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  • Summary: Dear Potential servant of chaos, Being evil isn’t always easy… But boy it is so much more fun than being a good guy. Having someone witty like you on my team could be useful during these not so dark times. Everything in Darkestville was fine and dandy: I was tormenting the town people, theDear Potential servant of chaos, Being evil isn’t always easy… But boy it is so much more fun than being a good guy. Having someone witty like you on my team could be useful during these not so dark times. Everything in Darkestville was fine and dandy: I was tormenting the town people, the town people were being tormented… It was a fair deal! Who could complain? Not me, that’s for sure! …until that moron, Dan Teapot, hired a group of professional demon hunters to banish me! I don’t even know why he has a grudge against me. Maybe I burnt his house a couple of times, but I only did it because it was hilarious!

    Anyway.

    Help me in this adventure to best my foes and let’s make evil reign Darkestville once more!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Aug 24, 2020
    85
    Darkestville Castle does the adventure point-and-click genre justice. It keeps true to the object hunt playstyle and the "use this object on that object" puzzle-solving design. The game is nicely voice acted and contains plenty of humour in an all-ages environment. The colourful graphics and humour are pleasing and give off a Tim Burton-esque vibe that is fun and rewarding to play.
  2. Aug 12, 2020
    75
    While Darkestville Castle may not ultimately signify the rebirth of point and click,it’s still an enjoyable adventure, and the Switch optimisation makes it an even more enjopyable experience.
  3. 75
    Darkestville Castle is a love letter to classic point and clicks in the purest sense possible. While it brings with it some of their flaws, it is absolutely dripping with charm. Some of the corners are a little rough when it comes to character design and world building, but the story had me brushing past these inconsistencies without a second thought, not to mention that the Switch port itself is excellently done. If you're craving something in the vein of Monkey Island on your Nintendo Switch, I can't think of anything better than Darkestville Castle. Just brace yourself for the occasional esoteric puzzle solution.
  4. Aug 12, 2020
    70
    Darkestville Castle feels at home on the Switch, and with a strong narrative and clever puzzles cements itself as a decent point-and-click adventure, despite some niggles.
  5. Aug 14, 2020
    70
    If you’re a fan of classic ‘point-and-click’ adventure games like Monkey Island, or even if you have fond memories of those classic Humongous Entertainment titles such as Pajama Sam or Freddie Fish, then Darkestville Castle is worth checking out. Despite the obvious budgetary limitations of the project and associated issues, Darkestville Castle is a delightful point-and-click adventure game that revels in its nostalgic influences without shamelessly reproducing them. It’s also a fun, compelling adventure in its own right and well worth your time.
  6. Aug 31, 2020
    60
    Darkestville Castle is a standard point and click adventure that genre fans who are thirsty for more may enjoy but it's nothing special.
  7. Aug 26, 2020
    50
    Darkestville Castle is imaginative and well-written, but the obscurity of the puzzle solutions, unfriendly design choices, and presence of a potentially game breaking bug make it difficult to recommend. If you love retro adventure games and have a high tolerance for difficult puzzles, you might want to check it out. Just back up your save as you go.

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  1. Sep 21, 2020
    9
    Un juego muy divertido con graficos que recuerdan a Monkey Island 3 y una historia llena de locuras por descubrir.