I am a firm believer that dreams can be prophetic, or perhaps hold some truth to the waking world. For this reason, I decided to take a close look at Lucid. However, I’m not quite sure what to make of it. From my understanding, it’s an otome visual novel about dreams. That’s pretty much it.

Lucid

In fact, the plot for Lucid is relegated to two ambiguous paragraphs in the pitch. The plot revolves around someone having dreams about someone else and it’s up to them to keep said person safe. At least, I think that’s what it’s about. Most of the pitch goes into discussion on all the main and side characters. The cast is the only indication that this could be an otome visual novel. Honestly, I could be very far off the mark here.

Before you accuse me of unfairly criticizing Lucid, hear me out. I actually want to know more about the game. It’s intriguing enough on its own to make me want to get excited for it. Unfortunately, with so little to go by it’s hard to be any more than cautiously optimistic that it could be good. Thankfully, there is a demo to try out. That’s something at least.

Lucid

Despite the lack of information, the only real glaring omission I see with the pitch for Lucid is the lack of a video of any sort. Not everyone reads the text to get their information, so that could potentially hurt the campaign. No matter what happens, I do wish the developers the best of luck, but for the above reasons I’m going to have to pass on this one.

Serena Nelson
Serena has been a gamer since an early age and was brought up with the classic adventure games by Sierra On-Line, LucasArts, and Infocom. She's been an active member on Kickstarter since early 2012 and has backed a large number of crowdfunded games, mostly adventures. You can also find her writing for Kickstart Ventures and evn.moe.
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