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4 out of 5
Gimmicky visually, but story wise, a delight!
Darkseed 2 is the continuation of the H. R. Giger inspired adventure Darkseed
, a beautiful, well seasoned, well balanced game, with a story that will take you on a true journey, and will offer you all the materials and content that you are looking to uncover. All in all, the futuristic, metal meets organic build could have been a whole lot better, if the character animations would have been just computer animated. But no, the game used the rotoscope process to create the character animations, and they sometimes look really fake in context. But, nonetheless, Darkseed 2 does a beautiful job of telling a story that will take you places, and it combines Sci Fi themes with other kinds of threads of fantasy and more, to create a uniquely interesting blend of graphical and story threads. So, overall, Darkseed 2 is genuinely interesting, well crafted, a story that will really impress, even in spite of its joy of combining genres. Plus, the journey is sprinkled with great puzzles, which share the same kind of mix of classic with fantasy, which creates a unitary tone for the game; really genius work at times; don't miss it if you still love adventure games!
5 out of 5
Promising and dark
Dark Seed 2 is an adventure game released in 1995 by Cyberdreams, and also the sequel to the original Dark Seed
. This game brings the same Mike Dawson, who tries to recover from a mental illness. In the precedent Dark Seed, he messed up the plans of the Ancients, and this time he is dealing with them again. He is regarded as a suspect in the murder of his high school sweetheart, Rita, but the Ancients are responsible for the crime. The only one who finds him innocent it's his friend, Jack. This game is even darker than the first edition, and you have to explore between the real world and the Dark World. Some scenes are likely to give you the creeps, these sequences being sustained by the horror music. The graphics are excellent for a game so old, making it very authentic. By watching the box cover, I thought it looks very promising, and fortunately, it demonstrated its high potential based on many improvements and an interesting storyline. The fictional universe is the host to a point and click experience. The puzzle-solving implies exploring, collecting items, interacting with people. Dark Seed 2 deserves your attention, since it impresses by all the aspects mentioned above and I think that's enough to say in order to capture your interest.