Aside from those gaming and cultural nods, this is your standard adventure game. The puzzles are decent enough, though can be a little fiddly about the way you do them, such as knowing what to do but having to do it in a convoluted manner. The voices are hit and miss, especially the main character. Sometimes he works, sometimes he grates, and there doesn't seem to be much middle ground. Ceville is a pleasant enough game that doesn't demand to be played (and, let's be honest, is too expensive), but adventure fanatics should get enough joy out of it to warrant a purchase.