Dream Theater Game Plans

The Dream Theater website announces plans for Dream Theater: The Astonishing Game, a game based on the group's concept album of the same name, saying this is coming to Windows, OS X, and consoles in Q2 of this year (thanks Frans). Turbo Tape Games has some details, and is accepting signups for their newsletter, and the announcement offers some details on how an unusual concept like this will work:
Prepare to step into the dystopian future as described in the concept album The Astonishing. Travel to The Great Northern Empire Of The Americas (G.N.E.A.) where any dedication, investment or interest in the arts has all but been abandoned. The very soul of what was once real music is lost in a digital quagmire of emotionless sonic madness.

In this setting a young man from the Endless Isleland, Gabriel, emerges with a voice so profound it moves everyone that listens, transporting them back to a time where true art created by humans was celebrated and consumed as the ultimate nourishment for the soul.

In the game you will follow the story-line of the album through a series of matches between the rebel militia and the forces of G.N.E.A. in a board-based tactical strategy game! The game is available soon on iOS & Android (both mobile and tablets), as well as for PC and MAC.
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I prefer Meshuggah for my metal prog needs
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Dream Theater has always been and always will be pretentious heavy handed masturbatory schlock

you forgot souless..
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AgentCooper wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 17:09:
Dream Theater has always been and always will be pretentious heavy handed masturbatory schlock

To each their own. They are one of my favorite bands, although this newest album is my least favorite by them. I've been listening since I saw them in a local club in upstate NY in 1992.

This game, however, seems like a lame idea at best.
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Dream Theater has always been and always will be pretentious heavy handed masturbatory schlock
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Necrophob wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 14:21:
Dream Theater lost their way when they tried to get heavy after the 2005 Gigantour with Megadeth. Now it's just virtuoso wankery between the guitarist and the pianist. And kicking out their old drummer was a terribly bad decision. I saw them on the Gigantour, and that guy was awe inspiring.

Eh, Progressive Metal has been growing for a while as Power Metal has added more and more Progressive elements. Don't forget that they're friends with Sym X and co-headlined a tour with them in the late 00s(as well as getting Sym X on Gigantour), and Sym X is decidedly heavier.

As far as technical masturbation, they've always been technical masturbators. The key solo in Metropolis Pt 1 is an early example.
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Necrophob wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 11:44:
Dream Theater hasn't made a good album in over a decade. The concept of the new one is pretty cringe worthy. If I want good progressive rock, I listen to Porcupine Tree instead.

The self-titled was pretty good. A Dramatic Turn of Events has its moments as well.

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If you're more of an electronic music type Mind.in.a.Box makes for some good concept album listening.

For their albums, the songs feature monologues, snippets of audio logs and conversations that combine to tell a story that spans the albums. Together, they form a mysterious epic that draws on science fiction, fantasy and noir fiction.
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Dream Theater lost their way when they tried to get heavy after the 2005 Gigantour with Megadeth. Now it's just virtuoso wankery between the guitarist and the pianist. And kicking out their old drummer was a terribly bad decision. I saw them on the Gigantour, and that guy was awe inspiring.

If you want to listen to some good Porcupine Tree, I'd recommend trying out Fear of a Blank Planet or In Absentia first. Their older stuff was mostly Pink Floyd influenced. PT is pretty much dead in the water now, but Steve Wilson (the singer/guitarist/songwriter from PT) has some really good solo work.
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HorrorScope wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 12:13:
Necrophob wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 11:44:
Dream Theater hasn't made a good album in over a decade. The concept of the new one is pretty cringe worthy. If I want good progressive rock, I listen to Porcupine Tree instead.

Ok did some due-dil and checked out some Porcupine. Does today's Dream Theater sound anything like them? If so, wow they changed a lot. I do agree that the DT I do like is quite old. But that's ok, that is how it is for most, you come out with your best stuff and then you age with no major breakthroughs thereafter. But DT I know sounds nothing like the Pine.

Here's the thing. If anyone listens to anything after Dream Theater's album Awake (maybe A Change of Seasons for the covers), you'll find that they're not the band that they used to be. Catchy and musical song structures versus virtuosity affixed atop a song formula; and you'll find what the people miss.

Porcupine Tree; like Dream Theater; is full of competent musicians. It's just Porcupine Tree hasn't lost their way (too much, without coming back).
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Necrophob wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 11:44:
Dream Theater hasn't made a good album in over a decade. The concept of the new one is pretty cringe worthy. If I want good progressive rock, I listen to Porcupine Tree instead.

Ok did some due-dil and checked out some Porcupine. Does today's Dream Theater sound anything like them? If so, wow they changed a lot. I do agree that the DT I do like is quite old. But that's ok, that is how it is for most, you come out with your best stuff and then you age with no major breakthroughs thereafter. But DT I know sounds nothing like the Pine.
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Dream Theater hasn't made a good album in over a decade. The concept of the new one is pretty cringe worthy. If I want good progressive rock, I listen to Porcupine Tree instead.
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