Artifex Mundi is back with Eventide: Slavic Fable, another PlayStation 4 release from their extensive catalog. I’m a big fan of point and click releases, so of course, I was ready to play this one! Want to learn more about the game? Then check our Eventide: Slavic Fable review!
You play as a young woman who is on a quest to rescue her grandmother from an evil fairy known as Boruta. Your grandmother runs a historical theme park which is based on Slavic fables, hence the title of the game. When you gain control and explore the theme park, you will get a chance to discover its many hidden secrets.
Like previous games from Artifex Mundi, you navigate through a series of hand-drawn scenes and solve a myriad of puzzles as you go. You can move the large circular cursor over objects to interact with them, and you can pick up items that will help you solve puzzles when using them from your inventory. Clicking on a particular location, such as a newspaper or a photograph, will make the game zoom in for a closer look.
There are many points of interest to check out in the game, probably more so than in any previous releases from the company. There are a ton of things to check out, items to collect, puzzles to solve, keys and codes to secure. Check everywhere and make sure you leave no stone unturned. You’ll sometimes find a very useful or key item much later in the game, so you’ll need to backtrack for a bit to put it to good use.
As for the game’s puzzles, there are picture puzzles in which you have to fit pieces in the correct places or to fit specific shapes. You also have silhouette hidden object puzzles where you have to find objects that match the shapes at the bottom of the screen. And then there are puzzles based on colors! And if you ever get stuck, the hint system is available depending on your difficulty of choice – for Expert Mode the hints take much longer to charge up than on Casual.
The hand-drawn graphics are very pretty, as is always the case for games from Artifex Mundi. The attention to detail for objects, backgrounds or characters is great, and it shows in the final product. The in-game text is also the perfect size and easily readable, which is nice since nowadays several PlayStation 4 games forget to review this – text that is too small to read is never a good thing!
There are collectibles in the form of cards that offer snapshots of characters with information on each one. There are also flowers to collect as well, so keep your eyes open so that you can search everywhere if you want to get all trophies! The trophy list is pretty much the same as with previous titles, with a few being speed runs for puzzle completion. Overall, it’s a fairly easy Platinum trophy.
Eventide: Slavic Fable offers a solid story with pretty hand- drawn graphics and a decent variety of puzzles. I really can’t complain since you also get a second campaign that is unlocked at the end of the main game, so there is a good amount of content for this PlayStation 4 release.
This Eventide: Slavic Fable review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Artifex Mundi.