Dreamscapes: The Sandman
Dreamscapes: the Sandman FAILS
Decent game. A bit cartoonish on the graphics, but some decent puzzles. No HOS stuff, just straight-up puzzle solving. That's all great until...
About 2/3 of the way through, one of the 'puzzles' you have to solve is to play a level of a retro-style side-scrolling adventure game. You know, jumping over stuff or it kills you, three deaths and you're out, 8-bit kinda thing. I HATE THOSE FREAKING GAMES. Why would you do that? the joy of puzzle solving is that there aren't any "you die, game over" moments in them. It's a completely different kind of game.
Anyway, that ruined the whole experience for me. I skipped that 'puzzle' - something I usually do not do - and continued with the rest of the game for a while, but eventually I just quit 'cause it bugged me so much.
If any game developers ever read these things: I don't want to play a level of Halo in the middle of my solitaire game, I don't want one of the mines in minesweeper to suddenly start shooting back at me, and I don't want to have to jump barrels in the middle of my puzzle game. Quit being lazy and come up with an actual puzzle.
March 28, 2013
Blurry graphics, storyline disrupted. I don't like it.
February 6, 2014
I was unable to complete this game after spending hours on trying to complete a video game half way through. This game involves hopping a character across obstacles - which I am poor at. I was unable to complete this puzzle.
I thought this game was a hidden object game but it was not.
March 29, 2013