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…
Then she encountered an abandoned camper in the middle of the highway. Enormous claw marks scored the roof and the lost family’s personal belongings were scattered everywhere. All signs pointed to the scene being fresh.
And all clues led into nearby Ravenwood Park…
In Enigmatis: The Ghost Of Maple Creek, our detective was introduced to evil Preacher. All she know was he killed many woman to sucks their life force. The real motive is unknown until she meet frightened little girl named Becky in Enigmatis: The Mist of Ravenwood.
The story is direct sequel of what happened in Maple Creek. This time, we’re not only meet other enemy but also learn the nature of demonic power that caused lots of people lost their life. We meet a mysterious figure who imprisoned and he offer a deal to us: if we able collect missing pieces of his cell, then he will give us some information. His information is additional to our Evidence Board.
The game visual is wonderful with realistic 3D style. The animation in each cutscenes is great and smooth. The gameplay is also amazing. It mostly dominated with HOS, which can be annoying if you’re playing too much HO games. But the major flaw in this game isn’t the gameplay or visual. It’s the map that I dislike most.
While the map in Ghost of Maple Creek is completely useless, in The Mist of Ravenwood is getting better, but it doesn’t direct us to specific area. Still, it could be useful for instant travel from one area to another.
Although The Mist of Ravenwood is act as sequel, but most of the time, it feels like standalone. You probably forgot several thing why you ended up in Ravenwood since you’re chasing the different person. But from middle to ending, you will notice the connection between Maple Creek and Ravenwood. The information from Evidence Board giving us the depth of knowledge about the origins of evil events that happen recently. This game is really require the patience because you have to wait until the last piece before you finally learns the truth.
Some questions from the first game are answered in The Mist of Ravenwood, but others are still unanswered. I think I need to play the third game as soon as possible in order to reach the final answer.
Enigmatis: The Mist of Ravenwood are so far better than the first one. The storyline are able to keep me playing non-stop, make me wanting more and more. I can’t wait to see the conclusion of this series. Will our detective able to catch the Preacher? Or will they fall into the same fate as the previous victim?
Developer : Artifex Mundi
Release Date : September 2013