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  1. Feb 19, 2014
    8
    It's yet another rushed and unfinished game with lots of bugs and glitches. There is practically no challenge solving the mystery - the only moment you can show off your deduction is the moment when you can address The Raven (or maybe not?) by name in the museum's loft.
    It's quite interesting how the same story is told by three different characters in three chapters, giving the answers to
    It's yet another rushed and unfinished game with lots of bugs and glitches. There is practically no challenge solving the mystery - the only moment you can show off your deduction is the moment when you can address The Raven (or maybe not?) by name in the museum's loft.
    It's quite interesting how the same story is told by three different characters in three chapters, giving the answers to most of the questions.

    From technical point of view the game isn't that good. Characters are jerky, don't want to move to the places we want them to, or even disappear in thin air breaking the gameplay and forcing Alt+F4.

    Still, it's fun game. The story is quite decent with a final twist.
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  2. Jul 25, 2013
    10
    Excellent game! Lots of fun for any mystery lover. The atmosphere is beautiful, and the characters were pretty interesting. I usually don't play adventure games, but was very impressed with this one.
  3. Jul 24, 2013
    8
    As old as the genre is, and as tired and worn out as it may be, a well-made point & click adventure is still hard to find. Like revisiting your favorite childhood movie, whose details have long faded over time, there is a beautiful familiarity when starting out on a quest that is both excitingly new and quite nostalgic. KING Art’s latest take on the classic genre, The Raven: Legacy of aAs old as the genre is, and as tired and worn out as it may be, a well-made point & click adventure is still hard to find. Like revisiting your favorite childhood movie, whose details have long faded over time, there is a beautiful familiarity when starting out on a quest that is both excitingly new and quite nostalgic. KING Art’s latest take on the classic genre, The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief, excels in both respects by carefully taking heed of its predecessors, while adding a distinctive character of its own.

    As with any point & click adventure, the plot is paramount, and The Raven has no shortcomings in this section. After a wonderful opening cinematic introduces the sly burglar amid a daring heist in a London Museum, the action moves to the Orient Express as it hurtles across 1960’s Europe. Bound for Venice, where a cruise ships awaits to take passengers to Cairo, the carriages are filled with interesting characters, all unique and intriguing in their own way.

    Players take control of one particular voyager, a Jakob Anton Zellner, a Swiss constable, advanced in years but still quite full of spirit and yearning for adventure. Jakob however is tasked with assisting Legrand, a famous French Inspector, in his transportation of the Eye of the Sphinx to an exhibition in Cairo. The stakes are fairly high as this precious jewel is all that remains of a pair (the fate of the other depicted in the intro movie), and there are fears that the newly-returned Raven may strike again to complete the set. The latter half of the game takes place aboard the S.S. Lydia as it sets sail for the Cairo exhibition.

    Much of the plot is revealed through conversations with other passengers and there are plenty of additional details that really flesh out the narrative. A rich and quite intricate world is painted through the dialogue and the more you converse with NPC’s, the more you learn about their backstories and your own. Jakob is a wonderful character, well-formed and extremely likable, eager to prove his worth at his old age both to the younger Inspector Legrand and, more importantly, to himself. There is a deep sadness to the man too, just beneath the surface, as he begins to realize that this is perhaps his last hurrah. The cast is relatively small in this first of three planned chapters, but allows much more attention to be paid to their development within in the story and the exploration of their motivations.

    Other adventure games have been fairly criticized in the past for ludicrous combinations of items that have no basis in reality, but no criticism is needed here. KING Art have chose to make problem-solving practical and plausible, even down to the way certain inventory items are handled. Larger objects such as axes, that require both hands of the character, are set down when not needed and removed from the inventory, not stored in an invisible, bottomless backpack. It’s a nice little touch that is in keeping with the overall logical direction of the game. The search for clues is periodically broken up by unique mini-games that provide a welcome break from rummaging through locations, such as bending a bobby pin correctly to pick a lock, or a game of shuffleboard to win a useful quest item. But at no point does the game become monotonous or boring, nor does it become frustratingly hard. It carries itself thanks to a steady tempo in both story and game play.

