The mean cruel cold blooded tyrant Ceville ruthlessly rules the beautiful kingdom of Faeryanis. Or rather, he used to rule the beautiful kingdom of Faeryanis, until the brave people revolted against his regime and drove him out of the palace.
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Release Date: Feb 27, 2009

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The mean cruel cold blooded tyrant Ceville ruthlessly rules the beautiful kingdom of Faeryanis. Or rather, he used to rule the beautiful kingdom of Faeryanis, until the brave people revolted against his regime and drove him out of the palace.
The kindhearted queen Gwendolyn did step up to reign over the land with a council of noble and wise advisors.. It seems that this story could end just like any other fairy tale: "And they lived happily ever after..." But no, that's not quite right. Because another evil rises within the land. The treacherous Basilus — counsellor of Gwendolyn and of Ceville before her — plans to take the crown and torture the realm with the help of murderous beasts he has summoned from the planes of eternal darkness.
All seems lost! But hope resides with the one most unlikely person imaginable to save the kingdom and restore peace to the realm: Ceville, the realm's former despotic ruler...
The ancient ruler of Faeryanis and spare-time tyrant, is dreaming up evil plans to exact his revenge on his former counsellor and servant Basilus, who betrayed him.
The noble and somewhat self-important knight Ambrosius is Ceville's would-be-nemesis. He constantly attempts to capture Ceville — but usually with little success. Will they both team up to fight a greater evil?
The gentle and kind girl Lilly is rather an improbable choice to team up with Ceville. Never the less she helps him to escape for the good of the realm (at least that's what SHE thinks!)
This game will give you an impression of what happens, when you mix up the setting and humour of Shrek, Discworld and the Monkey Island series.
  • up to three simultaniously playable characters with weird but loveable personalities
  • bizarre characters from stock-broker dwarves and hippie-elves who populate the fairy-tale realm of Faeryanis
  • various locations all over Faerynis, like the Not-So-Hidden druid circle, the (former) Elven Forest, The Dwarven Mines of Mount Goldmore and more! a variety of puzzles, many of which that can only be solved by teamwork of two (or more) player characters
  • tons of humour

System Requirements

    • Operating system: Windows® XP & Vista
    • Processor: CPU with 1,7GHz
    • Memory: 512MB
    • Hard disk space: 2GB
    • Video: 3D Graphic Card with 256 MB Ram
    • DirectX® Version: 9c
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
One of my first Steam buys, and money well-spent-- of course, I got it on sale. ;-)

I don't think it's going to replace some of the great point-and-click classics, but it's a nice little game in its own right and is worth a look.

It features nice 3D graphics (especially for its time), very good voice acting (eveything is voiced), quite humorous, and a good story. There are three playable characters: Ceville (the sniveling deposed ruler), Ambrosious the (hilariously) pompous knight, and Lilly (a cute little girl who has great banter with Ceville). Sometimes you play multiple characters simultaneously, and there are points where you have to do one thing as one character, switch to another, and complete a task.

Note that there are a few clearly-identifiable timed elements (a clock will tick) where you have to do something within, say, 10 seconds. There are no failures that require a re-load, and you can save any time. You can double-click to skip run animations, and you can hold the spacebar to reveal hidden objects.

Most of the puzzles are quite fair and reasonable-- there were a few I had to get help with...which IMO is a good thing. Many of the puzzles are combining inventory items in a (usually) intuitive way...and using dialog trees to open up new paths.

Anyway, give it a try next time it's on sale!
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2015
It was very hard for me to put a positive review. No, don't think that the game isn't nice. The game is really awesome. There's an excellent storyline, funny dialogues (and monologues), difficult riddles, original characters, and awesome cutscenes. So, you're starting thinking why I said that it was hard for me to put a positive review? Because of the countless crashes! The game crashed so many times, that I seriously thought of unistalling it. The constant crashes were making it unplayable. Anyway, I managed to finish the game and if it wasn't for the crashes, I would give a 10/10. But now, I can hardly give a 6/10. Please, understand that, even though I love this game, all these crashes made me really frustrated.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2015

PROS: Voice-acting is cute, and the cast is likeable. Characters are all stylized like caricatures, making them interesting and unique. Story is done largely from the eyes of the bad guy, a role that is interesting to watch be explored. Interface is familiar and easy to pick up quickly.

CONS: Glitchy and has a tendency to crash. the 3D graphics don't look very good. Puzzles are far too easy. Dialogue is one-note and can often be pointless. Cringe-factor is present with some of the jokes.

WORTH: This game has that cheap polish to it that's endearing, but not worth much of your cash. Add it to your wishlist to watch out for a sale if you're a point & click fan and don't break the bank for it.

OVERALL: Ceville is unspectacular for a point n' click adventure but it's entertaining enough for a few hours of your time. If you're a fan of the genre, it's a quirky little addition to your collection.

