Tibetan Quest: Beyond the World’s End

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Tibetan Quest: Beyond the World’s End on Steam

MSRP: $9.99

Platforms: Win, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android

Release: 4/7/16


It’s been quite a while since I’ve played a pretty good hidden object game, and Artifex Mundi did not disappoint.  Although it’s probably nowhere near the top of their catalog, Tibetan Quest: Beyond the World’s End is a solid entry.   There are plenty of hidden object scenes, and they’re good quality and of varying types, and most of the adventure game elements aren’t terribly challenging or illogical. This might not sound like a strong endorsement, but I have yet to find an Artifex Mundi hidden object game that isn’t worth the time invested.

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If anything, this one errs on the side of being a little too simple – veterans of the genre will likely blow through both the hidden object scenes and the puzzles in next to no time.  You’re far more likely to find yourself stuck out in the open world – there are a lot of things to pick up all over the place, and since there’s only one right combination of item with interactable, this could cause some frustration.

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Some of the non game-critical graphics are completely goofy, as seen above.  The story is absurd even by hidden object game standards – early on, the playable character (previously described as an old woman) is told that she needs to fix an airplane in order to continue her journey.  I might have rolled my eyes a little.  You’ll also find multiple methods of melting or breaking ice, as it’s something you’ll need to do many times, but every one is tied to a specific instance of ice, which honestly, felt a little bit lazy to me. And of course, since it’s a hidden object game, something weird is going on.

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Overall, Tibetan Quest: Beyond the World’s End is worth a play, but I feel the same way as I do with most hidden object titles – for the length, it’s overpriced.  You’ll get about three hours out of it, a little more if you take the time and hunt for all the collectibles and complete the achievements. If you can pick it up on sale or as part of bundle though, it’s a pretty good, if a little easy.

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