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  • Summary: So long as you have a dream in your heart, there's nowhere to run. But if you go through the doors and explore what's beyond, you just might have a chance...

    Play as a young girl as she explores the mysterious and unreal world of her dreams. Start off with no story or guide, as you
    So long as you have a dream in your heart, there's nowhere to run. But if you go through the doors and explore what's beyond, you just might have a chance...

    Play as a young girl as she explores the mysterious and unreal world of her dreams. Start off with no story or guide, as you experience the different worlds of her dreams, each one deeply shrouded in mystery.

    Run from the monsters that chase you, discover how to use the items you find, and solve the puzzles you come across to find clues to the mysteries scattered around you.

    There are 7 doors that exist within the dream, from which you can freely go through to different worlds as many times and in whatever order you like. Discovering where the worlds are connected and what happens between them may be the key that brings you closer to your goal.

    An homage to the original Yume Nikki, created by indie game developer Kikiyama on RPG Maker and released in 2004, this reimagining has been made with the permission, cooperation, and supervision of the original creator. This time created with 3D graphics and a new game system, while still retaining the feel of the original world and characters.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Apr 6, 2018
    70
    The jury is still out on whether or not Dream Diary exists as a faithful remake/adaptation of the original Yume Nikki, although research has led me to believe that it wasn’t well received by the community. So if you’re a fan of the original game, you might want to temper your expectations. For the rest of us, Kadokawa’s remake is a spooky adventure game that doesn’t break new ground but will take you to some strange and exotic places.
  2. Mar 6, 2018
    65
    I feel like I want to recommend the game to peers if only to have more people to talk about the story with and hear their interpretations of the events that transpired.
  3. CD-Action
    Jun 5, 2018
    60
    It’s neither a remake nor a remaster. Dream Diary is like a bold cover of a classic song, that uses the same themes but makes them more accessible, unfortunately intentionally losing some of the qualities that made the original piece unique. [05/2018, p.44]
  4. Apr 5, 2018
    50
    Yume Nikki: Dream Diary is successful in recreating an atmosphere and world that feels as chaotic and random as a dream, but converting a dream into a game does not lead to a great gaming experience.
  5. Aug 12, 2019
    50
    Too unremarkable to share in its predecessor’s cult status and too clunky to rival its modern competition, Yume Nikki – Dream Diary is a reverential yet surprisingly unfaithful reimagining of its 2004 namesake.
  6. 40
    Yume Nikki: Dream Diary is a visually faithful recreation of the original Yume Nikki, but beyond that, it falls short. A slew of game-breaking bugs and unintuitive gameplay creates a disappointing experience not worth the asking price.
  7. Mar 5, 2018
    35
    Dream Diary fails to deliver an experience deserving of having the "Yume Nikki" title on it. In fact, it looks more like a cheap attempt to lean on the original title's success and cult status rather than a game that stands on its own merit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. May 27, 2018
    8
    O jogo é diferente. Uma reimaginação do jogo original em um estilo mais ¨Survival Horror¨ ou antigos jogos de aventura para PC..
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    O jogo é diferente. Uma reimaginação do jogo original em um estilo mais ¨Survival Horror¨ ou antigos jogos de aventura para PC..
    O game recebeu uma atualização gratuita cheia de novos conteúdos, adicionando um pouco mais de exploração no game.
    A jogabilidade e a câmera não são perfeitas, parece um jogo mais antigo mesmo..
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  2. May 22, 2018
    7
    Buen juego pero demasiado corto y no tiene la esencia de yume nikky que es vagar por los sueños, es demasiado lineal , bastante regular la verdad
  3. Jan 15, 2020
    5
    It's basically about walking around weird locations with nothing to do and no purpose. Although the audio is fine and the graphics are niceIt's basically about walking around weird locations with nothing to do and no purpose. Although the audio is fine and the graphics are nice and varied to look at, as a gamer I had to drop it after about 10-15 minutes of walking in random directions. Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2019
    1
    A botched attempt at trying to recreate the magic of the original. Horribly buggy, janky animations, bland visuals, forgettable music, tinyA botched attempt at trying to recreate the magic of the original. Horribly buggy, janky animations, bland visuals, forgettable music, tiny game length, dull levels and very little resemblance to the original source material. 5000 characters isn't enough to describe how much I hate this scam of a game. Expand