System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £6.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 65
Description: Tower Island was built exclusively for VR on the HTC Vive and takes full advantage of “Room Scale” playability by placing you on a virtual island that is ready to be explored. Part scavenger hunt, part puzzle, part strategy, 100% fun-filled adventure for all ages!
You can sit back and enjoy the scenery but the real fun starts to unfold as you explore every inch of the island. Uncover secrets as you scour the vibrant, colourful landscape in search of clues. Each clue gives you the opportunity to unlock a brand new puzzle. Each puzzle is a carefully crafted tower ready for you to disassemble.
Review: I kinda like where Tower Island VR was going. Its a sort of island of mini-games and a chance to explore and discover things for yourself. While there are times when I did have fun playing this it was mostly far too basic and boring to be considered worthy of a download, especially at the current price of £6.99. I’m happy to give kudos to such a grand idea and adventure, but it lacked polish and just feels unfinished. Do keep an eye out for this in a sale as you might enjoy yourself for a while, but I wouldn’t pay much more than a quid ($1) for it.