Darq is dark and scary, with the highest possible “just-once-again” factor!
One of my absolute favorite games in the puzzle genre is Inside, which I consider to be one of the best games ever released (also became the Game of the Year at senses 2016). The combination of story and smart puzzles with simple and ingenious game mechanics is a hard-to-beat combination.
I have reviewed a number of games over the years that I thought would be challenging, but have not found a single game that has had a sigh.
Darq is a carbon black game with a really nice and scary atmosphere. It’s like a nightmare that never ends where you guide your colorless avatar through lots of puzzles. There are enemies everywhere and you have nothing to defend yourself with except your cunning.
Already when I start Darq I get stuck: the music, the look and the sound effects draw you into our main character’s nightmare. Precis som i Inside you do not have many buttons to keep track of, but it is still important to keep your tongue straight in your mouth because it gets quite tricky when you can walk up walls, change entire rooms at the touch of a button or move 180 degrees and see another side of the same street.
The puzzles feel very innovative and fun. You save on different things that you will need to use elsewhere. At first it’s pretty easy, but it gets harder and trickier the further you get.
That which is really a plus with Darq is that it is actually really genuinely scary in places. There is a puzzle that looks pretty easy on the surface – but when you start to fix it, the camera starts to spin and to your horror it is a monster approaching from behind. You have to solve the puzzle before it jumps on you. The problem is that the camera spins all the time, so it’s easier said than done!
Although Darq is difficult, it is always fun at the same time and you just want to drive one more time; again and no one. Darq is really a game that is easy to pick up but sick hard to put down. Happily, there are also two more nutritious DLC Darq to download as well.
In conclusion, this is a clear must, I think. Darq is fun, exciting and addictive. For an incredibly cheap money, one of the funniest games of the year can be yours!