Create anything. Play anything. Be anything. These are the mottoes that the developers of Dreams, an ambitious exclusive title for the PlayStation 4that allows players to develop their own games and stories, have been emphasizing ever since its announcement, even if not in that exact same diction. Currently in early access for select players, Dreams is already ramping up a notable cult following, with its community spouting ideas and creations that rival some of the best indie games available on the platform. And through a remarkably intuitive design platform and extensive tutorials that will make development simple and understandable for both newcomers and experienced masters, Dreams will quite literally appeal to everyone, something that’s perhaps its best trait. And even for those who aren’t too thrilled by the limitless prospects of creativity, there are countless worlds and genres just waiting to be explored created by a community of players and fans who are passionate in their craft. Even in early access, Dreams is everything players could hope it would be and far more, weaving a unique experience that transcends the very definition of a video game itself.
Once first entering the game, the player is greeted to a fantastic introduction of beginner tutorials and charming cut scenes to weave it all in. Taking control of an “Imp,” a mysterious, feathery creature that is quite simply adorable, the player is quickly introduced to Dreams’ widely diverse array of features. From exploring other players’ creations without PlayStation Plus, at least for the time being, to figuring out every nook and cranny buried in the surprisingly deep interface, everything that Media Molecule has cooked up here is a delight, and sharing in the glorious feeling of making your first creation is just as enjoyable, thanks to an extensive catalog of tutorials that are essential for any inspiring “Dreamer.”