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#1 khh

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 18:45

This is a thread for collecting reviews of Dreamfall Chapters from major and minor news sites, video reviews included. It's not intended for posting links to individual reviews by members of the community, though if this is desirable such a thread can also be created.

Many of these reviews WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS.

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#2 khh

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 18:49

So far reviews are out from

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 21:09

IGN Russia 9 of 10. 

http://ru.ign.com/dr...apters-book-one


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#4 Tina

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 21:47

Norwegian article, they got 5 of 6 (as in, on a dice):

http://www.aftenpost...ll-7753513.html


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 21:50

BioGamer Girl (8.5/10)

 

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#6 Koveras

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 21:59

IncGamers.com

EDIT: Gonna have to compile a bunch of this and make a Reception section on Wikipedia...
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 22:04

A random one I found here: http://www.pixeldyna...ll-chapters-pc/ (7.4/10)
also:http://in2gpu.com/20...-book-1-review/ you gotta hand it to these guys, their review scale is pro, (shite, cash grab, mediocre, good, excellent).
 
Not a review as such, but a review and guide of performance: http://in2gpu.com/20...formance-guide/
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 22:13

videogamer.com has an interesting and personal review video up. The reviewer misses the recapp thoroughly - and assesses Chapters to be somewhat of a successful Telltale ripoff.

http://www.videogame...h_the_wait.html

 

French site gamekult gives a 6/10, points of critique being the lack of accessibility for newcomers, poor graphics optimization and lack of real narrative mystery (IIUC).

http://www.gamekult....050167892t.html

 

Oddly enough, German site Gamestar doesn't have a review up yet - but a walkthrough or rather retelling of the story which breaks up after two pages.

http://www.gamestar....31,14753,2.html


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Posted 24 October 2014 - 22:25

I like Eurogamer's approach of not giving a numerical score to invidiual episodes.
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Posted 24 October 2014 - 22:28

 

From that review : Dreamfall Chapters-Book One is a great release that is setting the stage for an epic conclusion with Dreamfall Chapters-Book Two.

 

Hmmm :rolleyes:


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#11 khh

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 22:38

Gamer.no - Førsteinntrykk: Ujevn start på storslått eventyr (Norwegian)

Despite the title, it's actually quite positive, and only contain a small example of critical research failure.


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#12 Andreas

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 08:55

I originally posted this in the DFC Interviews and news. I'll add it here also to keep it with the other reviews.

 

 

A review of DFC and an interview with Ragnar in Level Up and also a look back on TLJ. Only in Norwegian. With info on when they expect book 5 to come. It start about 23:30 in the video.

 

Note that there are spoilers in the video. If you have not played book 1 yet and do not want any spoilers, just move along to another post and don't open the link. Also major spoiler for TLJ for those that have not played that game.

 

http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/102412/level-up-86-droemmefall-alien-vault-of-glass


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#13 Philip

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 13:33

German review on golem.de: Test Dreamfall Chapters Book One: Neue Episode von The Longest Journey

 

They don't score it (they usually don't), but it's quite positive with the following verdict (rough translation): "A well done beginning: With its wondeful atmosphere and the promising story, Book One should inspire especially fans of the saga. After the first five hours of gameplay, it's still too early to comprehensively judge the game - too much depends on the next four episodes, if they manage to bring the now started story-arcs to a conclusion and if they up the ante with the puzzle design. But a wonderful basis has been laid!"


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#14 khh

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 14:48

Dag just posted a link to this article on twitter, saying it's a wonderful article about Europolis.

PCGamer - Dreamfall Chapters: A Stark Contrast With Cyberpunk


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#15 Bruno

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 15:00

And yes, it is indeed :)


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Posted 25 October 2014 - 18:39

From that review : Dreamfall Chapters-Book One is a great release that is setting the stage for an epic conclusion with Dreamfall Chapters-Book Two.

 

Hmmm :rolleyes:

 

I though the best bit was when it said was out now on PS4.


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#17 Flo

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 19:02

This is the internet. We don't do fact checking (unless it is to prove someone else wrong).
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Posted 25 October 2014 - 19:05

I though the best bit was when it said was out now on PS4.

inb4 wii U



#19 Vainamoinen

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 22:32

Destructoid renders 7.5 of 10, with the only points of critique being lack of puzzle density (I hear ya) and difficult entry for newcomers to the story.

http://www.destructo...ne-283006.phtml

 

German GameStar (one of the big two remaining print mags) finally has their review up; 77%. They're essentially saying that it makes no perceivable sense to play Chapters without having played TLJ and Dreamfall before (literally: "Move along, there's nothing to see [for others] here"). Europolis is explicitly praised as a living, breathing world, dialog and characters are getting ace marks. The lack of puzzles/challenge is the central point of critique (literal translation: "poorly", "shallow", "on a tutorial level", paragraph title is "Could I have that with more difficulty please?"), but the game's stability and performance has another entire paragraph of critique ("Even on modern PCs, the framerate is as unsteady as a boat full of drunken pirates in a tropical storm").

http://www.gamestar....31,3079599.html


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#20 Koveras

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 22:49

Leave it to the GameStars to break it down as it is. :) Always liked those guys.
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