[PS4] Eventide: Slavic Fable Review - PS3Blog.net
Your grandmother has summoned you to her park as she needs your help to care for a rare flower. However, upon arrival, your grandmother is kidnapped by a giant moth-like creature, so of course you have to set out on an adventure to rescue her! Want to learn more? Then check out our Eventide: Slavic Fable review!
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Eventide: Slavic Fable is an exciting adventure game inspired by Slavic mythology. Set in a contemporary heritage park where mythical Slavic creatures co-exist with humans, the adventure begins when the protagonist, a famous botanist, receives an alarming invitation from her grandmother, the park’s curator. The protagonist is tasked with saving an endangered plant, but this turns out to be the least of her concerns…
Slavic Fable is another release from Artifex Mundi hitting the PS4. They have a huge back catalog on PC and Mobile which they are porting to PS4 for 2017 and beyond. I have had the chance to review quite a few of these games and they don’t really deviate from the formula too much, with the exception of story and setting, which isn’t a bad thing.
The game plays like a lite adventure game in first person view with static screens. You move from screen to screen and solve logic puzzles, collecting and using items to advance further, or solving hidden object puzzles. This game, in particular, seems to have gone more with logic and items than with the hidden object puzzle, which to me is a good thing. I don’t hate hidden object puzzles, but I do prefer logic puzzles more.
You play the role of a botanist. Your grandmother has asked you to come to her park, to help her with a rare flower that is dying. As you are driving there your car is attacked by a giant moth creature and you go over a cliff. After getting out of that sticky situation you head to your grandmother’s place to see her being abducted by the aforementioned giant moth. You then set out on your adventure to save her, the special flowers she cares for, and the denizens of the park. Out of the all of the games from Artifex Mundi I have played, this one by far has my favorite story.
The puzzles are very well designed, which is important for an adventure game. They all seem to have just the right amount of difficulty, so you have to think about them, but you’re not scratching your head for hours in frustration. And if you get stuck the game does give you the option to skip puzzles or to use hints, but I wouldn’t advise that if you want the platinum. You can burn through the game in 5-6 hours if you’re not getting stuck – I played through it all in a single sitting.
The game’s art is very polished, as is the case for other releases from Artifex Mundi. The cutscenes, on the other hand, seem a bit dated. There are some bad textures on the CG stuff that makes the game look older than it really is. As for the game’s voice acting, it did it’s job but ain’t nothing steller or outstanding.
The game is an easy platinum for those looking to add a new set of trophies to their collection. You can get it in one playthrough if you don’t miss any collectibles and if you don’t use hints or skip any puzzles. I did miss one that I couldn’t go back to, so I had to do a quick second run to get that last trophy, and the Platinum, to pop.
Eventide: Slavic Fable definitly follows the same formula of the previous releases from Artifex Mundi, which ain’t a bad thing. I did have a better time with this one than with previous games since the focuse was less on hidden object puzzles and more on logic puzzles. The story was also very interesting and different from otehr entires. If you like adventure games then you should definitly give this one a try.
This Eventide: Slavic Fable review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Artifex Mundi.