Dreamfall Chapters - Friar's Keep Gameplay Walkthrough

The video contains a 25-minute walkthrough of one half of a chapter of Dreamfall Chapters.

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k41m
k41m

Read below for the kind of people who are destroying gaming, who cares about story and solid gameplay when the damn graphics "suck". Children..


I am honestly not seeing why these graphics are so bad, I'm being honest here. I don't see it, you kids expect too much. 

xodiac
xodiac

You attach a pillow to a broom, then wave it outside your window because obviously the trigger-happy guards are going to be staring at your window and shooting anything that they see near it.  Then you pick the lock with an arrow....!??  The solution to opening a door cannot possibly be so absurd. 


I wish these types of ridiculous solutions could have been improved upon by now; this is a huge barrier to enjoyment by many people who don't play old-school adventure games.  All you can do is try to combine every object you have and perform actions on every environmental target to see what kind of contrived response the game gives you, which is, at best, not fun.


For a good story-driven and choice-driven game, adding poorly conceived "puzzles" can only drag down the quality.  If you have a good, logical, idea for a puzzle then go for it. Especially if it supports the story. Even a mini-game like hacking in Deus Ex or picking a lock in Skyrim is better than this -- in any case, you're just clicking on stuff, but at least there's a consistent internal logic behind the mini-games.


To me that would be the real advancement for an adventure game in 2014.  Not graphics or 3D vs 2D or whatever irrelevant features for a story- and choice-driven game, but a logical consistency to the puzzles that improve immersion in the story. I guess it's still early to pass final judgement, but I will wait and see on this one.

jtyuif
jtyuif

Looks good. Engine obviously isn't finished yet; characters' skin looks too shiny etc. They still have another year in development to fix that. Not a fan of the choice-sharing social TWD stuff, but it's optional.

Kushlius
Kushlius

It looks like crap. If you can't make the good looking 3D game, just do the 2D. I love dreamfall, but this is horrible.

Avaron
Avaron

Is Dreamfall Chapters TLJ going to come out on XBOX 360 or XBOX One at all? Please let it be so!

SureBigBuster
SureBigBuster

Sorry to say this but this game looks HORRIBLE even if it's far from being finished...and worse yet the dialogs seem to be pretty dull. With all the great games that are coming out this one is gonna have a very hard time to sell

pozium
pozium

The graphics of the game looks really 'horrible' even for a Pre-alpha. Pre-alpha gameplays are often a vertical-slice of the main game. Just hope this isn't a vertical-slice!

pozium
pozium

I don't know anything about this game, but from all the footages and interviews,  I haven't seen anything that even whispers 'purchase' to me

Tao_and_Zen
Tao_and_Zen

I just want to know how the one-armed, one-legged man climbed up the chain. It was funny to see the Skyrim arrow to the knee reference.

Elann2008
Elann2008

For pre-alpha footage, Dreamfall Chapters is looking great.  The gaming industry lacks good non-point-n-click adventure games like this and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

Godlikan
Godlikan

Dragon Age 3 thought process.

ciofy1
ciofy1

One of my favourite series.Loved Dreamfall!Can't wait for this!!

Sushiglutton
Sushiglutton

This is one of the stiffest looking games I've seen. Lucky it's just pre-alfa because a ton of work remains. Let's see if they can inject some life in it!

emerin76
emerin76

Aahh, take Sony and Microsoft out of the article and you have a forum with a warm fuzzy feeling...

lostn
lostn

Can't wait to play this. I already paid $125 for the boxed copy of the game as a KS backer.

Curzad
Curzad

Honestly I haven't played a decent Adventure Game since Syberia.

Kinren1
Kinren1

Longest Journey, Dreamfall, were some of my favorite adventure games.  Looking foward to this one!

thorn3000
thorn3000

25 minutes one half off one chapter? hoping there will be at least like 20 chapters because with the likes of 5 chapters gameplay time would be at around 4 hours? 20 chapters would means at least 16 hours...

jaguar10books
jaguar10books

Ragnar, I know this is supposed to be a 'mature' adventure game but could you add some color to Kian's flesh-colored pants?  Not that I mind that much :) but he looks naked from the back as he's going up stairs and walking.  It distracts from the dialog! 

