Wrath of Loki VR Preview
The virtual reality scene is a brand new experience I got to partake in during PAX West. With a mix of emotions of excitement and nervousness, I played a few games that reduced me to a messy headache and wobbly knees. All I had ever wanted was to play VR games but the motion sickness I experienced was way too much and I had accepted that perhaps it was just not for myself. Until I found the Wrath of Loki VR.
Developed by The House Of Fables, The Wrath of Loki has a somewhat simple, yet very lovely, approach to the VR world. Bringing the Nordic world to life, the players will take on the role of the mighty Thor, whose father, Odin, has revealed that the trickster God Loki is rampaging about and needs to be stopped. In order to do this you are set into a room and must look around, solely by moving your head, for various sets of items that will help you advance to the next level.
“Everything has such great depth and while the task to completing the game is short, the overall experience left me feeling a bit more confident about the VR experience.”
As I said before, the game play is very simple yet after completing each level brought me a sense of accomplishment and finding the desired objects was actually quite fun. For example you have a certain level where you must find electrical wisps which are virtually invisible. The best way to find them is whenever lightening strikes however it’s not that easy as some of these wisps, along with the other things you must find, are well hidden.
The hand drawn environments in the game as well as the music is an equally great touch to really bring this world to life. Everything has such great depth and while the task to completing the game is short, the overall experience left me feeling a bit more confident about the VR experience.
More experienced VR players may find this game to be boring as the experience is not as engaging as other titles, however for our good friends who experience bad motion sickness as I do, its a great title for new VR players to help become accustomed to the new world. Progressing through the game will take players a good 15-30 minutes to complete depending on the players experience.