Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride Review

‘Within the shadow of an ancient forest, on the bottom of the foggy valley, stands the lonely village of Ravenbrook. There lives the folk – cheerful and diligent, yet warily superstitious. They surround the Village with countless charms to keep the evil spirits at bay. For on the other side of the forest, there lies a seemingly bottomless pit, known as the Abyss. It is this place the villagers of Ravenbrook fear most…’

  • Dev: Artifex Mundi
  • Pub: Artifex Mundi
  • Release Date: 10/6/16
  • PEGI Rating: 12
  • Players: 1
  • Download size: 1.55 GB
  • Genre: Puzzle Trivia
  • Price: £7.99
  • Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride follows the sister of a bride to be who’s wedding gets interrupted by a bear from a local dark legend. The sister sets off to rescue her relative and bride as well as find out the history of the bear which she is hunting. Playing the game is simple since it is basically point and click which uses a lot of visual element inspecting and puzzles to give the player obstacles in the game.

    Since this is a point and click game you’d expect it to be fairly easy and it is if you’re not really the observant type and struggle but there are two game modes for players to choose from with the harder mode definitely making the game more of a challenge, especially if playing without the hint mechanic. There is also two stories to play through, one of which is unlocked after completion of the first mode which is nice to see some extra content given to players since the game only has these stories available to play.

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    All of the puzzles can definitely be beaten by anyone and are extremely easy. That is if you use the hint mechanic in the game which honestly can ruin the experience if overused. Remove the hint mechanic from your experience without using it and the game becomes a lot more difficult, requiring careful observation and following what few hints you get naturally without making the objective glow. Each puzzle is really satisfying to complete but only without using hints in my opinion. There is also a bunch of secrets to find in the game as well so those of you wanting a bit more of a challenge should definitely try to find them!

    Unlike most games like this as well, Grim Legends uses cutscenes which fit straight into the area you have to explore and interact with and the cutscenes also mix in with the gameplay extremely well, as well as looking rather nice along with the rest of the game accompanied by a nice ambient soundtrack. The only thing I’d say the game falls flat on is the voice acting which can be ‘below average’ as I’d put it. Besides that the rest of the game is well done. Even the story, which seemed rather strange and uninteresting at first had a sense of mystery to it that makes you wonder whats happening and what will happen.

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    A download code was provided for this review
    Gameplay 8
    Graphics 8
    Audio 7.5
    Replay Value 5.5
    Value for Money 8
    Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride

    Summary: Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride uses great storytelling and visual elements combined with challenging puzzles to bring a nice and interesting experience to players. It is easily playable by all and while it only has the two stories to offer there is definitely value there and is something a bit different but it definitely does what it wants and does it well.

    • Great visuals and visual elements
    • Challenging puzzles
    • Good sense of mystery
    • Voice acting feels below average
    • Hint mechanic can make the game too easy

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