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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.

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Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Sylvie chatting with the rickshaw runner.
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Old man
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Desk
Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Windows Sylvie's journal

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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The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming Dec 17, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Cheat Code Central Dec, 2008 3.7 out of 5 74
Adventurearchiv Dec 09, 2008 73 out of 100 73
Gamers' Temple, The 2009 73 out of 100 73
GameZone Jan 12, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GameZebo Sep 03, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameBoomers Dec, 2008 B- 67
Worth Playing Feb 08, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2008 58 out of 100 58
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