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Darkestville Castle

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Available on:PCSep 21, 2017

Developer: Epic LLama

Publisher: Buka Entertainment

Genre: Interactive Story

Like any decent demon Cid spends his nights performing all kind of evil deeds to the peaceful people of Darkestville. Little does he know that his old arch enemy is about to change his life forever. Live the adventure of Cid, the demon of Darkestville, a laid-back being of pure darkness that will see his evil routine life disrupted by The Romero brothers, a group of demon hunters hired by Dan Teapot, Cid’s arch enemy. Follow CId through an epic quest full of danger, intrigue, and ridiculous premises. The game pays tribute to late 90’s point-and-click adventure games, featuring fascinating fairy-tale story and trendy visuals in Tim Burton’s style. It delivers more than 7 hours of truly enjoyable gameplay to both old and new generations. Dive into the unforgettable good old-fashioned atmosphere of classic adventure games and meet dozens of funny characters living in this amazing hand-painted world of Darkestville Castle. FEATURES: • Point-and-click adventure classics in the same vein as Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle • Lots of Tim Burton-esque gallows humor • Funny characters and charismatic protagonist • Dozens of carefully designed levels • Quirky and trendy visuals • Numerous puzzles • Captivating story • More than 7 hours of exciting gameplay • Violence, horror and death-free adventure for all ages • This Game has been awarded with an INDIE PRIZE as the BEST GAME NARRATIVE

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For content starved fans of the classic point and click adventure, it's hard not to get excited about a new entry in the genre, particularly one whose visuals inspire a feel good nostalgic hit for all things LucasArts. Dig a little deeper though and you'll find this is an underwhelming imitator of the legends of yesteryear. Too many obscure puzzles and too many unfunny jokes prevent Darkestville Castle from being the Secret of Monkey Island successor it so obsessively wants to be.

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Stefano Castagnola
7 / 10.0
IGN Italy

An enjoyable graphic adventure heavily inspired by the great classics of the past, with a light-hearted approach to storytelling and plenty of puzzles to solve. It's not a new masterpiece but it can provide hours of entertainment for all the fans of old school adventure games.

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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.

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Darkestville Castle is a humorous point and click adventure game that doesn't add anything new, but offers a very polished experience. Some control annoyances do little to hamper the experience and jokes land more often than not.

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