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Reverie excels by evoking that nostalgic feeling while at the same time making every location feel like something completely new and innovative.
Reverie is a that I highly recommend you play today. It's a cross-buy release, so that means one purchase will get you the PS Vita and the PS4 versions of the game so that you can play it at home or on the go. Trophy hunters are going to enjoy getting the game's Platinum trophy, but the best news for them is that the PS Vita and the PS4 trophy lists are two separate lists, which means that if you play the game from start to finish on the console and the portable, finish all side-quests and take care of the miscellaneous trophies, then they will be able to get a ton of trophies for their collection in a single purchase! And yes, the game is fun enough for you to play it twice and still find it very entertaining.
Reverie is a great game for the Vita with a playtime of around 6-8 hours if you don't follow a guide and explore at your own pace as you seek out everything it has to offer. The combat can be a little simplistic at times but the puzzles more than make up for this as it offers a few really tricky dungeons along with some straightforward ones. The game emphasises on talking to the NPCs and finding your own way around the map as you aren't handheld or guided every step of the way – you must become Tai and live out his adventure for yourself. I would go as far as to say that this game is essential if you are looking for something charming yet thought-provoking on your PS Vita.
Developer Rainbite has taken inspiration from some of the best classics ever, and they have delivered a small-scale game that's both a great homage and a release that manages to stand on its own. Reverie is a fun game to play for pretty much everyone that enjoys action games. Reverie is totally worth your time and money, and I look forward to seeing what the team does for their next game!
Reverie is reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda and Earthbound, what more could you want? An evocative adventure, full of winks to great classics and that always has an ACE up its sleeve to make us smile.
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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.
Reverie doesn’t break too far from the mold of the games it’s based off of. It is, however, an homage to well-loved classic games that makes some interesting deviations and has its own bit of charm. It doesn’t do anything revolutionary, but I had a blast playing through it just as it seems the developers had a blast making it. I’m excited to see what the future holds for this small team out of New Zealand.
Reverie is a charming little indie title that you can tell a lot of love was put into. There is fun to be had exploring the island with the pop-culture references and narrative threads based on interesting New Zealand folklore. Even with the generic combat and short length, Reverie is a title any gamer should enjoy in some capacity.
Reverie is a pleasant and entertaining game for fans of EarthBound and classic Legend of Zelda games. Those who own a PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 shouldn’t overlook this hidden gem.
My only complaint about the game is that it’s a bit shorter than we’re are used today. The main game took me 3 hours and an additional hour to collect all the items and complete the additional quests. At $13 I wish there would be more things to do, but in general I really enjoyed the game and the simplicity of its story.