Game Review: Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones (Xbox One)

Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones by Artifex Mundi will make its debut on February 2nd on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The finale of the Nightmares from the Deep trilogy, developer Artifex Mundi have outdone themselves with their latest release.

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We here at Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are huge fans the developer’s work having played most of their games on Xbox One including the first two Nightmares from the Deep games. You can read all those reviews below.

Clockwork Tales: Of Ink & Glass
Nightmares From the Deep: The Cursed Heart
Enigmatis: Ghosts of Maple Creek
Nightmares From The Deep: The Siren’s Call
Dark Arcana: The Carnival
Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood
Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan
Eventide: Slavic Fable
Eventide 2: Sorcerer’s Mirror
Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden
Lost Grimoires 2: Shard of Mystery

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Recently though, the point & click/hidden object adventure games they’ve been putting out haven’t quite hit the mark. Due to overly-familiar gameplay, unmemorable stories & easy puzzles.

Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones is as familiar as always but has an exciting story, clever puzzles & gorgeous visuals. Making it one of the best Artifex Mundi releases on the Xbox One to date.

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The story sees trilogy leads curator Sara Black and her daughter Cora face off against the sea pirate and legend of the seas, Davy Jones. Just before revealing the mystery of the Sea Devil to the world, the heroines are kidnapped by Davy Jones’s spooky galleon.

To save herself and her daughter, Sarah will have to make a pact with the legendary pirate, discover his past, and free a young girl from the curse of the undead inhabitants of a mysterious island. Her mission will lead her through the winding corridors of a gold mine, a pirate town, Davy Jones’ palace, and labyrinth-like swamps.

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Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones boasts some of the best visuals & locations of the series so far. The pirate world created is thrilling to explore & the wide range of puzzles both fun & challenging to overcome.

As per usual, you play from the first-person perspective moving a cursor to uncover secrets, collectables & items to use. Everything you pick up has a use so progression is based around finding everything you can! To break up the scenes & puzzles, there are a number of hidden object games to play, some of the most devious so far. Always a lot of fun, if you’re struggling with a particular one, a simple press of a button can swap it to a game of Mah-jong instead.

It’s great to see this option make a return. It’s often far more fun then staring blindly at a hidden object scene wondering where the last item is.

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Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones also boasts one of the longest stories of the series so far. It can still be completed in a few hours but it’s a far more satisfying play. Also making a welcome return is the inclusion of an additional adventure. A short extra but one that adds a little more longevity to the overall experience.

As a finale of the Nightmares from the Deep series, it’s a great way to go out. It’s 2018 & it’s good to see Artifex Mundi haven’t lost their touch!

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