System: Oculus Rift Only
Price at Time Of Review: £7.19
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 70
Description: 1 Vs 1 with the VR player controlling the powerful Giant from the headset with the controllers. The onscreen PC player controls Jake the little hero in this VR/desktop adventure using a gamepad Jake has been swept away in a balloon ride he will never forget, he crashed onto a floating cloud island where he stumbles into a Giant house. Jake must find all the gold in each room before he can find the exit. Meanwhile, the powerful Giant searches for him armed with his tools of destruction. The Toxic CBow which arrows are covered in deadly goo and the great club of doom. If Jake is caught he we never return home and the Giant would have his feed.
Review: ‘Jake and the Giant’ is a multiplayer-only game in which one of you plays the role of giant and the other the role of jake. As Jake, you need to run around the giant’s house finding gold coins (there are several rooms to play in) and the exit to the next room doesn’t show up until you have collected all the gold. As the giant, you have to kill Jake with your crossbow. While I like the idea of ‘Jake and the Giant’ I found myself getting bored with it very quickly and when you are paying £7.19 you do expect a bit more variety. I like the festive upgrade which does mix things up a bit, but I still suggest waiting for a sale before giving this a go and remember you do need two people to play this.