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The Backrooms: Mass Extinction (Steam VR)

The Backrooms: Mass Extinction (Steam VR)

£19.99 ($25)
System:Oculus Rift Only
Comfort Rating:Yellow (Mild Movement)
Genre:Interactive Experience
Input:Tracked Motion Controllers
Playing Positions:Sitting, Standing
Age Rating:PG

Description: If you noclip out of reality in the wrong areas, you’ll end up in the Backrooms. The old moist carpet, the mono-yellow rooms and the hum-buzz of the fluorescent lights will be your only comfort in the endless purgatory you have found yourself in. Don’t bother crying out for help. Nobody is left.

Review: As with any other “Backrooms” game, ‘The Backrooms: Mass Extinction’ supposedly gives you the feeling of being lost in endless piles of empty rooms all randomly generated, never really ending. The first thing you will notice about this game is that it is clearly not made for VR and VR is more of an afterthought than an intention. It is the clipping in of the next level that really annoyed me, but the menu is also difficult to navigate as well.

I personally just don’t see the point in games like this. To me, they are overpriced never-ending adventure games with no story and no content. In fact, this game didn’t seem to have any point at all! While I will say this is one of the better looking “Backrooms” games, it isn’t one worth owning at the moment. The good news is I can easily see this changing as the developer has clearly put a lot of effort into it, but I would definitely hold off on making a purchase until it has received some updates.

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