By: Dylan Lepore | @dylanslegos
The Last of Us Part II has been created into a 6 minute 32-bit PlayStation One game by Youtuber Bearly Regal in an impressive feat using an early access version of Dreams for PS4.
The game is wholly set in Dreams and starts with the nostalgic PlayStation One bootup music and Naughty Dog's 90's title screen. The game opens to a working menu that resembles a lot like the menu in The Last of Us Part I.
The player starts in an abanded an eerie Firefly Safe House playing as Ellie, on a mission to find Joel. To pass through the level, Ellie must find a fuse to activate a locked gate to escape while avoiding Clickers at all costs.
The third-person perspective, character models and the environment take inspiration from the classic PlayStation game Silent Hill. Fog not included. Ellie's animations even have her going through her backpack, crouching, hiding in bushes with an accelerated heart rate, and passing her hand over walls when she gets to close. The walking animation is a bit odd to look at, and unfortunately, we never know what happens when a Clicker gets Ellie.
Dreams, developed by Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet, Tearaway), looks to be a promising game judging from what we have seen thus far from other creators. It seems to allow the average gamer to become a game developer, similar to Media Molecule's game development tools in LBP.
If more creators such as Bearly Regal make or recreate games such as The Last of Us in Dreams, there would be seemingly endless creativity, freedom, and a sense of community building. I guess that's why they call it Dreams.
Dreams released date is set for Feb. 14, 2020, and The Last of Us Part II is expected to arrive on May 29, 2020.