Review: The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav (New Gamer Nation)

We’ve all heard of Dungeons and Dragons before, but you can be forgiven for being unfamiliar with the world of The Dark Eye. According to helpful research sources like Wikipedia, it’s an ersatz RPG tabletop game that’s wildly popular in Germany, even outmatching D&D itself. It’s got a lot of rich history, lore and storyline behind its many editions and volumes. It has also launched a lot of cross media properties, including a few video game CRPGs such as the ancient Realms of Arkania series and the recent Drakensang games. More importantly for this review, though, is the fact that it also inspired Chains of Satinav, a beautiful point and click adventure game developed by the talented adventuresmiths at Daedalic Entertainment. A point and click adventure may seem like an odd genre for a tabletop RPG setting, but it certainly works out for the best here.

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