|General Info :
Publisher : CDV
Developer : House of Tales
Genre : Adventure
Overall Score : 59.5%
|Score Overview :
Concept : 8.5
Graphics : 5
Gameplay : 5
Sound : 4
|Just when you would think that the adventure-genre was dead, CDV comes with a game that should bring life again to a gametype that once was one of the most popular but has lost the interest of most publishers.
In Mystery of the Druids you start of as Scotland Yard Detective Brent Halligan, a not so popular character in his world. You have to investigate several murders that happened in London after one of your colleagues messed up and got an innocent guy killed in prison.
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and with the help of a young female anthropologist called Melanie Turner and the old Druid expert Arthur Blake you start on your quest to stop the killings and along the way you save the world as we know it (where have we heard that before ?).
The storyline is well-done and as you’ll notice by opening the cd-box some time-travel is required. To make a long story short : 1000 years ago a powerful Druid-ritual was held and now the inheritors of the Druids are trying to complete that while you have to make sure they don’t succeed and to do that you’ll have to go back in time and stop the original ritual from ever happening.
Too bad that Mystery of the Druids lacks on these last two points.
A resolution of 640*480 (on “High Quality”) is not enough these days anymore in my opinion. The surroundings are very nicely pre-rendered but the characters themselves look like they were made 4 years ago. Defenitely outdated that is.
I think puzzles that require you to go up and down from one place to another and back rather hold up the joy of playing a game than increase it.
Halligan walking straight through a car, shadows going through closets,… all magical things only Druids were able to do I thought…
This review might give you a very bad impression of how this game is, but I have to say some positive things aswell : the characters have good depth (although they do tend to brabble way too much they try to give you an idea of their personality) and the storyline is interesting enough to keep you playing the game until the end.