The games industry loves a good buzz phrase, doesn’t it? Right now, its preference is the ‘Netflix of Games’, but we’re all familiar with former favourites like the ‘Power of the Cloud’. To be fair, this idea of a subscription-based video game delivery system is not a bad one; Microsoft is already demonstrating with Xbox Game Pass how regular software releases can retain engagement in a service, although I personally can’t help but ponder the long-term viability of regularly releasing software for a low monthly fee.
While the industry competes for the current flavour of the week crown, though, I think Dreams is on the cusp of delivering something just as powerful this week: the YouTube of Games. The long-in-development PlayStation 4 exclusive’s Valentine’s Day release date feels relevant, because I’m not ashamed to admit that like much of Push Square Towers, I’m absolutely infatuated with Media Molecule’s latest effort. This is an extraordinary experience, and I’m running out of superlatives to describe it myself – refer to our Dreams PS4 review for further enthusiasm.
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Source: PushSquare: http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/02/soapbox_forget_the_netflix_of_games_dreams_is_the_youtube_of_games