Review: Reverie (PlayStation 4 And PlayStation Vita)

Reverie is an action adventure game set on a fictional island in New Zealand, inspired by the legend of Maui and the Giant Fish where the demigod himself fishes up the North Island with a powerful fishhook.


  • Beautiful modern pixel graphics.
  • Download size: PlayStation 4-166.4MB and PlayStation Vita-243MB.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Cross-buy.
  • HUD- turn on or off or have it set to dynamic.
  • Touchscreen support for the Vita.
  • Three save slots.
  • Save when you want.
  • Enchanting soundtrack.
  • Earthbound love letter.
  • Can play using analog or d-pad.
  • Dungeons- Done in a top-down fashion like Zelda LTTP or Binding of Isaac.
  • Simple controls- On screen button icons.
  • Plays and feels like a Zelda game.
  • Can play a game in the arcade which is a take on a classic retro game. #Nospoilers.
  • The world is full of interesting characters.
  • Collectibles- Feathers.
  • Weapons/items are gathered as you play.
  • Charming little game.
  • A nice chilled adventure game.
  • Rewarding gameplay.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Coins- Currency used for the shop.
  • Combat is easy to do.
  • Memorable locations.
  • Unlock additional mini-games.
  • Light clever puzzle implementation.
  • Opening and ongoing tutorial support.
  • Huge world.
  • Play how you want.
  • Simple to pick up and play.


  • Only one control layout.
  • No boss health showed.
  • A fair amount of fetch quests.
  • Some dungeons feel way too long.
  • A lot of backtracking.
  • Coins max out.
  • A little on the easy side.


Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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