Apr 13, 2014How did this get so many good reviews? I gave it half an hour before deciding not to waste my time as well as my money. I have enjoyed dozens of adventure games including plenty that were made 10+ years before this and are still vasty superior to its cheap 2d images and laggy menus. Avoid
Sep 16, 2014The Dark Eye is a picture book that the player clicks through, and not much of a game. Sometimes this can be okay, but all of the Daedalic titles seem to have bland stories and bad writing. Maybe this studio is targeting some kind of European audience, but I lost interest after a half hour of nothing happening.
Dec 20, 2015Another game that is great to look at, yet quickly forgotten due to its bland story and unremarkable characters.
- Superb backgrounds.
- Lack of atmospheric sounds. In fact, just a lack of atmosphere.
- Rhythm and clarity of the storytelling.
- English translation and acting.
Awards & Rankings
Pelit (Finland)Oct 14, 2012Chains of Satinav is a perfect substitute for a storybook. Absolutely beautiful hand-drawn art is combined with a predictable story and some clumsy dialogue, but the overall melancholic feel of a imaginary kingdom on the brink of it's demise make up for these angularities. It's hard to get any closer of an fairytale. Some puzzles are genius, but there are loads of boring logistic tasks too. [Sept 2012]
PC PowerPlaySep 16, 2012Slow and meandering but gently enjoyable. [Sept 2012, p.54]