PostCurious: The Emerald Flame

By | March 20, 2020

by PostCurious (website)

📦play at home
360-540 mins
PostCurious, the company behind the “insidiously clever” puzzle adventure The Tale of Ord, presents The Emerald Flame, a new epic for fans of escape rooms, game nights, and “not just games but…experiences.
Commissioned by an organization shrouded in mystery, players take the role of a historical expert and embark on a quest to piece together a recipe for a transformative elixir by deciphering messages, interpreting strange alchemical diagrams, and manipulating curious objects. The Emerald Flame tells a vibrant story over three distinct episodes, each packed with hand-drawn illustrations, unique components, and original puzzles of varying difficulty, challenging and engaging players of all experience levels. Each of the three chapters takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete, and can be played solo or in a small group.
Players will also have access to free PDF translations of all the game text in German, French, and Spanish, making it easy for non-native English speakers to read the clues and letters in another language while solving the printed game materials.
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Emerald Flame is in a class of its own, from its art direction to its gameplay. Its three chapters had tight, creative puzzles. They varied in complexity, while feeling fair and innovative. Emerald Flame felt like a successor to Post Curious’ first product Tale of Ord… but tighter and more refined in virtually every way.
Overall Takeaway: The sheer amount of contents, and the obvious and copious amount of effort, packed into the gorgeously illustrated packaging box is overwhelming. Equally overwhelming is the difficulty of some of the most intricately written, designed, and executed puzzles I've ever encountered. "The Emerald Flame" is the very definition of a premium, artistic, and mind-blowing independent puzzle creation, best fitted for those who are ready for a lengthy but rewarding and challenging journey. Prepare to enjoy this for a long haul; it'll probably take days to fully complete!

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