Mask of Mists Review (PlayStation 4)

Mask of Mists Review

In this game, you are a mercenary who was assigned to find a missing person. One of the Archmages of the Academy broke the communication when he was conducting his research in the depths of the Infected Territory. At one time this area had been exposed to the monstrous amount of magic, and it is filled now with creatures of the Abyss. Go on the trail of the missing Archmage and plunge into the atmosphere of an adventure full of magic and dangers!

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 1.9gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • First-person view.
  • Adventure gameplay with a lot of puzzle elements.
  • Breakable objects covering secrets.
  • Inventory system for items.
  • Books-collect maps, spells, and puzzle clues
  • Colorful locations.
  • Fast-paced combat.
  • Quick easy potion heal button.
  • Save when you want.
  • Autosaves regularly.

Mask of Mists Review

Cons:

  • No tutorials.
  • Have to be pixel perfect for interacting with items/objects.
  • Slow starter.
  • Goes more puzzler than combat-based later on.
  • No guidance or help.
  • Game stutters when autosaving.

Mask of Mists Review

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Masks of Mists is a first-person adventure game whereby you go around solving puzzles and fighting creatures as you learn new spells and find weapons. Sounds alright but it’s so safe and lonely it’s a game that is hard to recommend, you start off with no direction, no help on what to do or why you should be doing it. Eventually, you fumble into a sense of adventure and a very broad idea on a mission. Then the game just descends into a basic maze and puzzle scenarios with no payoff but opening a door to another puzzle, monsters will be sprinkled in but the combat is spammy and all about just moving in circles around said monster to avoid getting hit. Overall I found the game to be very plain, slow-paced and ultimately not that fun.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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