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  • Summary: Ancestry of Lies immerses players in the classic ‘Whodunnit’ part of the story. Who has stolen the ‘Eye of the Sphinx’? Who shot the Baroness? Was it the Doctor? Is The Raven back?
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  1. Sep 27, 2013
    87
    A solid continuation of the first episode's story, that manages to improve certain aspects of gameplay and still shines with amazing atmosphere and cleverly written dialogues.
  2. Oct 2, 2013
    85
    I didn't love this chapter quite as much as I loved the first, but I'd still happily recommend it to anyone who likes point 'n' click adventure games.
  3. Sep 26, 2013
    70
    While Chapter 2 might have its pacing issues, it accomplishes one thing beautifully: it leaves you wanting more, and it deftly raises new questions about the mystery just as it’s answering old ones.
  4. Sep 9, 2013
    62
    Chapter 2 is a step back for The Raven, but it's a necessary hurdle to get to what will hopefully be a great closing act.
  5. Sep 9, 2013
    60
    The story of The Raven continues to entertain, but the second chapter fails to reach the heights of the first, with a much shorter run time and a detour from what made the opening chapter so good.
  6. Oct 4, 2013
    55
    A complete disappointment. After such an exciting start, King Art allows the series to slide into mediocrity by subjecting us to illogical gimmickry and by replacing its hero with someone I couldn’t really care about.
  7. Sep 9, 2013
    50
    The idea of playing a game from the perspective of both thief and investigator is a fascinating one – especially when the two points of view overlap and interact – but Ancestry of Lies doesn’t manage to pull off this idea with the polish or precision required.

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