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Lost Grimoires 2: Shard Of Mystery Switch Review

PlatformNintendo Switch
Release Date10/20/2022
Cost$14.99
PublisherArtifex Mundi
ESRB RatingT

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard Of Mystery is the sequel to Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom. I believe they might share the same main character, but I’m not entirely sure as its not made clear.

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard Of Mystery Switch Review

Anyway, there’s the evil witch who was ravaging the land, until she was defeated and sealed in a crystal mirror. She tries to get out, and a shard breaks and was lost and found by this orphan girl.

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard Of Mystery Switch Review
The hot cocoa puzzle.

You are the king’s personal medic. The king grows old and sick, and you are awakened on the way bay to the castle from somewhere by this annoying brat named Fern and you make him some hot cocoa for some reason. Then the witch, even in her mirror prison, causes havoc in the camp. The king is like “I can’t do this anymore. Fern, you be king.”

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard Of Mystery Switch Review
This contrivance is there to move the plot forward.

Twelve years, Fern is a grown man who gets in trouble with said orphan girl, who was tricked by the witch into freeing her. Fern gets kidnapped by the witch in the process of you stopping the witch. You and the girl have to save him.

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard Of Mystery Switch Review
Hidden object scenes return.

Shard of Mystery is identical to Stolen Kingdoms in play style. You solve inventory puzzles, make potions to solve other puzzles, do hidden object scenes and solve mini-game puzzles. Its good, its refined, it’s what you play Artifex Mundi games for. Nothing wrong here.

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard Of Mystery Switch Review
I hate gear puzzles for some reason!

The only thing to complain about in Shard of Mystery is the voice acting is far worse than the original. Every other character, including the main character, is downright awful. The main character says everything calmly, even when things are tense.

Lost Grimoires 2: Shard Of Mystery Switch Review
You say this in a dull monotone as if everything is just fine.
Lost Grimoires 2: Shard Of Mystery Switch Review
Rose, the orphan girl, is fine though.

In the end, Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery is an Artifex Mundi game, meaning its great for a what is, although you might want to turn off the voice acting.

Overall: Lost Grimoires 2: Shard Of Mystery is another rock solid Artifex Mundi hidden object adventure game.

Verdict: Recommended

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