What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that dream:scape is a unique game that has a confusing and mysterious story. Players will need to delve deep into the game before the story starts to make sense. Additionally, many factors in the game -- sparse use of sound effects; old, abandoned environments; first-person perspective; etc -- make it feel like the setting of a horror movie. However, the actual content is not as intense as the setting would suggest, as there are very infrequent depictions of violence or explicit violent dialogue. Nevertheless, it exudes an eerie kind of tone that some will find unnerving.
Is it any good?
DREAM:SCAPE is a curious, almost hypnotizing kind of game. It was designed by G. Norman Lippert, an author whose previous work has been in mystery novels and who has never published an app or video game before. That comes across here, since the experience is much more of a mystery story than it is a game, and even though much of the time players will likely be roaming abandoned environments not having a clue what is going on, there is something about it that's intriguing and irresistible, which is a testament to the story and the timing of its unraveling throughout the course of the game.