Game: The Dark Eye – Chains of Satinav

The Dark Eye - Chains of SatinavFinished The Dark Eye – Chains of Satinav about 2 months ago.

This is a decent game. I really like the setting and the story is quite good: you are about to save the world (again). You make a new acquaintance along the path: Nuri, a fairy, who wants to stay in the human world, but in order to save your world you have to take her to fairy land. So you start lying but can’t help to somehow start a romance with her: the dawning of a tragic love story. Some humor could be added though – the game is rather serious. On some occasions the story line hangs a bit and one misses the twists and turns in dramaturgy having a “Wow!”-effect or leave you crying. The game just goes on to be … well … nice and decent.

The riddles along the path of world’s salvage differ in complexity: some are easy-cheesy other are quite hard. E.g. I found myself really lost in the fairy land part. There you start solving puzzles in a H.C. Escher painting … puh! Not that easy since the hints are sometimes pretty rare. Some more hints and advice would have helped a lot.

The scenes are very pretty made and appealing. The game interface is above reproach.

I award this game 8 out of 10 stars.

8/10: 8 out of 10

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