Review: Dreams (PlayStation 4)

In Dreams, you can play thousands of games created by players across the world – arcade games, RPGs, horror, comedy and more, even some genres that might not exist… until now. With new Dreams being published every day, there is always something to explore, discover or get inspired by.

Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 10.83gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Opening intro tutorial with further optional tutorials for all aspects of the game.
  • Creative design gameplay aka make your own games.
  • Arts dream- the single-player story made by media molecule and shows off what the game can do.
  • Imp-this is you and you have the ability to interact with the world and inhabit and become an object within said world.
  • Two games types-Dream surfing and Dream shaping.
  • Dream surfing–browse player creations, use search or filters. Frontpage will have recommendations and show off the best creations.
  • Dream shaping- the meat of the game, all the creative tools you could possibly need and all available at the start.
  • 3 controller types are supported-DS4/DS4 gyro and Move controllers.
  • Photo mode.
  • Hand reset Imp position to the centre of the screen button.
  • Pushes the envelope of how creative you can be.
  • Endless possibilities and replayability.
  • Can create cutscenes.
  • Prize bubbles return from LBP and these add more items for your creations.
  • What you can make is incredible.
  • Everything from tools to navigation is simplified and streamlined to within an inch of its life.
  • So charming and happy.

Cons:

  • The slowdown in busy places.
  • Daunting experience.

  • 10/10
    Graphics - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Sound - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Accessibility - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Length - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10
10/10

Summary

Dreams is one of those games that don’t come along very often but when it does it completely changes the landscape. Last time we had a phenom like this was Little Big Planet again from Media Molecule. Dreams take LBP and just destroy it from power to graphics to simplicity for LBP was and is groundbreaking the barrier to entry was a big one and any serious creators had to sit through hours of tutorials. Dreams eradicate that and instead empowers the creator and player, I just couldn’t believe how easy it was to get into a game and how I could get one of my dumb ideas to look semi-decent, it didn’t take long and it was alright? The story as is always the way with these games serves more as a working demo to show off what is possible, the funny thing is it is not a bad story so win-win. I can’t stress enough how much game you get here. Even if you have no intention of making anything the ever amazing community will keep you entertained and with every game uploaded the level of awesome goes up by one. The genres you can make/play is insane from fps to sports to point and click to mammoth open worlds. Dreams is one of the best games to ever grace gaming and is a must-own, hands down a true marvel.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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