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Face your Destiny! 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 neighboring Nostria, but now first steps are being undertaken toward a lasting peace.
Release Date: Jun 22, 2012
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Includes 4 items: The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, Memoria, Blackguards, Blackguards: Untold Legends

Reviews

“The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, is a sure contestant for 'Adventure game of the year'”
88 – PC Master

“Chains of Satinav boasts incredible artwork and atmosphere”
3.5 – Adventuregamers

“Chains of Satinav provides a superbly engaging story driven experience, that feels uniquely its own”
80 – Strategy Informer

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About the Game

Face your Destiny!

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 neighboring 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.

With a history of more than 25 years, The Dark Eye is one of Europe's best-known role-playing brands. In addition to the popular pen & paper adventures, TDE has also inspired a series of successful computer games. The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav immerses players deep in the world of Aventuria, where they experience an amazing story and explore lands never before featured in a TDE computer game.

Key Features

  • An epic fantasy soundtrack, as well as high-quality voiceovers to provide an unparalleled gaming experience.
  • Dive into the fantastic world of Aventuria and experience an epic adventure, written by experienced authors of the popular pen and paper fantasy role-playing game The Dark Eye.
  • From the makers of A New Beginning and The Whispered World

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP/VISTA/7TM
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Single-Core-Processor or 2 GHz Dual-Core-Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 6 GB
    • Video Card: OpenGL2.0-compatible Graphic Card with 512 MB RAM (Shared-Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX9.0c-compatible Sound Card
    • Additional: Broadband Internet Connection, Mouse (third mouse button and Scroll-wheel recommended)

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OSX Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 5.5 GB
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
707 products in account
40 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
I don't usually play point-and-click games, I find them boring and sometimes even tedious.
However, this game caught my attention with it's elaborate art style, and soon after playing it, i discovered to my pleasant surprise, some of the most interesting gaming characters I've had the pleasure of exploring.
The greatest hook though, was the extremely immersive world that constantly kept me entranced, and feeling as if there was always something going on behind the main story.
Overall, I would recommend this title for the peculiar and interesting world, with amazing characters and story.
Posted: March 14th, 2014
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
219 products in account
3 reviews
10.2 hrs on record
This game took me 10 hours to beat, But with walkthroughs will take conciderable less time.

+ Unlike other point an click adventures the tasks that need to be performed directly mix with the story at hand. I am personally not a fan of the A to B to C trading you do in some other point and clicks.

+ This point and click adventure likes to keep things simple early on before it opens up bigger corridors later on. The progression is pretty good to get used to the game.

+ The story is very good and the world has great lore.

+ Great ambience and music will make you care about this dark fantasy world.

+ No bugs

+ Unlike other point & clicks : items will be grayed out when its uses are exhausted, this will point you in the right direction eventually if you were to get stuck.

+- You cannot actually "lose" in the game.

- No reason for replayability, No community around the game for artwork or modding.

- Ending of the story is good but could have been longer.

- Game start's pretty abruptly, intro too short.

- Protagonist is a bit bland compared to all the other characters.

- Deus Ex Machina is used a few times throughout the story for a plot-twist. ( I do not mind it since it is a fantasy world, but some others do not like this)

- Game is rather expensive, add it to your favourites and pick it up when you get emailed by steam that it is on sale.

- Unlike other point & clicks : some useless items are kept after use in your inventory, even though they do not serve any other purpose anymore in the current area. This clogs up your inventory.

Summary : The Dark Eye : Chains of Satinav is an underrated point and click adventure game. The game is quickly forgettable, but to those enjoying a dark fantasy world the story and lore of this world will stay with you.
Posted: March 17th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
860 products in account
43 reviews
15.2 hrs on record
This is a game that I started probably a year ago, then got distracted by other games, and finally came back to a few days ago and finished. What does that say about this game? Not too much....I started this on the heels of playing a couple other point and clicks such as Primordia and realized that I wasnt ready to commit the time to it at that point. Recently, I started really craving a good point and click tough, so I came back to the game, and I am glad I did.

Set in the Dark Eye universe (which many other games such as the Drakensangs, Blackguards also hail), gives it a sort of muted, middle ages with mysticism feel to it, which held true in this game. It's a really interesting setting in my opinion. You play as Geron, a bird catchers apprentice whose master is slain for his participation in the burning of an evil prophet 13 years prior to the events of the game, and his knowledge of the presumed dead prophets plans to destroy the world as we (they) know it. This is actually not dissimilar to the Blackguards story line actually. Anyway, you end up meeting and falling in love with a beautiful faerie and embark on an adventure to save the world, even though you really dont know how. The story finishes with room for a sequel, but with enough resolution to not require it, which was a nice way to handle it.

So, this is a point and click adventure. How does it stack up? I felt it was pretty good overall. There were a couple frustratingly difficult puzzles (most notably in the faerie realm, for me at least) and a few super simple puzzles, but most were just right: they required some thought and trial and error, but not to the point of frustration or leaving you feeling bored. I thought it did what it intended overall, and was pretty well par for the Daedalic course. It didnt really stray from their adventure formula, but managed to stay interesting the whole way through.

All told, I would give it 7 out of 10. Nothing too extraordinary, but a pretty good game overall.
Posted: July 9th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
240 products in account
11 reviews
13.4 hrs on record
At first, I wasn't really convinced, but I kept playing and quickly fell in love with this incredible point and click adventure. The story is captivating, the characters are endearing and the background drawings are beautiful. This is probably one of my favourite Daedalic's game. Recommended, without hesitation.
Posted: August 10th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
64 products in account
1 review
12.2 hrs on record
I finished the game in a little over 12 hours, but it was so worth it. Good job, guys. You made me cry. :) I look forward to future game releases from you.
Posted: July 11th, 2014
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53 of 59 people (90%) found this review helpful
402 products in account
9 reviews
9.7 hrs on record
As expected of Daedalic Entertainment -- another fantastic game among their legendary line of epic point and click adventure games.

The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav is a game I highly recommend. The art is so beautiful and vivid that it is as if I am playing a point and click game on a canvas that develops fantastically as the story progresses that it belongs in a museum.

Not only is the art which masterfully changes from cheerful to dark with impeccable precision a reason to pick up this game but also the soundtrack (violins, angelic chorus, harps, guitars and a variety of other musical instruments) and voice acting are spot on with precision accuracy only seen in the military (May only apply to one branch).
Most importantly, the puzzles (as expected of a Daedalic game) range from "just right" to "just stupid hard" with a rewarding sense of feeling unreplicable by other games (that is of course, it is a Daedalic game).

The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav has some rpg elements in the form of dialogues but the consequences of your decisions are immediate and are in no way long term. But, being that it is, it definitely renders a second and even a third play through.

I would like to extend this review to several pages length but I want to get back to playing the game. :)
Posted: February 3rd, 2014
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