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PostSubject: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey ( XBOX )   Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:21 am

Metachronos overall score = 8.0 / 10

Positive
- An incredibly provocative sci-fi story filled with many memorable characters
- Beautiful presentation, featuring fantastic voice acting and amazing sound
- Dialogue prompts you to make some tough, interesting decisions

Negative
- As rich as it is, the story leaves you wanting much more
- Simplistic combat, not much challenge

More than six years ago, The Longest Journey introduced one of gaming's most memorable heroines, a smart and resourceful young woman named April Ryan. April happened to possess a latent ability to "shift" between worlds, from her familiar (yet futuristic) home to a magical place called Arcadia. These parallel worlds of technology and magic had fallen out of balance, and the reluctant April became the key to restoring harmony between the two--but at what cost to her and her friends? At any rate, you don't need to know what happened to dive right into Dreamfall, which is deeply connected to the events of The Longest Journey but doesn't assume you've played or remember that game. If you haven't or don't, then upon finishing Dreamfall, you'll probably want to go back and play The Longest Journey. It's certainly better as a pure adventure game than Dreamfall is, in case you were wondering. Dreamfall doesn't seem to have nearly as many complicated puzzles in it, but on the flip side, that means you can enjoy this story without running into many roadblocks.



Despite the far-flung premise of Dreamfall, the game touches on a number of classical themes. The importance of faith, the significance of dreams, the value of trust, and the need to be free are all woven into a story that runs the emotional gamut from excitement and intrigue to sadness and fear to relief and hilarity. Sound too good to be true? In some respects, unfortunately, it is. In the end, Dreamfall leaves you hanging. It practically pulls the rug out from under you, after setting you up to expect some sort of amazing grand finale. And to an extent, this undermines the experience leading up to that point. The game is of a decent length and will probably take you about 10 hours to finish the first time, but you'll feel like there was enough material left on the cutting-room floor for at least another five hours or so. It's also a bit of a shame that there are no extras, not even some unlockable concept art or anything like that. But you'll likely feel the urge to play through at least once more, since you'll miss some of the dialogue and subtle references the first time, and gain new insight into the story on the second run. Above all, you'll likely be left hoping that ZoŽ Castillo's and April Ryan's story will continue past this game, and soon.





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PostSubject: Re: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey ( XBOX )   Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:31 pm

looks awsome!

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PostSubject: Re: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey ( XBOX )   Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:34 pm

yes but the sound is much better than the graphics

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PostSubject: Re: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey ( XBOX )   Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:38 pm

god of destiny wrote:
yes but the sound is much better than the graphics

may i also add...that the girl is hot

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PostSubject: Re: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey ( XBOX )   Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:42 pm

why are you thinking those things? it isn't from you. from fifla maybe

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PostSubject: Re: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey ( XBOX )   Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:43 pm

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why are you thinking those things? it isn't from you. from fifla maybe

i'm just bored

when i'm bored i try to look at the funny side of things

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PostSubject: Re: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey ( XBOX )   Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:47 pm

man i have always a lot to do, how you haven't, go study then

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PostSubject: Re: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey ( XBOX )   Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:49 pm

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man i have always a lot to do, how you haven't, go study then

i did study

i never have anything to do..well i do but its boring

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