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  • Summary: The mean cruel cold blooded tyrant Ceville ruthlessly rules the beautiful kingdom of Faeryanis. Or rather, he used to rule the beautiful kingdom of Faeryanis, until the brave people revolted against his regime and drove him out of the palace. The kindhearted queen Gwendolyn did step up to reign over the land with a council of noble and wise advisors.. It seems that this story could end just like any other fairy tale: "And they lived happily ever after..." But no, that's not quite right. Because another evil rises within the land. The treacherous Basilus - counsellor of Gwendolyn and of Ceville before her - plans to take the crown and torture the realm with the help of murderous beasts he has summoned from the planes of eternal darkness. All seems lost! But hope resides with the one most unlikely person imaginable to save the kingdom and restore peace to the realm: Ceville, the realm's former despotic ruler...Three playable main characters: Ceville, the ancient ruler of Faeryanis and spare-time tyrant, Ambrosius, the noble and somewhat self-important knight and Lilly, the gentle and kind little girl. This game will give you an impression of what happens, when you mix up the setting and humour of Shrek, Discworld and the Monkey Island series. [Kalypso Media] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 90
    Ceville is a fun, high-quality PC adventure with the additional advantage of being well-acted, well-localized and hilarious. Fans of the point-and-click shouldn't miss it.
  2. Ceville is a traditional point 'n click adventure with an evil twist – Ceville himself. Its strongest point are the main characters, especially the evil little tyrant Ceville, reminiscent of the great Iznogould. The puzzles are well-made, as is the voice acting. Graphics, use of colour and the music all add to the nice faery-tale-like feeling. On the con side there are still some bugs to be fixed and sometimes the dialogue isn't witty at all, even though it tries hard to be. Overall Ceville is an enjoyable game and adventure gamers shouldn't miss it. [May 2009]
  3. Can drag its heels, but provides a great interactive story.
  4. The best part of this adventure is the characters, with Ceville, Ambrosius, the undead pirate and the lisping demon all possessing the potential for further development. I would welcome them back in a slightly more humourus and random comedic sequel.
  5. It's not a game to rush out right now and buy, but you can definitely do worse. [July 2009, p.79]
  6. Even if you turn a blind eye to simplistic puzzles and short gameplay, or squint at the scenes lifted from classic LucasArts adventures, you will still have a hard time enjoying Ceville.
  7. There is a shortage of good and original adventure games on the market. Unfortunately, Ceville will not make it to the first league – it is overall average in jokes, graphics and lifespan. [Apr 2009]

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  1. Jan 19, 2014
    Ehhh, this was alright. The graphics, characters, much of the dialogue, click to skip, and spacebar to show everything were certainly highlights. Unfortunately the pacing of the story was terrible. Some areas were just plain boring while others dragged on forever. When the game got things right though it really was a joy and act 1 was my favorite by far. As for the puzzles, some were simple while others made no sense at all. I also had an issue with act 2 randomly crashing all the time. Expand

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