I first encountered the original Mardek several years ago. It immediately became one of my favorite RPGs for its solid mechanics and entertaining writing. Now, with the rebooted Taming Dreams, Cornwall demonstrates just how much he has grown since then as a writer, as a game designer, and as a person. The game's intense focus on diverse characters, their relationships, and their realistic emotional issues informs its every aspect, creating something beautiful and unique.
Wonderful work from a wonderful artist as always I think the game is coming along very well so far and thoroughly enjoyed it, I agree that some of the NPCS have an exhausting amount of dialogue and the content of the dialogue between main characters is sexual more often than I'd like. The core game play is fun. I understand that we are still in the introduction of the story similar to mardek 1. However, I didn't find the actual amount of content in episode 3 to really be worth $2.99. I was honestly expecting episode 3 to be longer than the previous two.
I was surprised at how good this game was, as a Mardek fan. The characters seem well thought out and interesting, making it fun to read all the dialogues, and I like how the side characters have their own stories. The agitation system was challenging and a nice change of pace from some of the typical RPG battling systems (tho I still like those too). The music and graphics are also great. For me, the only real downside is saving/loading because it seems to not work without network access. I also got grossed out by some of the innuendoes but some were funny. Overall, very good game.
Amazing game! This takes a little learning and getting used to, but is WELL worth it!! The game itself is amazing, and I personally think that the price for the game is ridiculously under- Especially with the 1st 2 episodes being free! The combat system- oops, sorry - the "agitation" system is very well thought out and creative, especially the bosses! I happily erm... how would I phrase this? I happily "agitate" the bosses every day. xD The story is greatly written, and I would gladly pay a lot more for this game, ∞/5
Not what I was looking for I entered eagerly for emotional epiphanies, but became bored by battle details. While the game and its mechanics are unique and impressive, the time taken to explain everything is time I had rather spent delving into emotional discoveries. Great art, great dialogues, great characters, great lore, great details, just way too much explaining mechanics. I played through the first two episodes (which took several hours) and have yet to see any significant emotional growth in the characters.
Wonderful reimagining Was a big fan of the Mardek series back in the day, so when I heard it was getting a reboot of sorts, I was thrilled! Admittedly I was hesitant when I heard about some of the changes, but after playing, I have to say, it really resonated with me. The game is heavily story based, so if you want a lot of action, it may not be your game, but in my opinion, Pseudo has created yet another work of art that truly keeps the Mardek spirit alive. Great work and can't wait for episode 4!
- Title screen no longer says 'BETA'
- Various layout fixes for smaller resolutions