When I first heard of The Dream Machine, it was through a friend’s recommendation on Steam. I am a sucker for old school point and click adventure games, but my game list was already overflowing with titles I never remember forking out for and it looked like a rough experiment from a studio I had never heard of.

WIth that in mind, and with a supposedly clear conscience, I still ended up buying it, and unlike most games I purchase, I launched it as soon as it was done downloading. Great stuff, now what? Well, the game turned to be very good, but only 3 chapters were made available for me to go through out of a total of 6, I believe. I figured, hey, Telltale are doing the same thing, the next chapter should be coming out in the following month.

That was 6 months ago and chapter 3 had been around since late 2011. We are now, as was prophesied by the developers, on the day that brought with it chapter 4. August 1, 2013. Well, that all sounds great and I should be jumping with excitement watching Steam update the game with the new content for my starved needs, but I’m not. Instead, I sat there waiting for the update to end and clicked the play button to justify my fears.

Since I played the first 3 chapters, I had changed my PC and upgraded to beefier models that has been causing quite a frenzy around the water cooler. Not really, but my computer has been altered and though some games bless my sanity with cloud storage, The Dream Machine did not, ergo, I have no save and in order for me to play Chapter 4, I am going to have to start from scratch.

No videogames, I will not allow you this victory, not today. You are good to me and I love replaying games, but not adventures or RPG’s. No.

I would love nothing than to review this 4th chapter for you, but alas, unless someone plays through the game for me, I fear I may never get to it again.

The Dream Machine is available on Steam for $17.