The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief
Classy locations evoke Agatha Christie-style mysteries.
Genuinely well executed mystery story.
Great story with likeable characters.
Uninteresting central character.
Basic puzzles that require no deductive reasoning.
Unfocused story lacks momentum.
By HardcoreGamer on September 23, 2013
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.50
By Expert Reviews on September 09, 2013
This masterful mystery adventure has a captivating plot and plenty of period...100
By Gaming Nexus on August 15, 2013
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...65
By IGN on July 30, 2013
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.90
By GameSpot on July 25, 2013
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.50
By ZTGD on July 25, 2013
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.75
By StrategyInformer on July 25, 2013
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...65
By HookedGamers on July 25, 2013
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.90
By NowGamer on July 24, 2013
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.70
By ArcadeSushi on July 24, 2013
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.75