Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 80
    Reverie is a game with Kiwi heart and soul, it is a love letter to New Zealand, to classic adventure puzzle games, and to childhood summers spent daydreaming being an explorer and hero.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Apr 8, 2018
    6
    Disappointing, the game tries, but it falls short in a lot of ways.
    there is basically no story, we got a short animation in the beginning
    Disappointing, the game tries, but it falls short in a lot of ways.
    there is basically no story, we got a short animation in the beginning that supposed to explain things, but there is nothing after that.
    no characters, no interesting dialouges, nothing remarkable.
    the dungeons are not that long or challenging, but the puzzle elements are not bad.
    it's a nice little game that can entertain you for 5-6 hours, comparing to earthbound/zelda is kind of insulting, compared to them Reverie has nothing of value

    P.S. don't you dare go into a dungeon you already finished, i got stuck in the sandcastle and can't exit even after beating the boss again, the game just won't let you go out. so nice work on the developers part, why would anyone go into the cleared dungeon again right?
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  2. Dec 15, 2019
    7
    Nice Zelda-style indie game, simple story but fun to play, pretty easy platinum as well. Good to have in the collection, especially in box.
  3. May 24, 2018
    7
    Reverie
    A Nintendo Feel on a Playstation Console
    Reverie is a 5 and a half hour long Zelda meets Earthbound game where you play as Tai who
    Reverie
    A Nintendo Feel on a Playstation Console
    Reverie is a 5 and a half hour long Zelda meets Earthbound game where you play as Tai who sets out to bring peace and balance to Toromi Islands while staying with his grandparents for holliday
    This game takes place on a new Zealand island, so you set out with a cricket bat to save the day
    I didn’t quite know what to expect with this game, but the moment I was sent to the basement of my grandparents home to fight a washing machine, I knew I was in for a treat..
    This is a really charming adventure where your objective area is marked with an x on the map,
    and its your job to figure out how to get there..
    There are enemies crawling around this island that drop coins that you can use to buy a new item and health items.. but they also drop pizza that will refill your health on the go…
    This is a lot of exploring, talking to everyone you can, getting to an area you need to get past, realizing you need an item to do so and then figuring out the right person to talk to to get that item..
    at least a couple items are this way..
    A majority of them are set in this games different dungeons..
    These dungeons will have you crawling room to room to find keys to unlock doors and progress…
    but the deeper you get into the game the more complicated these dungeons get..
    and this is where I started to slowly fall out of love with this game..
    The puzzles eventually become overwhelming..
    you have so many different items to use that all do different things, but you onoly have 3 equip spots..
    I would’ve appreciated if a dungeon stuck to only making you use 3 different items for its puzzles.. but this isn’t the case..
    having you annoyingly swap your loud out…
    all of this would slowly drain the fun from the game…
    but things would pick up as I finally reach the end of a dungeon, take on its boss, then im back out into this beautiful world to explore, use my new item I just got from the last dungeon to find collectables, easter eggs and hidden areas… meet new towns people..
    these moments are the best moments of this game..
    the first few dungeons are fine too…
    its just the final 2 or 3 where it starts to feel like too much is going on..
    All in all Reverie is a really charming and colorful nintendo feeling game, its polished, challenging, engaging, and fun.
    I loved having to use my brain to get through these dungeons.. that it wasn’t just surviving…
    I could’ve done without the puzzles starting to feel like untangling headphones towards the end though.
    I give Reverie
    a 7.5/10
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