Review System: Oculus Rift CV1
Price at Time Of Review: £4 ($5)
Comfort Rating: Red
Size: 1.25 GB
Controller System: Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: No
VR Storyteller Episode 0 (Oculus Rift)
Intro: The storyteller tell to you a story and the story appear in front of your eyes. Live the experience in first. Survive the events and face your fears.
Review: VR Storyteller Episode 0 starts you off in some sort of futuristic hub where you will enter various story pods. While there is only one episode for now I can only presume more storylines are due to follow. Simply step up into the tube and the storyline will begin. This one “Episode 0” sees you involved in a plane crash in the mountains. The good news is there seems to be some buildings around. But sadly there is no-one living in them. Oh, there is also a secret government base to explore.
Using a controller you navigate around in full 6 degrees of motion which does make the game a little nauseating. But it also means it is more immersive than the much-hated teleport system. You will be picking up things, examining things and even putting things in your inventory. This is a mini adventure with a few nasty puzzles thrown in for good measure. Just don’t expect any help and don’t expect to finish it within a few minutes.
Verdict: There is a thin line between a game being too linear and restrictive to a game that is so open and self-exploratory that you have no clue what to do or how to do it. Sadly this game falls into the latter side of the fence leaving people with no sense of direction or gameplay aim. Sure it looks OK I suppose and does have a lot potential for further storylines. I just wish the game was a little more guided. This is one game that is probably best left alone until an update comes along.