* BrokenBase: Whether you like April or Zoe more is SeriousBusiness.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The whole soundtrack is a standout, especially if you like Trance music, but Magnet's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18c-gUzzK8Q "Be With You"]] is a stand-out.
* FridgeBrilliance: Why are elite state-sanctioned Azadi assassins called "Apostles", when there is nothing particularly Christian about their missions? Because "apostle" means simply "messenger" in Ancient Greek, and as such, can refer both to peaceful missionaries and to [[CIAEvilFBIGood CIA-like overseas assassins]].
* FridgeHorror: When ZoŽ returns to Casablanca at the end of the game, she can stop by Olivia's store to find that it's closed, and Olivia is never spoken to again in the game. Dreamfall Chapters reveals [[spoiler: That Olivia was killed in an "accident" - meaning she could have already died before the events of the game is over.]]
* ScrappyMechanic: The combat and stealth sections. Ignoring the question of whether someone playing an AdventureGame would want to do those sort of things, and whether they count as padding, the combat is slow and unresponsive but can forced through by mashing the heavy attack button, and the game is finicky about what makes a sound when you step on it in the stealth segments.
* {{Squick}}: The ''entire'' scene where [[spoiler:Zoe meets Alan Peats. Really, the scene was awkward enough when he ''wasn't'' talking.]]
* ThatOneLevel: The Necropolis section is so convoluted and confusing (not to mention being populated by enemies who can OneHitKill April if the spot her), even the original developers themselves had enormous trouble getting through it. Thankfully, [[http://www.theundreaming.com/showthread.php?970-How-to-get-through-the-Dreamfall-caves-easily there exists]] a GoldenPath through it.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Azadi people are the followers of religion, and one of its defining features is the necessity to fight the unbelievers. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jihad Well, damn me if that doesn't sound familiar]]. What really drives the analogy home, though, is [[http://www.minstrum.net/concept_art/dreamfall_103.jpg their architecture style]].
* TheWoobie: ZoŽ. When we first meet her, she's looking for a purpose in her life, since college allegedly didn't work out for her very well. We see across the course of the game, her friends text her and tell her to come back to college in South Africa. She broke up with Reza, but cares enough about him to help out with his work. Over the course of the game, we see her and another man fall in love with each other, and we never figure out what happens to him. Then [[spoiler: the ending...]]
** April Ryan. [[VideoGame/TheLongestJourney The entire last game]] was [[spoiler: building up to the fact that she will be the next Guardian]], but things turned out to be the complete opposite. And now April is roaming Arcadia without any purpose, with a traumatic experience that makes her no good, unable to go back home, unable to find her peace and having lost many of her friends and dear ones. And just when [[spoiler: she may have found someone she may be able to trust, [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle comes the ending]]...]]
** Once you've learned about Faith backstory and [[spoiler: have see her dying]], you'll never stop crying. Ever.
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