Age Rating: 12+
Review System: PlayStation VR
Price at Time Of Review: £13 ($15)
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 3.7 GB
Controller System: Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: No
Mervils: A VR Adventure (PSVR)
Intro: With merely a sword and a few coins your quest begins in the Mervil Countryside. The pages of the Great Mervil Book have been scattered throughout the land and the dark sorcerer Balazar the Evil has risen from the shadows. It’s up to one brave hero, to collect the lost pages, rebind the Great Book, and defeat Balazar once and for all. Will that Mervil be you?
Review: When it comes to platform games in VR you can count the amount there is on only one hand (with a few fingers missing). But is Mervils: A VR Adventure what we are missing? The story goes that the Mervil Kingdom’s peace is threatened by Balazar the Evil. Throughout the 5 Mervil Worlds you must explore and collect lost pages of the “Great Book”. But this is no bible, this is a magic book that keeps the magical force-field working that protects these lands. So running, jumping, talking and collecting things are all part of the daily life here.
Played in a third-person style you have to battle various enemies and complete mini-quests set to you by the many other happy looking Mervils. These often allow you to find more and more pages of the Great Book. The different worlds are often pretty big and you always feel there out there somewhere a big adventure awaits. Each level is colourful and very distinctive and while I did find the levels a little barren I also found them fun to explore.
Verdict: If you love platform games like Super Mario 64 and of course Crash Bandicoot, this will keep you amused for quite a while. While the characters and voice acting are little shoddy, I do think this game is well worth the money even at the PSVR’s inflated price. There needs to be more VR platform games of this quality and even better so, but for now, this is a good start.