[PlayStation 4] Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden Review
Artifex Mundi is back with another dose of story-heavy hidden object fun! Come check out our Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden review to learn more about this one!
Your partner Robert goes missing during a deep sea diving expedition. You arrive at his last known position, find his camera and see some scary pics of a shark and what appears to be a creepy wraith with deep red eyes. In the background you can see an underwater city, looking a bit neglected. You end up searching the city of Eden for Robert while avoiding the wraiths that seem to have the ability to possess others – they appear to be the root of the problem. The game is very story-heavy with several twists and surprises as you progress.
Unlike other Artifex Mundi games, there is no fast travel option in this one, but it’s not a deal-breaker. But this release with colorful and detailed backdrops is relatively short with linked locations that make it, so that fast traveling isnâ€™t really required â€“ you wonâ€™t miss a single thing as you explore each area. If you do get stuck there is a map to guide you, so make good use of it if needed.
There are a variety of logic puzzles to play through, and if you are not a fan of hidden object puzzles you can switch to a dominoes mini-game instead, which is probably going to be a lot easier for most. Instead of numbers on the dominoes, you have pictures like a seahorse or a jellyfish, and you just focus on matching them to create a chain that covers at least one square of each of the highlighted tiles. The mini-games arenâ€™t hard to solve so you will probably be able to overcome any hurdles.
Upon completing the main campaign, you will be rewarded with an unlocked shorter, mini-campaign that should end up adding an extra hour or so to your total time with the game. The bonus campaign explains and fills in the missing gaps of the main story campaign, presenting you with more puzzles to solve and some new locations to visit and explore. This is overall a meaty adventure from start to finish, and you will be able to obtain a new shiny Platinum for your collection for your hard work, but you might end up having to play through it all twice to get all trophies if you miss some along the way â€“ not to mention that you need to complete the hidden object puzzles and the dominoes mini-games to unlock all trophies!
Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden is a game that is definitely worth a play. Itâ€™s available for less than ten dollars and features a meaty story, several puzzles to solve with a good variety, and an alternate option for those of you who donâ€™t like hidden puzzle games. The game looks great with polished backdrops, controls work flawlessly, and the voice acting gets the job done. This adventure not having a fast travel option might rub some people the wrong way, but it shouldnâ€™t keep you from enjoying this adventure. Iâ€™m certainly a fan of the games that Artifex Mundi has been releasing on PlayStation 4, and I look forward to checking out what they bring to the console next year!
This Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Artifex Mundi.