Review System: Oculus Rift CV1
Price at Time Of Review: £4 ($5)
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 547.09 MB
Controller System: Touch Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: No
Gnomelings: Migration (Oculus Rift)
Intro: In the land of Ventocia, the Gnomelings are on the move, but danger awaits them at every turn! Lava pits, death-traps, abyss-falls, and flying spears all stand between the Gnomelings and their new homeland. It’s up to you and your Oculus Touch controllers to make sure they arrive safely at their destination. Teach your Gnomelings to parachute, direct traffic, and generally help them avoid certain death.
Review: Gnomelings: Migration is a puzzle-platformer much like the classic Lemmings game only in 3D and featuring Gnomes instead of Lemmings. The objective of the game is pretty simple, you need to guide your gnomes through a number of obstacles to a designated exit. The more that reach the exit the better. The good news is you can give them all powers like a parachute, direct traffic or even turn them to stone to sabotage deathtraps in the Gnome migration path!
Sure it sounds a little silly, but this is a challenging puzzler that does require a lot of thinking power in the later levels. Using the Touch Controller you can select a Gnome to do a number of things. From Jumping to pointing in the direction you want other Gnomes to travel in. Sadly there is no tutorial, but you will soon get the hang of the controls without one. All you have to do is guide at least a certain percentage of the gnomes from the entrance to the exit by clearing or creating a safe passage through the landscape. Chaos will happen, it’s just a matter of when.
Verdict: Sure it sounds a little silly, but this is a challenging puzzler that requires a lot of thinking power in the later levels. While maybe a little too cute for the eyes, this is a lovable game that will crack a few smiles. If you enjoy games like the classic Lemmings and Fly to KUMA you will enjoy this one. While nothing original, sometimes it is nice to see the classic remastered in a new way and this is one of those times.