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Fall Into A World of Madness 13

Three is Company Many games claim to be cinematic or claim to have a movie like quality to them. However very few games come as close to being a movie as Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. While it does not resemble a movie completely, it certainly feels like watching a movie while being in control of the play button. Odd, I know; it certainly is a unique experience. One could compare it to Indigo Prophecy, but experiencing Dreamfall is more like being the viewer, while Indigo Prophecy hands more ...

22 out of 24 found this review helpful.

Presents a new argument of how far story can go in games. 1

Usually when you pop into some gaming message board, you eventually hit the same “graphics vs. gameplay” argument. Story, for the most part gets left out of the picture. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey makes an outstanding case to present how far story can go in games, going beyond gameplay and graphics to give you an experience that can surpass satisfying the other two sides.  The Longest Journey is back to tell you it's next chapter. Dreamfall for those who don’t know is a sequel to an adventu...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An emotional roller coaster ride 0

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is set in Arcadia and Stark, two parallel worlds where magic and technology hold the grasp of one world respectively. You begin your journey in Stark - which is sort of like a futuristic version of our world - as Zoë, an unemployed and unmotivated young woman who is stuck at the real-life puzzle most of us get stuck at – and it’s really easy to relate – the one where you’re trying to figure out what to do in your life. So one day, as a favour to her old boyfriend, ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey 0

It's a little hard to rate Dreamfall, but what it hinges on is whether you think a game that clearly ignores gameplay in favor of story is worthy of a good score if that story is good. If you don't you will hate Dreamfall. But I choose to view it as more of an interactive story than a normal game, which is what it was designed to be, and it succeeds well at that.The gameplay is pretty bad... the normal adventure gameplay is okay, but fairly simple. The main problems come from the stealth element...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A great story marred by awful gameplay 0

Most games build gameplay from the ground up and add a story after that. Dreamfall, like most adventure games, has been designed in the opposite manner. It begins with the story and then fits a variety of gameplay elements into it. It's a good thing that Dreamfall has such an excellent story, because the gameplay ranges from broken to nonexistent. Once you strip away the lengthy cut scenes and dialog, what remains is an unsatisfying mix of painfully simple puzzles and half-baked stealth and figh...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Dreamfall: the Longest Journey 0

This title definitely has me in two minds. The moment I finished it, I felt compelled to play it through again and drink in the ambience of Stark and Arcadia. I was willing to overlook the fairly minimal gameplay and occasionally stilted animation, as the overall presentation knocked me for a six and I found the story meaningful and slightly melancholy.The major problem with that story is, the game fails to finish it. There is a distinct lack of closure quite different to the rather enchanting e...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

a revolution to the point-and-click adventure genre 0

 The game begins with you playing a character you may be familiar from the first longest journey called Brian Westhouse who seems to be in some Monastery with monks, after which he is teleported to this strange new 'Dream world' where you meet a mysterious fellow who likes telling stories, but your introduction is dropped short with the arrival of 'The Undreaming'. As we remember from the first Longest Journey - the earth is split into two halves, the first is a science-fiction world c...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Adventure Fans, Dream no more. 0

The adventure genre has always been one where the game either gets it or it doesn’t. This is due to the fact that they heavily rely on one mechanic, narrative. The same bears true for Dreamfall and it fortunately hits it right on the spot, as there is not much in the way of game-play that will keep you interested if it relied on that alone. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is the sequel to The Longest Journey; however, you will not need to anything from the first, as most of what you need is expla...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey 0

    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey takes place ten years after the events of The Longest Journey, the first game in the series. The games starts of as you playing Zoë Castillo the heroine of Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. As she lives her normal life in a technology-driven world called Stark, things start to move on as her ex-boyfriend Reza, asks her to pick up a package for him from Jiva Corporation, on her way back to Reza's apartment to give him the package. She finds that he has disappeared...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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