in the hidden object scenes.

Play Enigmatis 2 The Mists of Ravenwood is what this all sums up to, but play Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek first. This series offers a great continuing story arc with engaging characters and interesting mythos. This game is a collector’s edition and has a bonus chapter, though it mainly just explains more about the Ravenwood park. There are Steam trading cards and achievements but you’ll have to play the game twice to get all of the achievements because three require you to play the option matching game instead of doing the hidden object scenes. For me personally, I do feel like the first game in the series is currently the best, however this is a great successor and a must play for lovers of the genre.


Usagi’s Rating

  • Must buy.
  • A good game to buy.
  • Only buy if on sale.
  • Mediocre.
  • Avoid at all costs.

Lunar Productions
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
A very good sequel! I liked the first game a lot, but this one really surpasses the original. There’s a lot more to do, the use of tools have more logic, the puzzles are challenging, and of course, the art work improved a lot. The HO scenes were amazing as well. Looking forward to play the third game now!

9/10, possibly the best HOG I’ve played so far.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Detective really needs to wear a helmet every day of her investigative life

This wasn't the game I expected in the mists of ravenwood. The whole "mystical"/"paranormal" element came out super heavily, last game it was relatively subtle (subtle enough to be the delusions of a concussed detective). Giant, giant evil flying thing. Weird creepy shifty stuff. It was still engaging enough. Also I swear this woman has a talent for getting potentially brain damaging injuries - which I might forgive her huge, massive lapse in judgement just for that.

I will point out one thing: I wish the woman from the side story had been the MC for the whole series. Desperate and single-mindedly going after a goal. Much more interesting character.

Neat Things:
* Pair Matching! Suddely decided the hidden object puzzles are the worst thing in existence (even after buying this game and this series?), well give your eyes a break and match some cards. Honestly it gets old after a while, but it's nice to have the option to change the core puzzle type. Sometimes the hidden object puzzles are too much eye strain.
* Modifiable objects (ish)! Some objects need other stuff to get it to work. Can't just set it down and put junk on top of it. Nah, don't need to drop it on a rock to replace the batteries. Makes things a little more interesting.
* Fast Travel! Click on a place on the map and boom! There you are! After the tedium of the first game this was a blessing.
* Random collectibles! Of two types! Tired of just searching for puzzles, then you can search for butterflies and creepy visions of when the world was beautiful and whole. I thought it was pretty neat.

Bad Things:
* The dude. You know who I mean. Not even that concussion can save the detective from my intense scrutiny because c'mon! Major plot hole, in my opinion. Or this detective is really just that concussed. Honestly that trumps every other issue I had with this particular game because I just couldn't fathom how a DETECTIVE could be so dumb.
* The detective is the herione and not the MC of the side story. I regret deeply.

Overall, this game was a lot more fun than the first one. There were a bunch of improvements to gameplay to make it more exciting and keep the player engaged in the world outside of puzzles. Aside from the detective being concussed (again. Though this time without the troubling memory loss), it was great.
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49 of 50 people (98%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2014
„Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood“ is a POINT'N'CLICK game with more than only one „Wow-effect“.

You play as a woman who is on her way to the Westcoast. On the way she finds a pretty bad damaged camper but it does not look like an accident. You watch for survivors and you find a little girl who is talking about a „monster“ and that she misses her mom. Shortly after a big crow is attacking you and takes the girl with her. Shocked and confused you decided to save her and her parents and you start your journey through the mysterious Ravenwood Park next to the camper.

Like a detective you have to find hints and to solve puzzles. You have to find your way through 55 beautiful and spooky locations. You can collect your hints on a blackboard (which is really well drawn with handwritten notes). Besides there are also other small objects you have to find for some achievements. Oh yeah there are 36 achievements and they are not that hard to get. So it’s a good game for achievement hunters! :p If the puzzles are too easy for you, of course you can choose a higher level of difficulty.

Really the story is so exciting that I found myself actually wanting to solve the mystery and I couldn’t stop playing it! The graphic is really good and I enjoyed watching the cutscenes + scenaries. Also the music is well chosen for the locations and gives always the right feeling.

So all in all the game is totally worth the money and I highly recommend this game for everyone who enjoys spooky games, good animations and who is interessted in an exciting story!
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45 of 50 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2014
I don't usually play these point and click adventrures but the story in the trailer had me very intrested, I'll have to say I wasn't dissapointed either. Once I started the game I had no intention of sitting there for the 4 hours that I did. I found it kinda relaxing and the story was actually decent. I found myself actually wanting to solve the mystery and paying attention to the story. The puzzles aren't extremely hard and there is a casual mode if you are having trouble. The graphics were decent in the cutscenes and sceneries and the voice acting was even played out pretty well. All in all I enjoyed it and am getting ready to play the new part I just unlocked. I think its worth the money, especially with the current 30% off.

