Eventide: Slavic Fable [CE*], is a HOPA* game, developed by The House of Fables and published by Artifex Mundi.
*CE – Collector’s Edition
*HOPA – Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure.
Since this is an collector’s edition game, it comes with some extra features, that aren’t available in the regular edition game.
I want to mentioned that the visuals for this game is nicely done with a painted feel. The visuals can be adjusted in the option menu.
I want to mentioned that the audio for this game is well done even its simplistic and somewhat repetitive. The audio can be adjusted in the option menu as well.
There are only three difficulty game modes to choose from: Casual, Advanced and Expert.
Diary Notebook it keeps track off all game’s objectives.
The inventory panel has the option of locking in place to make it stationary.
The interactive map allows the player to fast travel between each location quickly. It also indicates there are tasks that needs to be done at certain locations. But it isn’t immediately given at the start of the game. A unique feature of the map is that it can be flipped front and back.
Most of the hidden object scenes consists of find “x” amount, fragment items and traditional word lists with little or no interaction. The hidden object scenes with traditional word lists doesn’t show up until the very late in the game. Some of the hidden object scenes can be replayed in the game’s extra content section.
Most of the game’s puzzles are fairly easy to solve without having the need to skip any of them. Some of the puzzles can be replayed in the game’s extra content section.
Two collectibles: ‘Etheral Flowers’ and ‘Beastiary Cards’. Each has thirty collectibles to find throughout the game.
There are twenty-five different achievements that can be unlocked from playing the game. Each of these achievements do has some requirement before they can be unlocked. The achievements are tied to ‘Game Story,’ ‘Hidden Object Scenes,’ ‘Puzzle/Mini-Games,’ ‘Collectibles.’
There’s a bonus chapter, but it can be access, only after the main portion of the game is fully completed. The bonus chapter is pre-sequel to the main story.
There are total of five different trading cards. You only get the three of those cards from the game. There are several ways to get the rest of the trading card: Purchased from Steam’s Market; Trade with friends; Booster Packs and it’s Booster Pack Creator.
Final thoughts, I’ve found this game enjoyable to certain extend. The replay value for this game is low. I would recommend this game but not at the full price.