Review System: Oculus Rift CV1
Price at Time Of Review: £8 ($10)
Comfort Rating: Amber
Size: 1.25 GB
Controller System: Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: No
Neverout (Oculus Rift)
Intro: Neverout is a unique puzzle game with innovative mechanics and immersive, unsettling atmosphere. The game puts the player in a small, claustrophobic cube, that has only one way out. Will you survive?
With the possibility to turn whole level around you still have to watch out for obstacles like electric field or spiked pits. Teleports and movable blocks will certainly help you, but still – it all depends on your hard wits and fast decisions.
Review: If you have never seen the 1997 mystery/science fiction film “Cube” you are missing out on a treat. Without remembering how they got there, several strangers awaken in a prison of cubic cells, some of them booby-trapped. They have to escape but never really know what is going on or around the next corner. The reason I am telling you about this is Neverout is exactly the same sort of setting and style.
Just like the film you wake in a giant cube and are given no idea what to do or storyline of how you got there. It is up to you to work out what to do and how to do it. What you soon realise is walking into a flat surface rotates the room. This is useful to remember once you have a few nasty looking cubes in the room with you. Flat surfaces rotate the room, holes in the cube are either the exit to the next puzzle or a drop. While the drops won’t hurt you from any height the traps and cubes falling onto your head as you rotate the room will kill you (very frequently).
Verdict: Neverout could just as easily be played on a screen and there wasn’t much need for it to be in VR. Having said that I love the game. It’s moody, immersive and doesn’t hold your hand. It really is just like being in the Cube films! If you love ‘escape the room’ style games or just a good brain workout, this is one game you should have a go at. I could have a moan at the lack of content, but given how well made this game is in looks and gameplay I think you just about get your money’s worth.