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  • Summary: Dreams is the space you go to where you go to play and experience the dreams of Media Molecule and its community. It’s also a space in which to create your own dreams, whether they’re games, art, films, music or anything in-between and beyond. [Media Molecule]
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  1. Positive: 49 out of 52
  2. Negative: 0 out of 52
  1. Feb 18, 2020
    100
    Dreams is so many ideas at any given time. It is ambition given form, imagination given vibrant life and unlimited possibility waiting to be shaped with your hands. Unique and inspiring, there’s no other game that even comes close to reaching Dreams and its intuitive approach to creating content and an experience that you never want to wake up from.
  2. Feb 18, 2020
    95
    Dreams gives you nearly unlimited tools to create your own game or just fool around with. The result is astonishingly deep and remarkably accessible, thanks to a list of detailed, comprehensive tutorials. On top of that, other people’s often bizarre creations provide you with a seemingly endless amount of content - and will keep on doing that for many years to come.
  3. Feb 14, 2020
    90
    Dreams is a game that allows the player to explore a network of so many ideas— new and old. It’s something that with time will only get better, especially when online play and VR will eventually be in it. This is a game for the creatives, the casuals, the curious, and anything else. Media Molecule has created something that sets the bar for creation tool engines and sandbox games.
  4. Feb 17, 2020
    90
    If Dreams became popular between players and creators it will get fantastic support for years, there are already a lot of fantastic and creative creations, this is a very unique experience and highly recommended.
  5. Feb 21, 2020
    90
    Media Molecule has devised something really special with Dreams, placing a hefty toolset in players' hands where the only limitations are your skills, imagination, and time. There's nothing else quite like it, and it feels like a culmination of everything the studio has been working towards since the first LittleBigPlanet. The presentation is too charming, the tutorials too informative, active, and engaging, while playing and finding other people's creations is a breeze...It's a stunning achievement that encourages limitless creative expression, a place where people can come together, collaborate, and explore each other's imaginations. It's a tool for the fools who dream, and one of the most innovative releases in years.
  6. Feb 14, 2020
    87
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Feb 18, 2020
    60
    Dreams is wholly unique in that it gives the common player the tools to create virtually whatever they want. The unfortunate part is that the creations - at least so far and including the levels made by Media Molecule itself - are just not that fun to play. It will, however, be very exciting to see where this game will be in the upcoming months and years.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 382
  1. Feb 19, 2020
    10
    É incrível! Super original, uma inovação sem tamanho! É de ficar espantado com o que é possível fazer nele
  2. Feb 18, 2020
    10
    Dreams gives you the ability to make anything you want, however you want, and to have fun the whole time learning its ins and outside.
  3. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    Dreams is a fantastic game. Played the Beta, Early Access and now... Release! You shouldn't believe these sudden increase of bad ratings. ThisDreams is a fantastic game. Played the Beta, Early Access and now... Release! You shouldn't believe these sudden increase of bad ratings. This is a masterpiece! Expand
  4. Feb 16, 2020
    10
    This game's potential is INSANE. It's amazing to see the community improve at their specialty (ie. Sculpting, coloring, creating music,This game's potential is INSANE. It's amazing to see the community improve at their specialty (ie. Sculpting, coloring, creating music, creating characters, etc). People have already made such AMAZING levels one day 1. It's been day 3 since it's been released, and the things I keep seeing people make blpw my mind. This isna MUST GET game!! Play with your friends too! Expand
  5. Feb 15, 2020
    10
    I have read the bad reviews and I am impressed at how hard they try to speak badly about this video game.

    The game is a necessary wonder,
    I have read the bad reviews and I am impressed at how hard they try to speak badly about this video game.

    The game is a necessary wonder, and of course it is not the perfect game, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THAT DOES NOT EXIST, nothing can satisfy everyone and that unfortunately you do not like it, it does not mean that it is bad, learn to live with it.

    For my part, I am happy with the ranking and I would even bet on something higher, but as I said before, it is impossible to satisfy them all.
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  6. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    The brilliant team at Media Molecule behind such titles as the Little Big Planet series and Tearaway have followed up with Dreams for PS4. AnThe brilliant team at Media Molecule behind such titles as the Little Big Planet series and Tearaway have followed up with Dreams for PS4. An ambitious title aiming to introduce gamers to the world of game development with a low barrier of entry. Dreams is a place to create music, sculptures, games, short films you name it, someone has attempted it, but one of the most impressive aspects of dreams is the ability to jump in at any time and play other ‘dreamers’ creations. And to be honest, its one of my favourite experiences on PS4…

    I have been playing dreams for around 200 hours now, through both the Beta and Early access release, and I think it’s fair to say that I have been blown away by its technical capabilities. Dreams is a full game creation toolkit, where users can create everything from small sculpture showcases to full musical scores, and share whatever they make with users worldwide. Booting up the game for the first time can prove a bit overwhelming for first time users, but this is quickly overcome by helpful beginner tutorials and a very intuitive user interface.

    A good starting point is MM’s own campaign, ‘Art’s Dream’ which can be found currently featured in the play dreams tab and has been made entirely within the Dreams creation engine. Art’s Dream plays as a 2-3-hour interactive film that follows Art, a depressed musician who doubts his musical prowess, and rekindles his love for playing Jazz through childhood memories. The story is deep, animations are near floorless and its incredibly impressive how many different game modes MM managed to cram in to a coherent and well written narrative.

    Whilst it helps to have a general understanding of the foundations of game design, anyone looking to play dreams can jump in, and with the help of MM’s tutorials, and can easily understand the basics of how to create content. Anything more than that however, is going to take time and dedication to grasp, as is the same with the learning curve for any other piece of software.

    The ‘Dreams Surfing’ mode in the game has also proven to be quite a fun dive, with it acting as a random button for every dream that has been uploaded to the ‘Dreamiverse’. You never quite know what you’re going to get yourself into. I have seen some very impressive user created content so far in Dreams, but most experiences so far are short format content, or games that exhaust themselves within the first 5 minutes. This could be because the game has only been out for a short while, but I hope users create more fleshed out experiences in time.

    Over the course of the Early Access release, I dabbled in creating a dream, and attempted to recreate a scene from the game ‘Bioshock’ from scratch. I was impressed in how easily I was able to pick up the toolsets and create something that utilised lighting, sound, texture and movement to make a coherent scene. As someone with no prior development experience it was reassuring to know that with a bit of practice you can make engaging dreams. Its important to note that if you don’t fancy yourself as a creator, you can still create dreams using assets that other users have made, and MM actively encourage this through their tutorials.

    I know it sounds cliché at this point but one of the most interesting aspects of Dreams is the community that has been built around the game. It has its own reddit, discord server, a dedicated website to view users’ creations on indreams.me, and there is a clear push towards collaborating with other users. MM have a 10-year plan for Dreams, and have a roadmap to add PSVR support, online multiplayer and sculpture export for 3D printing among other things down the line. The ability to share and create whatever you want to is truly awe inspiring.

    Overall, I feel Dreams both delivers and exceeds the lofty expectations that MM set out to achieve, and you’re probably better off trying it out for yourself than reading this review to understand if its worth your time investment. The game allows for full creative expression, and really highlights the talents of every day people around the world. I can’t wait to see more
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  7. Feb 18, 2020
    0
    Dreams can often give you a feeling of doing nothing but creating useless Play-Doh looking creations without any purpose to it.

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