Play Dreams from the Past Deluxe, a mysterious hidden object tale in the mind of a young woman. Whenever photographer Dianne falls asleep at the end of the day, she has the same horrific dream. A man is stabbed in the back by another man, tearing a loving couple apart. Who are these people, and why are they in Dianne's dream? Find out in Dreams from the Past Deluxe!
discover an intriguing love story in this mysterious hidden object game
step into Dianne's dreams to uncover a dark secret
find useful items that help you advance quickly
tease your brain with challenging mini-games and tricky puzzles
This game was so disappointing. The graphics are nice, but the story is extremely poor; the sequence of trying to get through the process is not at all intuitive, and the "help" does not help at directing you. The story is also really pretty bad. I am so sorry I purchased the product.
fallonr | Added on: February 26, 2013
Really? VERY VERY old fashioned game/graphics. The things you need to click on do not sparkle so you have to click around like crazy. You don't even zoom in when you place an object. NOTHING like the recent HO objec games that are involved with great graphics. GENUINELY poor on all levels, even takes forever to download.
devi | Added on: February 26, 2013
This game had too many issues to make it a fun play. Graphics were disappointing, no vocals and storyboard went on and on without a fast forward There was no direction so you literally had to move your cursor over each scene just to find those magnifying lens or spinning gears. Moving from one scene to another was also difficult. The arrows had to be hit just perfectly. A big disappointment.
rroyall | Added on: February 25, 2013
I usually play HOG's in the "casual" mode". There were no options for this in this game. You have to move your cursor all over the place just to try to figure out what you need to do in a particular scene. There is no hint available during play in order to find where you need to be. It's all trial and error. You do get hints in the HOG scenes, but, unlike the gameplay, items are awfully easy to find most of the time. I finally finished the game only because I found a walkthrough on the web and it told me what I needed to do to move on. Fortunately, or unfortunately, when you use the walkthrough to guide you, the game gets over pretty fast.
I wish more reviews had been available before I took this one! The only good things are the graphics. No explanations, doesn't flow well, too many back and forward moves with no relavance and the end ????? If the makers are planning a sequel it needs to be 100% better.
animalhaus46r | Added on: February 25, 2013
Slow paced and boring. Might be ok for anyone under the age of 10.
mailman | Added on: February 25, 2013
You have NO idea where to go or what to do other than continuously and repetatively running game arrow over and over the same scenes trying to find/locate what/where you're needed! Abolutely NO hints or even a map to show/help in your quest. Agreed, hints only work in HO screen and now where else and some objestc are hidden/so small you have to click anywhere and on anything to finally find. Extremely tiring & boring to go back to same screen locations, move mouse around top to bottom in hopes of finding next clue! Bought it & regret. Gave it a high "THINKY' only because you should give SERIOUS thought before buying!
I started with no expectations - knew nothing about this game, etc. Right away I was underwhelmed by the graphics, music (when it actually played), & storyline. All very cheesy & unimpressive. But then the frustrating aspects began to emerge. The game is very slow-moving; & you can't skip through the cheesy, drawing-by-drawing (comic book style) story telling. During the scenes, the mouse's arrow does not change when you locate an object of interest, so you have to just click to find some things. There are gears over some objects - these inevitably require other objects to fill its need. This is that "click on the object & 3-5 bubbles (pictures) of other objects will pop up around it" method of game-playing, except that it's VERY poorly done. When you DO find one of the objects needed, you then usually have to find 2-3 objects for THAT object, too! But the even more frustrating part is: when you get an item you need in your inventory, those bubbles don't pop open for you to deposit it into. You have to click on the main (gears) object again. BUT then when you go into your inventory to get your item to insert into the bubble, if you don't get it juuust right, everything closes & you have to click out of your inventory to click on the main object again. Ugh! Also, there are no hints outside of the H/O scenes. Many of the items IN the H/O scenes are repetitive objects - the exact same thing in the exact same form/position/etc. - & some items are hidden 3/4s of the way behind other objects, making them impossible to find. Not to mention that they will have, say, the word "bell" for you to find. You'll find a bell & click on it - repeatedly. But no, that's not it. Turns out there is another bell, smaller & harder to see, that you are expected to find & click on instead. Thus my title: Not very well thought out. Also not very exciting. Or fast-moving (at all). But IS very frustrating! So, good luck!
Nice graphics & clean-looking hos scenes, not junkpile. Good mechanic where 'bubbles' open showing some items for us to collect. Comic-style storyboard is charming & well-drawn. Story progresses quite slowly, however. Big problem for me is it's literally nearly hos after hos. As I prefer more adventure & puzzles, game is not to my liking. I did enjoy being able to think for myself & hint system in hos is pretty quick. Overall, game seems best for "traditional" hos fans.
did not know what needed to be done. no arrows to get out of places.
smshelton | Added on: February 25, 2013
DO NOT EVEN TRY IT IS NOT WORTH THE DOWN LOW TIME. IT WAS IN THE MORNING AND IT ALMOST PUT ME BACK TO SLEEP!!!!!!!
Cat_In_RV | Added on: February 27, 2013
This game must have been designed years ago, because I can't imagine anyone producing a game like this today. The one good thing: some of the scenes themselves were quite lovely (take a look at the screen shots up above) with good color. Unfortunately, that's the only good thing I can say. The story line moved forward by means of cartoon scenes, there was no voice over, the story line made little sense, and the ending? Well, please don't tell me there's a sequel. Other than that, the game was pretty awkward. There was no reason for the back and forth, you just had to keep doing it in order to trigger HO scenes. And if you didn't hit the EXACT mark you needed, nothing would happen. This held true for going from one scene to another as well as within a scene itself. The game was very sensitive as to where you used your mouse, which made it very frustrating for me. If I hadn't found a walk-through I probably would not have completed the game because it was so tedious to try and guess which scene you had to go back to. Give this one a pass. It's not even worth playing with a Fun Pass, much less purchasing.
It looked more like a bear...or maybe even a pig. But all the other times, I could tell what the objects were. This is a very basic game. The HOGs are pretty easy, and the mini-games are skipable if there's one you don't like. The hints only work during HOG scenes. If you click the cursor too many times, it just disappears for a couple of seconds. The story didn't grab me that much. Game play could have been a little smoother, i.e., I had to find just the right spot to click on to exit a scene. But it's not that bad of a game. Play the trial and you should know fairly quickly if you like it or not.
Stupid, tried for an hour to like it... nope. Was this the developers first HOG? Have they ever played an HOG? Straight up awful.
tbug53 | Added on: March 5, 2013
I tried to play thinking it had to get better but I was extremely disappointed!!! There are no instructions/hints "NOTHING" that tells you what/how/why to play... This game is a long way off from being released to the public...Gamehouse needs to pull this one offsite and send it back to the publisher to be completed.
cobblersue | Added on: February 25, 2013
This game was not to clear on how to proceed to find the objects then when you found an area to examine the objects were too easy to find. I would not recommend this game,