I procured Dream Chronicles at Game Stop last week and just finished it this afternoon. I really, really liked the game. The overall story was very interesting and the visual styling was excellent (especially for a DS game). The game play was interesting and unique as well. There were puzzles and elements of what I call “findin’ shit”.
When I say that the game play was unique, I don’t mean that hidden item games are unique, because they aren’t. What I mean is that this game pulls it off very well unlike games where you are finding totally random items in a crazy-ass picture that has nothing to do with the story or characters in the game. Like go find a fish, a bucket, a pencil, and a fan in this picture of a garden in order to progress the plot of a detective/mystery game. You get what I’m sayin’?
I was a bit disappointed by the ending, though. It was really built up in the story and I was really hoping for a happy ending based on all the character has to go through, but that was not the case. Not only was it not the happy ending I was hoping for, but it was a quick cliff hanger with no further explanation or even a teaser of more to come. They just ended things abruptly and rolled the credits.
I guess since I enjoyed all but the last 20 seconds of the game, it was a good experience overall.