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The Dark Eye gazes upon you!

The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, a classic adventure game with gorgeous hand-drawn graphics, set in a gritty fantasy world, is now available on GOG.com for only $14.99. That's 25% off until next Thursday, November 29, at 10:59AM GMT.

The world might be filled with magic, but for the ordinary folk it's still an obscure and frightening force. In everyday life there are only little sparks of mystical powers present, and most people don't even recognize them when they see them. Very seldom a commoner wields any magic power at all. So that little bit of power makes Geron, a teenage orphan raised by the town's huntsman, very special. He would consider it a gift, but his only magic ability is to break little things, so it seems more like a curse. The townsfolk don't even see anything magical about him. They just consider him unlucky and clumsy. But, due to some particularly nasty twist of fate, it's up to Geron to save the whole kingdom and solve a dark mystery that's been brewing right under the king's nose.

The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav delivers a story so full of nostalgia, that it instantly stands out from the contemporary crowd of light-hearted fantasy adventure games. There's little place for puns and sketches here. The world you face is harsh, and the people you meet in it adjusted to it. It doesn't mean, however, that you won't find friendship and warmth on your way. That wouldn't be a good story, if it were so.

Longing for a serious fantasy story with beautiful visuals? Don't wait--get The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav for only $14.99!
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Gazoinks: Well you could use tank controls, for one! >.>

But yeah, P&C seems like it'd be pretty hard to screw up, controls-wise.
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SirPrimalform: Grim Fandango's controls were fine! :P

There were even camera relative controls for all you sissy people who don't know how to drive a tank..!
The camera relative controls were worse for me, because then there's no consistency where pressing something always sends you in a specific direction. Although part of the problem also was that Grim was the first tank game I'd played, so there was more of an adjustment.
Question: The Dark Eye... Is that the same as the old pen & paper RPG that the Realms of Arkania games are based on?
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Flyingmonkey59: Question: The Dark Eye... Is that the same as the old pen & paper RPG that the Realms of Arkania games are based on?
AFAIK yes. ;) Das Schwarze Auge in German.
Post edited November 24, 2012 by triock
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Flyingmonkey59: Question: The Dark Eye... Is that the same as the old pen & paper RPG that the Realms of Arkania games are based on?
yep, this is a point&click adventure based on the pen&paper setting.
Would have been nice if GOG had been able to get in the RPG series.
Also, this game release is bad timing since the pick 5 promo and the other promo is happening at the same time :/.
I thought this was going to be 'The Dark Eye'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Eye_(video_game)

Never mind German, it's the wrong game! :-)
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yrucrem: I already own a retail copy of the game, but I will instantly buy it again on GOG to get rid of Steam when the German version becomes available.
I even got the deluxe retail edition of the game ... but getting a german release without having to install Steam would make me buy the game again as well...