After a wait, Dreams Universe has finally, officially, launched 14 February 2020! We’ve given making worlds a shot before, so now we dive into playing the creations of others! Check out as we go through the creations of others below!
Dreams Universe is a Playstation 4 exclusive developed by Media Molecule and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It’s a “game” where your imagination is the limit, for you to create various worlds of your liking. Be the artist, animator, composer, and a game developer of your own! Play horror games, sports, parkour, whatever on offer. With an idea, you can go anywhere! If you’re looking for inspiration, then just hop over to another person’s world.
Features and Gameplay
Dreams Universe is not strictly a game per se with all that talk of creation. It’s closer to a powerful software that you utilize to breathe life and make your wildest fantasies come true. Besides a nigh unlimited creation tool, as mentioned, you can check out the creations of others. It’s a sandbox theme park of sorts, with one area being your creation, and once you step outside, there’s so many rides out there to try. There’s a dizzying array of creations, from Final Fantasy VII, PT, the first generation Metal Gear Solid, Red Dead Redemption, GTA and whatever else, all created by other players.
There was a Tomb Raider game which seemed incomplete for now, as its current build seems primarily to be a platformer only. Likewise with a Spider-man game. Should they have more time to develop it with systems closer to their original games, they could certainly try to rival them!
For those who’ve recently seen the Sonic movie, Dreams Universe also has a 2D Sonic game for you to try! For platformers, the controls within Dreams works well enough, since the motions aren’t that complicated. There’s certainly fun to be had if you have lots of time to kill to try out the buffet of creations available. You can expect to spend a long time if you pick up the tools to work on a creation of your own.
While the tools in Dreams Universe is assuredly vast and flexible, they can’t account for every single use. Just providing an example with PT, a scary moment can be ruined because the tools do have their limits. As warned, creation will consume a lot of time within Dreams Universe, as it’s a sandbox teaching tool regarding the editor, but how quickly you can get used to it would vary from person to person.
When it comes to FPS games, Dreams Universe performs quite well. Trying out something a la Call of Duty‘s zombies mode, the shooting and bullets are smooth, which helps with the enjoyment. As updates roll out, any stutters and awkwardness would hopefully be ironed out as much as possible.
As a whole, Dreams Universe is a satisfying “game” that is a powerful tool to make your wildest imaginations come true with its editor. As long as you know what you want and what to do, your imagination’s the limit in Dreams Universe. Be it creating something of your own or reliving the nostalgic past through another’s Dream, you can surely find it within this game.