System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £22.99
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 90
Description: After following your sister Elsie to the world of Ember, you discover the remnants of a destroyed civilization, torn apart by two siblings and their individual quests for power. Along the way you meet a mountainous ally who, like you, is looking for their other half. Using the Gauntlet, a mysterious new power capable of manipulating energy, you must unravel the history of this forgotten place, and reveal the true intentions of the dark figure who sent you here. Continue your epic journey through the Starseed to the distant planet of Ember, in this highly-anticipated sequel to Call of the Starseed, the VR adventure that started it all.
Review: I have to say, the first part of ‘The Gallery’ was one of my favourite VR games. So can Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone be just as good or even…a little better? Well, the good news is that it certainly looks better with even more polished graphics and smooth animation making the game even more immersive than the last. While I do feel this game is still well worth a download and indeed the full asking price I don’t think it is any better than the original. The puzzles are easier which to many won’t be a good thing and the gameplay doesn’t flow as well. Don’t get me wrong, this is still a great game and one that is well worth buying, but it just not as good as you might have thought it would be.