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Darq has some frustrating stealth encounters and an overabundance of jump scares, but those small blunders aren't enough to take away from the sense of wonder that comes from helping Lloyd navigate his nightmares.
Darq is an intelligent puzzle game with a delightfully dreary setting that is over far quicker than you want it to be.
DARQ manages to bring a breath of fresh air without ever going to far.
Review in French | Read full review
The game offers players some decidedly remarkable moments during the three hours required for completion
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Darq is a beautifully stylish, Tim Burton-esque romp through the subconscious dream-world of a young boy which manages to be spectacular even with a very short length. The minor niggles here and there are easily ignored thanks to a great tone and a great amount of polish for the first effort from an indie studio.
While there are moments where the spookiness clicks, like its hectic climax, the rest is forgettable. It will give a fright once in a while, but that shock quickly disappears.
DARQ is a creative and fun game that every moment of it can be enjoyed. Such creative riddles are rarely found in a video game these days and the game also tells a beautiful conceptual story that is not easy to understand for everyone, and can be said to rely too much on symbols. This is not very appealing to today's gamers. Therefore, it cannot be considered as something close to a masterpiece and only remains at a very good level
Review in Persian | Read full review
Like trying to solve your way out of a puzzle box that’s persistently creepy and occasionally nightmarish, Darq is an artistic game that leverages perspective to have your cogs turning and your head spinning. There’s a number of puzzles that rely on trial and error and stand our as low points but the rest of the game, including the 2 additional chapters, make this an easy recommendation for puzzle game fans.
DARQ is a strange and uncomfortable journey that will delight fans of Tim Burton and his universe. Its attractive gameplay based on walking walls and ceilings adds a lot to the playable scheme, although it doesn't fully exploit it. The use of sound effects to create tension is very effective and although there are no musical themes, they will not be missed. Unfortunately, it's a pretty short game with no replayability, but it's certainly worth what it has to offer.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
DARQ is an artistic created horror game with great sound design, good atmosphere and great difficulty of puzzles. While walking between puzzles, sometimes you run too much between puzzle, but it is still a great game, which thanks great sound design, you will enjoy the game to the maximum.
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