Earlier this month Gamers Elite wrote about Artifex Mundi and their hidden object games. While they are coming out with new games this month and throughout the next year, I decided to give 2 more another try.
I had already owned and played 2 of the Artifex Mundi games – Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek and Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart both of which I loved, so I figured I would try out a few other ones.
I decided to go with Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood and Eventide 2: Sorcerer’s Mirror.
Eventide 2: Sorcerer’s Mirror: Embark on a mystical adventure in a forgotten mountain village ruled by an immortal sorcerer. Can you unravel his secret? Explore an enchanted world full of imps, apparitions, magical animals, and other mysterious creatures taken directly from Eastern European folk and fairy tales. The decisions you make will influence the fate of characters and the end of the game.
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood: A year has passed since the events of Maple Creek. But for the past few months, our detective has been hot on the trail of the demonic preacher she fought one year ago. Yet he has managed to always stay one step ahead. She hoped to bring an end to the chase in the Redwood forests of Northern California. But like so many times before, the trail went cold. And all clues led into nearby Ravenwood Park.
For Eventide 2: Sorcerer’s Mirror I liked it so much, I actually ended up beating the game, and then replaying it again on Expert for the achievements.
ALL of the Artifex Mundi games have trials available. I believe they let you play so far into the game rather than a certain amount of time, and then they cut you off. I decided to do the trial for Eventide 2 first because I wanted to absolutely make sure I actually liked it – and I did.
While these games are super fun you also need to have a little bit of wit. While most of the puzzle games throughout are pretty easy, the clues and the story are where you need a little bit of cleverness to figure everything out.
In some cases while playing these Artifex Mundi games you might travel into 6 different rooms, find a clue in room #6 and remember where you needed to put the object in room 1-5. It can be a little difficult, but I like the challenge personally!
The achievements are a nice option as well. For the Eventide 2 game there is 1000 gamer score available – 29 achievements in all. They range from easy ones for 15 and harder ones for 100. Finishing the game in expert for example, gives you 100. I am 70% through my achievements list – so I have 5 left.
Anyway, if you like Artifex Mundi or you like hidden object games, these games definitely need to be checked out.
They have single games for anywhere between $9 and $10, as well as bundles which include 2 or 3 different games in the “series” and they can be anywhere from $14 to $21. Not too shabby.