Nightmares From The Deep 3: Davy Jones

In Nightmares From The Deep 3: Davy Jones puts you in the shoes of Sara, a museum curator, who ends up on Davy Jones’ island in the efforts to rescue her daughter from a fatal deal with Davy Jones himself.  The guardians on the island take you on a journey into Davy Jones’ memories, but will they help you save Cory?


The Good

Nightmares From The Deep 3 lives up to its expectations with a great array of puzzles, and plenty of hidden-object puzzles.  I’ve felt like this is an area that Artifex Mundi has missed out on in a few of their recent games.  As always, the scenery and characters are beautifully done, but the real magic of this game is in the puzzles.



The Bad

There were two issues I had with Nightmares From The Deep 3.  First, the story just really seemed to drag.  I think that it felt like there was a lot of going back and forth between a few locations, and to me, adding in extra go-betweens just to make a game longer doesn’t make the game better.  This was the first Artifex Mundi game that I have played where I felt like the story really killed it for me.  Besides the story, the only issue I had was with the sheer volume of collectibles, and we go over that in the next section.


The Achievements

Nightmares From The Deep 3: Davy Jones contains 30 achievements, many of which fit the formula of other Artifex Mundi hidden-object puzzle games.  There are several story related achievements, as well as achievements for completing certain tasks related to puzzles in the game, such as find 5 objects within 5 seconds, complete all puzzles without skipping.  Other than those achievements, Nightmares From The Deep 3 went really heavy on the collectible related achievements.  This made the achievement hunting rather tedious, as I spent a lot of time trying to find every single collectible on every single screen.


The Verdict

While fun as most Artifex Mundi games are, Nightmares From The Deep 3 feels almost identical to a lot of other games released by them.  Something about this game also made me feel like it was dragging a lot more than other Artifex Mundi games that I’ve played and enjoyed.  I will never pass on one of their games, but Nightmares From The Deep 3 left me looking for something more.


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