In the follow-up to Chains of Satinav the Dark Eye series takes a bit of a different path, or in this case multiple paths, when it comes to the story being told. Moving between the current day hero from the first adventure, Geron, and Sadja, a princess from a much earlier period, the game manages to feel a bit more fresh since it isn’t simply married to one storyline. In addition I think more often than in the first title the puzzles here feel a bit more refined and take less periodic leaps of faith that could be frustrating. While typically you’d want to start stories from the beginning of a series, Memoria feels like a reasonably enough starting point for the story as well, so if you’re thinking you may only want to spring for one classic adventure there’s no reason to be obligated to choose Chains of Satinav over this one.
Justin Nation, Score: