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.
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.