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Video Game: D 4
Dark Dreams Don't Die (or D4 for short) is an episodic adventure game created by Access Games for the Xbox One. It's a spiritual sequel to SWERY's Deadly Premonition, and shares some plot elements with it.

The game stars David Young, a former Boston police officer turned private detective investigating the murder of his wife, "Little" Peggy. The trauma of the incident, as well as the bullet lodged in his skull, has left David with no memories of the day save Peggy's last words: "Look for D". He soon discovers that Peggy's murder has also given him a mysterious power: the ability to travel through time. He is aided by his former partner Forrest Kaysen and the mysterious Amanda, a woman that acts like a cat. David hopes to travel back in time to find D, prevent Peggy's death, and change the past.

It's about as weird as it sounds.

This game provides examples of:

  • Action Commands: During the stunt scenes. Actually very well done and made fun using the Kinect. It helps that you can sit down and still do them accurately.
  • Arc Words: "Look for D."
  • Big Eater: To call Forrest Kaysen this is an understatement. The man can stack four pieces of pizza on top of each other and shove them into his face with little to no effort, in between gulping down gigantic bowlfuls of clam chowder. He can even swallow a whole roasted fish and pull out the bones in one smooth motion.
  • Cliff Hanger: The final scene of Episode 2 of D4 is Philip Cheney, having somehow transformed into the electricity-manipulating superhuman killer DELTA, lunging at David with a cry of "Now, Mr. Young, how can I help you...DIE?!" seconds before "To Be Continued" appears.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Everyone in the game is just a little... off.
  • Fantastic Drug: "Real Blood", which is stated to act as a super-steroid of sorts. Philip Cheney is a habitual user who ingests it via an inhaler.
  • Foreshadowing: Deborah's analysis of Derek Buchanan.
    Deborah: Either he's working to run away from something or work itself is his reason for living.
  • Ice-Cream Koan:
    Deborah: It's like Doctor Johnson says: "Fall from an airplane and you die."
  • Mythology Gag: David Young was the name of the protagonist of Deadly Premonition while it was still in development, before it was changed to Francis York Morgan.
  • Red Herring: Three passengers of the plane conveniently have a name that starts with a D: Deborah Anderson, Derek Buchanan, and Duncan. Phillip Cheney is later revealed to be a DEA agent under the codename DELTA. David's lack of knowledge prevents him from figuring out Cheney was D all along.
    • It's also implied that "Look for D" might really be "Look 4D". IE, time.
  • Signature Style: Forrest Kaysen appears yet again in one of SWERY's works.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Philip Cheney is not only secretly a DEA agent, he's also a massively muscled superhuman murderer named DELTA, and he uses the drug "Real Blood" to suppress his killing urges and maintain his disguise (and somewhat normal figure) as a flight attendant.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Olivia constantly refuses to admit she needs help, and she definitely doesn't need you to find something random on the plane.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: You can dress up multiple characters in different outfits or give David different kinds of facial hair, inluding a Hitler mustache.
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