Reviews and Problems with Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life
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Chronicles of Mystery 2: The Tree of Life by Rushes
20 July 2010
Excerpt: Talented young archaeologist Sylvie Leroux makes a welcome return in The Tree of Life, the second adventure in the Chronicles of Mystery series. Sylvie is working at Brittany’s Maritime Museum on the restoration of a conquistador’s chest when events take a sudden and startling turn. Murder, a link to the mystery of the Mary Celeste, and the legend of the Tree of Life all combine to take Sylvie on an adventure far away from Brittany.
PC Review - 'Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life'
20 July 2010
Summary: The secret of the Tree of Life. For centuries people were ready to commit worst crimes and risk their lives to discover it. Times have changed, but not human nature. As Sylvie Leroux - a young archaeologist and adventurer - is working to solve the mystery that surrounds the legend, she finds herself tempted by the same promises that so many before her fell for.
Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life review (PC)
23 March 2010
Excerpt: lays the groundwork for an interesting revelation, keeps you busy with roundabout nonsense, and then glosses over the juiciest part. When the time comes to reveal true identities and lay motivations bare, the conspirators drone on with obtuse conversations that fail to explain the whole truth of the matter.
Excerpt: Chronicles of Mystery: The Tree of Life continues the adventures of archeologist Sophie Leroux, who is last seen in Chronicles of Mystery: The Scorpio Ritual. The previous game has been a critical, and apparently commercial, success—enough to persuade the developer and publisher City Interactive to invest in a sequel.
Conclusion: So how does Sylvie's second globetrotting adventure ultimately stack up? I've played a lot of really great games in my day, and a lot of rotten ones. The Tree of Life is neither. It has some ambitious qualities--the Fountain of Youth story with its diverse set of locales among them--but suffers a great deal from its mediocre presentation.