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Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood Review

Navigate your way through Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood. A jump-out-of-your-seat thrill ride through an odd little tourist attraction. As the detective from the popular Engimatis: Ghost of Maple Creek you play good Samaritan and try to help a missing family whose camper has run off the road. Will your selfless act of kindness be your undoing?

 

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by on 10-08-2013     

Have you missed me and my pithy brand of humor? Well, I’ve missed all of you. Tracy gave me a not necessarily desired, but well needed break from reviews and game guides. Just too many psychotic bosses in my life (present company, excepted) and crazy demands upon my time required the respite.

That being said, I was a little nervous about jumping back in the saddle with Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood. Would I be able to get my game mojo back? I suppose you readers are the final judge, but from the moment I clicked "play," I was in the zone and ready for action.

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This sequel to the smash hit Enigmatis: The Ghost of Maple Creek is a worthy successor. A year has passed since the events of Maple Creek. But, for the past few months, our detective has been hot on the trail of the demonic preacher she fought one year ago. 
 
Yet, he has managed to always stay one step ahead. She hoped to bring an end to the chase in the redwood forests of Northern California, but, like so many times before, the trail went cold.
 
Moments into the game, the detective encounters an abandoned camper in the middle of the roadway. Enormous talon marks ripped the camper top like a sardine can. 
 
Upon stopping, the detective discovers a young girl hiding in the camper. Apparently, her parents were taken by a massive black bird. The girl, Becky, cowers in terror behind a hidden panel in the camper.
 
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The game starts a little slowly and when Becky began whining about wanting her mom, I was ready to sharpen my razorlike wit on the little urchin and Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood. Then, the bird came back for what it left behind (namely Becky) and things started to get interesting.
 
The clues the detective follows lead to nearby Ravenwood Park, a sort of campy redwood forest tourist attraction. You meet the strange proprietor who looks like some sort of 19th Century Hugh Hefner in his purple brocade vest and Van Dyke beard. 
 
The lady who runs the ticket booth is some sort of latter day hippie who must have stumbled into the park on her way back from a Grateful Dead concert circa 1971.
 
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The detective follows the clues into the park and, before you know it, she’s locked in the basement with a prisoner trapped behind a cell door with a puzzle lock. When the prisoner reached out of a small opening to grab the detective’s wrist, I practically jumped out of my chair. This is one freaky game.

Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood allows three levels of game play: casual, advanced and expert. I played on the casual setting with my daughter. She’s 10, and, while this one provides plenty of "jolts" she didn’t seem to mind too much. (Maybe the barrel of skeletons was a bit much.)

The hidden object areas and mini games are a bit few and far between. This is a bit more of what I call the "to-ing and fro-ing" type of game. But, with a grabber storyline like this and some real genuine frights, I highly recommend it. It’s a perfectly fun way to spend a pre-Halloween October evening. 

And all clues led into nearby Ravenwood Park...
 

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