Apothecarium: The Renaissance of Evil
During the Middle Ages a terrifying, mysterious disease raged across Italy. It killed thousands of people, and whole towns and villages perished together, swallowed whole by this ravaging and perilous plague. Everywhere the disease touched, death followed, and the masses were consumed in hoards. There were legends of a mythical town where the secret to defeating the disease was hidden—a town by the name of Apothecarium, built by Italy's foremost scientists. The brightest minds in the country came here to conduct research and collaborate with other scientists—engineers, mathematicians, artists, sculptors, writers, and even alchemists. Survivors thrived here until a mysterious discovery fell into the wrong hands, and now it’s up to you to free the survivors from the clutches of an insane and cold-blooded lunatic!
July 13, 2013
Space Monkey International
Three Difficulty Modes
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Apothecarium: The Renaissance of Evil sets in middle-age Italy in a town called Apothecarium. The game has a nice theme but the story is rather weak. The story is being told mostly through cutscenes and sometimes note pages; the voice overs are not very good – they are really dragging and vague. As for the graphics, they are not the best either – we personally found the graphics in the developer’s previous games to be more beautiful and detailed but at least, they are still very crisp and not too dark.
So why Apothecarium is worth playing? It is because the game features a lot of extras and the gameplay is just perfect. Apothecarium plays like any other Hidden Object Adventure games but with much more things to do such as collect Coins to purchase power-ups for Hidden Object scenes in the in-game Shop or hunt for morphing objects in Hidden Object scenes. What’s more? The game also has an option to switch between Match 3 and Hidden Object mode and both options are extremely well done. All other standard features are also there like an interactive fast-travel map, achievements or difficulty modes.
In addition, the puzzles in Apothecarium are very tricky and challenging even though the main concept is nothing really new; you can also replay Puzzles or Hidden Object scenes at anytime you like. Some might found the game to be quite difficult to get into as the pace is rather slow but after a while, you will totally get hooked into the game!