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[PS4] Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood Review

[PS4] Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood Review

Following the trail of a killer you stumble upon an abandoned RV, and are quickly sucked into the world of Ravenwood. Are you ready to solve its mysteries in order to save the live of many? Check our Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood review to learn more!


Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood – Official Trailer

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…

Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood is the newest title from Artifex Mundi, a company who has been releasing many games in its catalog on the PlayStation 4. The games are light adventure games focusing on exploring static screens in a first person view. You navigate the screens looking for puzzles or items that will help you get further in the game. It’s a tried and tested formula, and by now I have probably platinumed around five of their games.

For this one, you play as an investigator who has a lead on an evil individual who was also the villain of the first game. You end up finding an abandoned RV and end up fiding a little girl inside. After talking to her, a demonic raven attacks the RV, pulling the girl into the nearby Ravenwood Park. It is then you set out on a journey to save her before it is too late!

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The overall story is good, but I did feel like I was missing something for not having played the previous title. Unlike some of the other Artifex Mundi titles, this sequel seems to follow directly after the previous release, building on the lore of Enigmatis 2. Ravenwood is a great place to explore smartly designed to make your way around the environment.

While the general formula remains similar to other releases from Artifex Mundi, this one adds something very cool: collecting evidence! You are a detective, so it makes sense for the game to give us something like this. As you collect evidence in the game, you can pin it to an evidence board so that you can start to piece everything together as you try to solve the mystery at hand.

The game still has hidden object puzzles just like other titles from the studio, but if you don’t want to do those you get the option of playing a memory style game where you are flipping cards and matching objects together. To get the Platinum trophy, you will need to do them both, so you’ll end up playing the game twice.

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As usual, the visuals get the job done in terms of moving the story forward, but they just don’t feel like they are pushing the PS4. The voice acting in the title was actually pretty good, especially from the supporting cast. They felt like they were adding to the story instead of taking away from it, which was certainly a nice surprise.

As I mentioned, the game has a Platinum trophy. As for the other trophies, they are for solving all of the puzzles without hints, and some of them within a specific time limit. There are also collectibles in the game, and I was able to get them all on my first run, but I did find it strange there was nothing where you could check if you had all of them or not. PRO TIP: If you pause the game on some of the timed trophies, it gives you a full vision of the puzzle, so you can make a move, pause the game to plan your next move, and repeat until the end. This should help get some of the more difficult trophies!

Final Thoughts

Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood is a strong entry from Artifex Mundi. It’s probably now my favorite title from them since it tells an interesting story and has some cool mystery elements. If you like adventure games and are looking for something to scratch that itch then give the game a try.

This Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Artifex Mundi.

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Review Overview

Good light adventure game