The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinay

The Dark Eye is a tabletop role playing brand that has been around in Europe for a few decades. Chains of Satinav is a point and click adventure game in English. Lucky for you, point and click adaptations of German tabletop fantasy are a little bit of a niche market. If this is your thing you probably already bought it. If that just sounds like a dirty sentence to you, well, then let’s look at the pros and cons.

You will either love or hate the art style. In all honesty the whole thing kind of reminds me of that show Reading Rainbow. The illustrations are very pretty as are the backgrounds. The animations are all janky but it’s like that on purpose. It’s a bit like a puppet show. I get it, these days you have to come up with an interesting art style to set yourself apart from the slews of other easily available games. The voice acting, on the other hand… hoo boy. Not so good. The story’s cool, though. You play the role of a scarecrow and nightmare ravens have come to wreak havoc on your farm town. It’s up to you to scare them off! Damn pesky crows.

I know that look. She mad.

The game is currently 75% off and $4.99. If this is your thing, go for it. But this isn’t the kind of game you can try once to get the full enjoyment out of it. It’s point and click adventure, and you know how that works. Verdict: Skip it.

 

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