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#120611 - 05/02/06 08:49 AM Re: One more rant about Dreamfall (beware - spoilers are lurking)
Tracy Offline
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Registered: 02/19/06
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Hi everyone. I'm curious about Dreamfall now that I've read so many threads about it. It sounds like it was supposed to be (or expected to be) a straight adventure game, and so I'm wondering now if The Longest Journey was a straight adventure as well? I haven't played that one so I'm not sure what to expect as far as Dreamfall, but after all the hub-bub, I'm really curious now...

I'm not normally an action game gal, but the screenshots of Dreamfall are so beautiful I'm not sure I can resist giving it a try. smile

Before I do, I'd love to hear if there are any good things about Dreamfall (aside from the pretty graphics), or has everyone pretty much had disappointing experiences with it?

Thanks so much,
Cat
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#120612 - 05/02/06 09:57 AM Re: One more rant about Dreamfall (beware - spoilers are lurking)
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Registered: 05/04/02
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Hi Cat, I am halfway through the game. Personally I am extremely disappointed in the game. IMHO it doent even come close to being the excellent game TLJ was. I cant wait to finish the game so that I can get back to other games I put aside. The only reason I am continuing the game is because I did pay $40 for it and I am curious about the controversial ending. Also the game appears short. I only have maybe 4 or 5 hours total in the game and I am a bit more than half way through. But many do seem to like the game so its best everyone play it and come to their own decision.
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#120613 - 05/02/06 11:03 AM Re: One more rant about Dreamfall (beware - spoilers are lurking)
cyanfan Offline
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Registered: 03/16/06
Posts: 165
Loc: California
Hi all,

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." smile 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. lol So thanks to all.

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#120614 - 05/02/06 12:07 PM Re: One more rant about Dreamfall (beware - spoilers are lurking)
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Registered: 10/24/00
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If you can do the action sequences, the story and graphics make the game worth playing. Of course if you play games for the puzzles you aren't going to find many. TLJ had better puzzles - and I don't just mean harder puzzles.

I will say this about Dreamfall's story - it really is more "mature" than the one in TLJ. Except for the swearing, TLJ could be played and enjoyed by pretty much any age group. It had a good story, but not all that complex. Dreamfall is more complex and I think most kids would have trouble understanding what was going on and what it meant. To avoid spoiling anything, I'll be vague and say when certain events happen in Dreamfall they're a lot more shocking than similar events in TLJ. But that isn't the only thing that makes the storyline more "grownup."

I appreciated the added depth of Dreamfall's story. Is it a better game than TLJ? I guess that depends on what you want out of a game.

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#120615 - 05/02/06 12:28 PM Re: One more rant about Dreamfall (beware - spoilers are lurking)
chrissie Offline
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Registered: 01/15/05
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Not a rant - had one earlier! smile I think this thread has got such a positive aspect in that there are so many varying views - it is the most info I have ever got about a game before playing it! Also as much as I was initially disappointed that the game was going to include some action and a lot of people had problems with the control system - it was reassuring that some people seemed to have no problems at all!
My game has arrived happydance - the screenshots look beautiful - I've armed myself with a gamepad! and looking forward to playing!

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#120616 - 05/02/06 03:05 PM Re: One more rant about Dreamfall (beware - spoilers are lurking)
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Registered: 10/23/03
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Well, I must say it's good to see more information about other aspects of the game. I've gone back and forth about this one more than I have about any other game, I think. I so want to know what happens next in the story, and when I looked at the preview screenshots I couldn't stop drooling... but I really, really don't like action, fighting, etc. Even a couple sequences like that can cut my enjoyment of the game in half or more. So I guess I'm still in a place of thinking I'll wait...

WW
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