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Video GameHomescreen (Dreams) Review
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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: Andrea Walney, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Homescreen is a puzzle game. You play as a duck trapped in a house. Escape the house by solving puzzles and unlocking rooms. Escape rooms are rarely played from this top down angle and it makes for the unique experience, as if you were a giant peering down into a dolls house.

The controls are displayed on the screen if you walk close to an object you can interact with it. You can pick up and place objects and examine things in the room with a single button click. Movement is controlled with the stick, you have no camera controls. Puzzles mainly consist of finding clues to help you unlock doors and uncover secrets.

A short escape room game with fun puzzles, bound to give you plenty of aha! moments.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 23/03/2021, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: Aevox 23 (@Aevox23)

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to complete. It may take longer if you don't solve the clues quickly, but there is no time limit.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Skill Rating

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Despite the cute duck character this game requires lateral thinking so is more suitable for older children.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than games made by the community).

CostsCosts

Homescreen

Dreams Store PS5 Free
Dreams Store PS4 Free
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.

This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You need to purchase Dreams to play the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Once you have Dreams the game itself is free via the about link.

AccessibilityAccessibility


Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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