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Crawl Space: The Mansion (Steam VR)

Crawl Space: The Mansion (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £7.19
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: Hidden Object
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 70

Description: It is the night before Halloween. The year is 1986. You are a young woman named Lisa Ranier who is visiting her famous uncle’s abandoned estate and hotel in Maine. A sailor, archaeologist, and explorer, Uncle Theopold Ranier’s letters ceased 10 years earlier, just as he was completing a circumnavigation of the south seas. He last spoke that he was in search of the “Emerald of the Sea,” after a freak storm had swept his lovely wife Katherine overboard. It’s a tragic tale and an especially neglected mansion, and you, Lisa, being the sole heir, have decided to check it out yourself, despite the odd letter from the locals speaking of mysterious green lights, and an odd beacon once a year on Halloween.

Bravely you arrive a little after 10 pm, the earliest a cab could deliver you, when suddenly the front gates close and lock behind you, impossibly icy to the touch. You decide to venture inside to look for a key. Will you find more than you bargained for?

Review: From the moment you start playing ‘Crawl Space: The Mansion’ you will realise that this game is not built for VR at all. In fact, it is incredible nauseating and probably best not played in VR! As for the game itself, it’s not bad at all. Its a hidden object game of sorts in which you have to find keys in order to enter doors. But these keys will be in a different place every single time you load the game which does keep it fresh at least. Look, it’s not a terrible game at all, in fact, it looks good the random key placements does give it some depth, but overall the game is not that big and there are reports of several glitches (but I didn’t experience any). I think this is worth a look, but I do suggest waiting for a good sale just to make sure you get your money’s worth.

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