System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 65
Description: Capsule is a challenging VR escape game developed for the HTC Vive and Valve Index. It is set in a fictional 1982 and takes place in a fallout bunker following a nuclear attack. Explore the environment, examine items and solve puzzles in order to leave the bunker in time to be rescued. Throughout the bunker, the player can find audiotapes, recorded previously by the character that they are assuming during gameplay, that offer insight pertaining to the situation they are currently in. Capsule is designed to be played best at room-scale where players navigate by a simple teleport mechanic. Controls are minimal and, overall, gameplay is designed to be intuitive and immersive allowing the player to focus on the environment around them. The solutions to the puzzles in the game are randomized so that the player won’t be able to simply remember combinations and solutions from their last playthrough, this ensures that subsequent play-throughs and speed-run achievements retain a certain level of challenge.
Review: ‘Capsule’ is a puzzle room style game what is set in 1982 and there are loads of 80’s nostalgia to enjoy here. This is one of those escape room games that is best off played by someone new to the genre as the puzzles are quite easy. I managed to finish the game in just over 40 mins and I normally suck at this type of game! I admit, I did enjoy it and some of the puzzles are well thought out. While I suppose it is a little basic in terms of graphics it was a game I found myself immersed in if only for a short while. Given the overall quality of the game I feel the current £3.99 is about right, but grabbing it in a sale will leave you feeling happier with your purchase.