Point ‘n click adventures tend to take the player to rather unusual places, and Lucy Dreaming is no different in that regard. Here, Lucy – its protagonist, unsurprisingly – will be traversing not only the real world, but her dreams too, in order to… let’s see… find a murderer, rid her of recurring nightmares, and something about a dark family secret. Oh, and it’s set in a small British town. Brilliant!
Pixel art, a British locale, and a mystery to solve – sounds like a genuinely groovy recipe for an entry in this particular genre. There’s a lot to see, much to do, and oh so many colorful characters to chat with, too. Puzzles? Oh, sure, and according to the developer behind Lucy Dreaming you’d better “bring your powers of observation, logic and lateral thinking”. Yeah. We’ll see how long it takes for me to get stuck. My money’s on something like five minutes. Par for the course.
Use your map to explore every corner, from its run-down town centre to the local pub as you discover the town’s deepest, darkest secrets.
Right. Anyway, did I mention how the voice cast includes the one and only Dominic Armato (Monkey Island‘s Guybrush Threepwood) or how the game features a hotspot finder to avoid, you know, pixel hunting? On top of that, the less-than-patient crowd is bound to also appreciate its “instant scene exit” feature, making traveling across screens an absolute breeze. Zoom zoom. Ah yes, do make sure you click on absolutely everything, too – if for no other reason than to see what happens. This town hosts many an odd secret, after all, meaning it’s nigh impossible to know what might lie just around the corner or out the one of your eye. Or something. Ready to step into Lucy’s shoes for a brief spell?