Game Review: Eventide: Slavic Fable (Xbox One)

Inspired by Slavic mythology, Eventide: Slavic Fable puts the player in the shoes of Mary. A botanist tasked with saving an endangered plant by her grandmother. Invited to the Heritage Park her grandmother runs, she arrives to discover that the evil Boruta has kidnapped her & is planning to destroy the world using the parks ancient magic.

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Mary will have to seek alliances with the strange & mythical creatures that inhabit the park if she is to stop Boruta & save her grandmother.

Eventide: Slavic Fable is a puzzle adventure/hidden object game played from the first-person perspective using point & click elements. Artifex Mundi are pros at making these games. As you can see from the many we’ve played & reviewed below:

Clockwork Tales: Of Ink & Glass
Nightmares From the Deep: The Cursed Heart
Enigmatis: Ghosts of Maple Creek
Nightmares From The Deep: The Siren’s Call
Dark Arcana: The Carnival
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood
Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan

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Regular players will instantly enjoy the difference in story-telling here. While the ‘kidnapping’ plot is present as per usual it does take it in a different & more enjoyable direction. This is easily one of the most fantastical stories & vibrant looking games Artifex Mundi have made so far.

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It leaps off the screen with bright, colourful paintings & top-drawer visuals. Each location feels unique thanks in part to the interesting & unique looking creatures. With lots more interaction involved, it’s rare that boredom will set it.

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Where issues do arise though is with the hidden object scenes & the puzzles. The former are very unimaginative in design while the latter are uninspired. Far too easy for most of the games 3-4 hour playtime.

An additional chapter adds an extra 30-60 minutes to the overall completion time. A welcome addition even if it doesn’t really add anything to the overall product.

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At this stage you know exactly what you’re getting with an Artifex Mundi game. Thanks to an interesting story, great locations & striking visuals, Eventide: Slavic Fable stands out as one of the better offerings!

Eventide: Slavic Fable
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