System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 65
Description: You’re hired! Forestry hands you the axe and puts you to work. There is so much work to be done and you’re responsible. Don’t mess it up. If you fall down in the forest do the trees hear you? Is that the saying? Am I doing this right? Is this thing on? Logs. Trees. Axes. Secrets. Hidden items. Music? Sure. Your own campsite? I guess so.
Bash a tree to a thousand pieces and then assemble them into a monstrosity of your own invention! Build a cabin, fashion a monument to an unknown god, wow your friends with a self-portrait made entirely of wood shavings! Get to work. Forestry’s core gameplay is built around procedural mesh destruction and construction. Players are capable of destroying all objects in the environment and using the pieces to build new objects. There are new slicing tools to discover, strange obelisks to unearth, and mysterious areas to explore.
Review: While I do think ‘Forestry is a good idea on paper it still needed a lot of work in order to make it more…realistic. The trees themselves just don’t behave like you expect them and are seemingly made of glass. I’m not saying it should be realistically hard to cut down a tree, but it could be more of a challenge than it currently is. But given how long ago this game was last updated I wouldn’t hold your breath on it getting any better any time soon. Even paying half of the £3.99 will leave you feeling you are getting your money’s worth and you will have some fun here, just not as much as you might think.