The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief

  • The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief
73
Based on 23 scores, 24 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Classy locations evoke Agatha Christie-style mysteries.
  • Genuinely well executed mystery story.
  • Great story with likeable characters.

Cons:

  • Uninteresting central character.
  • Basic puzzles that require no deductive reasoning.

Expert reviews and ratings

By HardcoreGamer on 50

It deemphasizes the dialogue and mystery (my favorite aspects of the first episode) and instead focuses on needless backstory and puzzles. If you haven’t already purchased the game, wait until Episode 3 comes out to see if The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief can provide any sort of suitable ending.

By Expert Reviews on 100

This masterful mystery adventure has a captivating plot and plenty of period...

By Gaming Nexus on 65

No, The Raven is not an atmospheric retelling of the Edgar Allen Poe poem; it's a painfully cliched murder mystery with a dash of international thievery. The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief could have been an exciting episodic series, but is marred...

By IGN on 90

The Eye of the Sphinx is a fantastic first chapter in what will eventually become a three part series. At roughly three hours, it presents a fully realized, well-paced story arc with multiple peaks and valleys that does what many episodic games fail to do – wrap things up while leaving the door open for subsequent chapters.

By GameSpot on 50

Legacy of a Master Thief is just the first chapter in what will ultimately be a three-part story, so there's still hope for this to evolve into a gripping mystery that actually makes you feel like an active participant in deducing its solution, but it's off to an inauspicious start.

By ZTGD on 75

The first episode of “The Raven” stumbles out of the gate slightly due to its archaic design and somewhat weak puzzles. Fortunately, it manages to compose itself and stands tall thanks to its strong story and an interesting cast of characters.

By StrategyInformer on 65

Because of this, it's hard to say I'm excited about the second episode. With only half an episode left to end the mystery (episode 2's second half, along with episode 3, has you play the same story again from The Raven's perspective), it's strange that they didn't just wrap it all up in a single release - the intrigue...

By HookedGamers on 90

The Raven: Legacy of the Master Thief is an easy experience to recommend. The mystery is well-written and expertly delivered. At times, it feels as if gameplay is a support to narrative instead of the other way around, but it remains cleverly crafted and fun.

By NowGamer on 70

However, its desire to be bridge the gap of interactive cinema, keeping point-and-click adventure as the sole outlet for gameplay makes much of The Raven feel shallow and disconnected and crucially, its lack of ambition is clear for all to see.

By ArcadeSushi on 75

Still, The Raven has made a very strong impression on me and I look forward to seeing what Parts 2 and 3 will bring. If there’s one thing The Raven has stolen, it’s a lot of my gaming time.

By SpawnFirstReviews on 68

Though The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief can be aggravating at times, it can be highly enjoyable in spurts (as long as you have a trusty FAQ queued up). The narrative carries the entire title on its back. For $25 you can have access to all three chapters (once they release over the coming months), but that price seems awfully steep...

By GameFront on 75

Where The Raven excels is in the portrayal of its characters, its game world and its mystery. KING Art and The Adventure Company provide a story and tone that could easily be considered underrepresented in games at large, and The Raven gets the most important parts right: investigating a whodunit and unraveling an exciting criminal conspiracy.

By DigitalSpy on 60

While the game should be commended for its engaging plot and compelling narrative, more intuitive puzzles would have made Zellner's investigation far more enjoyable.

By AdventureGamers on 80

The first episode of The Raven offers up a captivating story, intriguing characters and brilliant audio production to get the three-part series on track right away.

By GamingTrend on 71

The first part of this series has made me hungry for more. I will be waiting for the second and third parts, as the anticipation was effectively built up in this introduction.

By The 405 Reviews on 80

It's a Sunday matinee in game form that will suck you in and before you know it you'll want nothing more than to see it through to end. It's the mark of a good game that I can't wait for the next instalment, and I'm sure you'll feel the same.

By God is a Geek on 80

The Raven is everything you could want from a point & click adventure, but the problem is that not many people want a point & click adventure. The game excels in nearly all aspects of the genre and adds a few fresh ideas but, in the end, it may struggle to succeed due to the aversion some people have to a game of this type.

By Entertainment Focus on 80

Much like the thief himself The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief has seemingly come out of nowhere and taken us by surprise. It’s a fantastic start to the series which had us completely hooked and unable to stop playing. There are a good six to eight hours of fun to be had here that will delight both new and old adventure fans.

By PC World on 60

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief takes cues from mystery films of the 1960s and does a fantastic job, but the setting brings into sharp relief the shortcomings of the point-and-click genre—shoddy pacing and leaps of logic conspire to bring the...

By GameStar on 72

Sollten wir einmal festhängen, können wir uns gegen den Einsatz dieser Punkte Hotspots anzeigen lassen oder im praktischen Notizbuch Hinweise kaufen. Wer fleißig spart, soll sich am Ende der Episode kleine Belohnungen wie etwa Artworks kaufen können. In unserer Testversion war das aber noch nicht möglich.