Dark Seed Reviews (Amiga CD32)

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Despite its original atmosphere, Darkseed follows a typical adventure game style. You have to examine the environment, acquire objects and find clues to the whole puzzle. One of the problems with Darkseed is that some of the clues only appear in parts of the house at certain times.
Amiga Joker (Sep, 1994)
Die Handlung klappt via Maus oder Pad gleichermaßen bestens, und daß gar drei Spielstände abgespeichert werden können, kommt am CD32 schon fast einem kleinen Wunder gleich. Allerdings muß hier die wegfallende Wechselei der Disketten mit einem etwas trägeren Spielablauf bezahlt werden, als man ihn vom 1200er her gewohnt ist. Und auch wenn das Deutsch in Wort und Ton vorbildlich ist, macht das etwas betagt wirkende Abenteuer nicht ganz so viel Spaß wie das mit dem englisch quasselnden Zauberlehrling Simon – dafür kann der halt wiederum nicht mit so schauerlichen Schöpfungen dienen, wie sie der Schweizer Maler und „Alien“-Erfinder H.R. Ginger hier digital verewigt hat.
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The One Amiga (Sep, 1994)
It's ground breaking stuff, but that's more to the inclusion of speech than anything else. Still, as Howard Jones said, things can only get better...
Amiga Format (Nov, 1994)
There are some nice visuals and the odd horrific bit, but it's all rather unexceptional. Still, those with a feel for wandering-around-looking-for-things adventure games should enjoy Darkseed.
Amiga Computing (Jan, 1995)
Dark Seed did keep me plugging away for some time because it has an intriguing idea behind it. Unfortunately, while I was persevering the game was moving too slowly and unsatisfyingly to make my progress as enjoyable as it could have been.
Amiga Power (Sep, 1994)
It is a bravura attempt at something different, and genuinely unsettling in its depiction of a small town harbouring a Sinister Secret, but the game is deeply unsatisfying. Wait for the promised sequel.