Excerpt: Ceville is a point and click adventure game done in similar style to games like Grim Fandango or Escape from Monkey Island. The premise is fairly simple; the tyrant king Ceville (who has a Napoleonic complex) is being overthrown by an angry mob of town people. The player’s job is to guide Ceville (and a few other characters) through various environments by solving puzzles.
Conclusion: All in all though, Ceville is a light-hearted, easy going adventure that pays homage to the games of old. Hardcore fans of the genre will most likely feel right at home, and the difficulty factor, plus helpful tool tips will mean that even newcomers will find it easy to get into. That being said however, with the current triple A titles focusing on more modernized genres and settings, it’s unlikely that this game will garner a big audience, especially outside of Germany.
Excerpt: Experts might claim that the point and click adventure genre is dead (or dieing), but I still believe that out there we still have quality developers creating quality games for the more old school players to enjoy. Such a case is Ceville , the latest point and click adventure game released by Kalypso Media, a title which gets back to the basics and provides us with tons of fun.
Excerpt: Wicked, fiendish, contemptible, incorrigible, nefarious, iniquitous, peccant, misanthropic, sardonic, cynical, evil-- hmm…. All words perfectly applicable to many a villain, but seldom used when speaking of heroes. Well, at least, not until now.
Conclusion: Malgré toutes nos interrogations et même, on peut désormais l'avouer, nos réticences devant un nouveau représentant d'un genre à la limite du saturé, Ceville parvient à tirer son épingle du jeu. Jouant totalement la partition du monde héroico-fantasyco-asile de fou, il se fend en plus d'une réalisation graphique poussée et mignonne. C'est sûr que la finesse n'est pas tout le temps au rendez-vous mais au moins en prend-on plein les mirettes question palette des couleurs.
Pros: Esprit déconnant, Démesure des couleurs, Trois persos à incarner, Assistance utile parfois
Cons: Lenteurs de chargement principalement, Durée de vie pas assez importante
Excerpt: Ceville, an adventure game from German publisher Kalypso Media, is an oddity. You play the self-confessed villain, but not the usual antihero who will eventually redeem himself as the narrative progresses. Rather, the tyrannical, pintsized leader of Faeryanis is only relatively good because the antagonist in the story is even worse! He also does not develop as a character much either, staying the same stereotypical grouch to the end.
Excerpt: In videogames, there always exists the compulsion to be evil. We can’t replicate these actions in real life, so we take it to the extreme by murdering scores of policeman with a tank in Grand Theft Auto , commanding an army of pint-sized thugs in Overlord , creating a feared master of darkness in Oblivion or drowning our little people in the swimming pool we just attached to their mansion in The Sims .
Conclusion: All in all, Ceville is an awesome game and it’s been quite some time since I had such fun playing a point and click adventure. Its humor is simply amazing, and delightfully tasty and you will play laughing and laugh playing most of the time. The script is great, the characters are enjoyable and you will rarely have reasons to turn your head away from the screen.