Eventide: Slavic Fable is a hidden-object puzzle game that was recently brought to the Xbox One. You go on an adventure to save your Baba and the creatures you meet through the story from Boruta, a strange creature that looks like an oversized flying monkey. This game contains many of the hidden-object puzzle standards and doesn’t stray very far from the mold that makes an enjoyable point-and-click adventure.
The variety of puzzles, including the different types of hidden object puzzles, is great for this type of game. Instead of just scenes of junk with a list of items to find, there are other hidden-object puzzles in which you have to find a certain number of items, or the pieces of something to put it together.
As with all Artifex Mundi games, the landscape and scenery is wonderfully vivid. While I never find the stories in a puzzle game overly engaging (and thus, do not expect them to be), I did find the characters in Eventide: Slavic Fable to be absolutely adorable.
My biggest complaint with Eventide: Slavic Fable is that during many puzzles, when you click an object that you have to find, it will not detect that you have found the item. This became very frustrating during some puzzles, particularly in puzzles where you had to find multiple of the same item.
The achievement list in Eventide: Slavic Fable is pretty standard for an Artifex Mundi hidden-object puzzle game. There is a mixture of story achievements, collectibles and achievements for things like completing puzzles without skipping. Some of the achievements are missable, but it is possible to complete the game in one playthrough (plus the bonus chapter).
Eventide: Slavic Fable is a great game to spend an afternoon or two on. The achievement list brings it together to be an enjoyable completion. If you’re looking for a fun hidden-object puzzle game, make sure to add this one to your list.
Developed by: The House of Fables
Published by: Artifex Mundi
Xbox Marketplace: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/eventide-slavic-fable/c50k3z0k68vp
Steam Store: http://store.steampowered.com/app/406870/