System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £5.19
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 20
Description: Mystery Stone from Heaven is created by Simple Studio and based on UE4 engine. We designed and recomposed a fantastic story based on the history of Shuidonggou that was a national 5A scenic spot. One day in 2008, an archaeologist discovered a fragment from a shinning stone. With curiosity and doubt, he traversed into dream which located on a huge maze made of Grand Canyon in 40,000 years ago (Quaternary Glaciation). Exploring with brave and wisdom, the secrets were uncovered slowly… After finishing the adventure of Paleolithic Period, the archaeologist went into the second dreamland which located on the Great Wall of Ming dynasty (500 Years Ago). The left side of the Great Wall was immense prairie belonged to Tartar of Mongolia and the other side was magnificent ancient city belonged to Ming dynasty. At the meantime, new thrilling challenges emerged…
You would learn how to drill wood to make fire to survive, make stone implement, search the ancient roll, kill the wooly rhinoceros, collect the skeletons from an elegant princess and other clues to unravel the spectacle and secret of Shuidonggou. The VR Game was designed elaborately and good for educating. You would not only enjoy the fantastic VR Technology, but also witness the wisdom from our ancestor in Shuidonggou.
Review: Mystery Stone from Heaven is a very odd little adventure game with a LOT of Chinese narration speech, but at least most the text does have English translations below them. It seems the game wanted to be a little bit of everything and a little bit of nothing at the same time. It seems to be about dinosaurs, but there are space sections and there are walking dinosaur bones that look realistic, then a cutesy little Chinese character will appear and ruin any belief in the realism of the dinosaur!
For £5.19 you get not much more than 20 minutes of gameplay and that really is your lot. It looks OK most the time, but it really is little more than a small, pretty mess with no rhyme or reason to itself. This is one adventure I wouldn’t bother going on unless it suddenly becomes free.