So this game is not for everyone obviously, it is a quite old Point & Click'er so the graphics are very very outdated.
How ever the reason i bought this game in the first place is because i did a researxh about what are the most stroy rich games out there, and i very frequently dcame across this game. So i bought this game for the story it provides not for graphics. i played it the first 2 chapters than forgot about it and put it aside.
So yesterday i can upon "Dreamfall:Chapters" again searching for a game with heavy story telling, like "Bioshock infinite" but without the FPS, and i was ready to buy on sale Blackfrieday. But after a reaserch i made i found out that its an awsome game but if you havn't played "The longest journy" you'll be lost, and wont know whats it about.
So i remembered i had the game already, and started palying it from scratch, this time paying atention more closely to the story telling.
The actual review:
So the game has a very very rich story telling, The chracters in this game each have its own uniqe personality and history, which is manifested in very rich dialogs between the characters, the vocie acting is Holywood worthy, top notch voice acting. You get really sucked in to the story and conversations. the chracters really show personality, with their own humor, dilemas, downfalls and positives. This game is all about story telling.
The gameplay is very simple, and you have some very cool and excelently written puzzles which includes everything from solving "code" sequances, to manipulating people with object to, for example, go away from a place, or give you something. you also have dialog pussles where you have to make the right dialog to get something.
But it shines in story telling. everything is connected, and you actually find yourself rimembering parts of the story and understanding what is happening in the story. There is a clear line of story trouggout the game.
Should you buy it?
If you want to buy Dreamfall:Chapters, this is than a MUST. since Chpaters builds uppon the first game.
If you would buy an Indie pixalated game for a few bucks, and you dont accept action but logics, than you should buy this game. It may have old graphics, but so do many indie games today and those are on purpose.
And the main thing about this game, the story, the chracters and the voice acting, these all make you forget your playing a pixalated game (the game also has sound fx which really contribute to the atmosphere).
If your a fan of cyberpunk themes in games than you should also buy this game.
For an old game, this game deserves a very high score, since its really the 90's equivalent of "Bioshock:infinite" or "Last of us", that is story whise. So on my scale this game is a 9.5/10.
even today its highly playable, and enjoyable and a must if you want Dreamfall:chapters.