System: Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £13.99
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Input: Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80
Description: 12 March 1938. Renée, 16 years old, is ripped out of her world, locked up and deprived of everything. Her only fault was that she didn’t know what her place in the world was. “A danger to herself and others and a cause of public scandal” wrote the police headquarters. The only horror you will find in this game is the truth: a blow to the solar plexus, much more intense than any supernatural presence.
The Town of Light is a psychological adventure told in the first person. The story is set in Italy in the first half of the 20th Century in a place which really existed and has been meticulously reconstructed. Exploring and interacting with the environment you will relive the history of the main character through her confused viewpoint and on the basis of your choices, the story will develop in different ways.
Review: While there isn’t a whole lot of gameplay depth to The Town of Light it does have a lot of story depth and that is what drives the whole game forward. If you think walking around an abounded lunatic asylum would be scary in real-life just imagine how scary it is in VR with sounds and flashbacks all around you. Did I also mention the realistic graphics? No, probably not because I was walking around with my eyes closed most the time. OK, so there isn’t a whole lot to this game, but what there is easily immerses you and fills you with fear and dread. For the price, this is a great experience and one most VR horror fans will enjoy.