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Treasures of the Aegean

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Based on 6 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

50%

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Available on:Xbox Series X/SNov 11, 2021
PlayStation 5Nov 11, 2021
Xbox OneNov 11, 2021
PlayStation 4Nov 11, 2021
Nintendo SwitchNov 11, 2021
PCNov 11, 2021

Developer: Undercoders

Publisher: Numskull Games

Genres: Adventure, Platformer, Arcade, Puzzle

What happened to the Minoan civilization? Join parkour master Marie Taylor and treasure hunter James Andrew in a historical action thriller, as they unveil the secrets of a forgotten kingdom which has been tragically trapped in and endless time loop. Explore a beautifully hand-drawn non-lineal open world, recover valuable relics, chart a lost island, and gather new clues in every loop to complete an ancient prophecy. Solve the riddles and mysteries that angered the old Gods, on your quest to prevent history from repeating itself forever. Secrets of the Minoan Cataclysm. In 1639 BC a powerful explosion devastated the Minoan civilization and sunk the birthplace of their empire: the volcanic island of Thera. History seems to repeat itself, as the island has resurfaced, and a new cataclysm is bound to happen. Why were the Minoan so advanced to their time? Did King Minos foresee their demise? Can a new eruption of Thera be stopped? There's only one way to find out! A sunken island trapped in time. Hidden in the depths for several millennia, the island of Thera is full of historical treasures to collect and mysteries to decipher. Discover a lost Minoan citadel, open your way through an ottoman sunken fleet and unlock the doors to underground palace, as you uncover the details about the folk who lived there and their tragic fate. Exploit a glitch in time to secure information on a persistent map and solve key puzzles before the world blows up and the loop restarts! Timing, precision and puzzle-solving. Buckle up for an action-packed adventure, as you parkour your way through a rough terrain full of challenges: surf steep slopes, climb high walls, vault over obstacles, swing on vines and jump over deep pits to explore a hand drawn open world. Every corner of the island hides an artifact, a clue or a piece of the puzzle that needs to be solved to save the world from disaster. You are not alone on the island... Marie Taylor is the hero of the story, a brilliant treasure hunter who works with her associate, historian James Andrew, seeking out ancient relics. But this time they'll find out they're not the only ones aware of the Minoan scoop, as longtime rivals appear on scene to bring back ghosts from the past and complicate matters further.

Treasures of the Aegean Critic Reviews

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Treasures of the Aegean is an intriguing and audacious game. Giving you complete freedom, you can decide how you want to tackle the enormous environment. Due to the protagonist’s free-flowing approach to traversal, you can gracefully cruise through areas to discover the plethora of secrets that are buried within. Whilst some may be deterred by that lack of a clear objective, those who crave an adventure that gives you control should definitely check out this liberating trip to a lost, ancient world.

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With fast movement, an interconnected, memorable world, and plenty of tools at the player's disposal, Treasures of the Aegean offers up a lot of enjoyable gameplay and level design.

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Treasures of the Aegean is a unique game, blending rewarding exploration, energetic parkour and thoughtful puzzles. It’s also refreshingly devoid of combat. It’s just a shame that the controls aren’t a bit tighter, and the overall game a little more polished. It’s also questionable if the time loop mechanic does the game any favours; with such a sprawling map, it can be frustrating starting in a different place each time and having your progress in various puzzles reset. Ultimately, some players will get a great deal of enjoyment out of Treasures of the Aegean, but many will find it scrappy and repetitive.

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Treasures of the Aegean offers an interesting mix between parkour, metroidvania and roguelike, with a very fun and addictive handling. His artistic and sound style are quite elaborate and work very well with the chosen theme. On the other hand, it can become too repetitive and monotonous due to its huge map and its lack of variety of scenarios.

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