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The VR Shop - Gold Award
System: Oculus Rift Only
Price at Time Of Review: £7.19
Comfort Rating: Red (Extreme Movement)
Genre: Adventure
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG

Description: TEMPUS is a puzzle adventure game with time travel. Each time you advance, you will see the island where you live change over thousands of years. You can only travel forward so it is a one way trip, how far will you go?

Review: ‘TEMPUS’ is a wordless, guideless adventure game set over several time zones. Slowly, but slowly you see what happens over time and you start to form a story of what happened in your head. With full motion and smooth turning this game is a little nauseating and some of the games puzzles are not as straightforward as I would have liked (given there is no help at all). But you soon learn that what you find in one area is meant to be used in that same area, not taken elsewhere. While it is low-poly it is still beautiful with a dreamy art style all of its own.

Apart from a few issues like the (non-VR) mouse-controlled options at the start and a glitch where everything goes dark while in the lift I found myself lost in this game’s beautiful little worlds and there is also more than enough content to justify the asking price. This won’t be for everyone, but I found it to be both challenging and beautiful, despite being an Oculus Rift only game which meant it was a pleasant surprise.

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