Dream Chronicles: The Chosen Child
Beautiful Graphics - Great Puzzles and Gameplay
This game was fantastic to play. I love the level of challenge in the puzzles - tough but not over the top like Safe Cracker. I Loved the postion making and nexus gate color combo puzzles. The only con I have was how quickly the game was over. Several hours of play hardly enough for me but I guess that's just personal preference. This is my 4th DC purchased game and definitely the best of the series. I really liked that is wasn't a replica of an old DC with a new storyline. Overall, great game!
March 17, 2013
Really enjoyed this
I'm an adventure person and not really big into HOG. This was a good game. Kept my attention. The graphics were great. Sometimes the mazes were a little frustrating but that was my fault for not "mapping" the various exits and links. I would recommend this. Short - played in an afternoon - but worthwhile.
July 22, 2012
How does this have such high ratings?
I played the entire trial time, and I cannot figure out how this game has such high ratings. The artwork is nice enough, but game play is not great. There is no hint, so if you're stuck, you'll need a walkthrough (which I really dislike - I don't want to stop playing in the middle of a game to look up my next step). I found myself wishing I had a magnifying glass several times, because objects can be so small and blended into the background. The most annoying part of the game, though, was the transitioning between scenes. The game felt like it was constantly stopping to animate some new find or event. Or to darken everything but one item you needed and give you a wall of text about it. Hint to game developers: Just because you CAN animate something, doesn't mean you need to. Second most annoying award goes to the fact that, if you have several of the same objects in you inventory that go in the same spot, you have to place them individually instead of the entire group going at once (or even staying in your hand to halve the amount of clicking necessary). Objects you may need multiple times (like the ladle in the kitchen) go back to where you found them each time you use them, too.
The story seemed decent, but the annoyances added up so quickly that I really didn't even want to finish the trial version. I might play the game if it was free, but there are so many better options that I'd never pay for it.
July 7, 2012
No fun :(
I started the trial download (thankfully!) but got stuck 20 mins into the game!!! There's no HINT button so I ended up walking back and forth between 3 rooms looking for a 4th piece to an item for ages. Even the walkthrough couldn't show me where to find it!!!!
The graphics were very grainy and it wasn't easy to find small items. On the upside, the music was most soothing!!
January 21, 2013