Myths of the World: Island of Forgotten Evil Collector's Edition
August 19, 2016
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Hidden Objects Vs. Match 3
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Achievement & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
For the past few years, Eipix has slowly dug its way into the HOPA world. From a small studio with two releases a year, now a dominating developer with two games month! This could be a great thing, since Eipix is a highly-talented group of people who has developed countless acclaim-worthy adventures. But at the same time, this could very well backfire as they are quickly running out of ideas – as seen in this new Myths of the World installment.
Before your uncle passed away, he left you an important artifact that has the power to unleash a deadly curse. You need to save the others who have been cursed, as well as yourself, before it’s too late. The storyline in Myths of the World: Island of Forgotten Evil is far from original, and the backstory doesn’t make it much more interesting either. Moreover, the game relies far too much on movies for story development; we’re here to play, not to watch, right?
The visuals are Eipix’s style epic. We were impressed by the quality of visual effects, the animations and the detailed artwork. If only the graphics would use less of the blue hue, the visuals would be pretty much flawless. Besides, the developer also did a fantastic job with the soundtracks. The game’s music remains quiet most of the times, which builds up the suspenseful mood of the game well. During thrilling events, the music turns more dramatic, without overpowering what’s happening on the screen.
Myths of the World: Island of Forgotten Evil struggles when it comes to the gameplay. The adventure is far too predictable, it is as if we have played this exact game before, but with different locations. Further, the game comes with a tedious gimmick, the Valor’s Light, which prompts a tiring searching-style puzzle. The hidden objects are well-made, but nothing noteworthy. Similarly, the puzzles are somewhat challenging, but are not exactly innovative.
Nonetheless, we were entertained throughout the four hours of the main game, as well as the one-hour bonus chapter. The Collector’s Edition is filled with bonus content, necessary or not; wallpapers, soundtracks, concept art, movies, achievements, collectibles, a strategy guide, replayable hidden objects, replayable puzzles and a souvenir room.
In this series:
- Myths of the World: Chinese Healer
- Myths of the World: Stolen Spring
- Myths of the World: Spirit Wolf
- Myths of the World: Of Fiends and Fairies
- Myths of the World: Black Rose
- Myths of the World: The Heart of Desolation
- Myths of the World: The Whispering Marsh
- Myths of the World: Born of Clay and Fire
- Myths of the World: Bound by the Stone