Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:50
I'm going to say Dreamfall, mainly because I love the fact that it was more of an interactive story with choices rather than a straight adventure game. Don't get me wrong, I love both, and TLJ is by far the best adventure game I've ever played. But Dreamfall seemed more, I don't know, "adult" and "me." It made me feel as though I was a "Dreamer" in Zoe's world, watching her and guiding her actions and seeing those results. The thing I like the most about it though had to be the ending. TLJ had the "stop the bad guy, save the world" kind of feeling. Dreamfall leaves you with that "the world is still going to rupture anyway" kind of feeling. The ending makes you ask about the coma, April's fate, the fate of Kian, the fate of Reza, the identity of the Prophet, and where on Earth is Brian Westhouse? These questions, and countless others, make Dreamfall have that edge that separates itself from other games. It gives the player just as much knowledge as Zoe. We are all Dreamers, and although it was just a game, the development of Dreamfall Chapters (from its announcement to its creation) has been more of a journey than a game. It has been a journey of people of different cultures, different locations around the world, and of different personalities coming together to share and talk about this amazing adventure. This whole process is The Longest Journey, and we all belong to the Storytime now.
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"I am at the crossroads between waking and dream. One path leads back to the world I left behind. The other path … the other path leads to a place of shadows. Between the familiar and the unknown, between certainty and doubt, my choice would seem obvious. Any sane man would turn around, return to the world he knows, forget what he has learned, and live his life in blissful ignorance. But in truth, it is too late. My choice was made many years ago, when I first embarked on this journey. I cannot turn back. I am at a crossroads, but for me there is only one path. I leave behind these words in the hope that, someday, they will serve as a map for someone else. To whomever reads this, Godspeed on your journey. If you ever decide to follow in my footsteps, look me up." -Brian Westhouse, Dreamfall
"The hardest part of the day isn't falling asleep realizing you are going to awaken in a new world. It's trying to wake up knowing you will have to fall asleep and abandon that world at some point, abandoning everything that you've fallen in love with in that world."