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After the very first Dream Chronicles trilogy, Faye's journey has arrived at an end. Dream Chronicles: The Book of Air begins the adventures of Lyra the Chosen Child, daughter of Faye and Fidget the fairy. Just before her 18th birthday, Lyra suddenly finds herself caught in what seems such as a cross between a desire and an alternate dimension. With the advice of her grandfather, help Lyra get the mysterious Clockmaker and find her way home!
Dream Chronicles: The Book of Air could be the fourth installment in the Dream Chronicles adventure puzzle game series. After the initial three games, the stories and adventures of main character Faye have finally come to a close. Now the spotlight shines on Lyra, the daughter of Faye and Fidget the fairy. Lyra is the Chosen Child of prophecy, and is destined to become the next Fairy Lord, and The Book of Air marks the start of her amazing journey.
The Book of Air begins on the eve of Lyra's 18th birthday. In what appears like a desire, Lyra sees a group of people approaching her, with her grandfather among them. Just like her grandfather is approximately to hand her something special, everything goes black and Lyra wakes up outside her old school. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be she's really at her school because there are energy bolts arcing throughout the sky and destroying things around her, and the whole place is deserted!
Trapped in what seems such as an alternate dimension, Lyra must find a method to flee and return home. Luckily, her grandfather has squeezed in touch with her, and has the capacity to give her advice and help her overcome obstacles on her behalf journey. Lyra's adventure is presented in the game as an adventure and puzzle game hybrid. The main interface shows Lyra's current location where you are able to interact with various objects. You will have to solve intricate puzzles and find cleverly-hidden objects to be able to progress in the game.
The very first thing you will notice when playing The Book of Air is how absolutely gorgeous the art is. Beautifully hand-painted art and subtle CGI and animation combine to create a steampunk-fantasy atmosphere that's simply breathtaking. The Dream Chronicles series is definitely well-known for great artwork, but this latest game Cronaca di Pescara has definitely set a brand new standard. Add to that particular a good soundtrack and believable voice-acting, and you've one great piece of entertainment!
The puzzles in this game are fairly original and quite challenging. You will find a few of the standard puzzles such as for example jigsaws and logic games, but they are combined with more unique and original games such as encryption, word puzzles and combination locks to call a few. Quite a few of the puzzles have already been incorporated into the main adventure screen, providing a more seamless gaming experience. As opposed to having to select a subject to launch a puzzle, these puzzles are solved by moving or reaching objects on the main screen.
The Book of Air also adds some growth (or leveling, in RPG terms). You will find little jewel pieces scattered all over the various locations in the game, and you unlock certain abilities when you will find enough of them. Finding ten of the pieces will unlock the capability to decipher encrypted codes, another twenty pieces will unlock the capability to reveal magically hidden objects, and so forth. These abilities also serve as obstacles preventing you from accessing more difficult areas, as you will need them to solve a number of the puzzles that you come across.
Dream Chronicles: The Book of Air is a superb adventure puzzle game that may satisfy both newcomers and fans of the series alike. The production quality of the game is first-rate, as is seen in the almost-perfect art and soundtrack in addition to the intricate and detailed puzzles and story. This game can be made to be the very first part in a fresh Dream Chronicles trilogy starring Lyra, so there's no better time to enter this magical dream world.