|19 февраля 2016 г.
|New Reality Games
|Mac, Linux, Windows
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Have you ever loved somebody so much, that you'd have done anything for them? Broken Dreams is a platformer in which Jack can create 'shadow friends; copies that repeat his previous actions. Complete with a melancholy story, gothic artwork, professional voice-overs, Broken Dreams has received fantastic ratings across the board.
Broken Dreams is an expansion on the original flash-based game. Complete with full-screen support, new levels, a free asset pack (featuring artwork and music featured in the game) and Steam Trading Cards. Now you can add this awesome game to your Steam Library!Featuring:
- Beautiful, hand-drawn artwork
- A darkly-enticing story about unrequited love
- Professional voice-acting
- Platforming awesomeness, with a twist! Hit space to create a 'shadow' - copies of the character that be be used to circumvent obstacles, as jumping platforms and more!
- Control both characters simultaneously using the keyboard - work together to solve the level!
- Asset Pack includes Music and artwork used in the game
Reviews about the game
Greetings, fellow gamers. I come from the frozen tundras of Icesta. Where the snowfall is an eternal dance and ice magic courses through our veins. Gaming is a solace to my kind, and my vast experience has spanned many worlds and platforms. So, when I encountered "Broken Dreams", I was hoping for an immersive experience, similar to the heart-wrenching tales of love and loss we share during our long winter nights. But alas, this game has left me colder than an Icestan blizzard. Firstly, I need to address the glaring resemblance of "Broken Dreams" to "The Company of Myself". This is not just deja-vu, my friends. It's more like they've taken a fur pelt from another animal and tried to pass it off as their own. A travesty in my culture. The artwork, though promised to be 'beautiful' and 'hand-drawn', feels akin to the hasty ice sculptures of an apprentice. Sure, there is beauty in simplicity, but in a world teeming with pixel art masterpieces, it's hard not to notice the rough edges. On my icy world, half-hearted effort in any art form isn't something we celebrate. The voice-acting? Oh, by the frosted furs! The male voice actor was acceptable, but the female, it seemed like she had just emerged from a cold swim in Icestan waters; her voice felt off-putting and mismatched to the somber atmosphere. Imagine a lone wolf trying to sing with the voice of a chirpy bird; it just doesn't sit right. As for the mechanics, I commend the concept of shadow friends. In Icesta, we have ethereal companions, too. However, the game's execution left much to be desired. At times, it felt like trying to control an icy gust with my bare paws – erratic and unpredictable. Its story, centering around unrequited love, could have been touching. But in its current form, it felt more like the ramblings of a youngling, not the profound musings of a seasoned wolf. The narrative seems fragmented, like shards of ice, never quite fitting together into a cohesive structure. Lastly, the length. Even for the price, it was shockingly short. Where I come from, when we share a story, it spans eons, echoing the tales of our ancestors. But "Broken Dreams" felt like a fleeting snowflake, melting before you could truly appreciate it. In conclusion, fellow gamers, as an Ice Wolf Mage with three and a half decades of gaming behind me, I cannot, in all good conscience, recommend "Broken Dreams" to anyone seeking depth, innovation, or even a fulfilling narrative experience. There are other realms, other worlds, other games that would be a far better investment of your time and coin. May your quests always lead to warmer and more welcoming terrains. Rating: ❄️ 1/10 P.S: To those who crafted "Broken Dreams", I bear no ill will. Consider this a nudge, a gentle growl, urging you to strive harder, dive deeper, and truly encapsulate the essence of your stories in future endeavors. Remember, every snowflake has the potential to be part of a majestic glacier. Don't let yours melt away in mediocrity.