Have you ever played a game that made you angry? I don’t mean the type of anger you feel when you’re invested and affected by a story that intends to make you feel that way, but the type of game so bad that you can’t believe someone can charge money for something so poor and get away with it. Few games have ever made me truly angry like this; Final Fantasy XIII did it, Lifeline did it, Infinity Blade did it, and that’s about it. Until Dreamfall Chapters happened, at least. I loved The Longest Journey and talk about it all the time because it got me into adventure games, and the original Dreamfall was enjoyable enough despite not living up to its predecessor, but Chapters is such a half-baked betrayal of everything that made those games good that it’s rage-inducing. I hate this game, and even that statement isn’t quite strong enough to convey just how pathetic Chapters is. It’s full of plot holes and inconsistencies, padded with some of the most monotonous gameplay I’ve ever experienced, and prone to bugs and performance problems even though this is an episodic game that’s been out in some form since 2014. Lifeline is still the worst game I’ve ever played, but Dreamfall Chapters is a very close second, worse than even Final Fantasy XIII (and they share many of the same story problems). I’ll never buy another game from Ragnar Tornquist or Red Thread Games.
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