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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
I'm not much into these "point n' click" games, I can count the ones I played on a single hand.
The trailer of this game howewer made me interested and I can honestly say that I didn't regret buying it.
Even I, someone who has absolutely no experience with this genre, found this game entertaining, addictive and enchanting. The puzzles are not THAT hard to figure out, so there's no frustation (also multiple difficulty levels for the more experienced players - needless to say, I played on Casual xD) plus the story itself is well paced and interesting as well.

An awesome experience and a good example of true quality work.
Count me in for the first episode's (re-)release!
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
It was very good, started even better than prequel!
But it ended on "just good" state.

Gameplay: 8 / 10 - I wanted to give a 5 star here, because of the achievement (see below), but overall - the GUI seems better (even if I prefer the prequel one notebook :> ) , the game itself was simplier to play, finally I was could "teleport" via the map. I could also lock the inventory. Naaah - changed from 7 to 8! :)

Story: 8 / 10 - slighty less interesting than the Maple Creek story (begging was amazing, the mid game poor and end game - very good)

Music: 10 / 10 - this time it was pure perfection

HOG: 4 / 10 - ... yea... One thing I could skip all HOGs and play some memory instead and the second - it was SUPER easy when I wanted to have a harder ones... This is a wrong direction :(

Puzzles: 3 / 10 - I wish I could make it higher than before (4) because there were muuuuuchh more of them. Unfortunatelly - they were SUPER easy, instead of 2 maybe 3 of them which was average. Sum: +2 for amount, -3 for much easier tasks

Using items puzzles: 6 / 10 - again! I wanted to give more because there was much the puzzles of that kind and I felt much more joyfull solving them... But unfortunatelly - there were TOO many situations, where I had few items for prize / prise (~?) something (crowbars, knifes, sticks, brenches, etc.) but NOPE - YOU MUST DO IT WITH ANOTHER ITEM :I

Locations: 5 / 10 - It started really good, oh man! Really really good! But more and more time I played it, it wasn't interesting, shocking or atmospheric for me. And most of the times - I didn't need to go back... :/ It was just move forward and forward...

Ending: 10 / 10 - Shhh... It's a secret :) I can only tell this is a GOOD direction! :))

Protagonist: 8 / 10 - YES! I demanded and I got it! In Ravenwood there is so many of our hero, so we can finally get to know here a little bit more! We could be her!

Logic: 7 / 10 - it was ten minus two, for YOU MUST PRISE IT WITH ANOTHER KIND OF CROWBAR! and minus one for few little amuzing situations

Duration: 8

DLC: 4 / 10 - boring, boring and again - boring. Again it was short and had many HOGs inside, but I finished it just for sake of 100% completion and for ending expansion.

Achievements: 5 - It was really hard to rate this detail. Collection illusions and butterflies was a challenging task.
I don't know about butterflies, but illusions collection had at least one situation, where you could gather it only once per gameplay. Guess what - I missed one of them...
There were also a bad achievements. Like - complete the game second time to get them - I did the HOG ones first time so the second (and unwanted) playthrought was pointed towards memory-game cheevos. And my sad one illussion.

Imagine my frustration when I missed the one illusion at the begging, where there is no way to go back to that state.
THE DUCK!!
I tried to start the story again - ... but I COULDN'T!!
So I created the another detective account~ and finish the game... second time... and hurray - I am still missing the one achievement - "collect all acheivement" one.
DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK!!!!

Fortunatelly - within my THIRD gameplay - I only needed to get memory (again..) and the one illusion I missed durning first playthrought.

In summarize of this damn achievements: I give it 10 and I give it 1. So let's say it is on 5.

Overall: 86 / 130 (66%)

Personally I would give this game 60% too.
It would worth for me 70-75% in ratings, but because of my 100% completion addiction - I need to finish it 2 times (3 times... ) which was super frustrating...
Anyway - I DO recommend it :)
And I still can't wait for part 3 of the series! :>
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2014
For a "simple" game, I can easily recommend Ravenwood--the atmospheres are great, the visuals are nice, and the story is fine. For a puzzle game, I did not find it very challenging or frustrating, but that can be taken as a good thing for some. Overall it was a nice experience.

However, on the note of the "horror" aspects of the game, I would say it's more along the lines of a "spooky" game rather than a "horror" game. Does that take anything away from the game? Not at all! I still found myself enjoying every minute of the creepy areas and little spooks that popped-up through my playthrough.

My only negative remarks are for the voice-acting and the facial animations. I feel like this could have done better with simple text and expressions rather than the acting and psuedo-animation. But I never felt drawn-out of the adventure because of them, so they should not be considered a deal-breaker.

Overall an enjoyable game that I can easily recommend.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Ah yes, another lovely HOG from the desks of Artifex Mundi, of who are quickly becoming my favorite producers for this kind of game. Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood is quite the treat, vastly improving in many areas from the first game in this series, and adding even more goodies to give a unique flavor to this game.

