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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  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 12, 2020
    100
    As overwhelming as it is, Dreams is a unique and impressive game that offers plenty of ways for players to create whatever they want, with a great sense of community.
  3. Feb 17, 2020
    95
    Dreams is a must-have for anyone who has wanted to create a game but didn’t have the know-how to make all of the elements work together. Dreams does a better job of teaching you about game logic than any toolset I’ve used, and makes it fun. It’s perfect for any age range and can foster creativity in its users for years to come.
  4. Feb 14, 2020
    90
    Dreams is a revolutionary experience, well-developed and capable of being as accessible as it is deep. The dream has just begun, but already, with all these incredible tools, seems like something wonderful.
  5. Feb 15, 2020
    90
    Dreams is a marvel from Media Molecule. It’s another cog in their creative machine that takes game creation to another level. Does it have room to grow? Lord, yes, especially in controls, but it offers up an outlet for non-coders to make their gaming dreams a reality.
  6. Feb 13, 2020
    88
    Dreams is an impressive game-making tool, which includes a great story mode: Art´s Dream. On the downside, motion sensing controls are not especially accurate, and the game requires plenty of tutorials.
  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: 5 out of 339
  1. Feb 18, 2020
    10
    This is the most creative game I have ever played. Perfect score.GOOD JOB~~!
  2. Feb 18, 2020
    10
    Yes the best game for creative minds. Creating in Dreams is fun, you don't have to do something good, just the act of "doing" will satisfyYes the best game for creative minds. Creating in Dreams is fun, you don't have to do something good, just the act of "doing" will satisfy you. And for those who don't like to create things, the campaign, Dream of Art, is excellent, one of the best PS4 games on its own merit.. Expand
  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 14, 2020
    10
    Эту игру ждал с далекого 2013-го года, когда ее только анонсировали... после она пропала с радаров. И вот 12 февраля посмотрел стрим сЭту игру ждал с далекого 2013-го года, когда ее только анонсировали... после она пропала с радаров. И вот 12 февраля посмотрел стрим с сюжеткой «Грезы Арта»... И впервые в жизни сделал предзаказ на игру! Это неописуемо круто! Это что-то новое в игровой индустрии! Возможность создать свою уникальную музыку, написать картину, моделировать 3d обьекты, даже создавать свое анимационное кино или же создать... свою игру! Ту, о которой мечтал ты, не похожую на другие, со своей атмосферой, сюжетом, персонажами, а после ты можешь показать ее всему миру. И главное, все это очень легко, не нужна никакая мышь и 3ds max. Не нужно уметь программировать! Достаточно иметь ps4 и игру Dreams. Это поистине - Мечта! Мечта, которую подарили нам люди из медиамалекул. Спасибо вам ребята, вы теперь мои кумиры!;) Expand
  5. Feb 14, 2020
    10
    masterpeace there is nothing comparable to this achivement that mediamolecule have done 10/10
  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 14, 2020
    0
    Trailers don't show how boring and uninteresting this game is.

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