Price at Time Of Review: £22.99 Comfort Rating: Yellow (Mild Movement) Genre: Platform Supported Controllers: Oculus Touch Best Playing Position: Standing, Sitting Multi-Player: No Age Rating: PG
Description: Ven VR Adventure is a single-player platform game built for virtual reality from the ground up. You happen to meet Ven on his unknown planet, invaded by Bruce Nelson, who wants to destroy the surrounding magical world and gain access to energy that can make him virtually immortal. Be the hero to help Ven save his planet from destruction.
Review: For the love of me, I can’t work out why there aren’t more platformers like ‘Ven VR Adventure’ in VR. It’s a great medium for the genre and even the most simplistic of platformers look amazing thanks to depth perception. The good news is ‘Ven VR Adventure’ is far from simplistic, in fact, it’s pretty gorgeous looking. From its colourful, beautiful levels to the wonderful animation of the main character himself the whole game has an air of polish and love that we have not seen in a platformer since Lucky’s Tale. It’s a joy to play, it’s a joy to watch. The bad news is the game is not perfect. There are times when your characters will get lost behind the scenery and using the motion controllers is pretty much pointless. I would have much preferred to use a gamepad instead of motion controllers. But it is the length of the game that really puts a dampener on things as most seasoned platform game players (like myself) will finish this in less than a few hours making that £22.99 price tag seem way too high. But if you see this in a sale definitely consider giving this a go.