Myths of the World: The Black Sun Collector's Edition
March 19, 2017
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Achievement & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Souvenir Room & Morphing Objects
Skipping Stones & Terrarium
You just arrived home after years of training to become a member of Lunden’s guard. Your father promised you a very special gift, but before you got the chance to open the gift, a strange creature attacked your house and turned your father into stone! Explore the dark mysteries of the Black Moon Eclipse and save your father in this latest Myths of the World installment.
Eipix is currently churning out games like no one else in the industry. In doing so, they seem to be sacrificing quality for quantity. The Myths of the World series seems to have taken the hit the hardest, as evident from the decline in the quality of the past few installments. Myths of the World: The Black Sun features an average storyline, one that no frequent HOPA players will find revolutionary. The developer could have focused more on the actual mythology of the lunar eclipse, rather than on the weird creatures and the “save the father” aspect. Still, just from the storyline alone, The Black Sun is miles more interesting than that boring one in Bound by the Stone.
The gameplay in Myths of the World: The Black Sun is the typical Eipix gameplay – very well-made, but lacks innovation. Nonetheless, we personally found the adventure section in The Black Sun to be more complex and challenging than in most Eipix games. On the other hand, the majority of the puzzles are straightforward and easy to solve. One aspect of the game we would like the point out is the hidden object scenes. We have always enjoyed Eipix’s hidden object scenes, but thought the ones in this game are particularly enjoyable – they are clever, highly interactive, and very creative.
Myths of the World: The Black Sun delivers decent production values. The somber tone of the graphics fits the theme of the game pretty well and the quality of the visuals overall is impressive, although not the best from Eipix. The sound package in the game is also rock-solid, ranging from epic background music to on-point voice-overs.
Unless you are a hardcore fan of the series, we do not see the point of going for the Collector’s Edition. Myths of the World: The Black Sun has a standard four-hour length, a predictable bonus chapter, and all the usual extras. The game does not have any major flaws, but the highs are not enough to make it feel CE-worthy.
Myths of the World: The Black Sun sticks to the tried-and-true formula, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing – but a gameplay innovation once in a while will be a welcome change.
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
- Myths of the World: The Black Sun
- Myths of the World: Fire of Olympus