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  • Summary: The Dark Eye: Memoria tells the tale of princess Sadja of the faraway-land of Fasar, who once ventured into war to fight demons in the Gorian Desert. Her goal - to become the greatest hero of all time - was foiled under mysterious circumstances. Something had occurred, the girl disappearedThe Dark Eye: Memoria tells the tale of princess Sadja of the faraway-land of Fasar, who once ventured into war to fight demons in the Gorian Desert. Her goal - to become the greatest hero of all time - was foiled under mysterious circumstances. Something had occurred, the girl disappeared and her tale was eventually forgotten.

    Five centuries pass, until one day Geron, a young bird catcher, meets a traveling merchant named Fahi in his native forest. This merchant promises to turn Gerons girlfriend Nuri, who has been transformed into a Raven, back into human form. But this favor comes at a price: Geron has to finally solve the mystery of Sadja's fate. He agrees without hesitation - knowing that this will trigger a chain of events that will soon cast a shadow on his homeland and turn his present into a dark image of its long forgotten past...
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Aug 30, 2013
    100
    This is what Daedalic was striving for all these years: A fantastical, but at the same time mature, Adventure, well thought-out and a personal experience through and through. It's quite emotional while not being devoid of humor, funny without resorting to the usual genre hijinks – and not least a journey to beautiful locales that are entirely in tune with their puzzles. They don't turn out like this all too often anymore.
  2. Oct 11, 2013
    88
    Memoria is a beautiful and fantastic game that ranks among the best Daedalic has produced in the recent past. A thoughtful narrative combined with perfectly balanced puzzles makes this adventure a must play.
  3. Aug 28, 2013
    85
    The atmospherically dense Adventure impresses with its beautifully drawn and lovingly detailed game world.
  4. Sep 2, 2013
    80
    If you're the kind of gamer who is looking forward to Tim Schafer's Broken Age on Kickstarter, then this beautiful adventure should be right up your alley.
  5. Sep 11, 2013
    80
    It takes over the foundations of their previous game and evolves them, creating a narrative that will take the player deep in the story.
  6. PC Gamer UK
    Nov 6, 2013
    78
    An adventure from the old school, but an absorbing example of one, and worth a look. [Dec 2013, p.89]
  7. Aug 26, 2013
    40
    The puzzles don’t always make sense in Memoria to the point that it repeatedly made me quit in frustration. Had it not been for this review, I probably would have uninstalled it within a week. Fans of high fantasy might enjoy The Dark Eye: Memoria more than others; the average gamer will most likely give The Dark Eye the stank eye.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Sep 10, 2013
    10
    I've played almost all of Daedelic's lovely adventure games and this is the first that didn't feel at all like a homage to the genre. Instead,I've played almost all of Daedelic's lovely adventure games and this is the first that didn't feel at all like a homage to the genre. Instead, it is a work of gaming fiction and design that stands alone on its own merits, weaving a beautiful, haunting tale (with several lovely twists) with fairly seamless, reasonably logical puzzles. While the art is beautiful, the voice acting (in English) could do with some polish, but these are trivial points when considering the breadth and depth of this game.

    I would generally agree with others that the characters could have been built up more in order to truly reinforce the narrative and its twists, but given the number of key characters (three, effectively), it was always going to be a big ask. Still, overall, excellently done, and here's hoping for another entry in the series in the near future.
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  2. Jul 7, 2014
    10
    Daedalic is awesome.. now my favourite game company!!! Following in Sierra's footsteps! Memoria is an excellent game with a great story..Daedalic is awesome.. now my favourite game company!!! Following in Sierra's footsteps! Memoria is an excellent game with a great story.. Puzzles aren't too difficult and fairly logical most of the time. Memorable characters, great artwork, etc... loved it!!! Expand
  3. Fuz
    Apr 28, 2014
    10
    I'm not a big fan of Daedalic, but this one is an amazing adventure.
    Very captivating story with some nice twists, interesting characters,
    I'm not a big fan of Daedalic, but this one is an amazing adventure.
    Very captivating story with some nice twists, interesting characters, great puzzles, fantastic art.
    The only downsides are the subpar animations and the bad voice acting. But they're small flaws, and all things considered, the game is great.
    It's recommended to play Chains of Satinav before this, but it's not necessary.
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  4. Mar 26, 2014
    8
    This is a fairly solid game, very well made and fun to play. Me and my girlfriend have spent an entire weekend playing it and we had a blast.This is a fairly solid game, very well made and fun to play. Me and my girlfriend have spent an entire weekend playing it and we had a blast. Pretty much everything about this game is amazing. There are one or two weaker chapters, some of the voice-acting could have been a bit better, but overall - money well spent. This is edfinitely one of the games that make you feel like if you have just finished reading a beautiful fantasy novel. Good job. Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2013
    8
    I've enjoyed it quite a bit. The story is good, the visuals acceptable. The puzzles are more logical than in the Night of the Rabbit, butI've enjoyed it quite a bit. The story is good, the visuals acceptable. The puzzles are more logical than in the Night of the Rabbit, but still I had to check a guide from time to time. Expand
  6. Mar 12, 2014
    6
    I really like the first game in this series and given the high reviews other people have given this game I had high hopes for the sequel.I really like the first game in this series and given the high reviews other people have given this game I had high hopes for the sequel.

    I'm about half way through the third chapter and unfortunately I'm having a really hard time struggling to continue playing the game. Not up to Daedalic's usual high standards, it's almost as if the game was developed by a different team.

    When I got to the large, frustrating and boring maze in the third chapter I knew this game probably isn't worth playing. Why to game designers continue to include mazes in adventure games? A few other puzzles are also ridiculous. I don't remember this being a problem in the first game.
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  7. Aug 30, 2013
    4
    Well, not sure what to think on this one, wasn't able to complete the game because I could not deal with the sub-par voice acting. Overall,Well, not sure what to think on this one, wasn't able to complete the game because I could not deal with the sub-par voice acting. Overall, 4/10 would not recommend... Expand

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