Redemption Cemetery: Embodiment of Evil Collector's Edition
May 12, 2017
ERS Game Studios
3 Difficulties + Custom Mode
Exclusive Bonus Chapter
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Screensavers
Soundtracks & Cutscenes
Achievements & Collectibles
Replayable HOs & Puzzles
Redemption Cemetery is one of those series that feels like it’s being dragged on for far too long. The last couple installments of the series have been nothing but sub-par, offering minimal originality and the same old storyline. Luckily, the developer seems to have stepped up their game with Embodiment of Evil – as it is probably the best Redemption Cemetery game in quite a while.
In Redemption Cemetery: Embodiment of Evil, you follow a cryptic clue to a creepy cemetery in the middle of nowhere, where you learn disturbing dark secrets and meet with the lost souls trapped in the cemetery. Embodiment of Evil sticks with the familiar concept of the series, in which you need to travel through different portals to help the lost souls find their peace. Although there might not be anything particularly creative about the plot, the delivery is much more engaging this time around.
The game effectively utilizes hidden object scenes and puzzles to tell the story, which works to keep the game fresh and interesting. Each hidden object scene is repeated twice, which is a little disappointing. Still, each round takes on a different hidden object format, so at least there is an effort made by the developer. As for the puzzles, they range from easy to medium difficulty – nothing too simple, nothing too complex.
Redemption Cemetery: Embodiment of Evil comes through with a stellar production. The visuals in this game are better than those in most games from this developer. We enjoyed the dark and moody atmosphere, along with the detailed artwork and the extravagant special effects. The soundtracks are definitely epic, which are appropriate for the horror theme of the game.
The main game of Redemption Cemetery: Embodiment of Evil should take HOPA veterans around five hours to complete, in total with the bonus chapter. The Collector’s Edition provides some decent extras; a strategy guide, wallpapers, soundtracks, screensavers, concept art, movies, replayable mini-games, replayable hidden object scenes, achievements, and collectibles.
Embodiment of Evil is not Redemption Cemetery in its best form, but it is miles better than most of the sequels we got in the past few years.
In this series:
- Redemption Cemetery: Curse of the Raven
- Redemption Cemetery: Children's Plight
- Redemption Cemetery: Grave Testimony
- Redemption Cemetery: Salvation of the Lost
- Redemption Cemetery: Bitter Frost
- Redemption Cemetery: The Island of the Lost
- Redemption Cemetery: Clock of Fate
- Redemption Cemetery: At Death's Door
- Redemption Cemetery: Night Terrors
- Redemption Cemetery: Embodiment of Evil