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DreamWeb (DOS)

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Written by  :  Sonic Terminator2 (3)
Written on  :  Oct 04, 2003
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Everything games are not anymore.

The Good

Violence, sex and an interesting story. A point and click game (a genre which seems to of vanished from the gaming scene these days) with a twist, it was all viewed from the top down (think of the first GTA and your on the right path) it told the story of one mans struggle to stop the world from those who intend to destroy it. Though this sounds cliched by todays gaming standards, DreamWeb was anything but cliched and also contains the earliest example of sex in a videogame I can think of without looking back to all the seedy strip poker 'games'. DreamWeb contains very strong characters for both it's lead character (Ryan) and it's supporting cast. The ending was also like nothing you'd ever find in a game today, an enormously extreme twist at the last minute causes you to reflect on what you just went through as the credits roll. The game also comes with an extra booklet titled 'Diary Of A Mad Man' which gives you a deeper feel for whats going on and contains things such as door codes and computer passwords. All this kindly sugar coated with an excellent soundtrack to boot.

The Bad

The puzzles, though pleasantly challenging all the way through, would at times get extremely abstract and close to the point of being impossible.

The Bottom Line

An interactive film with out hours of badly acted FMVs, a good storyline and an atmosphere that swallows you and your soul whole.