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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:
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    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Len
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
This game is`t okey
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therapeuticChicken
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
casual gaming, cool puzzles, and a good story with ominous vibes.

the game builds so well onto the world and the plot of the first game. definitely recommend playing it if youve played and enjoyed Ghosts of Maple Creek!
cant wait to see what they'll do with the third game.
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Yella 🎓
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- is casual
- it has adventure
- it is a good puzzle game
- it has trading cards

Enjoy!
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Tau
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Concept: 10
Graphics: 9
Fun: 9
Logic: 7
Translation to German: 9

8.8/10
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Waste of Semen
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood is definitely one of Artifex Mundi's top Hidden Object/Detective games!

Even though the first Enigmatis game (The Ghosts of Maple Creek) isn't as good as its sequel, I'd still recommend you play that one first because of the story and in order to get the best possible experience out of the game.
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek is still a good game :)

8.5/10
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wyldrose
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Solid HOG.
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Shi Okami
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Enigmatis is plain simple one of the best Hidden Objects Series ever made.
Artifex Mundi(devs) simply has it all.And all of it combine to deliver a spetacular show.
The Animations are gorgeous and well made,the sound is tremendous,and most of all,the storyline it's one of the best ever made on this category of games.
If you're into this kinda games,this is "The Thing".

I highly recommend you to play the first title first,since this one is a continuation from the first game(ghost of mapple creeck).

Can't wait for Enigmatis 3 :3
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Vic=HKC=
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
After loosing the priest's and Hamilton's trace at Maple Creek two years ago, you found yourself going to Ravenwood. However, a giant raven seems to be interested in you and in the little girl hidden in an trail involved in an accident. When you woke up, everything seems normal but after discovering a prisoner in Ravenwood, you're thrown back to a world of darkness...

Enigmatis 2 is the follow-up of the events in Maple Creek, where you stopped a priest in his way to eternal life. However, Hamilton, the detective investigating his lover's disappearence since 30 years ago, disappeared with the dagger. Now, two years after, you're still searching for them, as you fear that the preacher will not stop and that Hamilton is still out for spilling his blood. However, here, you have to save a little girl and her parents from a terrible fate. A prisoner will help you in your deductions and tell you the story of these disappearances. The plot is well-written and because Ravenwood was released on Steam before Maple Creek, I hadn't any clue about the twists happening later because I didn't have these references. It means that Ravenwood works perfectly as a stand-alone and that you don't need the previous story to understand everything (in reality, in Ravenwood, you'll get the whole picture of the situation). Seeing how the plot ends, it's clear that it's missing a third chapter and I hope to see a sequel one day.

As for the gameplay, it's the standard one: use items, find them, clear hidden objects scenes, solve puzzles. However, in addition of that traditionnal gameplay, you can find for hidden objects scenes two ways to play them: shapes and words. Also, the return of the investigation board is also a nice way to keep being focused on the case and to unlock new objectives. Generally, these deductions will grant you more questions to ask to the prisoner and he will give you also items needed to advance. Finally, Enigmatis 2 doesn't suffer of a problem of navigation, like I had in Maple Creek. You don't have to fear a misclick now.

The graphics are also quite good. I really liked the switch between an illusion world and the reality. Too bad it's only happening once. But you can find leftovers of it thanks to objects changing forms in the scenes. And given the fact that you need to find them for an achievement, it's quite amusing to hunt them down. Another good idea was to make some statues "alive" (eyes moving, head turning, etc...) to strenghten the feeling of being watched, so that you're not at ease at all in this desolation. However, contrary to Maple Creek, which was a town, here, you're in a national park, surrounded by nature and cabins.

The soundtrack is as usual good and the voice acting is perfect. I've nothing to say there.

So in other words, Enigmatis 2 is an excellent casual adventure game, delivered by Artifex Mundi themselves. The game is really worthy of a purchase at full price but Artifex's games are often discounted in the weekly sale or in bundles. If you like their work, you'll love Enigmatis 2.
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ZombieHug
( 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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Sheep!
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Without question, this is one of the best HO games I've played. Good by genre standards; good even by the elevated standards of Artifex Mundi. The only thing I do not, and never will understand is why the game not only offers the option to play a memory minigame instead of the hidden-object screens, it even offers an achievement that can be earned only by always opting for the minigame to bypass at least one object per screen. Surely someone that doesn't want to hunt for hidden objects would be playing some other game, no?
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Rain Horse
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Enjoyed it alot. Good storyline, and great imagery. But play Enigmatis: The Ghosts Of Maple Creek first before playing this game.
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Mad
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
I played both episodes of Enigmatis ("Ghosts of Maple Creek" and "Mists of Ravenwood") one after another and I have to say, after the first game, I didn't expect from the second Enigmatis to be so amazing.

This is simply a masterpiece in HOG world.
It's really atmospheric. The plot is splendid and it includes threads from the first episode, which makes it even more interesting.
Puzzles are very entertaining and uncommon.

