System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £5.79
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers,Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80
Description: Echo Grotto is a virtual reality experience that lets you explore unique and intricate cave systems using a range of caving gear and tools! Traverse underwater tunnels, huge open caverns, crystal caves, massive ravines, sulfur pools, deep pits, glow-worm lit grottos and much more! Echo Grotto uses subtle random generation to make every cave system feel unique, while still delivering amazing locations and deeply interconnected caves since every cavern and passage is handmade and uniquely designed. Each time you embark down into the caves of Echo Grotto you will never know what’s around the corner!
Review: Let me tell you the truth about ‘Echo Grotto’. This game doesn’t look great, it’s slow and boring and its also kind of pointless. But yet…it is also a game that only VR could have made great. From the lighting in the caves, to the great sense of depth and size that you only get with VR. This is a cave exploration game in which you can throw glow sticks, use a torch and you throw a teleporting ball to get around. This is a basic game that gives you all the options to make it more fun than it is. You can add some bugs to find, you can get around using a pair of grappling arms and you can even take a snorkel to use underwater. Its not going to be for everyone, but I found it to be peaceful and full of wonder around every corner. It made me want to explore the randomly generated caves even if there was no real point in doing so. Heck, I’m even going to say it is worth the £5.79 asking price! Just do be aware than you will make this game amazing or you won’t. It is up to you to make it something amazing.