Serious spoiler warning: If you haven’t played The Longest Journey or Dreamfall, stop reading this review right now and go play them. Then come back. Thank you. Besides, you’re not going to want to play Dreamfall Chapters anyway if you haven’t played the first two. It would be like jumping into A Storm of Swords before reading A Game of Thrones.
Fifteen years ago we were introduced to an intelligent young woman named April Ryan in what would become a cult classic point-and-click adventure game. Adventure games seem to have fallen through the cracks in recent years, but thanks to easier accessibility to fans, indie developers have been making great strides in the genre. Enter Red Thread Games’ Dreamfall Chapters, the episodic game that takes fans back to Stark and Arcadia once again. I was pretty impatient (and a little angry) that it took eight years to revisit the moment that left us all hanging: What happened to April? And whatever happened to those dreammachines that were unleashed on the public? Is Zoe going to pull through her coma?