The demonic Preacher has escaped to the remotest reaches of Tibet in pursuit of a dark secret that could give him ultimate power. He first escaped the Detective and her partner, P.I. Richard Hamilton, in Maple Creek, and then again at Ravenwood Park. This time, it is personal.
After returning to Maple Creek and uncovering new evidence about the Preacher’s plan, the two detectives set out in search of a centuries-old monastery hidden high in the mountains of Tibet, where the immortal Preacher’s lifelong search for world domination could finally meet its end.
Drawn into this ancient struggle between the forces of light and darkness, the detectives must defeat the Preacher at any cost. But will they be able to catch him before it is too late? Will they even be able to stop him if they do, now that he is more powerful than ever? What secrets will they find in the shadows of Karkhala?
We’re back to the first place that start everything, Maple Creek. After we get information about the real motive of Preacher, we hurriedly hop on the helicopter and that’s the beginning of our journey.
The opening has drawn us into the game immediately, as fast as the thunder that strikes our heroes. We’re get a full-action storyline which will make our heart beat harder than usual. The player who already played the two game of Enigmatis will notice the references from previous games.
Compared to The Ghost of Maple Creek and The Mist of Ravenwood, The Shadow of Kharkala has more lighter shade in their visual. But still, the visual presentation in The Shadow of Kharkala is amazing. Same goes with the voice over and cutscenes.
Have you ever encounter a game with imbalance amount of hidden object scenes or puzzle? Nah, Artifex Mundi knows how to keep their player entertained by balancing it. Which is made me love them.
As usual, Artifex Mundi comes with brilliant plot twist in the near of ending. This twist is explained very well in Bonus Chapter, which makes everything connected.
So sad that the great series like Enigmatis has come to end, but it’s fine because this series stay connected to each game, unlike the other series. Now, I can’t wait to see what kind of game that Artifex Mundi will serve to us next.
Developer : Artifex Mundi
Release Date : July 2016