System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £5.19
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 75
Description: Inspired by William Shakespeare’s poem All The World’s A Stage comes the VR game: The Seven Stages. As in the poem, each man or woman is defined by their ability to change. In order to change or grow, the player must escape a room that represents a stage in their life. Early puzzles like one’s young life are rather elementary, while later puzzles, growing into adulthood and beyond can become unmanageable. The Seven Stages is both a game and an emotional experience. Shakespeare has suggested that a person’s ability to change is one of their greatest strengths. Can you solve the puzzles of your life?
Review: If there is anything positive I can say about ‘The Seven Stages’ it is that this is a great new take on a rather tired genre. With its low polygon look this puzzle room style game sees you go through 7 stages of life. Not only is the room designed in those stages, but also the puzzles that get increasingly harder as you go along. Once solved you get to go into the next stage of life. While it does lack a bit of spit and polish I feel it is just about worth the £5.19 asking price due to the amount of content, but it is not going to be for everyone’s tastes that is for sure.