Lucy Dreaming Reviews
Lucy Dreaming is a British mystery Whodunit mixed with a lot of humor and also some pretty dark elements. Lucy is an extremely loveable main character who is witty, sharp, and full of one-liners that will keep you smiling. If you enjoy old-school point-and-click adventures full of wit, mystery and mayhem then check out Lucy Dreaming.
Lucy Dreaming tells a compelling, concise story filled with wit and hilarity, kept me invested with a juicy mystery, and hooked me with its fantastic execution of the sarcastic adventure game protagonist trope. It never feels like a one-trick pony, and it’s a masterclass in knowing when to surprise with a sudden change in mood or shocking reveal. I went in thinking I was in for a charming point & click adventure with some gimmicks and enough jokes to keep me going, but I’m coming away convinced it’s going on my GOTY list. I wish I could forget everything about it and experience it all over again.
A more retro-than-typical style of interface, cheeky humor, and great voice acting helps to lift this adventure up
Lucy Dreaming is a point-and-click adventure game in which you play as a young girl whose determination to end her nightmares sends her on an investigation of a decade-old murder. With its quirky sense of humor and pixel art style, Lucy Dreaming tells a very fun and interesting story that is bound to keep you playing for hours.
That said, there are times when it lacks a bit of polish, or the voice acting and dialogue writing feels a little amateurish, despite it featuring hit voice actors like Dominic Armato (voice of Monkey Island's Guybrush Threepwood). Even so, Lucy Dreaming is 10+ hours of laughs combined with head-scratching puzzles and great storytelling, and you owe it to yourself to give it a go.
Lucy Dreaming is made for all fans of the old point and click adventures that grew up with the classic titles of the genre.
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Depending on how long each puzzle takes players, Lucy Dreaming will run about eight to ten hours, and although the game's eventual conclusion falls a bit short, this time spent still mostly feels worthwhile. Despite this lackluster final plot beat and occasional elements of tedium, Lucy Dreaming overall comes off incredibly charming thanks to its fun pixel style, entertaining and fully-voiced characters, and creative puzzle mechanics. For any fan of the classic point-and-click adventure genre, Lucy Dreaming is much more of a dream than a nightmare.
I love this game. It’s deeply British in a very funny way. It makes fun of Great British Baking Show. It has a joke about how the local fair successfully “installed the rain” just over its location and nowhere else. There are weird puzzles with fun locations. Everything I love about Sierra games is in here, and the devs didn’t include all the stuff people don’t like about them. Overall, I can’t say too much more without spoiling the whole thing, but if you love point-and-click, Lucy Dreaming is a game you cannot miss.
Lucy Dreaming is among the best point and click adventures in a year that has been full of some brilliant ones. It starts out as a homage but it ends with its own identity and the promise of an all-new humorous franchise. Some tonal frustrations aside, this is definitely comfort food for adventure game purists and a must play!