System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £15.49
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 85
Description: The Keflings need your help! Visit a magical realm and lend the tiny Keflings living there a hand. Start by building a single home and work towards creating a thriving bastion of culture sure to be the envy of cultural bastions everywhere! Put the cheerful Keflings to work harvesting and refining resources while you unlock the blueprints and building pieces used to make buildings like a lumber mill, tinker’s workshop, or Magic Mark’s Mutton Masseuse. Do it all in this friendly, laid-back city building game with heart.
Review: Having racked up over 50+ hours playing this game I feel I am now in a position to talk about it. The first main and biggest problem that I have with this game is that this is NOT the original Keflings game we all know and love. It’s pretty close to it, but there is much more emphasis on the building side of things. In fact, A Handful of Keflings feels like a watered-down version of the original game! But having said all that, the reason I played this game for so long was because I found myself getting into it. I found the joys of building the latter buildings and eking out as much material as I could so I could build anything I wanted. Then I started to enjoy the game way more because it was more about me building the village below in the shape and style that I wanted it to be.
Look, I’ve got bad news for you, this isn’t the original Keflings game only in VR. It’s a different game with the Keflings brand and music attached to it and once I realised that I started to enjoy it. By letting go of my own expectations of the game I started to get into the real game and it is deep in gameplay, looks amazing, sounds just like the original and can keep you immersed for hours on end. For the number of play hours and the quality of the graphics I feel is it worth every penny of the £15.49 asking price. Its sadly not what I wanted, but it is something I now appreciate and enjoy.