Review: Lost Grimoires 3: The Forgotten Well
December 14th, 2017
Travel through 26 hand-painted locations!
Use alchemy to lead your investigation!
Solve 26 minigames and ho scenes!
Traverse the Kingdom on horseback and a raft!
Learn the long-hidden secret of people and elves!
After defeating the army of the strange Elf Sylvanheir, King Raphael returns victorious. While the king’s followers await his victorious entrance, his sister fears Raphael has been cursed and that a genuine war is about to break out, based on his unusual letters from the conflict.
A fascinating hidden-object puzzle adventure game from the makers of enigmatis and grim legends transports you to Artifex Mundi’s newly designed “Lost Grimoires” series game, “The Forgotten Well,” which was launched four years ago on December 14, 2017.
The conflict between the Kingdom of Phoenix and the possessed army of elves, led by Sylvanheir, is drawing to a close. While the subjects wait for their monarch to arrive, his sister, the alchemist, is filled with resentment. Strange letters from her brother during the war expedition’s last weeks, as well as terrifying nightmares, cause her to suspect that something is wrong with the king. She believes it has something to do with the Tangled Forest’s inhabitants, who summoned elves from the kingdom. Is the protagonist correct in his assessment of the situation? What heinous mysteries are buried behind the legends of the past? Will the Alchemist be able to decipher the intricate conspiracy, atone for the Kingdom’s past transgressions, and save her brother?
Horrible game by Artifex Mundi, which is unexpected given their track record of producing excellent games throughout the years. We were having so much fun because this game was so good with its graphics and a decent storyline that we decided to stop and start all over again after we realized that the game is extremely short with only a couple of puzzle types that were way too easy – there were very few hops – and most annoyingly, no bonus chapter was present after we finished the main game for such a high price. We also thought the scenario was a little far-fetched; for example, leaving a 15-year-old little sister in control of the Kingdom while her brother, the King, is away at war is a little of an irresponsible quality on the king’s part. Characters’ lip movements and subtitles aren’t always accurate in the game when they’re speaking. We also recommend that you don’t use the map to go between scenes because you can end up stuck somewhere you shouldn’t be with no way out. Hopefully, developers will address these issues in future releases, resulting in higher-quality games that meet or exceed our expectations for Artifex Mundi.