Developer: Artifex Mundi
Publisher: Artifex Mundi
Release date: 22nd January 2016
Platforms: Xbox one (also on PC, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Mac and Steam)Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
follow the successful debut of last year’s Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart
. Set in the world of pirates and magic, Artifex Mundi’s first adventure game on Xbox One was well received by both fans and critics. Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink
is an adventure game in the steampunk genre, developed and published by Artifex Mundi. The plot of game is to unravel the mystery behind the recent tremors of Gottland.
To ensure that this mystery is unveiled Dr.Ambrose send a letter to help a secret agent named Evangeline Glass with the task to find out who's behind these phenomena. The gameplay of the game is based on finding objects that are used to unlock various puzzles that we get as we go forward in history. To unravel these mysteries sometimes you need to use found objects or complete the mini-game (find required objects, play puzzles or reconstruct objects). If you are unable to solve certain minigame you can use clues to help us or you can just skip the mini-game.
The entire game can be played in two different difficulty, normal and expert which have advantages and disadvantages, (an example and the charging time of the clues that varies from normal to expert, instead another advantage becomes a disadvantage if you play to expert it is that if you fail to click too many times you have to wait a few seconds to tap again instead to normal there the limit).
The graphics of the game is simple because the drawings are clear and well developed for the kind of game and are never out of place.
We must also mention that you have made improvements, an interface that changes the comfort of playing in a bigger flatscreen and to have 60 fps in full HD thing that has not happened in the previous chapter.
Summing up the gameplay is easy to complete since the various mini-games are not particularly difficult and can be done in 3-5 hours.Good Stuff
- Story is great and fun.
- Great variety of hidden object scenes and mini-games.Bad Stuff
- Quality of voice acting.
Final score 7.5