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Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual (Windows)

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Description

Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual is a point-and-click 3rd-person adventure game. The game is presented in 2D and contains realistic pre-rendered backgrounds of such locations as Paris, Malta and Istanbul.

Play as Sylvie Leroux, a young archeologist, who stumbles upon a secret involving an ancient legend. After receiving a cryptic phone call from her uncle involving her own research, she travels to meet him only to find that he is missing. While trying to locate her uncle, she becomes involved in a mystery involving archaeological sites throughout the Mediterranean.

Gameplay is primarily inventory based with a few conversational and mechanical types of puzzles.

Screenshots

Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows These garbage cans make for an easy puzzle
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Bedroom
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows The security guards having an argument over the phone.
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Vase puzzle

Alternate Titles

  • "Testament of Sin" -- Working title
  • "Testament of Faith" -- Additional Working title
  • "Das Vermächtnis: Testament of Sin" -- German title
  • "Chronicles of Mystery: Rytuał Skorpiona" -- Polish title

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Critic Reviews

Game Vortex Dec, 2008 78 out of 100 78
IGN Dec 02, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Cheat Code Central Dec, 2008 3.7 out of 5 74
Gamers' Temple, The 2009 73 out of 100 73
Adventurearchiv Dec 09, 2008 73 out of 100 73
GameZone Jan 12, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Armchair Empire, The Mar 12, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Imperium Gier Jan 27, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68
Multiplayer.it Apr 18, 2009 5.3 out of 10 53
Everyeye.it Apr 18, 2009 3 out of 10 30

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References

During her adventure, Sylvie runs into Nicole Bonnet (although she doesn't uncover her identity and introduces herself as a bounty hunter on vacation), main protagonist from Art of Murder: FBI Confidential game with her oh-so-recognizable black sports car. In Istanbul, there is even a poster on the wall with Art of Murder 2 saying "coming soon".

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kwbridge (1477) added Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual (Windows) on Nov 30, 2008