Dreamscapes: The Sandman
Good Game, but Not Great
I played the premium edition of the game on another site. I found the game to not be much of a challenge (no walkthrough needed at all). Storyline was good, but I felt there could have been more. I wasn't bothered by the "to be continued" at the end, because to me it felt like the story line for this one was well ended and they really just set it up for a second in a series. No hidden object scenes. Achievements made the game better, but some of the achievements I found odd for a game (like "use the hint 5 times in a scene", compared to "not using the hint at all for the game" in most games#. Overall a good game and worth the time it took to play #about three hours, with the bonus chapter included).
March 15, 2013
Rainy day game
Loved the game, but was a bit too easy and completed it in an afternoon. However beautiful graphics and interesting addition of funny little hidden animals. Note the triangle on the left which pulls out will tell you how many to find, if you are like me and want to know. Even then some are well hidden in nooks and crannies.
March 14, 2013
Pretty good game, I enjoyed it. Just a little short for me.
The graphics were really good and the story line was pretty decent. Puzzles were fun and could be completed without frustration. They gave good directions on how to play the puzzles. Hint available throughout but you don't need to utilize it much. The game is set up so you have basically just a few areas to travel at any given time so a map was not necessary for me at any rate. I like the little hidden watchers you had to collect , they were in unique places and added a level of fun. Unlocking different nightmares was also a different take so you didn't get bored. The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars was the length of the game. I was able to get through it in about 1.5 hours so not enough game play as far as I was concerned. But overall a nice little game.
March 19, 2013
Good Game For SE just not a 5 star game
If you are looking for a review that recaps the original description given by the developers in the Buy or Try section, that's not what I give, I give an honest opinion of the good and the bad of the game with blurbs of details on what is in the content so I hope this helps in your decision to purchase or not.
This is definitely worth buying! Excellent story line and graphics. VO's were very well done! Has an original plot and a lot of aspects of a CE game with so much to do at a SE price.First off there are NO HOS! No map although you really wouldn't need it since the hint button works very well, there is a diary which helps you understand the story as it progresses. I only have one complaint, there seems to be parts that are only active in a Bonus Chapter that doesn't exist! There is no CE game so why would it reference Bonus content, thus is lacked that 5th star for me. The mini games are some what new and fairly easy to medium difficulty. You have a little friend called Benny that will provide invaluable help through out the game and there are many achievements to win all throughout the whole story, it also alerts you as you progress as to how far into the game you are. All in all for a SE game, it's A MUST HAVE to anyone's collection. I look forward to a sequel and soon I hope!
March 17, 2013
really good game
I liked everything, two modes of play, sound, graphics, storyline, puzzles.... except the ending... grrr..... I really don't like 'continued' storylines, simply because they make the game too short and continue the ending to another game. So if you don't mind shortened games then you will like this one but you might find the ending a bit of an anticlimax.
That spoiled what I would have rated as an excellent game and downgraded it to just good.
March 16, 2013
Dreamscapes is scary with appropriate music that I turned down some, but it still overtook and began to annoy me. The game has two levels and played casual as I always do when trying a game. The "eye beholders" were fun to find. Benny was also a very cute vicious gremlin. I liked the adventure and the achievements. First time I've had to use the hint button to get an achievement. This is definitely an intense adventure that is definitely a keeper.
March 14, 2013
Great 4-star game
Wow is all I can say for this game. It's gorgeous. It has a coherent storyline. Help system is top-notch. It would benefit from a "jump" map.
It's held back by dialog that doesn't always keep up.
Nonetheless, this is an easy recommend.
March 14, 2013
Good game keeps you on your toes but I found it to be a bit short I played my hour and then decided to buy it but had it only about another hour and was done. I'll try again on expert mode and see if it takes me a little longer
March 13, 2013
Need more reviews on finished games....
Another short one, less than 3 hours on casual.
puzzles, fast skip
Would recommend only as a daily deal
March 18, 2013
Better then I Expected
Love the general characters , different area's wish there where more an storms are always good. ha! Like that sound much more then repeated boring music or silence when I do shut it off. The mini games though don't seem to fit in , big childish and have nothing to do with the Theme. One last thing unless i missed the beginning i had NO idea about finding x's (think it was this game) i did click once with no result so i stopped. I am looking forward by this game creator bigger, with more and less. You can read review. # 2+ in my book.
March 16, 2013