Review Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden
Solve the mystery of the underwater city of Eden
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 29 Aug 2013, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden is a very exciting quest of the genre "I seek" which will immerse you down to the bottom of the ocean and allow you to lift the veil of secrecy covering a strange city that was built under the multimeter column of water by an unknown person. The story begins with the fact that one diver named Robert went on a small expedition to explore the shipwreck.
While diving Robert met a fearful ghost and then disappeared. Rescue workers searched for him several days but there was not any results. Then his girlfriend decided to take a firm hold of his finding and went to the shipwreck which recently her boyfriend told her about, all by herself. Once on the sunken ship the main character noticed the strange ghost, too, and then all around her started to shake as while an earthquake, and the girl together with the ship fell into the dark abyss.
Progression of eventsHaving awaken at the bottom of the ocean, the main character witnessed not the hopeless darkness but a town lit with several fires and called Eden. And it was clear that there was no flood meaning the city had already been built under the water. Perhaps it was some kind of refuge from an imaginary disaster which brought together people of the upperclass society, and as luck would have it, the disaster happened right in Eden itself. One thing was clear - Robert was exactly somewhere near for one of his lamps lay.
Now your task is to track down the missing diver and rescue him from the ghost. On the way to the goal you have to solve plenty of puzzles, win several mini-games, and collect a lot of different items most of which are part of the machinery or the key to the next location. Actions in the game are reasoned quite logical, and everything in it is arranged in such a way that you will rush from one corner of the city to another and back again to find the missing piece and apply it on some machine, without noticing.
Plot features and gameplaySometimes you will encounter unusual things and ghosts that live in the underwater city, and often will start with fear. Generally speaking, the plot of the game and its gameplay are really worthy of attention and give the opportunity to fully experience all that the main character has to experience. The game has a lot of scenes in which you will have to look for almost a needle in a haystack, and they are all performed very efficiently even in the case of the maximum zoom.
ResumeTo make it easier for you to navigate the terrain, you can use a map. Click on the button located in the bottom left corner of the screen, and see where you are while the exclamation mark tells you whether it makes sense to stay in this location further. In difficult situations, you can get a clue by clicking on the bottom right button which over time will become active again. The game is absolutely free, and you can download it through its main menu alone.