Are you ready for a new game from Artifex Mundi? The publisher is back on PS4, this time giving us Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood, the sequel to Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek. Want to learn more about this one? Then read our Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood review!
In this sequel, the demon preacher that escaped in Maple Creek is back, and you are hot on his tail. The preacher has left a trail of devastation, and as you search an abandoned van, you find a little girl hidden in a cupboard. Her mother is gone, and before you can even take action, tragedy strikes. This sets up the game’s story, sending you on a quest to solve the mystery at hand.
In this one there are hidden object puzzles in this game, with the standard version where you have to match items with words in a list and a second one in which you have to find parts to create items. There’s also one in which you must find items or objects to solve puzzles within. For example, you will find a key that will wind up a mouse to scare away a badger which will open up another puzzle to solve, and at the end, you will get an item you can use for another puzzle.
If you are not very good at hidden object games, you can opt to do the matching puzzle where you match corresponding symbols. I liked this mini game, but I think I preferred the dominoes mini-game from previous titles a little bit more. At least this puzzle type keeps things fresh!
Along with the puzzle types mentioned above, there are other puzzle styles to solve in the game. Some will ask that you find the right item to move things forward, such as lock or a vintage coin. If you’re ever stuck you can use the map to see where you need to go. If a location is marked with a red exclamation point then it has things for you to do. As you progress, the map will get bigger since you’ll unlock more locations to visit and even more puzzles to solve. Luckily there’s also a fast travel option which is very handy!
As with other Artifex Mundi releases, there are plenty of collectibles to find in this one! You’ll be searching for 30 butterflies which can be tough to find as they tend to blend into the environment. There are also 12 coins to locate which you have to find if you want to finish the game. These items all tie into some of the trophies in the game.
For a platinum run, two playthroughs are needed: one for doing all the hidden object puzzles and another one for doing al the pair matching games. You should also make sure you set your game to expert difficulty.
Once you have completed the game, which is roughly 5-6 hours long, you’ll unlock another adventure which is set 40 years before the events of the main campaign – it tells the story of a park ranger. This bonus campaign is considerably shorter, but a welcome addition, and should take you roughly an hour or so to complete.
Overall, Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood is another fantastic puzzle game from Artifex Mundi with a good story and a nice variety of puzzles. There’s plenty to do in this one as you try to unlock its Platinum trophy, so if you’re in the market for an adventure game I highly recommend this one!
This Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Artifex Mundi.