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The Illusionist's Dream

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Jul 28, 2010 | 11:42 AM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place July 29, 2010

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Once upon a time there was a great magical performer who entertained crowds with his tricks and illusions.

But when the one he loved died, he stopped performing and lost the will to live...

...until one night he had a dream...

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A and S

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

It's good ambiance, and I like the feel and pacing of the idea. It's an alright story, sold with the visuals and format.

Not so good on the gameplay side. Respawn points are unintuitive, and while well-designed for deaths, seem arbitrarily placed. Animations of creatures interrupt necessary actions, most notably jumping. For a platformer this is pretty critical. Jumping backwards for a shorter distance also screwed me over on the fire level, making it a tedious process to consciously change direction before jumping.

3/5, good but the controls are holding it back for me.


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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I am willing to fight on the levels for such a wonderful game. 5 stars


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Whoa,I thought this game was intended for a little girl, you just hop n bop through the forest aww a butterfly !! although as i played through it, it did get better and i really enjoyed it...5 stars for this game finding the little girl in me...


Rated 3 / 5 stars

The controls are a little glitchy, which makes the need for pixel-perfect jumps and other maneuvers a real problem. Every time the man takes off his hat, he reminds me of Johnny Depp. I managed to make it through the entire thing, and, when looking back on it as a whole, it doesn't seem cohesive. First, she's talking about how she's lingering there, then she tells him he needs to let go, then she says he needs to face his own problems, and then it's take a leap of faith and wake up. The last step sorta comes out of nowhere. Also, the A and S keys don't really need to be different, as they're never both usable at the same time.