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Remnith (Steam VR)

Remnith (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: Action
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80

Description: Remnith is a chaotic arcade style VR shooter where enemy units feed off of the energy of every shot that isn’t lodged directly into them. The more you miss the stronger they get. You’re plunged into a hostile metallic world and the only way to escape is to fight your way back up. Battles take place in over 25 arenas spread across 3 levels with various optional arenas if you’re not in a rush to get out. Don’t expect enemies to be pushovers, every battle is a boss battle.

Review: Remnith is a sci-fi themed free-motion shooter in which you move from area to area killing anything that just so happens to be trying to kill you. That might sound simple, but there is a gameplay mechanic called ‘Energy Scabs’ and this is caused when you miss an enemy and hit a wall. What this does is then heal all enemies in the vicinity making them harder to kill, so you need to make sure you are pretty accurate which is a nice touch. While the game’s scenery is a little basic they are good enough to draw you into its world and make you feel immersed. But it is the lasers and explosions that really look great with the colours making the darker scenery feel even more impressive. While some will tire of the repetitive gameplay quite quickly I do feel it is worth the £3.99 asking price. But I have to admit that I like this style of shooter anyway, so maybe I am a little biased.

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