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The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief: Chapter II Review: A trickle of mystery to thicken the plot

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The mystery of The Raven continues in KING Art’s second outing in their Agatha Christie inspired point and click sleuth-em-up. Chapter II picks up immediately after chapter I, with constable Zellner in a bit of a tricky situation. He’s still hot on the trail of a master criminal, but as you will soon discover, things are not quite as straightforward as they seem.

Constable Zellner is back and poking around again
Constable Zellner is back and poking around again

The gameplay is as identical to the first chapter as you would expect, but as the plot twists and turns its way forward you eventually get the opportunity to control a character that you will have had dealings with already. I can’t say who – for spoiler reasons obviously – but I can say it’s a nice touch from KING Art, as you will re-play certain events from the first chapter from a different perspective with a totally different agenda.

Prepare to be surprised more than once in chapter II
Prepare to be surprised more than once in chapter II

The plot of chapter II is much more involved and you will start to get a sense of how L.O.A.M.T is weaving

the various plot lines together.  It’s not so complex as to totally bemuse you but appears to have enough depth to keep you guessing who the main players are as the story gradually unfolds.

Re-visiting area’s from the first chapter offers a great insight into the overlapping plot lines
Re-visiting area’s from the first chapter offers a great insight into the overlapping plot lines

Puzzles are less complex than their first chapter counterparts, so if you struggled a lot in chapter I then you will more than likely find chapter II to be a lot easier on the brain, however it does seem to make the second chapter play out a substantial deal quicker even if character movements still feel sluggish.

As with the trend with all episodic games, chapter II ends by leaving an unanswered question hanging in the air and you will have to wait until the final chapter, which drops on September 29th 2013, to unlock the final pieces of the mystery.

Mystery and deception are persistent in chapter II
Mystery and deception are persistent in chapter II

If you missed The Raven: L.O.A.M.T first time around or if this has simply piqued your interest in trying to snare the Raven, then be sure to check out our review of the first chapter here; The Raven: Legacy Of A Master Thief Review – Interactive Agatha Christie

[schema type=”review” name=”The Raven: Legacy Of A Master Thief | Chapter II Review Summary” description=”The Awesome: A nice change of perspective, Interesting character dynamics, Plot starting to come together | The Not So Awesome: Feels shorter, Puzzles are simpler, Can feel sluggish and slow” rev_name=”The Raven: Legacy Of A Master Thief Chapter II” rev_body=”The Raven L.O.A.M.T is an episodic crime adventure romp that is sure to get you flexing your brain. Chapter II changes the angle of the plot by allowing you to replay events via a different protagonist who has their own story to tell. The plot thickens in a pleasing way and the unique dynamics between certain characters are starting to reveal themselves.” author=”TenBensons” pubdate=”2013-08-28″ user_review=”6″ min_review=”0″ max_review=”10″ ]

*The author received a copy of the game for reviewing purposes. 

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