YMMV: Dreamfall Chapters

  • Acceptable Political Targets: There are four different political parties mentioned: The Marxists are considered well intentioned, but far too radical and fringe to appeal to the mainstream voter; Kostantin Wolf is A Nazi by Any Other Name; Dieter Gross, the incumbent conservative, has little to no chance of getting re-elected as his party has been plagued by corruption scandals and has been largely blamed for Europolis' economic problems, but he is also considered "boring" (and the fact that he's a white man is brought up against him). The person Zoe supports is Lea Uminska, the only one treated positively (if considered somewhat wishy-washy), who is the democratic socialist. As this is a European game, it's hardly surprising. And even Uminska's positive image only lasts until part way through Book 2.
  • Anvilicious: Okay, okay, we get it: Social Democrats good, right-wingers bad.
    • Word of God suggested it wasn't going to hold true through the game - and as of Book 2, when you receive a Wham Episode...
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Pretty much Mira's character. She's extremely antagonistic, to the point where she thinks Wit is faking his autism, but she's so over the top about it that it comes off as entertaining rather than insulting.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: A cute, rambling, overeager Cat Girl? No, there's no way Enu would turn out to be incredibly popular. The devs have acknowledged as much.
    • On the Stark side, Shitbot. Nothing like an ridiculously overeager robot terrible at everything, gleefully talking about how a security system will kill you. There's also the name... as well as its Heroic Sacrifice for ZoŽ in book three
  • Follow the Leader: This game seems almost like the kind of game that would be made if you took the employees of a Telltale Games product and put them on another product. This is actually not a bad thing at all - Some players of both products found the similarities more appealing, and a few even believe that they did a few aspects about the Telltale formula better than Telltale.
  • Memetic Mutation: Cannon stroking is a popular one among the fanbaseExplanation .
  • Most Annoying Sound: During the brief first interlude when you're playing as Saga, when you hold down the "Run" key, Saga will run and make baby noises. Since you walk very slowly, most people will instinctively hold down the key.
  • Narm: Near the ending to Rebels, as Nela charges towards EYE headquarters with a bomb, you get to say an incredibly awkward and hilarious sound clip. The fact you can shout "NEEEEELLLLLLAAAAAA" repeatedly doesn't help.
  • Player Punch:
    • In the very beginning, April's funeral. With a start like this, this story can only end well.
    • For some, the deaths of Damien Cavanaugh (and how he was framed for the Dreammachine fiasco) and Olivia de Marco (because she knew too much are quite harsh.
    • The death of Baruti, the game saying "Your choices have led you to this point" doesn't do any extra justice... Followed by that? Nela's death... especially if you were nice to them.
    • The much more minor example: The deaths of Kidbot or Shitbot. Either you've grown to like Kidbot for how cute it is and Shitbot for how hilarious it is, or just feel their responses as they go out are bad.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Usually Kian is stoic and the various injustices we see make only a mild impact on him. When he discovers an Azadi soldier who's been molesting an underage Dolmari girl, he is furious. Kian then has the option to torture and kill him.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Olivia, ZoŽ's friend, and Damien were killed.
    • In Rebels, we discover that the cute little Banda are all dead except for one old woman who mourns her people greatly. It gets worse when you see her again as she decides to return to the place where they were all killed so that she can be with them in death.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Many fans are very vocal about the main character ZoŽ now having a nose piercing. The developers are considering to give the player the option whether wearing it or not.
    • She doesn't have one in Chapter 1, so it could be a case of fan backlash.
  • Special Effect Failure: The game looks beautiful, especially on modern computers. Despite this, the characters' hair is rendered as a stiff piece - and this can lead to some rather embarrassing mishaps such as ZoŽ's hair clipping through her clothes.
    • The scene with a confrontation is unintentionally hilarious for several reasons: First off, the goons are holding a man's arms behind his back, and his fingers clip through them. Then a man, if ZoŽ chooses to interfere, will speak to her in Cantonese. His cane is visibly clipping into his shoulder and a humorous glitch can happen where his mouth doesn't open when he talks.
    • Some of Anna's scenes turn into Narm when you see her hair visibly clipping through her hood and her scarf.
    • The limitations of the Unity Engine show again - characters mouth movements sometimes look more like they're just flapping their mouths.
  • The Woobie: Zoe tells her story at the very beginning of the game. She uncovered a conspiracy and her own mother, Helena Chang, put her into a coma. Zoe's had months to come to terms with it, but it's still pretty raw for her. She's also lost Olivia (her best friend) and Damien (her partner and romantic love interest after Reza).