Recently, we took a look at the first six games in the Dream Day series, hidden objectÂ titles that have evolved nicely. With Dream Day True Love, the series takes a step back in gameplay but a step forward in story telling. It’s hard to knock this game with an amazing story of 70 years of marriage (based on a true relationship). However, despite the emotion, the lack of hidden object scenes makes it hard to recommend it on its merits. There are missed opportunities in this title and we’re not sure why that happened.
The couple, Bill and Helen, met in 1939 while Bill was on leave, being in the military. The story of their meeting was adorableÂ - they went to a dance with different dates and left with each other. The game proceeds to give us glimpses into their lives together, told in ten year increments with each milestone wedding anniversary. The player is still the wedding planner, but in this case, we’ve been hired to throw a 70th wedding anniversary party to be held at an old family home. It’s a beautiful story and hard to imagine living long enough to spend 70 years with someone. The fact that the story and the photos are all real creates a wonderful narrative for the game.