Let me first say that I am a huge fan of the first two games, the Longest Journey and the Longest Journey: Dreamfall. They are my favorite games of all time and I have played through them several times. If you expect this sequel to be anything like the first two, like I did, then you will be sorely disappointed.
I played the Longest Journey and the Longest Journey: Dreamfall because of the compelling and interesting storyline, the gorgeous scenery and because I grew attached to the characters themselves. They are the type of games that let you escape into a dazzling and mysterious world with interesting characters that you can't get enough of.
Dreamfall Chapters started out pretty well in the very beginning of Book 1, but as the game progressed it very quickly became obvious that the developers of the game wanted to shove their political views down your throat. The political agenda became very clear. For example, Zoë is engaged in a political campaign helping a socialist party, Zoë has a Marxist best friend and then every other girl in the street is walking around with hijab on.
I did not buy this game to play "Politics Simulator 2015" or "Baby Simulator" (if you played this game you will know what I'm talking about).
Dreamfall Chapters is otherwise visually gorgeous, but it lacks gameplay,story and puzzles. It also lacks clues to lead you to the next point.
Let me also point out that the dialogue is a lot of times vulgar and forced. They manage to squeeze in profanity where it's not needed. Dropping the f-bomb and saying sh*t several times in a single sentence does not make good or "cool" dialogue. It seems like they are using profanity as filler to make up for a poor script. The Longest Journey and Dreamfall are not known for vulgar dialogue and it is not something that needed to be added.
The developers have turned a fantastic game series into something bland and stereotypical with political propaganda. Zoë has become someone I don't recognize, doing and saying things that don't fit her personality as I know her from the Longest Journey: Dreamfall. I am also sad about April Ryan.
I won't recommend this game to fans of the series, but I will likely continue with Book 3 because I invested time in the other chapters and want to see if there is some hope on the horizon. I doubt it though.
I will replay the original games but not this one.
+Zoës updated model is beautiful (except her new haircut in book 3).
-Blatant political agenda
-Poor and forced dialogue
TINY UPDATE 6/28-2015:
Book 3 left my mouth agape. It was VERY short. I have no further comments as my opinion have not changed for the better.
Thank you for reading.