An ancient phoenix summons Anna to explore a drifting ocean city, confront the Evil Colossus and save her lost tribe.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (4 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 7, 2014
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About This Game

After vanquishing her evil twin, Pandora, Empress Anna must find her lost tribe. In a fever dream she learns they are threatened by a cursed colossus on a distant and mysterious temple city, adrift on the waves below. Helped by the ghost of Jacob and an ancient phoenix she escapes the burning palace in the clouds and finds the beautiful floating city, constructed by her lost people. But where have they gone? Only a sinister two-headed wizard and his cats remain. Can she trust him? Will he help her find the lost tribe before the colossus fully awakens?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 923 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Short version: 78%
Empress of the Deep 3 makes a few bold turns in terms of gameplay, but the core features like level/visual design and puzzle mechanics remain the same. A fitting finale to a trilogy that turned out to be surprisingly good in the end.

Long version:
Empress of the Deep 3: Legacy of the Phoenix is the final chapter of a hidden object game trilogy that is defined by two things: Myst-like levels and game flow, and great visual design that just got better and better throughout the series, with this game being no exception. The same cannot be said about the gameplay which features similar puzzles and hidden object scenes as Song of the Blue Whale did.

Since this is the end of the series, it is fitting that we finally learn most of the secrets which were never properly answered before, including the whereabouts of the Empress’ people and the nature of the final obstacle she has to overcome in order to save them and claim her rightful place as their leader.

Just like its predecessors, Legacy of the Phoenix by itself is just an average game… but if we think about the trilogy as one single adventure, it is one of the most enjoyable hidden object games featured on Steam.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
It's hard to sit back, take in the ambiance, and appreciate the music and art when someone is constantly breaking in to yammer about what I'm doing at the moment. It's usually unskippable and freezes the screen for the moment, too. Just when I hit the third game and thought everyone was too dead or left behind to follow me, I pick up a talking rock that won't be quiet. And the dude I left on the other side of the island still did things like yell "YOU HAVE FOUND A MAGIC ROCK! FIND MORE OF THEM!" whenever I picked up a rock.

As for the plot, just trying to track where people's bodies are and what state they're in is impossible by the third game. It's like musical chairs and nesting dolls all at once, played by souls.

The puzzles are fine, and there's not much to complain about with the hidden-object games. Since the game is all CGI there's some objects hidden by tiny size or opacity change, but there's no penalty for the hint button.

The minigame ZEM! is sold harder than the marketing for the external game, so I feel I should include a mention.

If you have a tolerance for Captain Obvious, you should get some enjoyment out of this.

ZEM!
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