Tag: Artifex Mundi

HOGuru Plays Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek

I’ve played more than a few bleak hidden object games, but few are as unrelentingly dark as Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek. Opening in the aftermath of a storm of biblical proportions, it follows a detective with a suddenly-spotty memory as she attempts to piece together her investigation into a disappearance in the titular town.


HOGuru Plays Demon Hunter 3: Revelation

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Demon Hunter 3 has a proud pedigree to live up to. While the first two games in the series weren’t the best HOGs I’ve ever played, they were by far the most endearingly strange. The first game will always hold a place in my heart due to its use of a photo of Jeffrey Combs as one of its villains, as well as introducing me to my spirit animal, Scarecrow Dentist.


HOGuru Plays – Enigmatis 2: Mists of Ravenwood (XBO Edition)

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Enigmatis ended on something of a cliffhanger – the evil Preacher escaped, leaving the detective to chase him to another town, where he would doubtless to use his hypnotic church bell to restart his serial killing. To be honest, it wasn’t a fantastic ending. Enigmatis had been primarily notable for a super solid and surprisingly dark narratives, but I didn’t see any logic or value in playing the same story over again. So i was understandably delighted to discover that Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood had something entirely different in store.


HOGuru Plays Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom

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I just ┬ácan’t get enough of Alchemy-themed games, it would seem. In addition to my well-established love of the Atelier series of games – JRPGs in which an alchemist has to create her way out of troublesome situations – I’ve enjoyed every one of the botany/alchemy games that Artifex Mundi has put out.


HOGuru Plays – Eventide 2: The Sorcerer’s Mirror

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After the Botanist hero’s success in saving the Slavic theme park and saving a rare plant in Eventide, it’s time for a mountain-climbing vacation with her niece. Her mistake – going mountain climbing in the same region where the first game took place, an area she knows full well is packed with goblins, imps, and villainous magic.


HOGuru Plays – Nightmares From The Deep 2: The Siren’s Call

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I’d played the last game in the Nightmares From The Deep series, and enjoyed it thoroughly, so my expectations were high going into this game. I’ll start off this piece by saying that yes, they were met, and this is another high-quality game published by Artifex Mundi, but in addition to general production excellence, the game had something of a huge surprise for me.