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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: 29 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  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. Oct 16, 2014
    83
    What D4 does incredibly well is provide gamers who loved Deadly Premonition with another tale of weird and wonder while at the same time giving day one Xbox One owners a reason to use their Kinect rather than controlling their cable TV.
  3. Sep 22, 2014
    80
    The characters are quirky yet interesting, and I’m looking forward to returning to their world. If you’re willing to give decent motion controls a shot, and like the idea of a bizarre private eye anime, I would say that D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die - Season One is well worth the investment.
  4. Oct 8, 2014
    80
    Once again, SWERY injects a detective story with his patented brand of weirdness, though this time he's finally free of the technical limitations that hampered his past work. D4 isn't a flawless experience, but, as with Deadly Premonition, it offers a world and set of characters you won't want to leave behind.
  5. Oct 14, 2014
    79
    D4 is disorienting, surreal, crazy as the previous works from Swery65. Is a brilliant adventure with a lot of hyperbolic characters and exaggerate situations. Play it and you won't regret it.
  6. Sep 23, 2014
    75
    The narrative hooks are numerous and capable of sinking in nice and deep. I can’t wait to see where this crazy tale goes next in the forthcoming episodes. Hopefully less of my time is spent on needless action, and more of it is focused on the case and characters.
  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: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. 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 to those looking for a weird, styled game, that's just awesome and fun to play. Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2014
    10
    -Like Deadly Premonition you're playing for the experience.
    Despite on how you feel about the Kinect motion controllers (which is optional)
    the interactive story, music, and strange ambiance will absorbs you in a welcoming yet wacky journey made possible by Swery65 and his team. Expand
  3. Sep 23, 2014
    10
    Awesome game!The best game for Kinect with Singl !Interesting charecters and new game experiense! Like Heavy Rain, but for Asia and exclusive for xbox one) Expand
  4. 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 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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  5. Sep 24, 2014
    9
    If you're after something a little bit different from all the formulaic triple A games which have been released for next gen then don't hesitate to buy this game from a very talented video game director.

    I would urge anyone who has played Deadly Premonition or The Walking Dead/Wolf Among Us series to download this little gem from the weird and wonderful SWERY...In a gaming world full of drab and dreary plot lines, this man knows how to bring them to life with yet another cast of wonderfully eccentric characters.

    The presentation and controls are very slick too, those of us that played Deadly Premonition know what a pain movement was in that game but access have nailed the look and feel of the game, with quick time events which don't interrupt the flow of the game and actually have somewhat of a challenge to them.

    Only a couple of negatives really, the pacing at times isn't great due to some overly long mini-games and at £11.99 it's not the greatest value for money given there's maybe 5-6 hours of gameplay if you're not going to repeat it.

    However, with episodic gaming the measure of success is whether or not you leave the player wanting more after each episode, and I can say I can't wait to see what SWERY has to offer us in the forthcoming episodes.
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  6. 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. 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
  7. Oct 1, 2014
    2
    I guess I expected more out of it from all the good reviews I read, but I didn't really like the story and found the art style of the character face's to contrast way to much against the cartoony body models, and the voice acting is just horrible, which is kind of important in a narrative driven game. Overall it just feels like one of those 90's pc point and click games. Expand

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