Aug 26, 2013The 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.
Generally favorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings
Aug 30, 2013The story is absorbing, exciting and mysterious. The characters are well animated, interesting and occasionally even funny. The visuals are stunning, with the beautifully hand drawn backdrops merging well with the computer animated characters that have more life than any drawn character could. The puzzles are intuitive, logical and occasionally very challenging and all in all, Memoria is a well polished, well delivered game with a decent length and an interesting story. There are bad points but to be honest these are far outweighed by the many, many good ones.… Full Review »
Sep 10, 2013I'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.… Full Review »
Sep 6, 2013The princess' story is engaging and mysterious. Graphic quality varies but is mostly high. I didn't have any trouble getting stuck due to illogical puzzles (and button that will show you all the "hotspots" on a screen where you can interact with something is very useful). And whenever you got a chance to use a magic spell it was fun. Sometimes I questioned whether one could actually physically accomplish the task the characters did with the tools they use, but that's a silly quibble I guess. It's also odd/interesting that the fantasy story mentions Mogul sorcerors and Caliphs. Voice acting wasn't bad. The ending is at the same time surprising, satisfying and also confusing (did we ever get an answer to the riddle?). Good fun all in all.… Full Review »