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Playthings: VR Music Vacation (Steam VR)

Playthings: VR Music Vacation (Steam VR)

Playthings: VR Music Vacation (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £0.79
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Genre: Music and Rhythm
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: U
VR Shop Score 1/100: 75

Description: Playthings was made to welcome anyone to the world of virtual reality. Built for the HTC Vive, Playthings puts virtual drumsticks in your hands and sets you loose on a musical playground from another world. There’s no complicated buttons or tutorials–everyone knows how to use drumsticks. But drums are for real life. In Playthings, the instruments are made out of food: like hot dog xylophones and jelly bean harps. With the HTC Vive’s room-scale motion tracking, you don’t need a joystick to explore the world of Playthings–you move around with your own two feet. Playthings transforms even the tiniest room into a tropical dreamscape that stretches forever in every direction. You can make all sorts of music with your snacks. Or, you can rearrange them with the Golden Tongs to make your own singing food sculptures. You can swing the Giant Hammers to relieve stress (or just make a big mess). There’s lots more tools and worlds to discover–all you have to do is take a look around.

Review: Playthings: VR Music Vacation is a pretty weird collection of things that is for sure, but I dare say it is also a little bit of fun and a little bit of silliness rolled into one. If you just want to finish the game it will take you less than 5 mins, but play around a bit and you will get more value for money from this…experience. The biggest problem is that this requires a large play area and unless you have that room you won’t be going anywhere in this…game. But for £0.79 you really can’t moan. It’s worth a look, even if it is for the little ones to play music in, but us adults might well get bored far too quickly.

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