D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) here to bring you our latest review. In this one it’s D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die by Access Games and Active Gaming Media. I received a copy of the game for review purposes in August 2015. This has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game, however.
D4 follows the story of David Young, a former Boston police officer who is investigating his wife’s murder. A mysterious person called D murdered his wife, and he’s determined to find out who they are. David has a unique gift that allows him to use memento’s to travel back in time. David uses this gift to travel to 3 unique locations to find clues. Much of the story revolves around investigating his wife’s murder and finding clues as to who D is.
The game has 3 different systems that you’ll need to keep track of. Stamina, Vision and Life. Stamina is used up when you interact with an object or person. This can be replenished using food items. Vision allows you to easily see items you can interact with. This is replenished with drink based items. Finally, life represents your health when you get into fights and you replenish this using bandages.
At certain points of the story you’ll have to interact with various unique and rather eccentric characters. During conversations you’ll often get to choose what you want to ask of the person and at certain points during a conversation you’ll have options that require you to stay in character. This is tougher than it sounds unless you can read David. There are also times where the characters you meet will have side missions for you to complete. Some are more difficult to complete than others. One of the character’s has you investigating whether the plane will crash or not. A series of side missions looking at various aspects of the plane, like its windows and metal, follows.
The game also features a shop where you can buy items to replenish your various stats during a mission. You use points that you acquire by finding items or learning new things to buy items. You can also customize some of the characters you meet with new clothing which you can change in the closet in David’s house. There unlockable clothes hidden in the game for David as well.
Overall, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is an absurdly strange game with equally strange characters but it’s also a rather enjoyable adventure. It’s also not very long so it won’t require lots of time to play through it. I’m looking forward to seeing what season 2 will bring to the table.
Thanks for reading our review for D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die folks and I hope this has shown some insight on the game and its features. I’ll be back with our next review for Chroma Squad soon, until then, happy gaming everyone!
-Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!