[PS4] Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call Review

by Tracey

If you have enjoyed Nightmares from the Deep, then you’re going to love its sequel which is now available on PlayStation 4! Come read our Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call review to learn more about this fun release!

The game picks up not too long after the events of the first game. Sarah Black has returned to her museum, but she soon receives a mysterious parcel. When she opens it an artifact in the back of the museum begins to glow. Sarah is soon back into conflict with the cursed pirates, but this time the story branches and revolves around Davy Jones. The game also makes some big improvements over the first game, and It’s definitely made the game a lot better and easier to play.

Sarah soon begins her journey to solve a mystery. She will uncover some backstory events and start to piece together some important clues that will allow her to see what the main villain is all about. Slow and steady wins the race, so be sure to check everywhere so that you can solve the mystery at hand!

As with other Artifex Mundi game, you will have a good variety of puzzles to solve in a point and click fashion. You have hidden object scenes puzzles in two formats: the standard version in which you have some items you need to find and which are listed in written form, and another in which you have to find the objects that match the shape of the silhouettes on the bottom screen. You also have the option of playing Mahjong games instead of the hidden object games. There’s also picture puzzles in which you have to fit the pieces accordingly, similar to a jigsaw. A new type of puzzle has been introduced which is a multi-step hidden object puzzle that requires you to find an object then use it to open something within the scene, like a key or a coin or something else.

If you have played the previous Nightmares of the Deep game, sometimes you could feel a bit lost and unsure of where to go. That has been eliminated for the sequel. You now have a map, and you can see your location clearly. There are also green exclamation marks that represent things or objectives that are available for you. You can also use the map as a way of fast travel. There is a fair amount of backtracking to do which spices things up, and being able to travel like this makes it easier to get the many collectibles in each area.

Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call is a very fun release on PS4 and a good improvement on the previous entry. There’s a ton to do and plenty of collectibles to find on your path to the Platinum trophy at the end of the road. As always, the art is top-notch, using a very colorful palette for a nice look in each scene. If you’re looking for a new point and click/puzzler/hidden object game, then be sure to check this one out!
This Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Artifex Mundi.

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