This is the officially designated Dream Cast Zone, yes?
The Zone for Casting our Dreams?
Last night I dreamt my dad got me an unexpected video game present (how i miss those childhood days :') ), apparently with some help from my brother: my brother said I wanted “Tetris DS,” which is of course a real video game, but the thing my dad ended up getting me was called something like “Tetris: Spyro’s Dragon SpiraL,” and the capital L there was one of those tetronimoes.
I have never owned a Spyro game in my life, but I don’t think any of them are like this. Gameplay was divided into two main segments. (1) Walking around a 2D sidescroller world talking to other anthropomorphic animals, with sprite-based graphics and text boxes and character portraits showing different facial expressions. It wasn’t a bad looking game, I’ll say that. Also you could do a pretty good jump and had some mid-air abilities, but the game wasn’t really a platformer or Metroid-like or anything.
(2) Engaging in Tetris battles with the people you meet and earning points to like… level up… your Tetris-powers or something. I’ve never played any version of Tetris involving stat- or power-driven player progression, so I don’t really know what this would be like, but it sounds like it breaks the spirit of Tetris.
In the end it was upsetting to me not because I didn’t get Tetris DS (which even in the dream I knew could be got cheaply (or otherwise)), but because I couldn’t hide on my face that this Spyro game was bad stuff, and my dad saw my expression and was disappointed in himself for getting me the game.
brb gonna go call my dad :)