As it stands, Dreams is an interesting experiment. It’s encouraging to imagine the world in which this game revolutionized an industry and opens the doors to more freedom for creative expression. Until then, it is only that: a dream.
But that's why we're also hesitant to recommend Dreams to exactly everyone. The novelty's pleasure settles quickly for those who do not have time to mecca with the dream project full time. After a few days, we've seen all the Super Mario clones available. And then we can see that exactly everyone is in production. The "Beta feeling" permeates most of what is uploaded. Although creators have mastered the tools much better than at the early access release.
Review in Swedish | Read full review
Dreams is an almost bottomless well of user-created content, and already there are some gems amongst the myriad of creations available, even if they won’t ever feel like big-budget AAA games. It isn’t for everyone, but for the right kind of person, it will be everything.
Dreams is fantastically experimentative, and it's obvious that the near-limitless creation tools provide a platform on which the community can build far into the future, but to judge this package as whole right now, it's not the wider product that leaves a lasting impression.
Dreams is a creator-focused set of tools more so than a video game. If you've always wanted to get into game making, collaborate with the like-minded community, and weren't sure where to start, this is a great option. But if you're primarily after some quality gameplay, and not just bite-sized imitations, it's best to look elsewhere.
Dreams seems like a niche game from a first glance, but it's impossible to truly appreciate what it has to offer until you see what it has to offer yourself. It feels like an arcade with unlimited plays for everyone and a museum encompassing every interest all wrapped into one game. Whether you're there to build or just to look around, Dreams isn't a game to miss.
The emphasis on having the players create levels is why the game really shines, and it can only get better as time goes on.
Dreams is a game that could make thousands of games. You can find various innovative creations on this platform ranging from games, videos to music and paintings. The tool is easy to use for amateurs developers but if you just simply want to enjoy yourself, Dreams might not be the best choice.
Review in Chinese | Read full review
While the community and creative software is incredible, it's exactly that: software. This isn't something you should just pick up and try out of curiosity; I can only recommend this title if you are willing to dedicate hours to making something truly amazing.
This compulsive genre-crossing title combines animation studio with design toolkit and social network as it teaches game creation
Dreams is devoted to the realisation of exciting wishes, and with it Media Molecule has its defining, if not quite definable, game.
Dreams is not just a game, it will be an investment for future as long as it's user base stays alive.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
Dreams' final release might lack serious control improvements over the early access but a wonderful story mode, and community's getting better and better at creating unlock this PS4 exclusive's full potential.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Media Molecule gives us a complete tool with which feel ourselves like authentic video game developers. It takes time but, once you mastered it, the experience is very rewarding. The only limit of Dreams is in our imagination.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Dreams is an impressive game making tool, which includes a great story mode: Art´s Dream. On the downside, motion sensing controls are not too accurate, and the game requires lots of tutorials.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Stop reading and come experience the Dreamscape.
Dreams offers plenty of amazing games for those just looking to enjoy someone else's creativity and a powerful suite of tools for creators to show off their skills
Dreams is a game that has a lot of potential in the future for both the creators and the players. The large amount of lessons are easy to follow for the creators and there will only be more fun in the future for the people who love to play. In addition, Dreams' single-player campaign is a must if you've bought the game due to the special playstyle. The only thing that could make this game even better is multiplayer and more cool creations from the Dreams community!
Review in Dutch | Read full review
Media Molecule have created something that is truly special and opens up the ability to create and build gameplay experiences in an accessible way that I’ve never seen before.
It’s crazy to think that everything you see and hear in Dreams is made from scratch, entirely by the software’s engine. Now imagine if a full-fledged video game dev team actually spends time to make a game here. The possibilities? Limitless.