We're huge fans of Dreams here at Push Square Towers, but it's difficult to define what this PlayStation 4 exclusive is. With the possibilities almost limitless, the variety of experiences available within this title is ridiculous. There's no way everyone will have time to play everything.
If you're simply looking for some of the best stuff to play in Dreams, you've come to the right place. In this feature, we're going to pick out some of our favourite creations, be they games or otherwise. While we're on the subject, you should follow Push Square Picks, our collection which holds all the below examples and plenty more. We've been updating it every now and again with new discoveries and will continue to do so. Be sure to check it out if you want to see what's impressed us.
Without further ado, let's take a closer look at some choice Dreams creations.
As the name suggests, this is more a proof of concept than a fully fleshed out experience, but it's so visually distinct that we had to bring it to your attention. We love the stark monochrome look, and the glitchy screen effects are very well done. There's some seriously inventive stuff going on here, and we can't wait to explore more of this later down the line.
As big fans of management games, this miniaturised tycoon experience is a real winner. Of all the games we've played in Dreams, this one feels very fleshed out, complete with an opening cutscene, great menus and UI, and an engaging gameplay loop. It's simple enough to play, but it'll likely get its hooks in you. We've put a surprising amount of time into Tiny Pier -- it's better than some "real" games.
MechaWhale has already earned a fair amount of attention, but for good reason. This is an insanely cool character design that's kind of terrifying at the same time. The metallic stomp of its feet and the animated chainsaw mouth are really effective, and the detail on the whole model is excellent. This would make for a brilliant enemy type in your underwater horror games -- imagine this thing chasing you down.
SlurmMacKenzie is a prolific Dreams creator, having pumped out lots of top notch mini-games. Many of these are in our Push Square Picks collection, but a favourite of ours is this one. It's a short but stylish puzzle game about light and colour. It's easy to pick up and play and has a great arc to its difficulty, introducing new ideas with each screen. Unique and fun.
Okay, this entry is partly for roe, but we were genuinely impressed by this Croc demo. The character model is great and moves brilliantly thanks to the lack of tank controls. His little voice clips aren't quite there, but it plays wonderfully. This has a lot of potential.
This is just a small selection of Dreams creations you can find in our Push Square Picks collection. Be sure to give it a follow, as we'll be updating it periodically as we continue to explore the game. What are some of your favourite creations? Let us know in the comments below.