Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis

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Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis
Secret Files 2.jpg
Developer(s) Fusionsphere Systems
Animation Arts
Kaiko
Publisher(s) Deep Silver
Designer(s) Jörg Beilschmidt
Series Secret Files
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Wii
Release date(s)
  • EU: 8 May 2009[1]
  • NA: 15 January 2010 (PC)
  • NA: 29 March 2011
Genre(s) Point-and-click adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis (original German title Geheimakte 2: Puritas Cordis) is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Fusionsphere Systems and Animation Arts and published by Deep Silver for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS and Wii. It was unveiled at the 2007 Leipzig Games Convention.[2][3] It is the sequel to the 2006 point-and-click adventure Secret Files: Tunguska.

Gameplay[edit]

Nina on the cruise ship

The mystery of the Tunguska event from the original game has been resolved, and playable characters Nina Kalenkov and Max Gruber have split up. Nina embarks on a cruise to Portugal and Max travels to Indonesia, but their separation does not last long. There has been an escalation of natural disasters around the world, and Nina's father Vladimir Kalenkov has been called upon to find out what is causing them.[4]

At the start of the game a vicar, fleeing into his church, is killed over documents prophesying the apocalypse. He manages to get the documents into the hands of Bishop Parrey, a third playable character who is tasked with keeping the documents out of the wrong hands.[5]

Like its predecessor, the game occasionally breaks the fourth wall. For example, when Nina is asked to pick up a gun she says that minigames have been forbidden by the lead designer.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (Wii) 72.33%[6]
(DS) 69.50%[7]
(PC) 68.00%[8]
Metacritic (Wii) 70/100[9]
(DS) 70/100[10]
(PC) 64/100[11]

Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis received mixed reviews. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the Wii version 72.33% based on 3 reviews and 70/100 based on 6 reviews,[6][9] the DS version 69.50% based on 4 reviews and 70/100 based on 5 reviews[7][10] and the Microsoft Windows version 68.00% based on 5 reviews and 64/100 based on 14 reviews.[8][11]

Sequel[edit]

In 2012, a sequel was released exclusively for Microsoft Windows called Secret Files 3.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Secret Files 2 release date declassified". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Secret Files: Tunguska News". Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  3. ^ "GC '07: Secret Files 2 First Look". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  4. ^ "Adventure Gamers Preview". 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  5. ^ "Gamespot Hands-On". 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  6. ^ a b "Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis for Wii". GameRankings. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis for DS". GameRankings. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 

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