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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2014
One of the most underrated, unkown absolute PEARLS of point-and-click adventure games. The game design and universe is creative, colorful and the universe is set in a magical medieval time. The music and characters are appealing and varied, and even though you're (mostly) playing as a malevolent king, you will cry not from sadness, but from laughter.

I played this several years ago, and I've been looking for it ever since. I finally found it when Ceville was on sale previously this year.

Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
A fun enough game, awesome if you can get it on special.

It's not an exceptionally long game, which I guess can be both a pro and a con depending on how you find the game. For the most part I found it enjoyable. A lot of the humour was pretty cheesy, but they're well done and there's bound to be a few in there to make you laugh. To progress in the game, you have to play a few nasty pranks of some of the other characters which is always amusing. I was able to figure out most of the game myself, but thankfully there was a few good walkthroughs online for when I got really stuck. I guess my mind wasn't twisted enough to solve all the puzzles =P

I recomend that you save fairly often though. The game was a bit buggy and it froze a few times.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2013
Gameplay is like Grim Fandango, but Ceville is "a bit" more selfish. It's kinda fun, but the story ends prematurely.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Don't overlook this game because of its mildly childish presentation, it's well worth playing if you're struggling to find classic style point and click adventure games to play. The main character is witty and charming and the sidekick has her moments too in a well written comedy. Puzzles aren't very deep and most of the challenge comes from your inventory becoming so full with junk that figuring out what item to use in each puzzle, unless blatantly obvious, becomes a chore of finding a needle in a haystack. The game does have well made puzzles involving both of the playable characters performing actions at once, often within a certain time limit, but they are limited and you are seldom required do anything difficult in these puzzles.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
The game is a bit glitchy, and prone to occassional random freezing/crashing. The puzzles generally run a bit more on the easy side than most games in the genre, and the dialogue, while occassionally humorous, tends to more often feel repetitive and useless. And, the graphics may or may not appeal to you depending on your point of view. That said, while these are highly notable cons, there is something endearing about the characters in the game and the overall puzzle that is being solved. That is, the characters are somehow likable, the story engaging, and the puzzles still generally feel fun, and, on the bright side, their solutions actually mostly make intuitive sense. The inventory can get a bit overloaded at times, leading to a bit of guessing being needed at times, but that's not exactly uncommon for such games. Overall, it's definitely not one of the best in the genre, but it is worth a good several hours of playing time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Very fun, but very buggy. Whenever I was stuck, I would wonder if something was bugged, or if I was just being stupid. Always turned out I was just being stupid. T.T If you're willing to overlook the bugs though, the protagonist's charm easily turns this game into a precious little gem.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2012
Ceville has a true honor in my library, as it is one of very few adventure games I've actually taken the time to complete. Ceville has great graphics considering what it is, supports my resolution, has a great sense of humor, and the length of the story felt just right. I did occasionally have to google for help, but that is part of adventure games anyways if you ask me. This game is fun if you are into adventure games, and at its current price tag will deffinately be worth adding to your collection. ~Seth
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 7
Pointing and clicking my way out of this and into another game
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4.3 hrs
Posted: September 5
A bit too puzzly makes it boring I'm afraid. Still nice to play.
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5.6 hrs
Posted: July 3
Didn't age well. Got bored and finished it with a guide :( Good VO but bad flow and 3D is a hindrance.
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2.8 hrs
Posted: June 12
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14.4 hrs
Posted: March 14
Ceville is a funny, classic point&click game with medium difficulty. The graphics is fine, the dialogs are really funny.

Unfortunatelly I experienced some technical issues. The game craches often, fortunatelly it has an automatic save system, it saves in every five minutes, so you dont have to play from the beginning, if you forgot to save. And I don't no why but I did not see some cutscenes. I heard the voices but the screen was black. I searched on the internet and it is a common issue, but did not find solution.

I still recommend this game because if you did like classic Lucasarts adventures like DOTT, Monkey Islands, Sam and Max, you will like this one too.
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Don Tequito
0.2 hrs
Posted: January 28
Definitely towards the top of the best Point & Click games I've ever played - would that I had such a list.
Pretty much entirely because of the dialogue and voice acting.
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12.7 hrs
Posted: January 1
I personally enjoyed both playing and recording this game. The humour, the colours, the characters, the puzzles, the voice overs and everything suited me just fine, I found it funny and enjoyable. I enjoyed Ceville's character :D I guess it might not be the longest or the most difficult adventure game, but I personally kinda like it like that. Felt a bit like The Book of Unwritten Takes, though that game is a bit higher quality in basically every respect.

A big con for Ceville is that it crashes a lot, as many have pointed out. Save often! I was about to give up at one point where the game kept on continuingly crashing over and over, but I found that if I muted all sound in the game settings I could play past the crash-point and unmute afterwards and continue just fine.
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