D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die Xbox One

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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.

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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. Pelit (Finland)
    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 55
  2. Negative: 7 out of 55
  1. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    Refreshingly unique, utterly hilarious, and surprisingly meaty, D4 is a new benchmark for what episodic gaming can deliver and actually makesRefreshingly unique, utterly hilarious, and surprisingly meaty, D4 is a new benchmark for what episodic gaming can deliver and actually makes the case that Kinect can be used for something other than voice controls. From start to finish the game is an acid trip delight, and the only bad thing I can say about it is that it ends on such a massive cliffhanger; but that's what good episodic storytelling should do, isn't it? The best $15 I've spent in some time. Expand
  2. Sep 19, 2014
    10
    Le meilleur jeu de la gen qui utilise enfin Kinect de manière totalement remarquable. Depuis Dance Central, nous attendions un jeu quiLe meilleur jeu de la gen qui utilise enfin Kinect de manière totalement remarquable. Depuis Dance Central, nous attendions un jeu qui exploite le gadget souvent décrié.

    Aujourd'hui nous avons donc en face de nous un jeu stylisé, avec une direction artistique incroyable, un scénario complètement barré, et des heures de jeu en perspective. Un régal.
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  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 28, 2014
    9
    To begin with I just have to say that you'll either hate it or love it. I'm glad most loved it, you don't see much love for Kinect titles.To begin with I just have to say that you'll either hate it or love it. I'm glad most loved it, you don't see much love for Kinect titles.
    The Kinect controls are handled very well except for a few instances in menus, otherwise they're great. The story is not that well written but the characters are, dialogue is a bit stale at times but most of the times they're wierd (in a good way) or good.
    The Gameplay is very much in a The Walking Dead/The Wolf Among Us kind of point and click but more detailed, more stuff to point and click at, and most of them have something funny about it. Some QTE's that are in a Heavy Rain style fight scenes mixed with anime over the top action, here the Kinect really shines, it's very responsive.
    You can either grab a character to talk to them, granting you mini cases or you can push them (both achieved by doing a hand motion) and get credits. Credits can be used to buy clothing, food for Stamina, health from medicine and vision recovery (the games Eagle Vision or Listening) all of which are essential to do well.
    Stamina is drained with almost any action and can only be recovered by eating stuff you find or buying food from a time travelling cat (Yeah). When stamina runs out you pass out and get transported back to your apartment.
    Vision is used to find clues quickly but also drains every time you use it.
    Characters are where the game's at its prime, from our star David Young himself with the ability to travel back in time with the use of "mementos", from a girl who acts like a cat to a fashion designer and his mannequin partner.
    Every time I left the game I was wondering what was waiting for me when I came back. With all that said, it suffered from a very cliché "guy became detective because wife died and now he's seeking revenge" backstory for David, granted, he was a detective before that too but the revenge theme is still there.
    Everything considered, great cult classic coming up here and I hope this show/game goes on for a few seasons.
    "What's the capitol of Brazíl?" and "Avant GAAAAAARDE" will be burnt into my skull for a while! Thank you Swery65.
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  5. Sep 19, 2014
    8
    Been having a great time with this game. I echo a lot of what the industry reviews are stating. So give the professional reviews a read. TheyBeen having a great time with this game. I echo a lot of what the industry reviews are stating. So give the professional reviews a read. They are pretty spot on (I think Destructoid's review is very informative). Swery65 has created another brilliantly bizarre experience that is worth a look for anyone that enjoys adventure games with a healthy dose of insanity and the Kinect integration is actually pretty well done. A solid addition to the Xbox One library. 8/10 from me. Expand
  6. Jun 13, 2015
    7
    SCORE 7.4/10

    Imagine if Heavy Rain and Telltale games made love while on a bunch of acid. This is that game is their baby. It has a
    SCORE 7.4/10

    Imagine if Heavy Rain and Telltale games made love while on a bunch of acid. This is that game is their baby.

    It has a unique art style very much in the vein of a graphic novel. It has many of the same interaction types as Heavy Rain and a super trippy and weird story. It is unique and has so much **** crazy stuff happening I don't know where to start.
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  7. Nov 5, 2014
    0
    It's basically, "teehee look how weird and quirky I am" the game. Nothing really means anything or has anything to do with anything, just aIt's basically, "teehee look how weird and quirky I am" the game. Nothing really means anything or has anything to do with anything, just a series of stupid events that combine to form absolutely nothing. Not very good. Expand

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