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By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on February 10, 2016

Noooo!! Why, dear Lord, why? If you heard these phrases being shouted out loud lately? If so, then itís likely you walked past my window. This weekend I gave Indie game Dreii a try. It was not always easy, but it's a good way to test (or increase) your patience.

Dreii puts you in a sort of umbrella shaped character that can float. On the ground, several geometric shapes are just lying about. Somewhere in the field youíre in, there will be a shiny, white spot. The main goal of the game is that one of the geometric blocks on the ground has to be placed in front of that spot. So, you'll have to build a tower. But that will be harder than you think. You'll have several shapes you can use to build your tower, like squares, triangles and circles. And you can imagine how hard it is to build a tower out of circles, canít you?

Not only the shapes will work against you; in some levels, there's even wind involved. Imagine you almost have your tower ready, you only need to place that final block. And just when you want to place your last block, the wind picks up, huffs and puffs and blows your tower down. Itís at times like these that I thoroughly realize that it's a good thing I don't have the actual blocks in the room with me, because they would most definitely get a private flying lesson by yours truly.

As you can probably guess from my ramblings up to this point, some help would be most welcome. So I invited my fellow DumeeGamer, JP ďLord HudsonĒ Gommers to play along. This game is meant to be a good game to play together with your friends. A small flaw is that you both log in and then there's nothing left but hoping that you will bump in to each other eventually and get the chance to play the game together. But, more often than not, you will be playing with random people instead of your friends.

To communicate with other players, Dreii provides you with you a number of pre-selected phrases. The idea behind this is that you can communicate with all kinds of players from all over the world. But in my opinion, they weren't very helpful. So sadly I must say the multiplayer option didn't quite live up to my expectations. It can be a nice way to get help from other players, though the player in question isn't always the friend you were hoping for.

The game is available for PC and mobile devices. In my opinion, it works better on a tablet or smartphone, because you can be a little quicker when lugging your blocks around. I know, normally itís the PC that is most accurate and fast, but it seems the tablet won this round. When playing Dreii, it certainly is your best option.

Dreii is a fun game for people who have a lot of patience. It can be very hard to solve a puzzle at times. So if youíre in for a challenge, Dreii could just be a dream come true.

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Etter Studios
February 2, 2016