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Weird Dreams (1989)

Posted at 15:18 on August 8th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The name speaks for itself. This one-of-a-kind game features an utterly morbid fancy of a man named Steve undergoing a surgical operation. While the doctors are struggling to fix his hallucinating brain, he must also fight for his life in this strange, uncanny world of personal subconscious, seasoned with a multitude of phantasmagoric absurdities, which though are equally as absurd as extremely hostile. But the really bad news is, is that it all seems to depend solely on your own progress, and if you fail to accomplish your mission down here, it will certainly mean your death up there. Your life now is completely in your own hands. So, no time to fake it, you better make it! Or else… *flatline sound*.


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Posted at 15:57 on August 8th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Apart from Wikipedia, is there any indication that this one was actually released in 1988? There seems to be zero press coverage from the time and several reviews even hint at the ST version being the first one released whereas some articles mentioning the PC version call it a port (making it impossible to be published before the others).
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Posted at 16:11 on August 8th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Yes, mobygames confirms it, BUT... it doesn't really say which platform it is, it only shows 1988 in a combined view but if you switch between platforms you will get 1989:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/weird-dreams
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Posted at 16:37 on August 8th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Weird indeed. I would be tempted to question the independence of these two sources (Wikipedia/Mobygames), but I also don't have definite proof of the opposite.
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Posted at 16:45 on August 8th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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My guess is, mobygames made a mistake and Wiki somehow incorporated it. Although the former doesn't really say which version it is, and wiki editors decided it's PC for some reason, while if anything it indeed should be the last on the list. I think that alone is enough to dismiss it. Don't forget, Wiki is maintained by ordinary people mostly, and not someone who can take responsibility for inaccurate entries. Every other source says it's 1989, so i think it's best to join the herd on this particular matter.
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Edited by Vagabond at 17:19 on August 8th, 2015
Posted at 16:14 on August 9th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Even with the mentioned shortcomings this looks and sounds like an incredibly cool game… especially the suit! :D Goes right on my "Must Give A Try!"-list
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Posted at 16:25 on August 9th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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especially the suit!


That's supposed to be pyjamas ;)
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Posted at 19:57 on August 11th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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He looks like an escaped cartoon convict!
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Posted at 03:16 on August 12th, 2015 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Only those normally wear striped uniform ;)
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