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  • Summary: Shortly before his coronation, the young prince Fern disappears with a mysterious girl. The royal protectress and teacher is tasked to track him down and bring home. The quest to find the heir will lead the protagonist through dreamlike woods, full of magical places and creatures. She willShortly before his coronation, the young prince Fern disappears with a mysterious girl. The royal protectress and teacher is tasked to track him down and bring home. The quest to find the heir will lead the protagonist through dreamlike woods, full of magical places and creatures. She will face intricate hidden object puzzles and elaborate labyrinths in order to reach her goal. The teacher will also encounter some unusual characters and face the malicious Drosera to discover the secret of the curse that befell the kingdom.

    Using the knowledge of alchemical arcana, the protectress will do everything in her power to save prince Fern from the looming mortal threat. Will she succeeed? The future of the kingdom is in your hands!
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  1. Feb 2, 2018
    80
    Lost Grimoires 2 could’ve been a cut above the rest, but it lets itself down in familiar ways. It’s a real credit to the puzzling then that it’s still a very good game to chill out and get stuck in to.
  2. Jan 18, 2018
    70
    Only a few new things from the most recent Artifex Mundi release. Same old quick and easy completion with its fair share of puzzles to solve and hidden objects to find. Still art looks great while animations, voice acting, and narrative are a bit lacking. Arguably one of the better titles released by the studio.
  3. Jan 19, 2018
    70
    Lost Grimoires 2 is a sequel that carries only minimal ties to the game that preceded it, meaning that it is perfectly playable on its own or as part of the trilogy. The casual adventure title can be enjoyed by all audiences due to the simple nature of its gameplay. Neither the hidden object scenes nor puzzles are too complicated, although the lack of alternative to the hidden object scenes will be jarring for some. The transfusion mechanic makes a welcome return and provides the most challenging puzzles of the title, although there is nothing that will see players rushing for the hint button or a guide. The title is a more worthwhile experience than its predecessor, but there have been better games in the Artifex Mundi portfolio.
  4. Jan 29, 2018
    65
    Casual puzzle fans should enjoy Lost Grimoires 2, as it’s a title you can sit down with and enjoy in short bursts if needed, and it isn’t overly challenging. For experts in the genre, you may want to look elsewhere if you’re looking for puzzles that are going to stump you, though luckily playing the first game isn’t a prerequisite to enjoy this one. While this isn’t Artifex Mundi’s strongest title in the catalogue, Lost Grimoires 2 is a fun distraction for $10 if you’re looking to relax and try out your alchemy skills on a lazy weekend.
  5. Jan 1, 2018
    60
    The new graphic adventure of Artifex Mundi, the promoter of this generation of point&click. The sequel to Lost Grimoires does not offer enough novelties or improvements to reach a very high level. However, as an independent graphic adventure is varied and entertaining in its mechanics.
  6. Dec 29, 2017
    57
    It’s short, the story loses grip, and the puzzles are far too easy throughout.
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  1. Dec 29, 2017
    8
    This is a shorter game than most from this developer but still fun to play. I never get tired of playing these games so a shorter game isThis is a shorter game than most from this developer but still fun to play. I never get tired of playing these games so a shorter game is disappointing but still doesn't deter me from buying these every time they come to the Xbox. They are all very special and fun to play and the longer the better. Expand
  2. Jan 3, 2018
    7
    As you’re already probably aware I’m quite a big fan of the game’s that Artifex Mundi bring out, so as you can imagine I was quite lookingAs you’re already probably aware I’m quite a big fan of the game’s that Artifex Mundi bring out, so as you can imagine I was quite looking forward to Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery and thankfully they deliver another decent game for you sink your teeth into. The story in this game follows the usual formula and once again it’s something that I really enjoyed, and once again I have to give credit to the voice actors who did a very good job as always. I was however a little disappointed that there was no bonus chapter which means the game is unfortunately a little on the short side. There is a lot more variety in the puzzles this time around and this definitely kept things fresh. I would however have liked the puzzles to have been a little more challenging and I must admit that they do feel a lot more easier than usual. I was also a little disappointed that they didn’t have any alternative to the hidden object puzzles and I think this would have benefited the game a great deal. They do however combat this though by adding some fun alchemy minigames and these minigames did a great job of breaking up the usual gameplay. Speaking about the gameplay they have once again made sure that everything remains fluid and responsive throughout, which is great. The presentation side of the game is something I enjoy every time from Artifex Mundi game’s, and thankfully nothing has changed here. Visually the game can look really beautiful at times and the accompanying sound design mixes with the beautiful scenes that are on offer really well. At the end of the day there isn’t much difference than the other game’s that Artifex Mundi have brought out and in a way I’m kind of glad because why change something that works. I will say though that if you’re not a fan of these types of game’s then this game won’t change your mind, but if you are a fan then once again you will find yourself having an enjoyable time. As far as Artifex Mundi game’s go this isn’t their best release nor is it their worst, but without a doubt it does enough to get a good recommendation from me. Expand