Dream Catchers: The Beginning
Since your sister Mia took a teaching job at a private boarding school for girls she has kept in touch by sending hand written letters. When months go by without any contact you decide that it's time to visit her. While approaching the school grounds a dark figure suddenly obstructs the road and in an attempt to avoid the figure you find yourself plummeting into a ravine. You awake to find the dark figure standing in front you for only an instant before it disappears.
To save Mia, you'll have to explore the school grounds and learn to use a mysterious amulet that allows you to enter the dreams of the residents. But why are they all sleeping? When entering another's dreams, you'll have to play by a different set of rules. Use the tools at your disposal to traverse dream worlds and save your sister!
June 19, 2014
Story-wise, Dream Catchers: The Beginning is a pretty interesting game. Although the story is not entirely new or mind-blowing, it captured us right away from the beginning. No matter how many times it was done, the theme of ‘dream worlds’ continued to fascinate us; we enjoy exploring imaginative locations and meet with fantasy characters which is exactly what Dream Catchers has to offer.
Dream Catchers also excel in the presentation. The graphics are beautiful, clear and undeniably epic. The locations have a nice mix between light and dark ones, the hidden object scenes are very detailed and definitely looking great while the cutscenes are reasonably good despite the lack of voice-overs.
All of that said, Dream Catchers: The Beginning lacks the bells and whistles to make this game a memorable one. Dream Catchers feels just like any other dream-travel games; all the standard features of a HOPA are there, but there are no new ones either. The hidden object scenes are quite standard, puzzles can be challenging, but they are certainly not very creative.
Moreover, Dream Catchers is an extremely short game. Any type of players would probably going to complete the game under 2 and a half hour. Still, we enjoyed every second of that 2 hours; so if you are not too tight on your budget, we would nonetheless recommend this game.