Dream Chronicles: The Book of Water
I've moderately enjoyed previous Dream Chronicles games, though I was pretty indifferent to the one previous to this. Book of Water was truly disappointing, and gives further evidence that the DC series is continuing to slide downhill in quality.
The word that comes to mind for this particular game is "lazy." Many of the scenes in the game--and there aren't that many to begin with--are simply repetitions of scenes in previous games, with the same puzzles. It appears, then, that maybe one about half of this game is really original, while the rest is just cut-and-pasted from previous games.
As I mentioned, what new places there were, weren't that many, with very little depth to them--a couple or a few rooms, and that was it. Sometimes there would be a locked door that is never meant to be opened, which is annoying since there are so few places to visit and so few things to do. Lazy.
Finally, the puzzles. As mentioned, some are just repetitions of puzzles in previous games. Virtually all of them are simple, presenting little or no challenge. At the end of the game the puzzles simply repeat themselves, which gets old fast. One also would expect a big payoff puzzle at the end, but instead--nothing. Again, lazy.
January 31, 2012
Sorry to say, as much as I enjoyed the first couple of the series, this one is pure boring. Feels more like a map pack than an expansion pack, the difficulty didn't change by a bit, no challenge at all.
February 19, 2012
poor production values
was not impressed like I was with the first couple of games in this story line.
January 26, 2012
Not worth purchasing. It only lasted about half an hour after you purchase the game. It was pathetic! I want my money back!!! The story was not half as interesting as the first few in the series. This was by far the worst of the chronicles. Save your money and what little time it takes to play it.
February 20, 2012
I didnt get far. It didnt make any sense at all.
December 12, 2011
This game is not fun, at all. It's so boring,......... yawn! it's also cheesy.I played about 10 min. then I was over it. :(
January 7, 2012
The rotten tomato in the series
I have played the other games in this series. This one...I'm sorry I bought it. Wish I had read the reviews first..
The game play is linear. You can't deviate off the path even one step. The game steps dialogue is poorly written and confusing.
As always, beautiful graphics. Doesn't make the game worth playing though.
Give this one a pass!
September 24, 2013