So it has arrived.
From my first exciting and spellbound foray into the wonderful world of ‘The Longest Journey’ I have waited two years for the sequal, and just last week was pleasantly surprised to find that it had finally made it’s way to my local computer store shelves.
Exasperated that it only cost $50 Aud - app $34 USD -, I gladly purchased the much anticipated ‘Dreamfall’.
That was thursday.
For three days I lived, breathed, slept and - of course - dreamt, only of Dreamfall. By Sunday evening I had reached the climactic ending, and was left with my heart broken and thoughts reeling.
This was fantastic. So many details, so intricate, so many things I must have missed along the way. I had to play again, immediately - well, maybe after having a few hours sleep first
Come monday - yesterday - (Day off), and I started from the beginning. Yep. All over again - but this time, I am determined to pay extra attention to all of those little clues along the way.
I’m convinced, opposed to those who have ditched Dreamfall as being inconclusive and having too many ‘loose ends’, that all of the answers (well, most of them) are hidden within the dialogue and game play.
So many things tie together, so many hints. I feel the answers at the tip of my fingers, but more often than not when I reach for them - they vanish.
It’s a slow process, but i have begun to piece many hints, clues, and events together in a puzzle like fashion.
This is a game I feel i could play over, and over, and over. And the best thing? It’s actually about dreaming, lucid dreaming. Though not a challenging game - if you could really even call it a game, it possibly campares more as a movie - I was completely taken in by the plot, characters, suspense, atmosphere.
Have you played or finished Dreamfall?
Have you picked up on the ‘loose ends’, and how they may tie into visual or dialogue entrenched hints?
I could not help but notice recurring themes. Faith, Passion, Commitment. But especially Faith - and I’m not just talking about the girl. It all comes down to Faith in this game, much as you would expect with lucid dreaming - faith and belief.
Try to convince me that Ragnar Tornquist, creator of The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, is not an avid lucid dreamer!