Casablanca, 2219 -- Zoë Castillo is, at first glance, a very normal young woman, but she is about to get involved in a conspiracy that spans parallel worlds and hundreds of years. Something is affecting the world -- static interference is disrupting technology, causing Zoë to see visions of a ghostly presence that is inhabiting a black house in a wintry landscape. As Zoë embarks on a journey where she eventually discovers a magical world behind our own, she will need to make decisions about what's important to her and what she's willing to risk for the people she loves. Zoë will need all her courage to unravel the dangerous web in which she, and the world around her, is entangled.
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, winner of multiple E3 awards as the best game in its genre, is the continuation of a saga that began in the (also award-winning!) game The Longest Journey, considered to be one of the finest adventure games ever made. In Dreamfall, you take on an epic journey of exploration and adventure as you venture through a thrilling and emotional storyline. Dreamfall features a fully interactive world where beautiful music, stunning graphics, fascinating characters, and unparalleled gameplay variety brought the adventure genre into a new era. Prepare for a spiritual, fantastic, and powerful gaming experience.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c and 128MB, 7GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2012-05-22 09:57:07 by Vainamoinen:
Dreamfall was, in its time, a game of superlatives, starting with the miracle that Ragnar Tørnquist actually got a budget for this game after "The Longest Journey" released six years prior. For an adventure, Dreamfall's graphics were unsurpassed. The characters still look fabulous today, and the character design is something you'd also wish to see far more often in presentread more games. I just can’t get enough of Crow’s witty dialog, I can tell you. The story, although not free of stereotypes, really gets a hold of you and you feel a lot for the characters. The game strives to be pure art, and succeeds quite often. It has a very strong sense of place that is not easily forgotten.
But alas, gameplay woe is always with the strongest stories. Interactivity is at an all time low in "Dreamfall", and insultingly, most time is spent running from point A to point B and, literally, back again. The environments suggest great depth and you really want to explore them, but you will be running against walls far too often and find nothing. Controls aren't that great and feel ruthlessly console-optimized; failed battle and clumsy stealth sequences also leave a bitter taste for action as well as adventure fans.
And of course the game ends in a cliffhanger, which wasn't the best of decisions on Ragnar's side. He finally gets the chance to continue the Longest Journey, not even having thought possible that it will ever be produced... and makes a game with an unfinished story, just assuming that he can conclude it some other time. Conclude it he will, more than seven years after this game released, thanks to a successful Kickstarter in 2013; but the desperate attempt at bringing all the old and new fans up to speed in what essentially is one of the most complex stories ever told via a video game, that will probably be the least enjoyable aspect of the highly anticipated "Dreamfall Chapters".
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Posted on 2012-05-22 08:13:08 by Kyote33:
First and foremost, the ending SUCKS. Yes, I'll put it out right there: it will leave you hanging and six years later us fans have not had the closure we deserved. The promised episodic gaming sequels never came about. They still may, according to the creators, but yeah right.
Also, the stealth and action sequences are highly annoying and subpar. Aside from that? Gorgeous, greatread more voice acting, great story, great music, six years later it's still haunting and easy to remember its great sequences. Well worth playing if you don't mind the problems.
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Posted on 2012-05-22 07:23:18 by Hacker:
It's a good game, I have enjoyed playing it. But the change from point and click adventure to third person adventure is not flawless. I don't liked the combat parts of this game, they were too flat and you cannot skip them. Also sneaking parts are boring. If you endure these worse parts you will get an excellent adventure game that will extend the story of The Longest Journey.
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