Game Review: Grim Legends 2 – Song of the Dark Swan (Xbox One)

Artifex Mundi, the leaders of the hidden object/point & click adventure game will release their latest game, Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan on Xbox One June 23rd 2017.

We here at GBHBL are massive fans of Artifex Mundi games & have reviewed many so far. You can check out all those reviews below.

Lost Grimoires – Stolen Kingdom
Nightmares From the Deep: The Cursed Heart
Nightmares From the Deep: The Siren’s Call
Enigmatis: Ghosts of Maple Creek
Enigmatis: The Mists of Ravenwood
Dark Arcana: The CarnivalClockwork Tales: Of Ink & Glass

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The second chapter in the Grim Legends series takes place in the Eagle Kingdom. A famous healer is asked to come to the castle to look into a mysterious illness that has befallen the Queen. What she uncovers though is a conspiracy involving dark magic, royal politicking & a curse that goes far deeper than anyone could have expected.

It’s a great story & one that you won’t have needed to play the first one to understand at all. Told through short cut-scenes & conversations with a wide array of characters, it keeps you hooked right up to the very end.

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An immersive, gorgeous & hand-painted world, Grim Legends 2 is one of the most imaginative & exciting games Artifex Mundi have released so far. The story is strong, the puzzles a mix of easy & challenging with a number of tried & tested ideas returning.

Simple & intuitive controls, make exploring each hand-painted scene a joy. Finding objects, working out where they go & how you need to progress is simple & fun. Of course if you’re struggling there is always the hint button. As well as the skip option if you’re struggling with a particular mini-game/puzzle.

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Grim Legends 2 has a wide array of mini-games & hidden object scenes. These break up the point & click element nicely They’re spaced apart well & never feel like they’re just there to impede your progress.

The game can be completed in a number of hours without much effort. Replay value comes with the expert difficulty & an additional bonus chapter that expands on the story from two different perspectives. An extra hour or so of content, it’s a nice addition. Especially if you have already played the game when it was first released on Steam in 2014.

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One of the best Artifex Mundi games to be released on the Xbox One. Further proof that this is a genre that they have zero competition in.

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