It’s no secret that current 3D reboot/sequel Yume Nikki: Dream Diary (an impressively redundant title) left followers of the quiet indie cult-hit exploration original dissatisfied, as well as our resident dream-delver Adam. A mixture of mechanical missteps, technical issues and a a lot narrower vary of environments and issues to do with them left many chilly.
Development of the sport doesn’t appear to have slowed or stopped since its authentic launch, nonetheless. Today, model 2.Zero of the sport rolled out, a significant free replace including a number of extra dream-worlds to discover, new issues to do in them and apparently some new secrets and techniques to dig deep into.
There’s an enormous ol’ chunk of bugfixes (far too many to enter right here, though if you’d like you possibly can wade hip-deep into the patch notes over on Steam) however the spotlight of this replace is a slew of recent content material, most of it built-in fairly easily into the sport with new connections being made between zones, particularly out within the wilderness space. Here’s the guts of the replace notes, adopted by a brand new trailer:
- Added a number of new areas to the sport.
- Added new idea artwork.
- Added some new results.
- Mini video games now save excessive scores when quitting.
- Added audio for when the woman within the college disappears.
- Added some lacking results to the mall.
- Added an possibility to regulate the brightness of the sport.
- Improved efficiency of the eyeball wave.
- Added some extra secrets and techniques.
- Improved AI of NPC that chases you.
This in fact received’t handle the sensation that this pseudo-sequel/reboot is a extra tactile, action-oriented recreation than the a lot quieter and extra summary authentic, however a number of extra areas from the unique at the moment are current and proper, plus some new stuff blended in. A peek at a couple of neighborhood gathering locations reveals that people are largely happy with the replace as nicely, with the brand new areas that includes new Effects (the gadgets you utilize to work together with the world in unusual new methods), story beats and even a pair well-delivered scares for many who dig too deep.
I do hope that additional improvement is deliberate and that some day we see a model 3.0, maybe turning Yume Nikki: Dream Diary into the sport it at all times might have been, however till then I’m fairly proud of this new stuff. I’m contemplating diving into it tonight, within the wee small hours of the morning, when all appears hazy. By the following day, it’ll all appear to be a dream.