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The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav
1 October 2012
Summary: Getting stuck in an adventure game is one of the most frustrating experiences in gaming. When you're playing a platformer or an action game of some sort, you're usually tested in your reactions and your command of the mechanics.
Conclusion: All in all The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav is a wonderful experience, a lovingly-crafted exercise in nostalgia. Despite being tarnished by some unfortunate flaws, bad voice acting, and technical shortcomings, it is a piece that resonates with the melancholy of an era long-forgotten, yearning to be...
Conclusion: Final Verdict : Chains of Satinav is a worthy game for anyone who enjoys point-and-clicks. Even with the hint system, it's probably not the best choice for beginners, but the story line is compelling and the visuals are artistically brilliant.
Excerpt: The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav is a third-person, point-and-click adventure game developed by Daedelic Entertainment. Despite being set in the same universe of a popular German role-playing game called The Dark Eye (Das SchwarzeAuge), this is not a pure role-playing game but rather an adventure...
Conclusion: Regardless of its technical shortcomings, CoS provides a superbly engaging story driven experience, that feels uniquely its own. When a story makes you care about its characters, it’s a triumph, and in this, Chains of Satinav excels.
Excerpt: It’s a question that haunts young Geron throughout The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav . Thirteen years ago, an evil Seer prophesied that Geron would bring about the end of the world. He was promptly burned at the stake.
Excerpt: I actually thought that The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav would be an RPG, given that it's based on one of the most popular pen and paper RPG systems in Europe. But instead I was treated to an old school point and click adventure game. And it reminded me why I used to love them so much.