Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood Review
Artifex Mundi have followed up on their games before, but coming into Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood, I felt like this was the time where it carried the most potential. For reference, the game mended hidden object mechanics into the story like nothing I had seen before, and while there were a few hiccups, it was unlike anything I had played in the genre before. Now that the developers have more expertise, is the sequel as fine-tuned as it can be, or a wasted effort?
Enigmatis 2 expands on the gameplay from the first game, but in a way that isn’t overly ambitious or hitting you over the head with too many mechanics. Because of this decision, you can tell that the developers were really able to make the gameplay simple and entertaining, balanced along with their passion for the genre. Its safe to say Enigmatis 2 succeeds gently in the gameplay department, while taking strives in other aspects.
Story & Design:
Enigmatis 2 is one of the few Artifex Mundi games where it feels like there is truly a progression to the story, and I commend them for it. Plot holes from the first game are filled in ways that don’t feel too cheesy, and while I was somewhat disappointed with the ending, strong aspects like the setting and characters ended up redeeming the whole package. I can’t believe I was this into a story for a hidden object game, but Enigmatis 2 makes it all worth it.
Presentation/ Visuals & Audio:
On top of the already mentioned greatness, Enigmatis 2 has post-campaign content that is well worth it. Here, you’ll get a prequel sense of the game’s story, which clearly ties all knots if you had any further questions. The rest of Enigmatis 2’s presentation is neat, fixing other issues that have been present in an array of Artifex Mundi games.
After playing so many of their titles, Enigmatis 2 is the peak of what Artifex Mundi can do. They’ve transcended the typical stereotypes of hidden object games, and have instead delivered something intriguing in story departments, with sufficient gameplay to boot. Wonderful, from beginning to end.
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood gets a 9/10 (Superb)
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