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Tethered (Steam VR)

Tethered (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £18.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Real-time strategy (RTS)
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 90

Description: In a magical sky borne world, take on the role of a powerful ‘Spirit Guardian’ charged with restoring life and balance. Command the ‘Peeps’, your loyal servants, to feed, fight, build, and sacrifice themselves for the greater good in a quest to release your entombed brethren. As the sun shines, harvest the islands’ bountiful resources, bend the very elements to your will, and prepare your Peeps well. For in the night evil denizens of darkness stalk the land, feasting on your resources, your crystals and your Peeps! Thirteen unique islands await your guiding hand in this beautiful and engrossing real-time strategy game, unlike anything you have experienced before! Explore the dazzling beauty of Tethered in stunning 2D or immersive VR with supported headsets.

Review: Tethered is probably as close to Black and White we are ever going to get in VR. This RTS game (God Game) sees you in the role of being a benevolent being watching over the sky islands. Pretty soon eggs start dropping from out of the sky and from these eggs little workers will hatch. It is your job to fulfil these little workers lives by making them do various tasks like mine rocks or minerals, chop down wood or maybe they will work on a farm. Once you have enough resources you can start to construct buildings like a tavern, a church or maybe even an army barracks to ward off other sky islands that might attack. Of course, there are many other jobs for your little workers to do and many other types of buildings at your disposal. Think “A World of Keflings” and you will be in the ballpark of what this game is like.

It doesn’t matter how much I love this game that £18.99 asking price is a big pill to swallow for such a short game, but if you can grab it for half-price or less I would definitely snap it up. This is a game that was born to be played in VR and fair play it looks and plays like a premium-priced gaming title but it just doesn’t have enough longevity for me.

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