Swery, perhaps best known for his cult hit Deadly Premonition, partnered with Iron Galaxy and Microsoft Studios to release an Xbox One exclusive detective adventure game titled D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die. For those of you who haven’t jumped in yet (shame on you, by the way), season 1 of the episodic series is available this week for 33% off on Xbox Live.
Consisting of a prologue and two full chapters, D4 follows a tequila drinking, bubblegum chewing, former Boston police officer David Young as he attempts to solve his wife’s murder by going back in time to prevent it. But how? Using personal belongings called mementos, Young can dive in to the owner’s past to re-write history. If that wasn’t absurd enough, you can also take on tons of side-missions from some of the craziest characters in all of gaming; from your roommate who thinks she’s a cat, to a fashion designer overly obsessed with his mannequin, and an obsessive-compulsive passenger that will drive you nuts with her preposterous requests.
It’s a bit like a point and click adventure game that takes place in Twin Peaks, and you can control it using either the Kinect’s motion controls, or the old fashioned controller–I recommend the latter. I thought D4 was worth its full $14.99 price tag, so at $9.99 I have no problem recommending it, especially if you’re a fan of quirky titles.
Also on sale this week:
- Titanfall – $25.00
- Titanfall Season Pass – $6.25
- Thief – $20.00
- Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes – $39.99
- Murdered: Soul Suspect – $25.00
Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, generally handling news, reviews, public relations, and our social media communications on Facebook and Twitter. He’s an aspiring video game journalist, Baltimore native, and on again/off again WoW player that blasphemously favors consoles over PC. He’ll always have a soft spot for Nintendo, and his favorite game is the original Metroid on NES. As a Marylander he naturally puts Old Bay on everything, loves the Orioles, reads a lot of Poe, and says “son” too much. Contact him by e-mail at the address above, or follow him on Twitter.