Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is the sequel to the original The Longest Journey, widely considered one of the best PC adventure games ever made.

Like its predecessor, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is a deftly conceived and well designed speculative fiction adventure game.

The game gets a lot right and boasts a provocative story, memorable characters, beautiful presentation, and a fantastic musical score and voice acting. As good as the game is, though, it's not perfect. The puzzles and combat are very easy and will pose little challenge for veteran gamers. There are also too many sequences in the game for my comfort where control is taken from the player and the story is instead moved ahead though lengthy cut-scenes. Finally, the end of the game feels very rushed and leaves many loose ends untied.

Overall, though, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is a worthy sequel to a beloved adventure game classic and will satisfy fans of the original and entertain newcomers to the series.

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