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Puzzle Island VR (Steam VR)

Puzzle Island VR (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £7.19
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Puzzle
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 70

Description: Welcome to Puzzle Island, a beautiful place where time stands still and there’s nowhere you need to go. It’s just you, the sand, the palm trees and of course the lovely ocean. But we wouldn’t want you to get bored while you’re here, so how about some puzzles to solve while the sun sets?

In each level of Puzzle Island VR you’re given various objects such as crates, buckets, balls or planks. Equipped with some of the most realistic ropes you’ve ever seen in a game, you’ll need to somehow stack those objects to touch the glowing orb. Sounds easy, right? Well, it isn’t always. Sometimes the wind will blow your boxes away or the force-field prevents you from putting that create exactly where you need it and often the solution is more challenging than simply stacking objects. The puzzles will require you to think like an engineer, keep cool like a martial arts grand-master, have a steady hand like a marksman and also think outside of the box like an inventor.

Review: If you enjoy puzzle games you might enjoy playing Puzzle Island VR, but I need to warn you. This is no easy street, simple puzzle game. This game will cause you to reach levels of frustration you may not have felt before in VR and while I can promise you all the levels are completable (I have done them all myself) some of them did take me several hours. So what is the game like? In fact, on paper, it is pretty easy. Stack boxes so they touch an orb. But in reality, it is a nightmare and one of the most challenging games you will play. It is also set on a beautiful desert island and it looks amazing, apart from the game being a little sparse.

With just 20 levels there is no way it is worth the £7.19 asking price, but if you can find it for sale for maybe a quid or less you will enjoy playing it, but I personally wouldn’t pay any more than that. A great game, just a little overpriced in my opinion.

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