    The Raven is just about everything you could want from a point & click adventure, however the problem is that not many people want a point & click adventure. The game excels in nearly all aspects of the genre and adds a few fresh ideas but, in the end, it may struggle to succeed due to the aversion some people have to a game of this type. But with its simple UI, logical puzzles, fantastic plot and beautiful setting, it’s an excellent place to start for those who have never dabbled in an adventure game. This first chapter in The Raven saga is a class act from start to finish, and I simply cannot wait for the next installment.
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  4. Jul 25, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If you are a reasonably mature, intelligent person, and can find entertainment in video games without needing to shoot everything on the screen, you will enjoy this game. The Gamespot review really makes me angry, and you should ignore it because the reviewer obviously doesn't appreciate adventure games. In The Raven, the settings, artwork, voice acting, soundtrack, and production quality are all amazing. The gameplay is very good as well. Most of the puzzles are intuitive, and make sense, without being overly easy. You can tell that a lot of thought and care went into the design of this game. There are plenty of twists and turns in this first episode alone, and while in the beginning you MAY begin to think the game is boring and slow, I promise you that it picks up very soon and becomes exciting. It's not just about a thief- a lot of other stuff happens, and the plot really thickens and builds on itself. If you like mysteries AT ALL, you owe it to yourself to play this. Give it a chance and *minor spoilers* after you open the locked door and find the purse, things really get interesting. Expand
  5. Aug 12, 2013
    8
    Entertaining and captivating fun for those who enjoy point-and-click adventure games. Excellent story line that also allows for a few stray puzzles and tasks to keep the player thinking. The end of the first chapter leaves you craving for more, and a mind full of theories as to the truth behind the mystery at hand. The game is still very new, so a few hiccups are to be expected. AlthoughEntertaining and captivating fun for those who enjoy point-and-click adventure games. Excellent story line that also allows for a few stray puzzles and tasks to keep the player thinking. The end of the first chapter leaves you craving for more, and a mind full of theories as to the truth behind the mystery at hand. The game is still very new, so a few hiccups are to be expected. Although nothing major happened to me during gameplay, I noticed that some of the graphics for interactive objects failed to render, leaving a solid black silhouette of the object. I suspect this will be resolved fairly quickly, at least with the next chapter. All-in-all a great game for anyone! Expand
  6. Jul 25, 2013
    9
    This is a sexy and suspenseful point-and-click whodunit.

    The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief is a three-part game, the first chapter of which has come out. It revolves around the lives of a motley group of passengers aboard a train bound for Venice who are peripherally involved in the exploits of a copycat thief who successfully purloins one of two stunningly valuable gemstones. The
    This is a sexy and suspenseful point-and-click whodunit.

    The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief is a three-part game, the first chapter of which has come out. It revolves around the lives of a motley group of passengers aboard a train bound for Venice who are peripherally involved in the exploits of a copycat thief who successfully purloins one of two stunningly valuable gemstones. The second gemstone is aboard the train.

    You play as a constable who at first attempts to guard the gemstone but becomes embroiled in a murder investigation that may or may not be related. Only you can unearth the clues to get to the bottom of this mystery.

    Without question, the story, characters, and setting are what make this title. It sits on the border between game and interactive movie, so don't expect a lot in the way of puzzle solving.

    Pros include a great musical score, believable and well-performed voice acting, a nice and simple interface, and well utilized tools such as the diary and inventory.

    Cons include a few bugs that were patched out this morning I tested them to make sure. Also, the dialog sometimes wonders from the animation in a way that is highly noticeable.

    If you are into whodunit mysteries, this game is a must. I adored it. It has a few graphics problems, but the game is solid. I played the first chapter in six hours; subsequent chapters come out in August and September. Just be sure to save occasionally just in case I didn't find all the bugs.

