- Publisher: Active Gaming Media Inc. , Active Gaming Media
- Release Date: Jun 5, 2015
- Also On: Xbox One
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Jun 9, 2015I’m thrilled it’s on PC, and I’m delighted we’ll finally get to see the series continued – this prologue and two full-fledged episodes are great, but I really need to know what happens next!
CD-ActionJul 27, 2015Avant-garde at its best. Not all elements of this hugely unique game merge perfectly, but I haven’t had so much fun with time travel since Chrono Trigger. [08/2015, p.62]
Jul 7, 2015Whereas the PC adaptation of Deadly Premonition was a god-awful buggy mess, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die has been ported with care and love.
Jul 3, 2015An ambitious mix of themes and characters that are equally engaging, bizarre and funny.
Jun 22, 2015D4 hasn't a big talent, but it has a strong personality. If you want to try something different, this is a good choice. It's not for everyone, but maybe it could be for you.
Jun 14, 2015Swery does Telltale, by way of an obsessed, time-travelling detective and lots of references to Boston. D4 is as unique and strange as you’d hope; and (unlike Deadly Premonition,) a decent enough PC version.
Jun 10, 2015D4 is a game that knows what it is. It’s quirky and odd with an outrageous story and over-the-top characters, and that may not sit well with some people, but that’s the kind of game Swery is known to make.
Jun 5, 2015A strange, intangible experience, with style that transcends its own rubbishness.
Mixed or average reviews- based on 86 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 44 out of 86
Mixed: 32 out of 86
Negative: 10 out of 86
Jun 27, 2015This was a blast. In the best tradition of SWERY. It gives much more refined feel of mystery and craziness than Deadly Premonition (anotherThis was a blast. In the best tradition of SWERY. It gives much more refined feel of mystery and craziness than Deadly Premonition (another SWERY game) and at the same time - this is almost perfect port. Don't believe somewhat high minimum requirements. Try the free available demo and see for yourself. Most modern notebooks can run it!
The only "bad" thing I can say about this game is that it's too short (only 1st season consisting of 2 eps released right now and it ends on cliffhanger). But it's more about sales the game had/will have.… Full Review »
Jun 25, 2015To start with a side note, the whole time I played this game I kept remembering a novel I read in high school called The Wind-Up BirdTo start with a side note, the whole time I played this game I kept remembering a novel I read in high school called The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle so for those familiar with that novel this game feels like that but less sexual and in game form.
Otherwise, take Swery's distinct style and mash it together with a Tellale game and this is what you get. I thought some of the unconventional pieces of the game worked really well in shaking up the traditional adventure game format. Your character can switch between a past scenario and the present, meaning that for some of the optional side quests you will need to use objects found in the present to solve the mystery in the past. While navigating the world, you use up action points which are refilled by eating food. I thought this system worked well since it incentivizes exploration because you'd want to find the food to be able to use more action points to be able to explore more.
Tonally the game has some set themes that it likes to throw in the player's face at every opportunity. Hockey, food, anthropomorphism, and plane tech are regular themes that constantly appear throughout these two episodes. The eerie strangeness may be off-putting for many the way more surreal works can be.
Unfortunately, there is no real plot resolution and the second/last episode released ends on a cliffhanger at the height of the story's conflict so buyer beware if Swery does not get funding for a third+episodes. Nonetheless, I would recommend this for those who like Swery/telltale games even if the story never gets resolved since it does some interesting things on the way there.… Full Review »
Jan 1, 2016D4 is a strange adventure game about a detective, David Young, who has lost some of his memories and is trying to uncover the mystery of hisD4 is a strange adventure game about a detective, David Young, who has lost some of his memories and is trying to uncover the mystery of his past using his new found power to travel through time and place using mementos. Through his journey he meets some of the most eccentric characters imaginable and must interact with them to uncover clues. The interface is point and click with various action sequences mixed in each of the 2 episodes. The game can be played entirely with the mouse which is great because you need a free arm to constantly wail in the air as things get more and more bizarre.
Amazing and memorable characters.
Interesting story and setting that kept me immersed.
Action sequences have style and add well to the mix.
Interface is stylish and simple.
Music fits the mood and it's really good.
Vision system to help uncover clues.
Only 2 episodes in Season 1, but they are both fantastic.
If you're familiar with adventure games, you won't find a challenge here.
It is a linear story.
I was really surprised by this game, the story, setting, characters, mood, and style are all amazing. I had far more fun with this game than the Tell Tale games. I'm strongly looking forward to a Season 2.… Full Review »