Conclusion: A Walk in the Dark may pull from its predecessors’ example, but at no point does it attempt to rip them off. For less than a fiver, it’s a bargain, if for nothing else but to experience the bizarre feeling of absolute frustration and absolute relaxation in tandem, courtesy of well-structured, taxing level design and Cody Cook’s beautiful soundtrack.
Excerpt: The Dark Eye: Memoria is the sequel to The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinov developed by Daedalic Entertainment, based on the popular German fantasy role-playing game series of the same name (Das SchwarzeAuge). The game consists of 2 interconnected stories running in parallel with each other but separated by a period of 450 years. The first story is that of a princess named Sadja from the fabled land of Fasar somewhere in Aventuria during the Mogul dynasty.
Summary: Daedalic Entertainment, prolific crafter of many a point-and-click adventure, has returned to the world of Aventuria, continuing the yarn spun in last year's Chains of Satinav , a gorgeous, but slightly uneven game with that didn't quite live up to its potential. So we're in sequel territory, but don't fret if you've not played Chains of Satinav as this second outing, Memoria , can stand on its own, and when it references its predecessor it does so without demanding much...
Excerpt: The Dark Eye: Memoria is the newest release from developer and publisher Daedalic Entertainment. The company is well known for being one of the most popular video game creators in Europe and has seen continued success with their best releases, including Deponia and Night of the Rabbit in North America as well. Their newest release features a storyline from The Dark Eye universe with all new environments and characters from the world of Adventuria.
Excerpt: A massive headache pounds in his skull as he awakes on the floor of the club. In the distance, he can hear the thumping dance tunes. He’s attracted to them, even if just to figure out how the hell he got here. His memory seems to have been wiped. He reaches the dance floor and is horror-struck. Did he enter some portal to some parallel universe where the worst of 80’s music lived forever?