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  • Summary: DARQ tells the story of Lloyd, a boy who becomes aware of the fact that he is dreaming. To Lloyd's misfortune, the dream quickly turns into a nightmare and all attempts to wake up end in failure. While exploring the darkest corners of his subconscious, Lloyd learns how to survive theDARQ tells the story of Lloyd, a boy who becomes aware of the fact that he is dreaming. To Lloyd's misfortune, the dream quickly turns into a nightmare and all attempts to wake up end in failure. While exploring the darkest corners of his subconscious, Lloyd learns how to survive the nightmare by bending the laws of physics and manipulating the fluid fabric of the dream world. Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 15, 2021
    90
    DARQ Complete Edition for the Nintendo Switch is a joy to play if you like creative, physics-based puzzlers with a touch of platforming. The "wow factor" from this one is an exhilarating reactive emotion for many of these unique, dimension bending solutions. If you like low-key puzzle games, with a dark Tim Burton presentation-quality, all at an affordable price then place this on your "must buy" list!
  2. Apr 6, 2021
    80
    If you can appreciate a unique art style and want to try your hand at some creative puzzles, then DARQ: Complete Edition is a game you’ll adore. However, there’s very little in the way of narrative build-up that makes your connection to this world and the character flimsy. This is only hurt further by its short runtime, but it still manages to provide an exceptional experience.
  3. Apr 9, 2021
    80
    Is Darq worth it? Well, if you’re into games like Inside, Limbo, Little Nightmares etc… then the answer is “yes” and don’t take this statement as a hint of Darq being a clone to these games, this game has it’s unique ideas that’s allows it to stand tall among these gems.
  4. Apr 6, 2021
    75
    DARQ Complete Edition is a short title that stands out for its magnificent and dark setting and the original playable mechanics when solving puzzles. If you are lovers of puzzle games, it is undoubtedly a proposal that is worth it.
  5. Despite its short playtime, DARQ: Complete Edition is a good puzzle / platform game that you can enjoy. It is perfect for those who want a little scare while solving puzzles.
  6. Apr 20, 2021
    75
    DARQ Complete Edition is a dark puzzle platformer in which you must help a boy named Lloyd navigate a seemingly endless loop of nightmares. Its lack of story and solid scares may disappoint some players, but it’s a solid pick-up for those seeking a quick, creepy gaming experience.
  7. Apr 6, 2021
    70
    A great game for a weekend or even just an afternoon, DARQ: Complete Edition packs in about 4-6 hours of spooky puzzles. Best enjoyed with headphones, its strengths are its immersive and chilling sound design provided by Cyberpunk 2077 and Hitman’s Bjørn Jacobsen, and its creative, perspective-shifting platforming within a vividly realized world. While it leans more unsettling than scary and at times relies too heavily on cheap scares, it’s a satisfying, imaginative game that is well-deserving of an afternoon. I wouldn’t recommend it to cure any sleep issues, though.

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  1. Oct 5, 2021
    9
    If you're in the mood for a dark (pun intended) puzzle game, this is the game for you. Even though it's a 2D puzzle game, Darq kept meIf you're in the mood for a dark (pun intended) puzzle game, this is the game for you. Even though it's a 2D puzzle game, Darq kept me thinking about all 6 sides of the room I was in. the puzzles are complex and unique without being repetitive, and even when I felt stuck, I just had to think a little outside the box and the answer was right in front of me the whole time. - At first I thought $19 was a bit overpriced, but the "complete edition" comes with two additional DLC areas that validate the price point.

    Graphics: 8.5
    Gameplay: 10
    Audio: 8
    Story: 8
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