Posted: May 4
I did not realize until after I started the game that it was a sequel to "The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav", which I have not yet played, all bad research by me. I feel like I missed out on some backstory, but I did get a good grasp of the story in Memoria without having played Chains. I expect though, that for a fuller experience it should be played after the prequel.
Anyway, still a very nice game. I really liked the painted look artstyle, the characters and landscapes all look good. The voiceacting is pretty good; but it annoyed me that several characters sounded so similar; I assume its by the same voice actor, but he could at least tried some variations. At one point the colour of the text in the subtitle is the only way I exstinguished two of the characters. It's not a huge problem though, as these same voice characters almost never appear at the same time.
I really liked the story, playing one character who has dreams and visions about another character, each with same style point&click world to go through. The game is mostly playable without a guide, I only had to check a couple of things for achievements iirc. Some achievements are obtained through just plying through the story, some are harder to find. If you mess around with the puzzles too much you get the filthy-casual-option of skipping it.
I enjoyed the puzzles and spell usage throughout the game and look forward to the sale of the prequel. Memoria is worth buying, especially on sale, for anyone who like fantasy-world p&c games.