It is this Disney Valley of Dreamlight review a little late because I couldn’t put the game down? 100%.
Cozy games in general hold a warm place in the hearts of many gamers. Now mix that with the wide world of Disney and you have something magical. Seriously, this game has been out for a week now and although it has had a few bugs, the general word is that it is a total success. Disney Valley of Dreamlight It’s a mix between Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, with Sims-style graphics. And although this game is similar to those, it is much better on many levels.
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Disney Valley of Dreamlight transports players to a beautiful world that was once home to all of the beloved Disney characters. But due to a curse from The Forgetting, most of these characters have gone to greener pastures. Or, in poor Minnie’s case, they have ceased to exist altogether. Now it’s your job to help your friends and Dreamlight Valley reach its former glory by completing quests. These missions focus on collecting and making things, while also building friendships with your favorite Disney characters.
Personalization at Disney Dreamlight Valley
One of the biggest reasons Disney Valley of Dreamlight has captured so many hearts, it’s because of the ability to customize. And it’s not just your appearance that has a wide variety of options. You can also personalize clothes, your house and the world around you.
Taking a look at avatar customization, there were a few things that stood out. The first thing is that we love any game that focuses on inclusion. Not only are there different body shapes and sizes, but there are articles that speak to a variety of cultures and religions. This means that all players have the ability to create avatars that look like themselves, without having to settle for getting close enough.
Another area that is mind-bogglingly massive is clothing choice. This is divided into two areas; clothing already designed and customization. Ready-made clothes can be found in blue bags by opening chests, leveling up and friendships, as well as visiting Uncle Scrooge’s shop. The customization side has a collection of basic white items that players will be able to add color and designs to as they see fit. One of the biggest draws is the variety of motifs that can be added.
just look at this Madmorph’s TikTok that breaks it.
If you like Disney Bounding, Disney Valley of Dreamlight it will speak to you on a completely different level. There are not only 716 sets of clothes to dress up your character, but there are also 973 sets of furniture. This means your character and house can be glamorized to represent all of your favorite Disney things. Now it’s important to note that these sets are only a small fraction of the movie titles that Disney has. For example, we still don’t have anything from The Princess and the Frog, Charming, Peter Pan, and the list goes on.
However, we know that this game will receive updates regularly due to Star Path. Also, more characters and realms will be added, as discussed over the past weekend at D23. The star path is Disney Valley of DreamlightThe version of a battle pass, like in Fortnite, which allows players exclusive items for a limited time.
The current event taking place over the next 28 days is Pixar Fest and it has 5 pages of items including decorations, motifs, clothing, and moonstones. Moonstones are used to unlock premium items, which for this season were around 2,500. Also, if you can collect all the rewards, you will get a total of 2,175 Moonstones.
But it’s not just about the more than 1,500 clothing and decoration items you can find. Currently, Disney Valley of Dreamlight has Characters, Souvenirs, Crafts, Creatures, Fish, Foraging, Ingredients, Foods, and Gems categories that contain a variety of items to unlock. And again to show how little of the Disney IPs have been integrated into Disney Valley of Dreamlight, only 17 characters are available to find at this time. It was also announced that players will soon get some Toy Story characters like Buzz when the new Toy Story kingdom is added later this year.
While customization and item collecting are a huge driver between why people are obsessed with Disney Valley of Dreamlight. It is also important to take a look at the general gameplay. The main goal is to complete quests and level up friendships. With a big focus on leveling up friendships because that’s how you unlock more quests and progress to higher levels. For example, as his friendship with Merlin grows, he will help him upgrade his water boat, which will become important as he explores further on the map.
Similar to many cozy games, Disney Valley of Dreamlight it is an open world that allows players to choose what they want to unlock or who/what they want to find first. The only suggestion I have for new players is that choosing Remy as your first realm is probably the most beneficial overall. Realms are these gates inside the main castle, which will transport you to the land of the characters. And when you start you have three options. Moana, Remy or Wall-E. Remy is the best option, just because it will help you unlock more recipes that you can cook, which will help you complete missions faster.
