System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift Price at Time Of Review: £6.19 Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement) Genre: Shooter, Music and Rhythm Input: Tracked Motion Controllers Best Playing Position: Sitting, Standing, Room-Scale Multi-Player: No Age Rating: PG
Description: Shoot with style to YOUR songs! RhythmSlinger is a kinetic trick-based VR rhythm shooter that generates fast-paced levels from any audio track.
Review: ‘RhythmSlinger’ is a music shooting rhythm game that gets it all wrong from the very start. At the end of the day, successful games in this genre like Pistol Whip and Beat Saber were not made by multimillion-pound companies, and neither of those games mentioned had amazing graphics. But what they did have is playability and fun. ‘RhythmSlinger’ is none of those things and it gets the very fundamentals of this genre wrong. The beat mapping is non-existent, neither are the songs because you are supposed to play your own with only 1 soundtrack to play in-game. I get that this is cheap, but it is also complicated to play and no fun at all. I did kind of like the small range of guns on offer, but that is no reason for me to recommend this. It really needs to go back to the drawing board and be made a lot more playable than it currently is.