The Artifact Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on The Artifact by Enigma Games and Kiss Ltd. I received a copy of the game for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
The Artifact is a sci-fi Myst-like adventure game that puts you in the role of a character who has awoken from hypersleep aboard a spaceship in deep space. All of the crew have disappeared and the only thing onboard is an alien artifact of unknown origin. It’s up to you to solve the mystery of why the crew has disappeared and to unlock the secrets of the alien artifact. The game is pretty short and only consists of 4 chapters total. I managed to beat it in an hour and 20 minutes.
The game revolves around solving logical puzzles but there is one that you have to solve with some trial and error. Truth be told, the puzzles in the game are some of the easiest that I’ve encountered in an adventure game but I can’t tell if they’re just easy or if I’ve gotten really good at solving logical puzzles from past adventure games and I can’t tell the difference.
Overall, The Artifact is a fairly decent game but it’s short length and easy puzzles will likely deter many from truly enjoying it. I’ll also admit that the ending is a bit anti-climactic as well. I will say that the music that played throughout the game was excellent. I’m a bit mixed on whether or not I should recommend the game though, it may please some players out there but for adventure game veterans, this will be too easy. So, I recommend the game for beginners to the genre in the end.
Thanks for taking the time to read this short review folks and I’ll be back with another one soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
-Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!