It's a good old graphic point'n click adventure with all the things that made good old point'n click adventures as good as annoying. I wish there was a neutral button. That's what I'd hit. Since there isn't one, I have to go with the negative evil thing: The bad just outweights the good.
I want slow adventure games to succeed. I really, really do. I love stories. I love characters. I love puzzles. I love getting involved into fantasy stuff. I love... ermm.. slowness in games? The Serpent's Curse managed to drag me into nostalgia, I suppose. And it's very much like its predecessors, almost like a copy. Still, things just don't add up anymore nowadays. It's like the devolpers haven't learned anything since 2006. How long can you drag nostalgia out?
- It's fairly heavy on story. I'm not at the end yet but still wanna find out about those mysteries
- It has beautifully drawn background graphics
- Oh god, the voice acting. Nothing feels natural. I tried three different audio languages and I'm still lost here. In German (1st language), it's like listening to 3rd-graders reciting a play. English audio has hilariously spoken accents everywhere, Even I could hear the fake, and that says something. Finally I tried French and... well scratch that, my French has somehow dissolved over the years. Hopefully you'll get luckier with your audio.
- Holy hell, the puzzles. I forgot how annoying these can be sometimes. You often know EXACTLY what you need to do: Talk to this guy, give him that. Repair the machine using X. But it's never that easy, isn't it? Things have to be complicated. THEY HAVE to be, because point'n click adventure game. Oh man. I'm writing this review from a point in the game where I definitely know that I have to drive a frigging seagull off a lamppost by honking a horn. Problem: I have about 0,5 seconds to make three things at once happen. Even with a guide at hand, I've tried seven times so far. This whole situation is horrible. I hate guides. I don't wanna use them. This game gives me no choice though. I don't wanna run around offering everyone a banana for five hours and hope it'll stick. So, there's that.
Conclusion: This game is heavily outdated and only a thing for hardcore nostalgists. or masochists. Or people who like to google for solutions. Or ones who like to do the same things over and over again.