The first episode was well demonstrated in an adventure game format with The Raven and eye of the sphinx treasure being very story-driven all throughout. But one question remains, who is The Raven? As the first episode hit me hard and drove me deep into the story, it also kept me wondering the whole time. It just keeps carrying on as one event after another with constant second guessing and thinking about what is next. Ancestry of Lies is here, it is ready, here’s my review.
Story: Episode 2 starts right were we left in the last episode’s huge cliffhanger ending. As some spoiler specific details are headed right away (I won’t spoil that for you) but let me say this – you might get a chance to play as someone besides Zellner in this round. He is not as good of a character as Zellner but some of the really good characters from the first episode can take away some of the stale parts. At the same time the episode is really slow for a while until the pace changes up at the Egyptian museum. This episode is also a tad shorter in the good vs evil race until it just randomly ends after about two hours of gameplay. Unfortunately the episode is overall not as good as the first episode as I said being slow and dull at times. For some reason it might be the fact we did not get the Zellner feel that we got last time around or the sole fact the story is shorter than before.
Voice: The voice acting of course is still superb with all European accents authentic and perfect, they are also fitting the time period incredibly well. Even though I will say the “hero” in this episode sounds really dull at a lot of times. Honestly he sounds like Hayter but as if Solid Snake was not a tough guy branded by years of war.
Controls / Gameplay: Of course it keeps the point and click gameplay style from the first episode of The Raven. The only difference is it just does not feel as fun not playing as Zellner. It was a big problem not hearing his thoughts on the matters and dealing with this new guy. In the uphill battle of just wanting to beat the episode due to the fact it just wasn’t as good and was a little bit of a disappointment.
Replay Ability: Moderate
Final Verdict: The Raven Episode 2 is sadly not as good as what we had last time around. Without Zellner it just feels not as good. The story in this one is really slow up until a little more than half way though. The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 2 gets a 7.6 out of 10, setting up the finale for a hopeful start.
Overall Score: 7.6/10
RGN Rating: Bronze 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.
***NOTE: Episode 3 review coming soon…..
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