Eventide: Slavic Fable Collector's Edition
November 27, 2015
The House of Fables
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Cutscenes
Soundtracks & Concept Art
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Achievement & Collectibles
Artifex Mundi is back with a brand-new Hidden Object Adventure title! For years, mythical creatures have lived peacefully together with humans in The Heritage Park that your grandmother serves as the much-admired caretaker. When your grandmother asked you, as the talented botanist, for help – you know something must be wrong!
How refreshing it is to see a new storyline for a change! Arguably, Eventide: Slavic Fable is still based on the same-old kidnapping story – but at least it tries to be different. If you are a fan of fantasy games, then Eventide should feel right at home for you. The game features adorable talking mythical creatures, as well as the almighty evil ones. As the game progresses, the storyline gets more and more interesting, especially the backstories – there was never a single moment of boredom playing this game.
Artifex Mundi is back to showcase its artistic superiority through the amazing visuals of the game. Every single scene is beautifully painted with rich colors and enhanced by the top-notch visual effects. We were also impressed by the amount of creativity put into creating all these eye-catching locations; they are unique to this particular game and we did not get that feeling of dejavu we sometimes get in some of the recent HOPA titles. For the majority of the game, the music remains pretty serene and calm, but it does get suspenseful when the situation seems fitting. The voice-overs of the characters are very well-done, nothing to complain about.
In addition, Eventide: Slavic Fable has a very cohesive gameplay. Every aspect of the game flows delightfully together, the whole experience of the game is as smooth as silk. Perhaps, two of the weakest aspects of the game are the hidden object scenes and the puzzles. While the locations in the game are extremely imaginative, the hidden object scenes look pale in comparison – most of them are junk piles with list formats, definitely lack the bells and whistles. The puzzles are slightly better, but could certainly be better. More than half of the puzzles are incredibly easy, and not very complex either.
Nonetheless, Eventide: Slavic Fable has a nice length of four hours, or five hours if you include the amazing bonus chapter. Apart from that, the Collector’s Edition of the game comes with a strategy guide, replayable hidden object scenes and puzzles, wallpapers, concept art, soundtracks, cutscenes, achievements and collectibles.