Game Review: Disney Dreamlight Valley

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I got Disney Dreamlight Valley because I thought the art was cool, and I was in the market for a relaxing game that didn’t require much investment. Dreamlight Valley is a Disney Themed village life simulator available for all major consoles and pc. This review will be based on the Nintendo Switch version. 

Pictures are screenshots from the game

There is a simple story to Disney Dreamlight Valley that isn’t too important to the experience. A mysterious curse has fallen over the town, and its iconic citizens have gone missing. It is up to you to clean up Dreamlight Valley and bring it back to its former glory. Some sidequests add a bit of flavor and world-building, but you aren’t playing this game for its deep story. 

The main draw to this game is the village building. You use magic, gather materials, craft, and do quests to fix up your town. This game has a lot of room for creativity starting with an impressive character creator. You customize your home from a vast collection of furniture that you can craft, buy, or unlock through quests. There are so many cosmetics that I am sure you will find a combination that will fit your aesthetic. The town is fully customizable, and it is where I assume most of your time and efforts will be going. 

There is a lot to do in this game. You can farm materials, make a farm, complete quests, unlock more parts of the town, upgrade your buildings, or become better friends with your citizens. The tasks and quests do get a bit repetitive after a while, but that is the nature of the genre. One positive is that I never felt like I was waiting around too long for things to happen. I kept busy and felt like I was consistently progressing towards my goals without feeling bogged down by timers or busy work.

This game was incredibly relaxing. I enjoyed the repetition of tasks like fishing and crafting, but I could only play this game for a few hours before losing interest. That said, I would find myself making goals and planning my tasks to meet them. I loved watching the town grow nicer as it grew and seeing it fill up with Disney characters. 

I can only play these types of games for so long before I give up on them. While I won’t be daily driving this game by any means, it will be a title I will keep coming back to when I want to kick back and relax. If you are a fan of the genre, Dreamlight Valley is a fantastic title to add to your collection. The gameplay is solid, and the art is fantastic. If you don’t have it already, you can buy it for the Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC.

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Image By Gameloft / The Walt Disney Company –, Fair use,


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