Clue Kingdom: The Dwarven Mines Review | Follow the glorious quest of Ophelia the Mage as she explores the depths of a Dwarven City deep within the mountainside where the mighty Metal element awaits. It’s time to start your adventure!
Date Played: Early 2020
Time Taken: ~1 Hour
So, you have played part 1 and now your journey continues. More of the same? Yes please! Your epic “Lord of the Rings” styles adventure continues in part 2 as you make your way into the mines!
In respect of story line, this chapter follows on from The Enchanted Forest, however we now join Ophelia, the Mage, as she tries to locate the next element as the heroes attempt to make their way to The Spire and defeat the evil wizard who controls Clue Kingdom.
If you enjoyed part 1, you are sure to love this too! And also, never fear… even if you hadn’t played part 1, this can be played as a standalone game (although, you’d be mad to miss it!).
Again, where this online game series sets itself apart, is with all those big budget style videos and outstanding soundtrack. It provides an epic feel to the game and gives you the feeling that you are indeed on a huge adventure. Digital animation, video clips, believable yet mystical characters, all build the tension and atmosphere of your journey. The Celtic/orchestral-styled soundtrack gives great depth and aides this epic feel.
In respect of puzzles, these were very enjoyable. They sit perfectly on theme as you work deeper into the mines. Without spoilers, the early puzzles within this game all have a consistent theme/style around them. The common theme works really well in starting you on your mission and gives you chance to “find your feet”. However, don’t get too comfortable! Just as you find your stride, boom, the game mixes up and you find yourself with some much trickier puzzles! We may have used the well positioned clues to aide us on the journey in its latter stages!
In a similar approach to part 1, I would suggest families with slightly older children would enjoy this game. Its soundtrack and animated elements certainly got my attention and the puzzles within this game allow everyone to be get round the screen and get involved.
The game certainly continues to build the Clue Kingdom journey, and those that have invested in the entire series will not be disappointed. The game continues to be very well rounded and demonstrate the outstanding passion and talent that the team at The Panic Room have. They continue to develop great puzzles, accompanying soundtracks, beautiful animation and a well designed platform which allow for care-free game play. Another highly-recommended online game.
The Dwarven Mines can be purchased from The Panic Room’s website here.