Monday, May 01, 2006

Game: Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

I've finished Dreamfall yesterday (after a long-night-session). It was great.

I am not going to give any spoilers, but if you like science-fiction, fantasy, adventure games, or even movies (since you will feel you are playing a movie) you should pick up this game and play it until you see the (fantastic) ending.

The graphics are great too. Be warned though that you need a farely recent PC to be able to play it. Various users have reported graphical glitches. I haven't had any problems with it however (running in 1600x1200 in full AA and quality).

The music is amazing too. There might be a soundtrack out soon, but until then I've been ripping the 300Mb worth of MP3 music out of the PAK files (use Dragon Unpacker 5 with Hyperripper).

I have provided a mirror for Zoe's ringtone. (The last 4 hex values were added: the ringtone will loop and play correctly.)

If you want a full, better-written review, check out Greg Kasavin's article.

As you can notice, I've added a small video advertisement on the right, there even is a Spread Dreamfall website, you should help them sell 500 000 copies!

Pros:
  • Amazing story, you will play this from beginning to end with awe.
  • Beautiful setting and graphics. You will want to live in Casablanca of the future.
  • Music is fantastic (some of it by the group Magnet). I've spend the whole afternoon extracting it from the game, and I will certainly buy the soundtrack.
  • Finally: another good adventure game.
Cons:
  • You may experience graphical glitches.
  • You need a lot of space on your main partition (probable C:) if you're running Windows x64, this is a known bug and will probably be patched.
  • It's not an action game, it may not be your thing.
  • A tad short, alas.
  • A lot of questions remain unanswered, so we will have to wait until the third (and probably final) part comes out... the waiting will be hard.


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