Noclippin
Noclippin

I loved TLJ, Dreamfall was incredible... this has a lot to live up to :)

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

Oh man , this is going to be so awesome game . I love The Longest Journey saga . The game is still at least 1 year away and have been in development for only few months , yet this already looks amazing .

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

OMG I am so excited for this game . Dreamfall ending made me cry . It's been too long :-(

Oh tears of Joy . Great time to be PC gamer .

flankenstein
flankenstein

That is amazing, I knew I recognized the prison from somewhere, just couldn't place it until he mentioned it. It's been 7 years since I've played Dreamfall and it's still buried somewhere in my memory.

SipahSalar
SipahSalar

I dont like how the girl looks, can we change her face please? Also better grammar is needed. Do we mercy kill the prisoner? Really?

OMGMrTea
OMGMrTea

Woooooo! It looks great! Even in its current state, you can see that it is full of details, has a very capturing atmosphere, an interesting story..... oh i can't wait! :-D  Glad i backed the game on kickstarter.

jdsandara
jdsandara

I'm torn between watching the video and not.  I love, LOVE, the previous games and these guys and am really curious about the dialog system, but I don't want to spoil my experience of playing the game all the way through. 


The only other game that I looked forward to more was TLJ, so I'm definitely keeping an eye on this and am here to support the game if nothing else.

focuspuller
focuspuller

I'm a huge fan of The Longest Journey (possibly my favorite game ever), and a fan of Dreamfall. I'm also a proud backer of this project.


It's been awhile since I've seen April and Zoe. Can't wait!

sotantalus
sotantalus

This is my most anticipated game for 2014 =)

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

i hope this game can live to the other 2 games in the franchise. TLJ became my instant favorite when i played it.

hystavito
hystavito

I don't normally go for adventure games anymore, but if it has choice and some freedom, it might be something I would enjoy.  From what I have seen/read of the previous games, they aren't the standard adventure game experience.  I didn't know this game existed until last night though.

CosmicD
CosmicD

Normally I would play both games on a yearly base but i'm not gonna play them anymore until this game comes out next year. THere's something about having the memories a bit malted in your mind without knowing all facts fresh in your head. This demo makes me remenisce so much about "just being there" as zoe

ciofy1
ciofy1

@Sushigluttondoesn't look bad.it's decent imo.i'm sure the final product will be excellent

lostn
lostn

@thorn3000 Some chapters will be longer than others, some will be shorter.

Total game time will be 10-12 hours he said.

CosmicD
CosmicD

@SipahSalar Like the devs already said, Zoë from dramfall was limited to the technology of that time (also due to the fact that they needed to be a port for xbox). If you're going to make a chazracter in 2014, they are going to be far more detailed and, some of the eye and face details aren't masked by shader techniques that are deforming the face as it was intended even. I can't get why people whould want her face to have been so disproportionate and flat.

Now with this new engine they can make it seem more real.

roganth
roganth

@SipahSalar There's nothing wrong with the grammar in that sentence.  Perhaps you would prefer 'euthanize' or a hyphen.

lonewolf315
lonewolf315

@jdsandara I watched the first minute and a half then decided I'm going to love this game and turned it off so as not to spoil the next 28 1/2 minutes of gameplay. Although at this point in the development process they may change this segment drastically for the final version.

pug987
pug987

@hystavitoThe Longest Journey is a standard adventure game but it's of the highest caliber. Considered by many the best adventure game.


Dreamfall doesn't have many adventure elements, it's more of an interactive experience with a few (bad) fighting and (bad) stealth sections. It does, however, has an amazing story, like the first, and it's worth experiencing just for it.

emerin76
emerin76

@lostn And who can play through an adventure game without getting stuck here and there trying to figure out where to go or pixil hunting, etc

focuspuller
focuspuller

@gamerno66666 @pug987 @hystavito There weren't plot holes. And the ending was not meant as a proper ending. The story was always meant to continue. It has simply taken this long to get to make this game.