Dreams Party! (Dreams) Accessibility Report
We've documented 12 accessibility features for Dreams Party! in the Controls, Getting Started, Reading, Navigation and Audio areas to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.Dreams Party is a turn based family board game for up to 4 players. There are two boards to choose from, Welcome Garden and Halloween. Like Mario Party, it creates the fun of a real board game but combines it with mini-games when players land on the same square.
Some of the mini games require timed button presses or repeated button presses so some dexterity with the controller is required, however only one button is pressed at a time. The stick is not used as movement is automatic.
There are not always sound cues, but some of the mini-games do provide this. The halloween board contains very mild jump scares.
Release Date: 17/03/2020, updated in 2020
Platforms: PS4 and PS5
Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Genres: Action (Collecting and Communication)
Accessibility: 12 features
Components: 2D Overhead, Dice and Grid
We've documented 4 accessibility features for Controls in Dreams Party! which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
1 Button: Can play with a single button.
Specific button operation required to play
Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons for prolonged periods (a second or more) is not required or can be switched to toggling the action on and off. This is in addition to the movement stick/button which is not considered a hold for this purpose.
No Simultaneous Buttons: Only one button or key required at a time, in addition to direction stick(s).
Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.
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We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in Dreams Party! which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play. The following games are similar to Dreams Party!, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:
We've documented 2 accessibility features for Getting Started in Dreams Party! which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing.
Assistance Getting Starting
These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.
Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials and instructions on how to play. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate level of detail.
Adjust Speed: Adjust the speed of the game at critical moments or throughout, or rewind play for a second attempt, to ease reaction times. By slowing the game, you have more time to interpret what is happening and then execute your actions. It also reduces the pressure on getting things right quickly or the first time you attempt them.
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If you want to play Dreams Party!, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:
We've documented 3 accessibility features for Reading in Dreams Party! which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.
How much reading is required to play the game's main path or story and how complex the language is. This doesn't include subtitles as required reading if they are fully voiced.
Simple Minimal Reading: Minimal reading is required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a primary/elementary student (9-year-old) could understand.
All Speech Subtitled (Or No Speech In Game): All spoken content has subtitles, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to hear spoken dialogue or narrative to play the game.
All Dialogue is Voice Acted (Or No Speech In Game): All of the game dialogue and narrative can be voiced, or there is no speech in the game. This means there is no requirement to read the dialogue and narrative text to play the game.
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If you want to play Dreams Party!, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:
We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Navigation in Dreams Party! which deals with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces.
Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with the landscape, points of interest and missions highlighted throughout the entire game. This enables the orientation of the player and the world, confirming a direction of movement and the location of destinations or points of exploration.
Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Navigation
If you want to play Dreams Party!, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Navigation accessibility:
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Dreams Party! which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to Dreams Party!, and offer accessibility features for Visual:
We've documented 2 accessibility features for Audio in Dreams Party! which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see.
Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately. This enables you to select your preference as well as ensure critical game sounds aren't obscured by other audio.
Play Without Hearing
Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.
System Accessibility Settings
In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings.
Read more about system accessibility settings.
Accessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Andrea Walney and @GeekDadGamer