Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches

Rhiannon is hearing noises and seeing things she can’t explain. Living in her family’s remote farmstead miles from friends and neighbors and having ambitious, busy parents, Rhiannon is alone. Her parents believe her stories to be an overactive imagination and teenage angst. So the Sullivan’s decide to take their daughter away for a break and have asked you to look after their home.
The moment you enter, you suspect that something is not right. Rhiannon’s stories are true, and the farmstead is engulfed in supernatural happenings as an ancient myth spills over into reality.
  • Set in present day, the plot draws from ancient Welsh myths and legends
  • Explore the eerie Welsh farmstead, from the imposing house to its extensive grounds and buildings
  • First-person point-and-click with approximately 20 to 30 hours of largely non-linear gameplay
  • Involved multi-threaded plot
  • Features classic themes such as magic, paranormal phenomena, and technological gadgets
  • Interact with a comprehensive inventory of nearly 200 items
  • Engaging and unusual challenges, mostly plot and inventory driven
  • A haunting musical score will send chills up your spine
  • Solid chapter structure to the compelling and ultimately uplifting story
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor: 1.5 GHz Intel® Pentium® 3 or AMD® Athlon® processor
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: 64 MB DirectX compatible Sound Card
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 3 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible Sound Card
Additional Notes: Mouse, Keyboard
  • In spite of a few missteps, Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches is a good-looking, entertaining and well-made game, especially considering the size of the dev team. It's the perfect title for people who dig history, mystery and the paranormal, not to mention people who like to think when they game.

  • Welsh spooks, ancient myths, and subtle scares abound in this stylish point-and-click adventure.

  • Despite agonizing movements and getting lost a lot, it’s a joy to play — and experience.

  • With its slow pacing and detailed puzzles, Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches is definitely a game for confirmed adventure fans rather than casual players, but aside from the spookiness factor being somewhat hampered by the low budget aesthetics, the story does a great job of pulling you in thanks to its intimate nature and everyday setting. A minor gem, but a rough one to be sure.

  • PC Zone UK

    If you can get over the extremely slow pace of the gameplay, you might find a relaxing-yet-spooky adventure to immerse yourself in on a wet Sunday afternoon. [Feb 2009, p.84]

  • Games Master UK

    If you like a thorough, challenging adventure with a story that's its strongest point, you'll enjoy it. Just be warned, the Myst-style mouse control system is far from cutting edge. [Feb 2009, p.63]

  • AceGamez

    It's definitely not the best introduction to adventure games but if you're a fan of the genre and you don't mind a slow moving and isolated experience, then you're likely to find the story intriguing and the puzzles logical yet complex enough to bestow a sense of satisfaction when you solve them.

  • There is much to be commended about this game for such a small first-time development team, but overall I couldn’t help but be disappointed with Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches.

  • A mute genderless creature named Chris stands before a huge mansion; he is lonely, stiff with cold and has no clue what to do. A note telling him to "feed the cat" does not count. The mansion is completely open to exploration. Walk around, look around. Be bored to death.

  • Rhiannon is a decent game for those who are willing to search for the story within the game, who are willing to keep roaming on the same location without a specific goal and who are willing to look past the mediocre look of the game that already was obsolete in 1996. If you answered positive on any of the above the game offers a interesting adventure. For anyone else it might be beter to wait for a new adventure.

Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches
$4.99 $1.00
Title: Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches
Genre: Adventure, Indie
Released: 6 October 2008
Developer: Arberth Studios
Publisher: Meridian4
  • Single-player
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