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  • Summary: Dream Alone is a 2D platforming game with classic platform gameplay, deadly traps, a dark storyline and unique hero abilities. A mysterious sickness strikes a quiet village. One by one the townspeople fall into a coma, entire families falling prey to a death-like state. When the hero'sDream Alone is a 2D platforming game with classic platform gameplay, deadly traps, a dark storyline and unique hero abilities. A mysterious sickness strikes a quiet village. One by one the townspeople fall into a coma, entire families falling prey to a death-like state. When the hero's family becomes affected by the disease, he starts a dangerous journey to find the mythical sorceress, Lady Death, who is supposed to have powers that can stop or perhaps even reverse the disease. The hero travels through many levels and include a forest, a cemetery, a battlefield, a ghost town, etc. Nearly all levels have their own alternative reality versions; slightly different versions that hold a few more objects or traps in different locations. As the story develops, the player uncovers more about the main hero’s past, his motivation and some very dark secrets. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Jul 28, 2018
    72
    Dream Alone comes as the best alternative to Limbo. Its landscapes are sensitive with the genre, they are terrific thanks to the light of the environment, but this illumination makes it hard sometimes. Otherwise, being such an easy game can become a drawback when trying to be inside the story.
  2. Jul 8, 2018
    55
    Dream Alone brims with potential but falls slightly short in multiple areas. The concept and artistic execution is beyond intriguing, but certain kinks still need to be ironed out to make it a smoother and more flexible experience. The main musical score is hauntingly beautiful, and my only complaint is that I wish it were integrated into the levels more in place of the constant rain sounds that tempted me to mute the game on more than one occasion.
  3. Jun 27, 2018
    40
    Dream Alone makes a valiant effort to live up to its inspirations, Limbo and Inside. However, it falls short of creating an immersive world that would cleverly combine fun platforming and crafty puzzles. What’s left are awkward, frustrating platforming and forced puzzles. Combined with an overly dark display and cheap level design, this is a tough recommendation for even the biggest dreamers.
  4. Jul 30, 2018
    40
    I really wanted to enjoy Dream Alone. Whilst it's clear that certain aspects are inspired by the likes of Super Meat Boy, the platforming elements just don't hold up as well. The unforgiving deaths and inability to see where you're going most of the time makes the whole experience a bit of a disappointment.
  5. Jul 2, 2018
    30
    Dream Alone tries so hard to capitalise on the inspiration from its formative peers that it forgets to carve out an identity of its own. The poor platforming engine, floaty controls, and frustrating level design leave far too much to be desired for this to be the game of anyone’s dreams.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jul 31, 2018
    10
    i love this game the story music it just won as one of my favorite switch games
  2. Jul 16, 2018
    8
    To be fair - 8/10 but Nintendo Switch version is better then PC - IMHO
    +great story
    +great music,
    +great art-style
    +very hard

    - bugs
  3. Jul 4, 2018
    0
    I clicked by accident in "new game", bam, that's a new game, not even "are you sure you want to delete your last save" option, tough luck toI clicked by accident in "new game", bam, that's a new game, not even "are you sure you want to delete your last save" option, tough luck to me, i will have to play all the boring puzzles again... or never again, more likely. Expand