Points And Clicks And Dark Eyes

Daedalic Entertainment, they of Whispered World, Edna & Harvey, A New Beginning and Deponia fame, have a trailer for their new game, which is, to no one's surprise, another point'n'click adventure. The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav has me bound to the screen for more than one reason. First of all, it's an adventure game, one that comes from authors experienced and creative, but also prone to many mistakes. THE SUSPENSE! Secondly, it bears the holy seal of The Dark Eye, which I wouldn't be calling holy if I didn't like it very much, would I?

Here's a synopsis for ye:

In Andergast, whose inhabitants are considered to be notoriously superstitious, King Efferdan awaits a state visit from high-ranking dignitaries. For centuries the kingdom has been at odds with neighbouring Nostria, but now first steps are being undertaken toward a lasting peace. But a plague of crows troubles the king, for the birds are acting with unusual aggressiveness, even attacking humans. Moreover, there are those among the citizens of Andergast who swear that the crows are bringing them dark nightmares. As the belligerent creatures infiltrate even the castle itself, the king seeks a skilled bird catcher - an opportunity for young Geron to prove that the reputation for ill luck that has followed him since childhood is undeserved. Following an audience with the king, the prestigious task is assigned to him. However, not only does his task prove unexpectedly difficult, but it also turns out to be the first step of the greatest adventure of his life, which will lead him to the borders of the charted lands of Aventuria and beyond.

I'll keep a close eye on this one.


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