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Splatty's Adventure (Dreams) Review

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Posted: 7 days ago, last updated 5 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Splatty’s Adventure is a running, jumping and fighting game where you play a small (4-year-old) hero who must escape an oversized bedroom and get on your way to save the world from destruction. Like stepping into a Toy Story film, but here you wield a paintbrush to attack enemies, and can stop, rewind and slow time.

Play involves running along walls, dashing between platforms, attacking enemies with your paintbrush and using your time power to solve puzzles and make the platforming easier. As you progress you discover a central hub world with huge areas branching off of it, each with their own theme.

The result is a game like Super Mario Odyssey but without the commercial edge. It feels lovingly made, and offers an imaginative adventure into a world where you are smaller than everything around you.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9-14 year-olds

Release Date: 25/04/2019, updated in 2021

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibility: 31 features

Developer: @LumboxS

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete. It can take up to 6 hours to collect and see everything. The game is expected to grow substantially with a Kickstarter funding project ongoing.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Splatty's Adventure

Dreams Store PS4 Free

Dreams

Dreams Store PS5 Free

Dreams

 
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 above link.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 9-14 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. The game isn't easy to progress, but younger players will enjoy exploring. Some help with solve puzzles will help them on their way.

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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Although there's not difficulty setting, you can choose to Stop, Slow and Rewind control to adjust the speed of the game. Currently you can use this for 7.5 seconds (future plans are to extend this for players via a setting). There is a level timer but no time limit on a level.

There's an assist mode you can enable to guide you to your objective. You can opt to turn holds for flashlight and crouch to toggles. You need to hold L1 to access wall movement.

The game offers footprints to guide the player through the level. There are also button prompts to signpost interactions.

Text is generally clear and large. There are some instances of text that isn't high contrast. The challenge description text is a little smaller. Levels are generally high contrast. Turning on the flashlight also adds a glow to the character. You can also adjust brightness. There is some lightening effects but this isn't strobe-like. The game visuals have been tested to not be a barrier for colour blind players.

Dreams Settings: You can turn down screen shake, motion blur. You can disable vibration.
 
Our Splatty's Adventure Accessibility Report documents 31 accessibility features:


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