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Darkestville Castle

Like any decent demon Cid spends his nights performing all kind of evil deeds to the peaceful people of Darkestville. Little does he know that his old arch enemy is about to change his life forever. Live the adventure of Cid, the demon of Darkestville, a laid-back being of pure darkness that will see his evil routine life disrupted by The Romero brothers, a group of demon hunters hired by Dan Teapot, Cid’s arch enemy. Follow CId through an epic quest full of danger, intrigue, and ridiculous premises. The game pays tribute to late 90’s point-and-click adventure games, featuring fascinating fairy-tale story and trendy visuals in Tim Burton’s style. It delivers more than 7 hours of truly enjoyable gameplay to both old and new generations. Dive into the unforgettable good old-fashioned atmosphere of classic adventure games and meet dozens of funny characters living in this amazing hand-painted world of Darkestville Castle.
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

A fun lighthearted point & click adventure.
I really enjoyed this point & click. If you're a fan of the Monkey Island series I highly recommend giving this one a go. The charming art, pleasant upbeat island music and quirky humor draw a lot of similarities between the two.
Puzzles were not too challenging. Your typical find this item, add them together, use on ..... Story is your typical adventure story with all kinds of amusing characters thrown in. The protagonist Cid is likeable and did make me laugh a few times.
All in all, it doesn't take itself too seriously and should be played for some lighthearted entertainment.

Review from Steam

An average point and click with a good amount of humor and 4th wall breaking. The direction is decent but the production could have used some more polish. There were also a few minor yet noticeable typos throughout.
There are 6 save slots but the game only autosaves in one and there is no manual save. There is also no chapter selection after finishing the game so if you missed something or want to replay a section, you have to start from the beginning.
Additional Details

Operating System
Ubuntu Linux 21.10 x64


CPU
Ryzen 7 5800h


GPU
RX 6700m


Game Saves
Automatically on exit


Technical Notes
Unity game engine, no problems

Review from Steam

It's the first time that a game brings back some memories about the Grinch or any kind of animation from Pixar, DreamWorks...
To start with, this is another point and click game with some good graphics (not like the HD animation we find these days, but one with a good quality that feels like it was drawn by hand) which has an adventure story full of puzzles, funny interactions between characters like a short animated movie and it's definitely sure that you won't get bored.
I really want to emphasize the incredible voices in the game, you'll get a feel of watching a movie adapted from some Dr. Seuss books with all the characteristic rhymes throughout the narrative.
To finish, it's a worthwhile game but buy it at a discount because let's be honest, who doesn't like sales? 💰

Note: For those achievement hunters, be careful, it's a tricky game (yes, it was tricky for me) for at least two or one achievements, you need a command to follow and I highly recommend that you consult a guide as it'll be of great help. I had to play it twice (well, just half the game) because I forgot two achievements even when I followed a guide but I just skipped a few steps. I don't know if it was only in my case that some achievements were complicated but you have already been warned.

Review from Steam

The Secret of Monkey Island meets The Nightmare Before Christmas. Solid little adventure game with some nice spooky humor, decent voice acting, and groovy music. Only downsides are some stiff animation and a couple wacky 'moon logic' puzzles. Hopefully Cid the Demon will grace us with another EEEEVIL adventure.

Review from Steam

This game is a great mix of obvious clues and 'I haven't got a' clues. Often when I think I'm stumped, it's because I didn't explore all my options, or was stunningly unobservant. But either way, the solutions are clever! And the dialog...! If you have a dry sense of humour, you'll love this game.

Review from Steam

This was a lot of fun !
Enjoyed the quirky crazy humour including some Monty Python (and others) spin.
Will definitely do a replay sometime to get the 2 remaining achievements I messed up.