As players play, they will be able to unlock kingdoms and different areas of the map. The kingdoms are slightly different in that the characters in them do not yet have established homes in Dreamlight Valley, while characters like Mickey do. Map areas and kingdom gates can be unlocked using Dreamlight, which is earned by completing duties and quests. While bringing characters from outside the realms to Disney Dreamlight Valley is more about money, coins are best earned by selling food and gems to Goofy at his booth.
While the realms are specific to the characters and their story, the zones in Disney Dreamlight Valley are important to the items you’re trying to find. There are around 8 zones to explore as you progress through the game. In addition, these areas differ in the elements they house. For example, you will find different gems and flowers in the Peaceful Meadow compared to the Forest of Valor. Also, different zones will have different obstacles that you will need to handle.
It cannot be stressed enough how important making friends and leveling up is in this game. The good news is that while it may seem overwhelming, it’s actually extremely easy. Completing these characters’ quests will help, but there are two better ways. The first is to give them gifts. Each character has three elements that he has considered his favorite and these change daily. While the characters will accept any item, making sure to hand over your favorites is a sure way to become best friends in no time.
The other way to make fast friends is by hanging out. This option becomes available when you reach level 2 with the characters and allows you to choose a role for them. while you play Disney Valley of Dreamlight, you have 5 actions that will help you find the items you need. These include gardening, fishing, mining, foraging, and digging. These are also the 5 roles that are available for you to choose one for each friend you make. For example, Mickey Mouse loves gardening, so I selected the gardening role for him.
The idea of this is that when you’re doing one of the actions, if you ask a character that’s assigned that role to hang out, you have a chance to receive additional items. Which is great, because you can’t have too much of anything in this game. The other benefit is that while you’re hanging out running around looking for these items, you’re leveling up your friendship. Which is even better, because you’re basically doing two things at once.
And it doesn’t have to be the role you assigned them either. It takes time to collect characters, so you may only have Mickey or Merlin when you start. Even the simple act of removing the thorns will help your friendships flourish.
There is no better way to sum it up Disney Valley of Dreamlight except to say it’s magical. It’s crazy to think that when the game fully launches next year, it will be free to play and you will NOT play to win. When you hear this about games, you don’t expect them to be extremely well developed. But everything about this game flows easily, while finding a good balance between the huge list of things to achieve. Not only could it be argued that Disney has overshadowed Animal Crossing, but the bar for cozy games has been raised.
And for sure we are seeing some bugs between different platforms. Some Switch users have characters that disappear, or in my case my custom clothing changes color. But in general, it’s important to remember that this game is in early access and it was released last week.
The big question many people have is whether Disney Valley of Dreamlight worth the current price. And for me, the answer is yes! On a scale of 10, this game is a high 9!
Not only are there more items and quests than one could imagine available so soon in Disney Valley of Dreamlight, but we already have two updates announced. The first includes the arrival of Scar and more of the main story progression this fall, as well as seeing the addition of the Toy Story Realm later this fall. Also, we can’t forget about the Star Pass and what it could bring when Pixar Fest is over.
Now you might be thinking, but is this a game for kids? And at first, I was skeptical of how few characters there were and how quickly it progressed through the game. But that’s all over after a few hours, because so much is built into just the search system. The best way to say it is that there is always something to do. Some days you might want to go all out to complete quests, and other days you might want to hang out in the kitchen and just explore more recipes or rack up gold. Personally, at the moment I have the question of building a Cinderella house by collecting all the elements that accompany the film.
The game is currently available on all platforms and is divided into three editions. The Standard Edition is $29.99, the Deluxe Edition is $49.99, and the Ultimate Edition is $69.99. Each pack has a variety of special items that will be available. But in case money is tight, there is another option available to play this game. Xbox Game Pass, which costs around $9.99 a month, has the Standard Edition available for PC and Xbox gamers. Also, Xbox always has deals for new subscribers, so there’s a chance you could play it for less.
Disney Valley of Dreamlight It’s worth checking out, especially if you’re a Disney fan or just love cozy games. And if you’re still undecided, go to TikTok and see all the people who are currently playing. And take a look at our Twitch stream, where we played a little Disney Valley of Dreamlight Last Thursday.
Let us know what you think of the game in the comments below. Who are you excited to see announced next? What do you think about poor Minnie ghost wandering around?
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