張貼於：05 月 27 日
The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav is a nice addition for anyone who´s into the point-n-click genre. Even though I´m not familiar with the Dark Eye World I found it an interesting setting. The story line is by no means original but the narrative still feels solid and keeps you as a player interested in seeing how the story will play out.
As other reviewers have done I will also recommend playing the game on hard difficulty since the game does become a bit to easy when played on easy with the help modes enabled. The main use I see for the easy difficulty is for those who wishes to play the game more like a visual novel, since the story and narrative is good this is a viable option. I found most of the puzzles to make sense and only the Fairy World may be considered a bit out of the ordinary in that department. The inclusion of a break/repair option was great since it creates more possibilities for item combinations without having to add more items to find in game.
On graphics one have to mention the backgrounds which look amazing and the character models are also great to look at when they are stationary. The animations are however not that good and both movement and facial expressions are jerky while the lip-sync in dialogues is even worse. Since one does get used to the faults and still get´s to enjoy the beautiful backgrounds the total impression on graphics is still very positive.
Music/Audio is for the most time quite nice even though I did find the protagonist Geron to be a bit whiny in the first chapters of the game. He does seem to mature or rather face up to the challenge as the game progresses which is a nice touch. The other characters, both minor and major ones, are well voice acted and adds to the overall positive experience when playing the game.
In short I will recommend this game for fans of the point-n-click game genre and I would also view it as a good game for those who does not have much experience with puzzle games but want to try one out. The full prize of 20 € does feel a bit steep since the game is not that long but at a sale it´s good time value.