System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £14.99
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 85
Description: Upon entering the atmosphere of a distant blue world, you are awoken from cryosleep to gather resources to fuel your interstellar journey onward. With the guidance of your on-board A.I., Gemini, hunt down crystal shards amid sunken monuments and alien flora.
When intermittent energy surges disable the link between you and Gemini, encounter a lone cybernetic jellyfish named Aqua. Travel through portals, dive to the depths of the ocean and fly on a hover transport that connects the ruins of a lost civilization. Enter the world and music of VIRGO on Water Planet before you launch back into hyperspace.
Review: Calling ‘Water Planet’ a simple adventure game is like calling Bohemian Rhapsody an odd bit of music. This isn’t just a linear adventure game, it’s relaxing, it’s beautiful and above all, it is a work of art. While the ship you start off in looks a little crappy once you get onto the planet you are embraced by beautiful visuals and music that seems to aid you in your adventure. Some might not like the basic nature of the exploring, but this is one of those games you really need to play to fully understand. While it only lasts for 2 hours tops I still feel like you are getting your money’s worth. Maybe it hypnotised me into thinking that, but that is what I think. A stunning game that needs your full attention from start to finish.