Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey
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Were it not for the lack of resources and having to push the game out, I can honestly say that Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey could have been a very good game, though not without the known issues of the tediously slow movement. All in all, if you want to play through an interesting story with a compelling core cast of characters, masterfully voice acted, then you could do a lot worse than Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey.
Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey has all the hallmarks of a well acted and mysterious adventure game but is held back terribly by a lack of polished design and a glut of technical shortcomings. Giving no hint of what can be interacted with until you've moved your painfully slow avatar close by leads to a lot of slow wandering around, while attempts at combat gameplay fall flat and take time and momentum from the building narrative.
That all being said, what a wonderful first release from Salix Games. It may not have been overly hard to play, perhaps missing a few more side missions or puzzles and need refining of a few technical issues but it was a joy to play especially with the intriguing twist to finish the game. For any fans of historical games or point and click adventures, I'm sure you will enjoy this game as much as I did and I genuinely look forward to what they will release in the future.
As a story it's fine, but as a game I expect so much more than what's on offer. Perhaps if the developers had invested in making an audiobook rather than a full-on videogame, they would have produced a better product.
Unfortunately, I can't recommend Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey to anyone who wants to play a solid adventure game, but it's definitely worth getting when it's on sale.
Dance of Death mixes pretty good ideas with great characters, but fails to execute those ideas. Having challenging puzzles is a must for adventure games, and unfortunately Dance of Death offers none, and has a long way ahead to become a solid adventure title.
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Even immortal hero Sir Lancelot Du Lac, and cursed sorceress Morgana Le Fey can't save this poor adventure game.
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Evaluated solely by its presentation quality, Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey is a solid enough point and click adventure, but it is sadly marred by technical issues and by a general lack of engaging puzzle solving.
Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey isn't perfect, but it's a really interesting and exciting narrative adventure game with a talking dog! If you're yearning for a more narrative-focused and linear story to play through, in the wake of the demise of Telltale Games, then this is a game which will easily fill that void for you. As you flip between the three protagonists, you'll be involved with murder, sex, prostitution, magic, talking to animals, and getting drunk. Sure, the interaction you'll personally have isn't as much as a standard point-and-click adventure game, with an inventory and lots of puzzles, but the main focus here is the story and I believe the developers have delivered it in a great way.
Du Lac & Fey is a game I’d recommend anyone play as the story is one of the best I’ve seen in a point & click for a long time. But several patches deep, it’s still ruined by some irritating, occasionally game-breaking glitches. I don’t know if Du Lac & Fey will ever be truly fixed or how much support the game will continue to receive, but I’m rooting for Salix Games to get it right. This game deserves an audience and is a series which must be allowed to continue, but in its current state, sadly, many of these issues are difficult to look past.