I recommend it for every HOG fan and everyone who wants to start their adventure with hiddeon object games (You should probably begin with Enigmatis 1... I guess :D ).
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Shyhalu
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
A solid casual HO game - Excellent graphics, good voice acting, decent story, good puzzles, etc.

An overall improvement over Enigmatis 1 and a solid model for modern HO puzzle games.
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Kilaker
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
The sequel to one of my favourite hidden object games. Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood picks up a few years after the events of Maple Creek, and starts of very strong in story telling. For me this game didn't have the same eeire feel to it because they simply showed everything that could have been mysterious in the story. There is alot of positives, but most of them the first one have as well. It's still a good hidden object game, with good sound and great artwork. The puzzles are quite good as well, but he experience as a whole was a little disappointing, because I can't help to compare it to the first Enigmatis game. The game is still good, just less of everything. The game was several hours shorter than the first one for me, because the puzzles was easier, and I feel that it's a shorter game overall. But as I said before, not a bad game. I just had so high hopes for this, I was left a little sad that it couldn't live up to the first one. 6.9/10
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Schareazar
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
7/10

Yet another solid game from Artifex Mundi and a good addition to the library if youre a fan of the genre.
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jakerussell17
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
Beautiful graphics, feels like you're in a fairy tail of a book.
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Mugros
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
High quality HO game. Good mix of puzzles, story and HO screens.
Very few problems. Game seems to get slower if run for a 2 hours or so. Just restart the game. The HO screens where you get pictures of the objects instead of names are not so good. But you can also play an alternative game if you want to skip these. But overall the HO sections are relatively easy compared to some other games. Less challenge, but also less frustration.
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Who
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 2
p fun
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ZombieHairdu
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
The game was a pretty big surprise. I wasn't super motivated to try it out, but alas I found myself continuously coming back for more. None of the puzzles are incredibly difficult, and some are just more annoying then others, so I used the skip feature a few times just to save myself the time, I had already figured out the puzzle. Fun game, its a shame its so short. I beat both campaigns within my playtime.
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brett
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
urgh. aimed at Mums. Very cheesy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood is definitely one of Artifex Mundi's top Hidden Object/Detective games!

Even though the first Enigmatis game (The Ghosts of Maple Creek) isn't as good as its sequel, I'd still recommend you play that one first because of the story and in order to get the best possible experience out of the game.
Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek is still a good game :)

8.5/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- is casual
- it has adventure
- it is a good puzzle game
- it has trading cards

Enjoy!
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17 of 19 people (89%) 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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
After loosing the priest's and Hamilton's trace at Maple Creek two years ago, you found yourself going to Ravenwood. However, a giant raven seems to be interested in you and in the little girl hidden in an trail involved in an accident. When you woke up, everything seems normal but after discovering a prisoner in Ravenwood, you're thrown back to a world of darkness...

Enigmatis 2 is the follow-up of the events in Maple Creek, where you stopped a priest in his way to eternal life. However, Hamilton, the detective investigating his lover's disappearence since 30 years ago, disappeared with the dagger. Now, two years after, you're still searching for them, as you fear that the preacher will not stop and that Hamilton is still out for spilling his blood. However, here, you have to save a little girl and her parents from a terrible fate. A prisoner will help you in your deductions and tell you the story of these disappearances. The plot is well-written and because Ravenwood was released on Steam before Maple Creek, I hadn't any clue about the twists happening later because I didn't have these references. It means that Ravenwood works perfectly as a stand-alone and that you don't need the previous story to understand everything (in reality, in Ravenwood, you'll get the whole picture of the situation). Seeing how the plot ends, it's clear that it's missing a third chapter and I hope to see a sequel one day.

As for the gameplay, it's the standard one: use items, find them, clear hidden objects scenes, solve puzzles. However, in addition of that traditionnal gameplay, you can find for hidden objects scenes two ways to play them: shapes and words. Also, the return of the investigation board is also a nice way to keep being focused on the case and to unlock new objectives. Generally, these deductions will grant you more questions to ask to the prisoner and he will give you also items needed to advance. Finally, Enigmatis 2 doesn't suffer of a problem of navigation, like I had in Maple Creek. You don't have to fear a misclick now.

The graphics are also quite good. I really liked the switch between an illusion world and the reality. Too bad it's only happening once. But you can find leftovers of it thanks to objects changing forms in the scenes. And given the fact that you need to find them for an achievement, it's quite amusing to hunt them down. Another good idea was to make some statues "alive" (eyes moving, head turning, etc...) to strenghten the feeling of being watched, so that you're not at ease at all in this desolation. However, contrary to Maple Creek, which was a town, here, you're in a national park, surrounded by nature and cabins.

The soundtrack is as usual good and the voice acting is perfect. I've nothing to say there.