    Full video review on my blog and YouTube channel.
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  7. Aug 14, 2013
    10
    Game Stop... Your Review is very dull and unprofessional. I Recommend that you never do reviews ever again. Unless you like losing your customers. Anyway This game is quite prodigious. The graphics were Stunning, The colors were beautiful, and the game play smooth and precise. Its only $24.99 on steam.... how can you give this such a lousy rating?
  8. Aug 11, 2013
    10
    I love this game and I can't wait to play the second part. The Story makes this game really awesome. The puzzles are very logical and the characters are very interesting. The graphics could be a little bit more realistic but the game itself compensates this a million times! :-)
    definite recommendation!
  9. Aug 12, 2013
    9
    I installed the game via Steam on a Ubuntu running PC. I had no technical problems. Sound and graphics are great. Puzzles seem to be easy at first, but after some time get more difficult and entertaining. I cant wait finishing the last two chapters of the game. Great job, well done!
  10. Aug 2, 2013
    8
    If you are a fan of the good old point & click adventrure games with puzzles that requires more than some random clicking to solve, then this is definitely worth a try for you.
    The game is very much story driven, and it requires that you pay attention to the details and the hints that is littered various places throughout the game.
    Only minus in my opinion is that the price is a bit
    If you are a fan of the good old point & click adventrure games with puzzles that requires more than some random clicking to solve, then this is definitely worth a try for you.
    The game is very much story driven, and it requires that you pay attention to the details and the hints that is littered various places throughout the game.

    Only minus in my opinion is that the price is a bit too high on steam, which is why i bought the game at a third party key vendor, so instead of 30 Euro i paid 16 Euro, and that is the game definitely worth!
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  11. Jul 25, 2015
    9
    A very enjoyable adventure that stays true to the crime / murder mystery genre. Beautifully crafted locations really add to the immersion of this well told narrative. I like how you an delve into the back story of each character. And the final ending - not even Agatha has provided such a twist. The puzzles are casual - and as this is a story based game - this is a good thing. There isA very enjoyable adventure that stays true to the crime / murder mystery genre. Beautifully crafted locations really add to the immersion of this well told narrative. I like how you an delve into the back story of each character. And the final ending - not even Agatha has provided such a twist. The puzzles are casual - and as this is a story based game - this is a good thing. There is just enough interaction to keep you involved without it becoming tedious. Minus 1 for some slight performance issues. Highly recommended for interactive story fans. Expand
  12. Apr 17, 2014
    8
    The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief certainly does not represent a revolution in adventure games like The Walking Dead was, for Telltale Games, and how (hopefully) will be the next entry in the franchise "Sherlock Holmes", by The Adventure Company. In this case, it's more of a return to a past in which the mysteries were mysteries and puzzles really served their purpose, rather than beingThe Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief certainly does not represent a revolution in adventure games like The Walking Dead was, for Telltale Games, and how (hopefully) will be the next entry in the franchise "Sherlock Holmes", by The Adventure Company. In this case, it's more of a return to a past in which the mysteries were mysteries and puzzles really served their purpose, rather than being just absurd tasks in order to complicate and prolong the play time in the the worst possible way , the boring way. Note that I'm usually against nostalgia in video games, particularly in the RPG/ adventure genre.
    The Raven's action is swift, the dialogues are interesting, the story is not completely linear, despite being framed in enclosed spaces, there are some (not many) choices with repercussions on the development of the narrative, and those who enjoy a good murder mystery, can not remain indifferent to this very well executed homage. Above all, the combination of objects, something that usually annoys me deeply in adventure point-and-click, there is in this game, with a defined and cohesive purpose. So I recommend it.
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Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Nov 14, 2013
    70
    The controls occasionally feel clunky. [Issue#141, p.117]
  2. Oct 7, 2013
    84
    Quirky puzzles, nice storyline and out of the ordinary main character make this Agatha Christie tribute stand out from the vast masses of adventure games. If you're searching for mature content, this is your choice. [Aug 2013]
  3. Sep 19, 2013
    66
    The first episode of The Raven trilogy is blink-and-you-miss-it short. The next time we’ll see the same events from the criminal’s point of view. Here is hoping that his version of the story is more interesting.