The Raven is a 1960’s crime thriller told in an episodic way with a focus on story telling. Legacy of a Master Thief takes place across Europe mainly while the infamous Raven is at large yet again to steal gems. Zellner the character you play as, can work his way up to begin his case against The Raven or The Ravens Heir.
Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: Music that the game features does well to fit the 60’s era with light and investigative themes. Voice acting fits the European ordeal as the main character Zellner keeps a Swedish accent while many other characters come off as British.
Graphics, Physics, Glitches, Engine Performance: The graphics are good looking, especially the scenery. Characters faces and bodies may not be top notch but are good for a current game just don’t expect GTA V level production value and you’ll be able to enjoy the title. There were a few glitches I noticed that sometimes appeared when I tried click on a marker to grab or look at something but usually the whole engine design runs smooth keeps it moving along usually well.
Controls / Gameplay: The Raven consists of Point and Click with some game play parts to it. In this game though sometimes you have to click more than once or go to certain areas to progress the story while in other games you can miss things and continue. Trust me it takes a while to get off the train but you can progress by talking and doing tasks, or even looking at newspapers.
Story: Basically it’s a 1960’s crime drama. The Raven which is the best there ever was is resurrected from the dead seemingly. Now he wants The Legendary Eyes of the Sphinx gems. You are Zellner a Constable trying to rise up in the world wanting adventure so you can get in on looking for The Raven but things get bigger than you expected. Meeting characters and learning new things as it gets bigger and bigger until the episodes end.
Replay Ability: High
Final Verdict: The Raven Episode 1 has a really fresh story, and something I have been looking for. A detective game set in 1960’s with point and click ideals and your choice progression. The Raven Episode 1 gets a 9.2 out of 10 making it a Gold RGN Game.
Overall Score: 9.2/10
RGN Rating: Gold Game
Developers: KING Art Games / The Adventure Company
Publisher: Nordic Games
Available On: 360 | PC | Linux | Mac OS X | PS3 (Coming Soon)
Played On: Xbox 360
Review Copy Info- A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.
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