=Complete Review=


=The Story: 4/5=
Once again, I can't say too much about it so as to not spoil it. However, what I can say is that it certainly expands greatly upon the story and background of the first game. Giving you insight in to what the purpose of the murders are. You start off two years after the first game, hunting down a lead for the culprit from the last case, only to find yourself attacked by a monstrous raven made of shadow and mist.

This time, unlike the last one where you had almost solved the mystery before you began, you start on square one in the thick of a supernatural mystery to be solved. With a mission to save the family of a little girl you witnessed being taken by the beast, you must use your wits, and your perception to find clues so as to find who's the culprit behind it all... And how to stop them before it's too late for the family.

And, once again, like the last one, you get a bonus after you beat the first game, to get a glimpse in to the past of the life of a surviving victim of the tradgedy. I've yet to play this part myself, but if it's anything like the last game, it's definitely going to be a moving part of the story.

=The User Interface: 4/5=
Now, when I played the first game, I was left very impressed with the user interface. But, that's not to say that there wasn't flaws with the interface. However, in the sequel, it seems that those flaws have been taken care of. Not only that, but with the inclusion of new goodies to play with. The map is now separate from the journal, meaning you don't have to go through the journal to reach your map anymore, which did get annoying in the original.

Not only that, the investigations board has definitely been improved, as you now have a mysterious friend to bounce ideas off of, and to discuss conclusions and thoughts to. Which also allows you to reach your friend easier to turn in pieces of a much bigger puzzle, to learn even more about the story.

=The Gameplay: 4/5=
The hidden object puzzles are a bit more interesting this time around, so to speak. With more involvement in putting things together to collect them, and putting things together to unlock other things you need. Which, it does give more gameplay for those who want more out of their HOG experience. Sadly, the hidden object scenes are a lot more scattered than the first. But there's a lot more puzzles and plot to make up for it.

However, for those who are not exactly good at finding the objects, or get stuck, there's the option to play a pair-matching game instead to collect the items. Which does make things a bit easier if you have an item you just can't find, and you don't want to, or can't use a hint.

There are achievements for fully playing the game one way or the other, so if you're like me, and you like getting all the achievements in a game, you're gonna need to replay this one a couple times to get all the achievements, unlike in the first where I was able to get all the achievements in one solid run. Which, can be a good or bad thing, depending on your view.

The puzzles in this one are very nice, and there are maybe one or two that are sort of recycled from the first game, but it's done so in a way that makes sense for the game. The puzzles in here are pretty plentiful, and well done in my opinion. There are some that are definitely difficult as well, so be prepared to put your grey matter to use.

=The Graphics: 4/5=
Keeping in with the last game, the items are properly fixed on to the scene, looking like they actually belong in the same setting as the background. But, this time around, the graphic quality of the characters and cutscenes have improved a lot since the first game. Characters don't look quite as awkward when they are speaking, and characters actually move their head when they talk.

There are a couple problems though. Rarely, the characters mouth tends to look weird, and drop in quality when they are speaking, not as much as the first game though. Also a bit of a problem regarding the little girl's expression not always matching the situation at hand: Looking neutral/happy when she sounds worried, or is scared, so on and so forth. It's not a major issue, but it is something that could use a little polishing.

=The Music: 2/5=
Sadly, this is where I have to give a bad score. This is not because the music is bad, no. But because from what I can hear, most of it is recycled from the first game. There are some original scores in there, but the main themes are the recycled ones. But, it's not overly bad of a offense, considering that the music score of the original did well on setting the ambience of the game. Still enough that I'm gonna have to give a 2 for instead of a 3.

=The Atmosphere: 4/5=
The first one's atmosphere was amazing, and this one? It may not have the darker, doom and gloom look to start, but it definitely does a good job on making something feel 'wrong' with Ravenwood park. Don't take the first little segment of the park as the real deal, as things definitely get darker. Which matches the storyline pretty well in my opinion. Things do get quite a bit more creepy and gross in thisgame, and it has more jumpscares than the last, so it's definitely not for the ones who are for more lighthearted HOGs.

=TL;DR/Pros & Cons=


Pros
- Richer plot than the sequel.
- Improved mechanics from the sequel.
- More puzzles!
- A new way to deal with Hidden Object Scenes.
- More achievements!
- Better graphics and cutscenes.

Neutral
- Achievements will require you to play at least twice through the whole game.
- A different atmosphere that doesn't make it a 'cut and paste' of the sequel's style. Good or bad, depending on if you preferred the feel of the original.

Cons
- New pair matching minigame takes away from the HOG concept.
- Reused music from the first game.
- A few errors with how the mouth looks when characters are talking.
- A bit of overuse with some of the jumpscares.

=The Conclusion: 8.5/10=
The game is a great installment for it's genre, and is a lot more story-driven than the first game. I definitely would suggest this series, and this developer for those who like games of this genre! And I eagerly await the sequel to this game to know what happens next.

Thank you for your time, and for reading my review.
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8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
Like all recent Artifex Mundi releases, an excellent hidden object game,
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