Graven: The Purple Moon Prophecy
An invitation to research ancient menhirs sends you to Brittany to find these magnificent standing stones. But you quickly discover there is far more at stake than groundbreaking research. There is a prophecy, one that foretells chaos and evil being unleashed upon the world on the night when a comet hides behind the moon and turns the sky purple. Tonight is that night. Can you race against the clock to save not only yourself, but the fate of two worlds?
December 16, 2014
3 Difficulty Settings
At the birthplace of Druidism, you discovered a catastrophic prophecy that could destroy both your world, and the Avalon world. When a comet hides behind the moon and the sky turns people, that is when the evil will be unleashed upon the two worlds. Tonight is the night, and you have 7 hours to set things straight, can you rescue the worlds?
So Graven: The Purple Moon Prophecy has one of the genre’s more unique storylines; not the most groundbreaking one, but exciting enough to keep us glued to our seats. We also love the idea that the game involves the ‘counting down the hours’ element, which makes the game more captivating than we expected.
As a Standard Edition, the production in Graven is top notch. The visuals feel dark and ominous, while look beautiful and stunning. Furthermore, the music fits each scene like a glove and the voice overs are suitable for each character.
We also enjoyed the gameplay in Graven, although it could be a little on the easy side. The hidden object scenes are well-executed, with a plenty of tasks to do in each scene. At the same time, the puzzles are entertaining, despite not being superbly creative. However, we do think that the developers could have included many more areas of interest in each location to level up the challenge.
In spite of the game’s 7-hour promise, the game only lasted about 5 hours. Still, 5 hours is considered very long, especially for today’s HOPAs. Moreover, Graven also featured Achievements and Collectibles, what a shame that this game is not a Collector’s Edition.