[PlayStation 4] Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones Review

by the_nmac

Davy Jones is back to close out the Nightmares from the Deep trilogy. What does he have in store for Sarah on this adventure? Find our in our Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones review!

Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones console trailer

Play the final chapter of the fantastic pirate trilogy! Davy Jones and his undead crew appear once again to kidnap the museum custodian Sarah Black and force her daughter Cory to sign a dark pact. In order to save Cory, Sarah will travel through mysterious locations, solve plenty of puzzles, and learn the truth about the ghost of a beautiful young girl who roams Davy Jones’ island.

Artifex Mundi is closing Nightmares of the Deep series with one more adventure for Sarah, who will set out to rescue her daughter. You’ve had to rescue your daughter from undead pirates before, and once again the museum is attacked by undead pirates, and you and your daughter are taken hostage. Davy Jones was going to make you walk the plank, but at the last minute your daughter said she would do anything to save you, so she signed a scroll with a deal from Davy Jones, but something goes wrong, and you are pushed overboard. Now you need to save your daughter and break the pact!

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I have had the opportunity to review both Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart as well as Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call, so I was glad I got a chance to review the final game in this trilogy.

This one feels similar to other Artifex Mundi titles, but the way the game runs makes it feel as if is on a revamped and improved engine. The game is an adventure game lite, which means it’s a bit easier than your traditional adventure game. You move from screen to screen interacting with objects and people. Along the way you pick up items which you can combine with other objects to allow you to progress further in the game. Every once in a while you will run into a puzzle which you will need to solve to carry on with the story.

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The other thing you might run into is the hidden object puzzles where you have to search a picture for the items listed at the bottom of the screen. These can actually be quite challenging as some of the items are properly hidden, so if you find them too difficult, you can opt to take on a game of Mahjong. But if you are trying to go for the game’s Platinum trophy, then you will need to do two playthroughs, one in which you play nothing but hidden object puzzles, and one where you play Mahjong games.

The game’s art looks really good, and you can see the evolution made by the studio from release to release – glad to see the art keep getting better and better! That being said, since the title came out almost four years ago on PC, the cutscenes haven’t aged well and don’t look anywhere near as good as what you’d expect from a 2018 relase. Another hang up I have with the series is the very stale voice acting, since when listening to the characters something always seems off, as if the voices are not conveying the right emotion for a given situation.

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Final Thoughts

Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones is a good end to the trilogy, tying up all stories and loose ends. At this point when you buy a game from Artifex Mundi, you should know what to expect, and this third game in the series does not disappoint. I love playing their games as quick releases between larger titles to keep things fresh for me, so I look forward to checking out their next one!

This Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones review is based on a PS4 copy provided by Artifex Mundi.

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