The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav

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Rating by Advie posted on Jun 25, 2012 | edit | delete

Daedalic follows the steps of Sierra (15 years Later)

The Story is an Absolute Fairy Tale that takes the Hero from his Doubts of being a bad Omen into Discovering the good of himself, which makes it Unique in a way,considering his actions through the Games getting from being Pretty Mean until he becomes so Tendering and Caring, is very well written .

The Graphics i wouldn’t say more than it is more Beautiful than The Whispered World itself, which is enough for whom played TWW to Connect/Imagine how great it is, and what makes it better is the variations of Color’s Contrast from a one Scene/screen to the other .

The Animations really would have been better but considering the obvious caring of the developers towards all other elements and the (obvious) Low Budget control, i must admit it (the Animations) severed the game right well, i am with spending money on the creation of the Puzzles crafting rather than some cutscenes , the prefect Lipsing and an ideal characters Movements.

The Voice Acting all through the games is top notch and specially of Nuri’s (i would love to see the women behind that Voice because she really touched me with her laughs and cries and soothing voice) i really fell in love with Nuri . the only thing that kinda annoyed me was Geron’s (the hero)  only when he gave his Descriptions towards the surroundings and the inventory’s ...etc!;...his Tone suddenly/strangely changes from the playable character into a narrator’s , but except from that his dialogues were Superb , and all the other NPCs voices were also Great as well. even the Narration between the chapter was really top notch.. so i can not dare to complain (overally).

The Music is really Sensational and Touching i used to leave the Musical theme(at the Main page) almost always every time i start the game playing until it finishes and then continue my Game or restore one,  and the music accompanied the playing is the same as well so its not continues and disappears but i guess that was for the good so the player would not get bored of it . i really ought to get the sound Track .

The Gameplaying is very smooth, from moving around , selecting Inventory Objects and interacting with the surroundings and NPCs, but though it is still not the best of Daedalic’s Adventures, maybe i can say its mainly because the limited Puzzle Screens provided in each part until you can progress and move to another Chapter/area, and the worst of that ,mant parts consisted only of one SINGLE Puzzle screen! .

At Last about the game Difficulty players should not expect it to be similar to TWW or ANB, the game puzzles or as Straight Forward STILL Fun and Nicely and Logically crafted.

Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Rating by diego posted on May 17, 2013 | edit | delete

Excels later on

I never thought I’d say this but the weakest part of this game is on the technical side - “casual” animation just doesn’t bode well with the glory-esque backgrounds and epic setting. The other drawback is the often limited movement - even though linearity isn’t the bad thing per se in an adventure, much of the time you feel like moving through a “tunnel” - do this and then proceed to the next set of couple of screens. There’re exceptions to this, particularly at the beginning in town, and in, what I’ve found to be one of the strongest adventure chapter in recent years - the Fairy world - it’s brilliantly designed, accompanied by imaginative puzzles.

The finale could have used more challenge, as they decided to put the hardest puzzle right before it - which is a brilliant logic puzzle (there could have been more of these) with a well-thought red herrings.

I’ve found voices to be pretty good - Geron does sound like a complete idiot with a missed voice dynamic on couple of occasions, but overall - Geron’s and other voices are done with great care. Music needs no praise, as it would be welcomed in any fantasy movie blockbuster.

All in all, the game lacks a bit here and there and it’s hard to call it an instant classic, and is probably slightly weaker than The Whispered World, but it has SOUL! Can’t wait to see Geron again in action and what they’ll make of Memoria.

Time Played: 5-10 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Rating by Mazen posted on Jul 3, 2012 | edit | delete

Awesome Game

I agree with everyone here who said this review is a bit harsh. I think this game is a job well done. Animation, voice acting and main characters are not terrible at all, and not remotely show stoppers. Is there room for improvement? Of course, but since when hasn’t this been the case for every game there is out there? You play any game long enough and you will arrive at that conclusion Smile

Been adventure gaming since 1990 so I’ve seen my share of good and bad, and this one definitely sits on the refreshingly-good shelf Smile Well done Daedalic Entertainment keep them coming please!


Time Played: 5-10 hours

Rating by Houie posted on Dec 3, 2013 | edit | delete

Excellent puzzles and story is very thought provoking. Unparalleled graphical detail.

(20 hours)

This game has some of the most detailed graphics I have ever seen in hand drawn gaming. The puzzles are also some of the most fresh I have ever seen. The story is thought provoking also; the ending was very good for what it’s purpose serves. The music suits the atmosphere and is very appropriate. The voice acting is believable and as usual of Daedalic, very good.

That being said, I would rate this game higher if it were not so dreary, sad, violent, and gory. It is definitely not a game that is suitable for kids.

Time Played: 10-20 hours

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