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Release Date: Sep 25, 2013

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.6.8
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 (32/64bit)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
"Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood" is pretty much as you'd expect from an Artifex Mundi game: a nice little casual point-and-click adventure Hidden Object Game (HOG). It has all the usual positives: nice little plot, well done graphics, inteseting puzzles, and acceptable voice acting. It also has all the usual negative: no saves, and a forced second run to get all Achievements. I also ran into a few more of what I assume are their standard negatives: inability to restart a game if you mess something up, and a Steam Achievement ("One of a Kind") that must all be done from within one in-game profile (that little surprise cost me about 3 hours of repeat play). With the extra run-though I had to do, it took me about 15 hours to finish the game. Without it, it would have been about 12 hours. So, even at the current list price, the game is worth it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
One of the top games from Artifex Mundi. It's just pure awesome. LOVE the colorfull arts and everything about it. Can't think of anything wrong with it. The story is great. Really love the Artifex Mundi games (well the like bottom scrape of the gamebox is the "Time Mysteries" games (To me anyway, As you get lazy with the timemachine and skip/hint abilities). In this game, That won't happen. The puzzles are too much fun. Altho it would be a good idea to start with the 1st game of this series, So you get some backstory to this game for even more enjoyment. (It's not a waste, 1st game is really great aswell (Also the first Artifex Mundi game i played, and i was hookt instantly. Want them all :3.
They have all the good things you would want. Great storys, Fantastic arts, different difficulty settings, Hint buttons (that doesn't speak in riddles, And Skip buttons for the puzzles incase you are really stuck. It will solve the puzzle for you and you can continue, ofcourse). Even alternative minigames incase you don't like the "hidden object messy screens with tons of items on them). Good voiceacting (and text ofcourse). "All" puzzles and such are made for anyone to enjoy (there MIGHT be some occasional exceptions that require to be able to see colors, But thats rare (and even if it is, You can still solve it with some extra effort). Nothings too cryptic nor too easy. The games are beatable by almost anyone.
37 out of 5 stars.

SO, If you are looking for a great time without headaches & frustration & are into puzzle/hidden object/story games, Artifex Mundi, Games are the right thing for you!, Get this/these game/s, It's worth the default price. But you can always wait till they are on sale (which apears to be frequently).
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
AMAZING! I love this series. Wonderful stories and fresh puzzles
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
With Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood comes another great game by Artif... oh.. wait... I got something for that....



It is Artifex Mundi. "If you played one, than you know them all." which in this case is one of the few times in gaming where it comes to be the most positive thing about a point&click "slash" hidden object you might ever hear.

10/10 Artifex - You make me droll - Mundi
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
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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