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Farlands (Oculus Rift, Rift S)


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System: Oculus Rift, Rift S
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement)
Genre: Adventure
Input: Oculus Remote
Best Playing Position: Sitting, Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG

Farlands (Oculus Rift)

Description: When Farlands showed up the Oculus Home store as a free game it was a bit of a surprise even to us in the VR press industry. It sees you playing the role of a planet explorer and you have to analyse and study the various creatures on the planet. Some are big, weird creatures that can often be tamed with food (With a bit of time and trust, some of these animals will become your friends and companions), other are little bugs that you will have to hunt high and low for. It’s a sort of Pokemon style ‘Gotta Catch ‘Em All’ mission to find the many different specials of animals and plants that live on a beautiful looking alien world.

Review: Each ‘Day’ on the planet sees you given a certain amount of scans. With these, the more different things you find to scan the better. But at the same time (each day) you also need to feed some of the other creatures that you have befriended. So scan what you can, beem up to the spaceship again, then come back the next day (not in real days, just like Pikmin days).

Sadly these days Farlands is a long forgotten game from Oculus Rift’s past, but even today it looks great and is a pure joy to play. At the end of the day, it’s free and that makes it worth downloading anyway. But take the time and effort to get into it, to discover the joys of this game and you will soon find yourself losing days playing it. If you have filled your Pokedex, this is a must.

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