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Weird Dreams (DOS)

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Written by  :  Jiguryo (37)
Written on  :  May 22, 2002
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

An unique and psychedelic experience.

The Good

Playing a game where nothing is meant to really make sense on the first 15 minutes is somewhat intriguing, and draws you into discovering what's happening around you. And as it was advertised back then, it's all very based in the realm of art and dreams, namely the Surrealistic art movement...

The Bad

The game's controls are somewhat hard and not very intuitive... Maybe this was the whole point of it, making a game where you don't have absolute control -- just like when you try to react to something during a dream, the outcome is absolutely unpredictable -- but it definitely got in the way of gameplay.

The Bottom Line

Weird Dreams is a very cool and original action and puzzle game. Even though it's a bit frustrating at times -- taking the control and playability in consideration -- it's a brilliant game worth checking.