Disney’s Dreamlight Valley Achievements Are Surprisingly Intense

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What must one have to do to win a prize? How much work must one have to do before receiving an achievement? These are unanswered questions. But according to the developers behind Disney Valley of Dreams, you need to catch nearly 2,000 fish and harvest over 4,000 vegetables before you get achievements. Better get to work!

Dream Light Valley was released a week ago via paid early access on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC. His combo of iconic Disney characters like Goofy, Stardew Valley-such as agriculture, and animal crossing-as village management has been a success. We here at Kotaku really appreciate, even if mickey’s eyes are kinda creepy and Scrooge McDuck is a greedy bastard. And in this new hit game, you can find a long list of challenges and tasks to complete. But other than that, like every other modern game in 2022, Dream Light Valley also has Xbox achievements and PlayStation trophies. And some of them are wild!

For example, one achievement asks players to start 1,000 daily conversations. Depending on how often you play and how many villagers you have unlocked, this can take weeks or even months. Another tasks players with growing and harvesting 4,500 vegetables. Again, this will take most players weeks or months to unlock. The same goes for the success that requires you to catch 1,800 fish Where cook 900 meals. Your average Dream Light Valley player – someone who isn’t farming for coins or trying to min/max everything – will likely go for a few weeks before getting their first achievement.

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Now, there’s at least one easy-to-get achievement that you can grab right now in minutes. This is the trophy that only asks you to take 50 pictures. This number is so small compared to all the others that I can only assume it was a typo and that the devs wanted players to take 5,000 shots.

Of course, for people who grow huge carrot farms or similar ways to make some quick extra cash, I suspect they’ll unlock a lot of them in no time. But for the majority of Dream Light Valley players, these will be long-term goals to work on. Like owning a house, planning a family, or finally going a week without having a mental breakdown over the state of the planet.

While these achievements take a lot of time or smart grinding to unlock, I’m not frustrated with them at all. For one, the game constantly rewards you through Dreamlight quests and challenges. Also, as crazy as they are, I appreciate that many players are still unlocking achievements even after playing for weeks and weeks.

Games like this tend to be things people invest tons of time in, so building your trophies in a way that rewards players over the long haul is probably a smart way to keep people invested, even after have cooked 500 plates of fish or raw vegetables. At this point, you are already halfway to achieving the achievement. So why stop now? You don’t want to disappoint Mickey Mouse, do you?