So in other words, Enigmatis 2 is an excellent casual adventure game, delivered by Artifex Mundi themselves. The game is really worthy of a purchase at full price but Artifex's games are often discounted in the weekly sale or in bundles. If you like their work, you'll love Enigmatis 2.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
One of Artifex Mundi's better games, and all of their games are quite good
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
An objectively better game than the first one... but I don't think I've ever played a HOG that allows the user to cut out the majority of hidden object games. That's correct, in this game (in addition to the ability to outright skip puzzles) you can opt for a match-2 game if HOGs just aren't up your alley. However, just comparing the two, it's clear that the devs put way more time and effort into the previous, seeing as each HOG is unique as well as visually pleasing, while the match 2 game is just the same exact game repeated ad nauseam.

In addition to that, almost every aspect of the game has improved from its predecessor. Better voice acting, clearer interface, a nice extras/options menu, and MUCH better puzzles/deductions outside of the aforementioned HOGs/Match-2s. The storyline is still pretty mediocre and as for the "plot twists", anyone with half a brain could forcast them from 10 minutes into the game.

If you're after some simple ol' sleuthing and hidden object finding, this game is probably one of the best of the market, as long as you don't expect a lot from a well-worn storyline.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
The story continues from the first entry. This time the story is shorter. I like this one better since the map is easier to navigate. Its not that confusing as in the first one!

Pros
background art is amazing and very well done
Steam trading cards & Achievements
art style
mini-games
interesting story

Cons
Must beat game twice for 100%
bugged achievements some how i unlocked all achievements once i beat the game. So far this has happend all every game made by them ( Artifex Mundi sp. z o.o)
relatively short game time
story hints at first game
companions are a bit annoying
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
played with no knowledge of the first and it was a decent game 7/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
This game is surprisingly good, not just in comparison to other hidden object games, but on its own as a good game. The story is interesting, the voice acting is decent, and most importantly, the puzzles feel engaging and relevant to the story. The character animation is the standard "possessed animatronic robot" level, but you don't have to see too much of it. Secrets and collectible objects hidden here and there really motivate you to keep an eye open for the little details. I was pleasantly surprised by this game. I started playing it as a time killer, but found myself really drawn in to it in a way I hadn't with other games of this genre.

My one complaint is the final achievement which you win "for getting all the other achievements". What it doesn't say is that it isn't referring to Steam achievements, but in-game achievements (which are the same as the Steam achievements). Why does this matter? Because you have to get them all on a single profile. I finished the entire game a second time (on a second profile) and got all achievements only to find I still don't have 100% completion. If you're an achievement collector, be aware of this up front and make sure you get all your achievements on a single profile!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Easy, good length, casual, Hidden Object game.

Story is interesting and well spread throughout the game. The graphics and sound fit and are ageing well. This is darker and more grim than the usual offerings.
The Hidden Object puzzles are nicely presented scenes, lots to find, not glitchy - there is a little repetition. An alternative match pairs game is also available.
Nearly all the logic puzzles have the answer provided in clues found nearby and all are easy.
There is a map and teleport, the areas are close together so backtracking is not too bad.
Achievements are fairly easy to 100%, but require a second play through.

Discretion advised for crayon-eaters that are easily disturbed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
I would say that this game is definately worth picking up if you like rich story and finding hidden objects. I picked it up on sale which is probably the best time to get this game. The graphics are amazing and the story happens to have quite a bit of depth to it. That being said, the only downisde is how I can see some people may get frustrated easily at certain points because of the back tracking to find necessary items and missed object interactions. In these instances, it is best to take a break from the game for about ten to twenty minutes, or more, before attempting to continue. Overall it is still an enjoyable game.
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47 of 48 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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23 of 29 people (79%) 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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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2015
Like all recent Artifex Mundi releases, an excellent hidden object game,
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16 of 17 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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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
I beat this game the first time through after 5.4 hours, which is partially because I was distracted for most of it because I really only played it while babysitting and partially because this is my first hidden object game like... ever. I bought a bundle with a bunch of them in it because the bundle was really cheap and I thought most of the games in it looked cool. I'm going to have to play through it twice more to get 100% (I kind of switched back and forth between hidden object and card matching the first time though) but that's okay. It's not going to be difficult to get 100%, as long as I play while I'm not distracted by screaming kids.

Speaking of kids, the boy enjoyed watching me play and he helped me with a couple of hidden object puzzles, so it was a pretty decent way to distract the kids, because Sunny got into watching me too.

Overall, not a bad game, with good music and decent graphics, a decent storyline, and puzzles that weren't too easy or too difficult. It was a nice introduction into the world of Point and Click games.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2015
It has its fair share of puzzle and hidden object scenes, but this game is an adventure and not casual game. Great story (play the first game of the series first if you aren't allergic to hidden object puzzles ;)) and good pacing keep this game from ever being boring. While the ride isn't that long you will be entertained throughout. The balance between 'real' point & click adventure and puzzles is just right to not get on your nerves. Really recommended for both casual and classic adventure players.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
This was a drunk purchase and an excelent one at that. Puzzles that challange and a good story to boot. This runs beautifully on my linux machine. The graphics, the sounds, gameplay, everything is just a solid all around nice package. This is a must if you are into these types of games.
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