Dream Chronicles 2: The Eternal Maze
Not just a maze game
I bought the other games in this series but was put off this one by the title as I do not like mazes.However, I bought it as a Daily Deal after trialing it and not encountering any mazes. It turns out that there are only two, one about a third of the way through the game and one at the end. Both are fairly small and you can get a map for the second one whilst going through the game.
As others have said, the items you need to find to complete various tasks are often tiny and well hidden. Also, I think that they are not always in the same place so although this adds to the replay value of the game, it can be frustrating and several times I had to resort to randomly clicking all over the screen. Fortunately there is no penalty for this.
When you comnplete the game you are given a score and title but this does not mean much unless you play again.
February 10, 2012
Strange but interesting game
This game is quite unique. The graphics are good but the objects you need to find are either tiny or hidden behind other objects. The puzzles are quite easy, except for the last maze... This game is all about patience, good eyes, no stress and enjoying the strange atmosphere. It took me about 2 1/2 hours.
August 15, 2012
A great game! makes you think, Bring on the next Dream Chronicles
March 20, 2012
Not as good as first one, but ok.
I liked, not LOVED, this game. It was definitely more challenging than many. The HOs were often difficult to find, but I kinda' liked that for a change since soooo many are too easy. I did have to look at the walkthru a couple times just to get a hint as to where a REALLY hidden object was! I liked collecting the dream jewels and solving the secret riddle that gave you a clue you might be able to use in this quest or later in the game. The puzzles weren't too hard and mostly entailed finding all the objects to solve them. There is NO skip or hint button so, if you're stuck, it's definitely a trip to the walkthru! Rather short game and abrupt ending which always leaves me cold. But as a whole, I liked the game and recommend it.
March 9, 2012
Fun Simple Adventure Game
Like the first in the series, this is a fairly simple game with not a lot of challenge. It also is a point click adventure were you need to find objects & resolve problems. The storyline from the first continues in this sequel, & like the first, the graphics are nice. However, there has been no improvement to the size of the things you need to spot, they are still quite minute. There are some hints in this game, but only if you collect the dream pieces, which like the other items are quite small & hard to spot.
Again, not a long game, would recommend for a bit of light afternoon fun only.
December 4, 2011
Good series of games, a little frustrating
There are no hints for this game so the puzzles can take a very long time to complete. The hidden objects are also tiny. I think it is a good game, and it is not too long, but I gut stuck on scenes quite a few times which was really frustrating. I still liked it though, though not as much as the dark parables or mystery case file games.
January 6, 2012
Continuing of a Story
Part 2 of the series so I got it and found it just as difficult in sections as the first game. Good storyline, great graphics, sounds and animations and yes difficult in parts. In my opinion the dream Child series is for intermediate to expert players. Some may disagree but this is just my opinion after all -smiles-
January 23, 2012
slow mo like a dream
the game moves slowly like in a dream... guess thats the reason for the title. not my cup of tea
March 18, 2012
Only ok game
Objects to find are very small. No real hints to help you keep going. At times things sparkle, but since there aren't any hints...you don't know what you are supposed to do. I'm constantly pointing and clicking, in order to figure out what to do next which makes the game boring and/or frustrating at times. Have tried to play it several times over the past year but its not holding my interest, so I never finish it. I turned off the music so I can't comment on this. I can't really recommend this game. as there are a lot more interesting and fun games from Big Fish to play.
March 10, 2012
NOT for Beginners!
at this point, i think i am somewhere between a beginner and intermediate. (i also think that some people who mark themselves as intermediates are either experts or somewhere in-between.) when i played the 60 min trial, i thought i had found just the right game for my level. i even thought i might have to upgrade myself to intermediate level.
if you are one that gets lost and does not know where to go next or needs to know where to back up to, to get back on track or needs a help button, this is not the game for you yet.
many reviews (yes, i read them after...dumb girl) said the game was too short. after a day and a half of it, i disagree with them! short to me would be half a day or an evening.
the graphics are beautiful but some of the hidden objects are too, way too tiny. during the game were there is text you need to read, expect to squint as that is also small.
i did not like the music or that area would have gotten 5 stars.
when you are on a roll, this is great fun! when you are stuck and need to start over or spend so much time trying to figure out what you are required to do, it can be extremely frustrating!
'level of challenge' ...i want to give it 1 start of none, to indicate that it is TOO hard. maybe here we need a 6th star to indicate it is way overt my skill level.
i wish games came with a CBIA code that would indicate the level of challenge the game is geared to....children, beginners, intermediates, experts.
i do not hate or dislike this game and i think it is better than ok but...
would i recommend this game...yes and no. yes, because if it had a walk through or the experience lever, it would really fun and challenging... no, if inexperienced/beginner level
lesson learned: until i am further alone in my learning curve, NO MORE GAMES WITHOUT WALKTHROUGH!!!
February 26, 2012