DescriptionChronicles 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.
- "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||80|
|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|
|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|
|GameZebo||Sep 03, 2009||70|
|GameStar (Germany)||Dec, 2008||58 out of 100||58|
|Adventure-Treff||Aug 07, 2009||57 out of 100||57|
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ReferencesDuring 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".
Related Web Sites
- Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual Walkthrough (complete solution by MaGtRo, posted on Gameboomers.com)
- Testament of Sin (official game website)