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  • Summary: D4 is an episodic murder mystery for the Xbox One where you must use your ability to go back in time to solve the mystery of your wife's murder.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Oct 3, 2014
    90
    D4 is quite a silly game. But also an awesome one, exactly what you'd expect from the creator of the cult classic Deadly Premonition.
  2. Sep 22, 2014
    83
    D4 is Swery65 after all. Great and insane characters, intriguing plot and good Kinect gameplay. However, the game has some graphical issues.
  3. Sep 19, 2014
    80
    From its insanely quirky characters to its underlying tragedy, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is oddity done right.
  4. Oct 3, 2014
    80
    As gamers we are taught that games should fit different formulas, game characters should be certain types, and stories should be told in certain ways. D4 refuses to accept the established methods and creates it's own rules like a drunk man on a focused mission. Sometimes it's good to let go of all inhibitions and join the drunk guy in his binge.
  5. Mar 18, 2015
    75
    It probably would be more intuitive to play an adventure game with a steering wheel and pedals, when compared to the controls that D4 brings to the table. On top of that, the game is crippled with a stupid hunger minigame, that requires you to hunt food, or else you run out of stamina. The story is quite compelling and the wacky characters try their best to keep the game afloat, but the controls and the core mechanics just aren’t up for the task. [Feb 2015]
  6. Nov 28, 2014
    70
    Minor issues and short playtime aside, D4 is well worth a look, and one of the few times the “better with Kinect” slogan is appropriate.
  7. Sep 21, 2014
    65
    To be clear, I wasn't expecting a complete game from D4—the episodic model guarantees a certain amount of waiting around on the part of the consumer—but this doesn't even feel like a complete episode.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 51
  2. Negative: 7 out of 51
  1. Sep 22, 2014
    10
    Absolutely in love with the game! It's weird, it's new, exciting, strange and best of all, it's Kinect! It's sometimes hard to understand whyAbsolutely in love with the game! It's weird, it's new, exciting, strange and best of all, it's Kinect! It's sometimes hard to understand why you are doing what you're doing, but I played out the game at once. Can't wait for the next release and hope this is a bench mark for other developers to bring out more Kinect games. This game proofs, KINECT IS ALIVE!!! :) Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2014
    10
    It's strange little gems like D4 that make me love this hobby so much. Combining an adventure gameplay with D4's wacky imagination makes for aIt's strange little gems like D4 that make me love this hobby so much. Combining an adventure gameplay with D4's wacky imagination makes for a great time. If you're a fan of recent games like The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead, D4 offers a different but similar experience that I think you'll enjoy very much. And comparable to those two games, D4 gives you 3 episodes (Prologue, Episode 1 and 2) which boils down to $5 each as a $15 package. If you like something tried-and-true but also entirely original, and you want to support fresh ideas in this industry, please try to check D4 out. Expand
  3. Sep 19, 2014
    10
    This game its awesome, wheter you play it with kinect or gamepad this is a must buy, had a great time playing this game, highly recommended toThis game its awesome, wheter you play it with kinect or gamepad this is a must buy, had a great time playing this game, highly recommended to those looking for a weird, styled game, that's just awesome and fun to play. Expand
  4. Sep 23, 2014
    9
    Fantastic entertainment and fun. With its zany humor and over-the-top stunt scenes, it manages to be one of the best experiences on Xbox One.Fantastic entertainment and fun. With its zany humor and over-the-top stunt scenes, it manages to be one of the best experiences on Xbox One. But don't be turned away because of its weirdness; I assure you, there is plenty of story here, and it's done surprisingly well. Even when things slow down and turn to a more sad tone (which there are very few times this happens), it is done with surprising care. By the end of the first season, I was hooked, and I felt genuine connection to all of the weird and wonderful characters. I simply cannot wait for more! Expand
  5. Jan 14, 2015
    8
    An insanely quirky game that changes the mood extremely often and stays fresh. I see this game has gotten some flack for being so strange andAn insanely quirky game that changes the mood extremely often and stays fresh. I see this game has gotten some flack for being so strange and pointless, but I can assure you that the ones saying this just aren't diving into the game as much as they should. The first season can be cleared pretty quickly if you just do what is required of you, but if you take the time to search things out and read all the clues then you'll get much more of an experience from it. Even taking the quick route, this game is fun and does have some good mystery elements. At times it can be so overly quirky that it's painful but it just adds to the screwball cast of the mystery. After downloading this game at no cost I can't say that I have any complaints other than a few random graphical issues here and there. There is a lot of content here to find and unlock which really does give you more of an urge to replay the first episodes which in turn you have you finding and seeing things that you didn't catch the first time. A game I highly recommend to fans of 'Catherine' or even the quirkiness of 'Resident Evil: Revelations', because this is how the mood and characters of D4 feel. Fun while it lasts, but not a huge amount of replay in this first season (prologue and 2 episodes) and defiantly has you eagerly waiting for the sequel. Expand
  6. May 11, 2015
    7
    D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is, by far, the weirdest video game that I have ever played. Words cannot express how strange I felt upon completionD4: Dark Dreams Don't Die is, by far, the weirdest video game that I have ever played. Words cannot express how strange I felt upon completion of it. Honestly, it cannot be said whether it was good or bad, but I can say it was intriguing. Expand
  7. Jan 1, 2015
    0
    Got this free with Gold and I still want a refund.

    From the outset it is obvious that the entire game is meant to use the Kinect so I
    Got this free with Gold and I still want a refund.

    From the outset it is obvious that the entire game is meant to use the Kinect so I dusted the thing off and spent twenty minutes actually trying to find a place where it would work. It doesn't. Looking around requires some bizarre full body lean rather than a simple turn of the head and for some reason it was inverted so leaning left went right and vice versa. Then to interact with anything you have to clench your fist, which only seems to get recognised one tenth of the time. After ten attempts of leaning to the left, looking to the right and frantically trying to grab at an object I just gave up and turned on the controller instead.

    Whilst this makes the game actually playable the controls are still genuinely hideous and awfully clunky. Without actually using the Kinect the game kind of has no point and the whole grabbing and pushing mechanic no longer makes any sense.

    Perhaps there is a good story in the game but I couldn't get past the first five minutes without giving up entirely. The painful controls, bizarre stamina mechanic and overdone cell shaded style just get in the way completely.
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