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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: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  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. Sep 1, 2018
    8
    Memoria is one of those sequels that are actually better than the original. It has better writing, slightly better animations, moreMemoria is one of those sequels that are actually better than the original. It has better writing, slightly better animations, more interesting story and puzzles. And the ending is just great.
    There are few minor bugs here and there, but nothing game breaking.
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  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. Feb 3, 2014
    7
    An entertaining point 'n' click adventure in the old school sense - which means challenging puzzles, beautiful 2D backdrops and an immersiveAn entertaining point 'n' click adventure in the old school sense - which means challenging puzzles, beautiful 2D backdrops and an immersive world. Unfortunately the voice acting can be pretty terrible at times and music is sometimes non-existent for certain scenes, so there could've been a lot more work done in the audio department. Expand
  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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