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  • Summary: In the time-honoured Hermitage of St. Petersburg three precious paintings have been substituted by valueless copies. At first it appears to be just a normal art robbery, but Colonel Ostankovic, head of the art robbery department in St. Petersburg, thinks otherwise - he suspects a mysteriousIn the time-honoured Hermitage of St. Petersburg three precious paintings have been substituted by valueless copies. At first it appears to be just a normal art robbery, but Colonel Ostankovic, head of the art robbery department in St. Petersburg, thinks otherwise - he suspects a mysterious secret society behind it. The game Memento Mori refers to the relatively unknown fraternity of the same name. Their prime objective is keeping certain paintings in secret; therefore they stash artworks away for hundreds of years. Colonel Ostankovic knows this and raises an alarm. He assigns the case to Larisa Ivanovna Svetlova, one of his best colleagues. Larisa contacts Maxim Durand as a 'helping hand'. He is a former counterfeiter with numerous, valuable connections in the art scene. In the new adventure game, Memento Mori, two playable protagonists await the player. The player's goal is to solve the secrets of the art robbery, the mysterious secret society and its intrigues. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    84
    Memento Mori is a heavily story-driven point'n click game with beautiful graphics and great musical score. The plot twists and turns nicely during the game. Unfortunately the puzzle design isn't very original and most of the puzzles aren't very challenging, although moving the puzzle solving to 3D does make some of the problems seem new and refreshing. The voice acting is occasionally very annoying but you get used to it. Overall Memento Mori is a good purchase for an adventure gamer Both its story and the shocking finale linger on the edge of thoughts for a long time after playing through the game. This is the way to end a game. [Jan 2010]
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Mar 8, 2012
    80
    Captivating story, mysterious atmosphere, nice 3D graphics and a non-linear course with multiple endings shows the true power of adventures. Great game comparable with best pieces in its genre. [Christmas 2008]
  3. It's not a title for the books, but it's a game crafted with care and should be tried out even if you're not a fan of the genre.
  4. If you are looking for a brain-teasing experience full of complex puzzles to blow your mind, Memento Mori has little to offer along those lines. But if you are fan of story-driven adventures, you'll find a promising new adventure to fill your needs in this gripping psychological drama (albeit disguised as a conspiracy thriller) with one of the most shocking and memorable endings the genre has seen in a long time.
  5. Sort of a snoozer. I had trouble playing it for more than an hour without it causing me to nod off, and while I found the ending to be intriguing, it wasn't enough to make up for the basic puzzles and the basic dialogue, and the lack of interaction between the lead characters (surprisingly, they're almost never on screen at the same time).
  6. It's lengthy while not particularly exciting or fun.
  7. But this game does nothing more than remind the adventure game lover of the malaise our beloved genre currently finds itself in.

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  1. Jan 12, 2014
    6
    It's really not a bad p-and-c game at all. Pros: nice clean graphics, story-driven starts slow but better ending, all round quality in gameIt's really not a bad p-and-c game at all. Pros: nice clean graphics, story-driven starts slow but better ending, all round quality in game execution. Decent length. Cons: Puzzles are easy. Music is repetitive and backgroundy only. There is just no humour in the game at all, it is all so serious. And the subtitles have some bad mis-spellings (how did someone miss that). The major con is that it really doesn't pull you along enough to want to keep on playing. After an hour each time, you get quite bored, but come back to finish it (which at least is a better aspect). A solid p-and-c game and recommended to anyone who likes that genre. For everyone else, it might all be a bit slow and linear. Expand