A suitably lighthearted soundtrack and strong voice acting ensure that not only does Darkestville Castle sound like a LucasArts adventure, but it's funny like one, too.
The hand-painted backdrops are fantastic and the cast of strange characters are bright and colourful, although the art style and animation can be a mite crude in places.
Using Cid's inventory can be a bit on the fiddly side, but generally speaking, the interface is fairly slick and intuitive, requiring very few buttons to scroll through interactions and dialogue options.
Gleefully entertaining throughout the course of its 5-7 hour runtime, Darkestville Castle is a joy while it lasts, but there's little incentive to go back for seconds. Maybe you'll rediscover it in a few years, though, and fancy playing it again.
Coaxing you into exploring every little corner of its world, Darkestville Castle's achievement list offers even more reason to talk to everyone and try everything. Just like it should.