Game release: Dreamfall Chapters – Book 2: Rebels (PC)

It has been a very long time since the release of Ragnar Tornquist’s The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, but with the help of Kickstarter and the episodic content concept, Dreamfall Chapters – Book 2: Rebels is finally here.

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I have to confess that I’ve not been much up to date with the recent Kickstarter projects and episodic games, which is weird, because some of the most interesting titles the adventure genre has brought about, like Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse and The Walking Dead, were quite excellent to play through. So hopefully this year will see more coverage of them, starting with the second episode of Dreamfall Chapters.

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The The Longest Journey games were never easy to get into for non adventure gamers because of often very long dialogues and a story that only slowly unfolded. But when the plot and character development finally came to fruition, then one couldn’t get away from them. Despite the second game being criticized for a lack of puzzles and an emphasis on stealth sequences, Dreamfall was still an epic story with an unfortunate open ending.

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So it’s great to finally see more of April Ryan, the girl who came from the industry-technology world of Stark to the fantasy-magic world of Arcadia, in action again. Looking at the trailer and reading about the plotlines doesn’t make it easy for newcomers with so many threads intertwining. The animations also look a bit dated, compared to games, but the art direction, voice acting and writing generally seem to provide an interesting new experience.

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For those who haven’t played the original games, there’s no better way than buying the season pass to see how this grand story about different cultures and belief systems turns out. There’s also a special edition, including the digital art book Reborn: The Art of Dreamfall Chapters Book One, the short stories Journeys Birth, the digital soundtrack, the Digital Europolis tourist map, 7 HD wallpapers, and 5 digital avatars. This is quite a lot of content. If you’re undecided, you can also get the upgrade later.

Buy the PC game on
GOG (Standard Edition)
Steam
GOG (Special Edition)

GOG news

Official Website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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19 Responses to Game release: Dreamfall Chapters – Book 2: Rebels (PC)

  1. This is exciting news. When is it being released? 🙂

    • nufafitc says:

      It already has ;). At least Book 2, but you have to wait a bit before the season is complete, hopefully this year.

      • What consoles is it on? 🙂 know what I will now be playing this week! ^.^

      • nufafitc says:

        Well, it’s actually only available on PC (and MAC) at the moment. You can either get the season pass on GOG (DRM-free) and use one of my referral links ;). Or you go all Steam.

        There will also be a PS4 version coming out, but I don’t know when that will be.

        BTW, there’s a Steampunk sale at Steam with the first two episodes 20% off right now (see Twitter posting). But of course I’d always go for GOG because of the goodies and because they’re awesome people :).

      • Probably wait until PS4. 🙂

      • nufafitc says:

        I’ll let you know when it’s ready :). But I think my review(s) will show up sooner than the release of the PS4 version ;).

      • nufafitc says:

        Might also be the perfect time to revisit the original games ;). But will take some time. Still, I guess everything’ll be ready when the final chapter is completed :).

        Have you played TLJ and Dreamfall? What are your thoughts on them?

      • Planning on playing the longest journey asap. Loved Dreamfall so much especially Wonkers! Not fair that I can’t have a Wonkers in real life lol. If you like this style of game I am guessing you have played lost crown, syberia, broken sword, etc… used to play a lot of the horror/thriller styled ones too. My favourite ever game like this though was Laura Bow Dagger of Amon Ra! Really hoping that there will be a remastered version of it at some point.

      • nufafitc says:

        Indeed everyone should have a Wonkers :). I preferred the original, though. Quite different games actually.

        Yes, point-and-click adventure games are my favorite genre, as you can see with the reviews I write ;). Being an editor at Adventure-Treff.. nuff said :).

        No, I haven’t played “Lost Crown” yet, as I found it quite fiddly to handle. But I will sometime in the near future… probably Halloween ;).

        I hope you’ve played “Grim Fandango”? The Remastered version is quite good and available on PS4/Vita as well ;).

        Ah, Laura Bow Dagger of Amon Ra, that’s been a very long time… haven’t played it yet, but it seems one of those forgotten classics…

      • Love Grim Fandango. Being an editor must be cool 🙂 I love the old point and click and adventure game. Excited about the new kings quest game that is in development. Loved the humour of the Sierra and lucas arts days

      • nufafitc says:

        Beign an editor can also be quite time-consuming and includes other frustrating elements ;). There will be some coverage coming next week(s) which will highlight the not-so-great parts about it…
        But yes, in general, it’s pretty exciting to write about new and old games. BTW, I also interviewed some people from the Sierra days, like Al Lowe :).
        Some more Sierra classics reviews will be published as well, the thriller stuff… Gabriel Knight…
        But I’ve always been more of an LA fan due to the puzzles. Looking forward to the Day of the Tentacle remake.

      • That is awesome. Well next time you do mention Laura Bow lol :-p Gabriel Knight. Wow! Another flash from the past. You should play shivers if you like old school puzzle adventure games 🙂

      • nufafitc says:

        I’ve heard of Shivers and might give it a try. If you check out my review of “The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures”, you’ll see there’s a LOT to cover ;):
        http://bit.ly/1MJp05U
        There are old-school puzzles and… well, old school puzzles, like when you get stuck because you missed something. That’s why I always preferred LucasArts ;).

      • Lol I think i prefer Sierra. Both were amazing though. Will check out the article 🙂

      • nufafitc says:

        Great, let me know what you think and we can continue the discussion over there, if you like ;).

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