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Doll City: Prologue (Steam VR)

Doll City: Prologue (Steam VR)

Doll City: Prologue (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Silver Award

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £10.99
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Genre: Adventure
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 18+


Description: Doll-CityVR is VR game based on the cyberpunk universe of the comic book Potentiel, adapted and reimagined to propose a unique VR experience. It’s a mix of contemplative exploration and different types of gameplay. Doll-City VR teleports you inside an agonizing cyberpunk world, feeling like you’re living the very last acid trip of a junkie.

A comic book / virtual museum of a universe in which corruption and decadence coexist with angels, beauty and wonders. Welcome to the razor’s edge, in the madness of a waking nightmare, where drugs slowly grind away the last hopes of the Doll-City megalopolis.

Review: If you play the demo version of Doll City: Prologue you might think that the game looks OK and will probably go ahead and buy the full game for £10.99 With its Steampunk looks and multigenre game style you really are getting a game on the weird side. It’s part shooter, part VR coaster, part sci-fi explorer game and even part platformer. The main problem is that it isn’t good at any of those things.

Sure it looks OK and there are a good few hours of gameplay, but for £10.99 for the full game, it is hard to justify. But on the flip side of that, I do think the demo is well worth a look! There is lots to love here and lots to hate, but sadly the hate side of me wins and I find myself not recommending this game to anyone. But do give the demo a go anyway as you might find it better than I did.

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