[PlayStation 5] The Dark Prophecy Review

by EdEN, Owner

The Dark Prophecy from Ratalaika Games and Star Warp is a bite-sized point and click adventure game with a classic pixel look. Check our The Dark Prophecy review!

The Dark Prophecy from Ratalaika Games and Star Warp is a bite-sized point and click adventure game with a classic pixel look. You’ll be playing as Jacob, a boy in medieval times in a fantasy-themed land. One day he learns that the fate of this village – and perhaps the entire Kingdom – is in jeopardy! Jacob will need to convince others about the prophecy that has set things in motion before it’s too late. What follows is a series of events that must take place in order for Jacob to find the right person who can fix things.

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You’ll move a cursor around the screen with the left analog stick, interacting with objects and characters with the X button. Press the Square button to switch between the different interaction modes – use, look at, or talk to. If you use the right analog stick, you can move the cursor at a slower pace. If you want to make your character move faster through each screen, then double at the spot where you want him to move to. Any items that you collect will be added to your inventory, which you can check by either pressing the Triangle button or by moving the cursor all the way to the top of the screen.

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The choices you make along the way will have an impact on how the story progresses… and yes, you can make the wrong choice here and there and up dead! This can easily be tested during the scene at the lake since you can walk into the bottom of the lake. As expected, this will make your character drown, and you’ll get a game over. Worry not, because you can quickly reload a save if you mess things up, so save often and use the many available save slots so that you can get geet all game overs on your path towards the ending.

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The game has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy, and since it’s a Cross-Buy title, those of you with a PlayStation 5 console can work on adding two Platinum trophies to your collection since your purchase will give you both the PS4 and the PS5 versions. The list includes 11 Gold trophies, and a few of them are missable since they require you to die in specific ways or complete one objective in particular. If you want to speed up the whole process, you can check out this The Dark Prophecy Trophy Guide.

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The Dark Prophecy is a bite-sized point and click adventure game that pays homage to the classics in the genre, giving us a pixel presentation, a solid soundtrack, and easy-to-understand gameplay mechanics. The game streamlines things, which makes for a linear experience – a bit too linear. This, unfortunately, means we get an adventure that could have been much more with some changes here and there. The Dark Prophecy is available as a Cross-Buy title with a $9.99 asking price, and your purchase will give you access to both the PS4 and the PS5 versions of the game, each one with its own trophy list.

This The Dark Prophecy review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Ratalaika Games.

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