Posts Tagged ‘The Raven’

Wot I Think: The Raven – Part Three

By John Walker on September 23rd, 2013.

In an interesting, if perhaps ultimately less than ideal experiment, King ART games released their point and click adventure, The Raven: Legacy Of A Master Thief, in three chapters over three months. Seemingly modeling, well, nothing else, this chapter format has certainly obscured the game. With the final part out tomorrow, does this pick up the pieces after a very soggy middle? Here’s wot I think:

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Wot I Think: The Raven – Part Two

By John Walker on September 3rd, 2013.

The Raven was such a nice surprise. A gentle, genteel adventure, with an unlikely lead character, and the engaging atmosphere of a Sunday afternoon murder mystery. An antithesis to so much of gaming, it was a charming tale of an almost-retired Swiss policeman, and his stumbling into a confusion of thefts and murders aboard the Orient Express and a luxury cruise ship. And then, cliffhanger ending. Rather than offering some useful resolution, we last see Constable Anton Jakob Zellner in mortal danger, and were told to wait a month for it to continue. The month is long up, so here’s wot I think of its saggy middle:

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Interview: KING Art On The Raven

By John Walker on July 23rd, 2013.

KING Art’s The Raven: Legacy Of A Master Thief comes out today. It’s a really lovely adventure, well worth getting hold of. We grabbed hold of the German developers to learn more about why they wanted to make such a gentle game, their inspirations, and why they picked an elderly man to be the star of their game.

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Wot I Think: The Raven – Legacy Of A Master Thief

By John Walker on July 19th, 2013.

The Raven – Legacy Of A Master Thief is the first of a three chapter adventure game (the other two coming out next month and the month after) from King Art. Previously responsible for the decent Book Of Unwritten Tales, The Raven is a completely different style of game from the team – a murder mystery in the style of Agatha Christie. And crikey, it’s really rather good. Here’s wot I think:

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Poe-Faced: The Raven

By Alec Meer on July 4th, 2013.

Period Hitman?

You can’t make a point and click adventure game for less than $3 million, you know. Hell, you can’t even make it for $3 million, apparently. So presumably King Art Games, they of The Book Of Unwritten Tales, have some serious venture capital behind them for their noirish crime adventure The Raven. The first of its three episodes are out on Steam on July 23rd, but they have a stylishly monochrome ‘interactive graphic novel’ preview to play for no-pence right now.
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