Virtual Amusement (Steam VR)

Virtual Amusement (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Bronze Award

System: HTC Vive Only
Price at Time Of Review: £9.29
Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement)
Genre: Escape/Puzzle Room
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing, Room-Scale
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG

 

Description: Virtual Amusement is a single player VR puzzle game. You explore your own house and your imaginary world, find hidden objects and win mini-games to collect gems to find the key.




Review: ‘Virtual Amusement is a weird one indeed. This puzzle room/puzzle world style game sees you solving puzzles (obviously) as well as a few other activities. But there is no hand-holding here, no tips, no instructions. You just have to figure it all out on your own. But oddly it kind of works! You get a small sense of exploring the little theme park and all the corresponding rooms. Sure, the graphics are as basic as they come, but they were good enough to smile about. But for me, the lack of any sort of tutorial meant I was left feeling frustrated most of the time and not really knowing what I am doing nor where I was going. Add to that the load game option doesn’t seem to be working, so I had to start again when the game crashed. I really do think there is a lot of potential here, but I simply didn’t have the patience for it. Plus the £9.29 asking price is just silly talk.


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