What a gorgeous backgrounds, interesting story line for this game. Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual has you playing the part of Sylvie Leroux as she looks to unfold the mystery that unravels in front of her.
As Sylvie, you receive an urgent phone call from your Uncle who just happens to be an archaeologist. He informs you that he’s made an incredible discovery but when you arrive back at your childhood home, you find that he has vanished and so have some other items. In typical adventure fashion, you will spend the majority of your time walking around various locations, searching high and low for objects to collect. Often, there will be characters around who can give you the needed information or who can help you in some other way. The puzzles are mostly inventory based ones that will require you to use inventory objects, either singly or combined together.
The visuals and audios are great. There are small animations of birds flying, curtains waving and shutters banging that add to the overall viewing experience. There is also a solid cast of voice actors and a suitably atmospheric soundtrack.
The puzzles require the player to use the items in their inventory in a logical way. The result is that the puzzles end up being challenging, but aren’t overly frustrating or annoying. But for those instances where you do get stuck, the game features a very subtle, yet helpful, hint system.
The game ending can do better though. But I do not mind the ending as it can mean they will have a sequel to it the next round. It keeps the hope high for wanting more from this game.
I have had fun playing Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual because of the nice visual of the game and the nicely integrated puzzles.