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Thumper (Oculus Go)

Thumper (Oculus Go)

Thumper (Oculus Go)The VR Shop - Gold Award
System: Oculus Go Only
Price at Time Of Review: £7.99 ($9.99)
Comfort Rating: Yellow (Mild Movement)
Genre: Action
Input: 3 Dof Controller
Best Playing Position: Sitting, Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG


Description: Thumper is rhythm violence: classic action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the void and confront a maniacal giant head. Hurtle forward, master new moves, and survive terrifying boss battles. Propelled by a pounding original soundtrack, you’ll feel every crushing impact. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must conquer rhythm hell.

Review: Thumper is one of those games that makes a lot more sense when you are actually playing it. But I have to question if it benefits from actually being in VR! (it wasn’t made for VR originally) This is a good game anyway and at the end of the day, the gameplay is so fast that you are always looking in front of you anyway because turning away, even for a moment will cause you to die. If you have ever played Thumper normally, I wouldn’t rush out and buy the Oculus Go version but if you haven’t this game will reward you with a few hours of seriously satisfying fun and some pretty stunning visuals, especially for the Oculus Go. Sure, it gets a gold, but it’s not the best version of this game (The PSVR version for me is still the best) and the lack of Gamepad support is almost unforgivable. Its only saving grace is that they have done a good job mapping it to the Oculus Go controller.

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