Dark Dreams Don't Die



  • D4 is out now on PC.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/358090/

    http://d4-game.com/ ( Free demo here, check performance before buying )

    If you don’t know what this is, it plays in the same vein as almost anything released by Telltale in the past decade, but with less emphasis on grittiness and drama, and more on goofy shit and intrigue.  I think the story’s much better presented, and the QTE execution is done in a way that’s a little more engaging and fun than the pass/fail button pressing and occasional targeting you get in the Last of Us or Wolf Among Us.

    If you played Deadly Premonition, which is tonally similar, and hated how slow the pace is, or heard about its flaws, don’t be turned off from D4.    It’s currently 10% off, and with the new refunds system, you can decide if you’re charmed or not and ask for your money back.  ( The campaign is very brief, so you could theoretically see a good portion of the story and then exchange the game. )

    If you’re skeptical or have never heard of it, think about at least giving the game a try.  Rewarding developers for bringing formerly console exclusive games to PC sets a good precedent for the games industry in general, and your $13.50 will go to supporting the creative freedom of Japanese dudes who really like David Lynch.

    Direct link to demo zip file: http://tinyurl.com/nw8prpz



  • D4 is out now on PC.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/358090/

    http://d4-game.com/ ( Free demo here, check performance before buying )

    If you don’t know what this is, it plays in the same vein as almost anything released by Telltale in the past decade, but with less emphasis on grittiness and drama, and more on goofy shit and intrigue.  I think the story’s much better presented, and the QTE execution is done in a way that’s a little more engaging and fun than the pass/fail button pressing and occasional targeting you get in the Last of Us or Wolf Among Us.

    If you played Deadly Premonition, which is tonally similar, and hated how slow the pace is, or heard about its flaws, don’t be turned off from D4.    It’s currently 10% off, and with the new refunds system, you can decide if you’re charmed or not and ask for your money back.  ( The campaign is very brief, so you could theoretically see a good portion of the story and then exchange the game. )

    If you’re skeptical or have never heard of it, think about at least giving the game a try.  Rewarding developers for bringing formerly console exclusive games to PC sets a good precedent for the games industry in general, and your $13.50 will go to supporting the creative freedom of Japanese dudes who really like David Lynch.

    Direct link to demo zip file: http://tinyurl.com/nw8prpz



  • @Nukkun:

    If you played Deadly Premonition, which is tonally similar, and hated how slow the pace is, or heard about its flaws, don’t be turned off from D4.

    I’d argue the opposite. While D4 has more stuff to play with (and/or shove), at least DP doesn’t stick you on a Myst rail. And you can drive cars. The official Zeta-Review™ Score™: a shame.



  • If that reads like I’m somehow saying D4 is a better game, it’s not intended to.  It just presents all of its content much more quickly and easily than the way more obtuse 80+ hour experience that Deadly Premonition can turn into.  Deadly Premonition is maybe my favorite game of all time, and its pacing is a part of that, but I find this much easier to recommend.



  • Is the port as bad as the DP port though? Gotta love that solid water.



  • I’m through most of the content and only noticed two minor bugs, neither of which affected gameplay.  I can barely run it so there’s a little mouse slowdown, making it hard to say how great those controls are.  Xbox controller input works well, but it really should considering it’s how the game was originally designed.  They decided to leave in content relating to xbox one games, like the killer instinct hoodies, which I really appreciate, advertisement or no.

    Port seems pretty good overall.  Looks great and has a mostly consistent framerate, which I’m sure would be better if not playing on an aged laptop like I am.


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