I'd just like to say I really appreciate this thread, despite a certain amount of, um, contentiousness--? or maybe I should say "vigorous debate."
But I can tell from the discussion that Dreamfall is just not for me. I think it's great that Ragnar made the game HE wanted to make--that's exactly what he should do. But--like any number of games, movies, novels, etc. in the world--it can be excellent in its own right & just not be my thing. I gave up on BS3 about two-thirds of the way through, not because I couldn't
do the action sequences, but because I wasn't having fun. I could see that it was really well done; but it wasn't my thing.
Anyway I'm happy to have saved the $40--which I can now spend on Scratches, or Keepsake, or (more probably!) both.
So thanks to all.