The Raven: Legacy of A Master Thief is a 3rd person point and click crime adventure game set in the 1960’s with an Agatha Christie theme mixed. Originally this was an episodic game ob PC, but now full three episodes is available on PSN as a complete package and also available to buy at retail.
You play as a Swiss police Constable named Anton Jakob Zellner, an inquisitive officer keen to solve the mystery of The Raven before he’s due to retire.
A famous legendary master thief that is known only as “The Raven” has apparently reappeared after being caught and killed by Inspector Nicholas Legrand from Interpol, several years earlier… which makes the situation extremely strange. So the big question is, did Inspector Legrand actually kill The Raven or do we have a copycat with the same MO (Modus Operandi) in our hands? You will need to play this game to find out!
The Raven is very heavily focused on investigation and inspection as well as puzzle solving while players question NPCs. You’re free to roam every location, and you can interact with every item that is highlighted with an X or O. I would highly recommend you do interact and inspect everything. Do not skip anything, as skipping something can get you stuck in a puzzle! Collect everything and speak to everybody. Clues can sometimes be found in conversations, as well as the answers to puzzles! Some items will have to be examined more than once to reveal all of their secrets. This encourages through investigation, which is important as you are rated at the end of every chapter.
Search every nook and cranny and speak to everybody to collect evidence and clues and inventory items. The game has plenty of puzzles to solve, but none is too taxing, and they are often a bit straightforward so that you can always enjoy the game.
Players are awarded points for finding clues and solving puzzles, as well as from general story progression. Each chapter leaves you with a cliffhanger, but the best thing is that, as mentioned before, the PSN edition is an all-in-one package, so players can comfortably press play on the second and third installment within a second or so without having to wait months for the next installment.
I have to say that The Raven: Legacy of A Master Thief is one of the best point and click games I have ever played, and I’ve played a great many of them over the years! It has a fantastic and meaty story, the accents are fantastic, and the puzzles are not all that difficult. The graphics good and stylized to fit the setting for the game. I really loved the Orient Express location the best it gave a hint of Poirot in a heavily inspired Agatha Christie-style game, which was a nice touch!
As for how long it will take you to complete the whole game, you’re looking at roughly 9-12 hours, which is not that bad considering it is only three episodes. The Walking Dead has five episodes, and you can finish that in around 7-8 hours. It is a shame the game is short because I could definitely have played it for 15+´hours. I loved it and I think you will too!
|Some graphical hiccups here and there|
Written by: Tracey
- Contributing Editor