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Cradle of Links (Steam VR)

Cradle of Links (Steam VR)

System: HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £8.29
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: Adventure
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 55

Description: Cradle of Links Is a story-driven VR shooter set in the dark atmosphere of Victorian England. You are a soldier who returned home from a distant Indian colony. Upon arrival, you find out that your city has been closed for a year due to an unexplained pandemic and you cannot get into it. Sitting and thinking in a bar in a neighbouring city, you lose the sense of time until the bartender asks you to leave the establishment. A strange old man is waiting at the exit, he throws a handful of powder in your face and deprives you of consciousness. When you wake up, you find yourself imprisoned in a strange place. The same old man greets you and says that you are a good find. What this all means is not clear, but he says that he will definitely release you after completing a certain task in the quarantined city. But how to get there if the city itself is closed and its air is mortally poisoned?.

Review: It has to be said ‘Cradle of Links’ has a lot of potential. The storyline about being kidnapped in Victorian England and having to find out who kidnapped you and why keeps your imagination wanting to get to the end. It looks OK most of the time as well, but looking at the trailer I was expecting it to look a lot better. But it is sadly the gameplay flaws that put me off recommending this. From not being able to grab various things to not being clear on what to do next, it all feels so broken and not ready for launch at all. Then there is the lack of content to justify the £8.29 price tag. This is a game to keep an eye on rather than get right now, because with a little bit more work this could be something great.

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