Wrath of Loki: VR Adventure is an awesome way to experience your first VR game. As someone who was always skeptical of VR and how I would handle it, this game is the perfect fit for diving in. By designing with VR newcomers in mind, keeping nausea and vertigo in check are at the top of their list. With a gentle environment and an entertaining Norse setting, Wrath of Loki is a game that everyone can enjoy.
In keeping it simple and open to everyone, the gameplay is pretty straight forward. You look around your environment, searching for clues that the game prompts you for. Some puzzles pop up here and there to add a speck of a challenge. Once you gather the clues and finish the puzzle you are treated with a small cutscene as it transitions to the next level.
What the game lacks in depth of gameplay, it more than makes up for in art style and audio. By limiting movement to rotation only to ease nausea, it also makes it a lot easier to do the artwork. Where a lot of studios make VR games that lack amazing graphics for performance reasons, Wrath of Loki sticks to more 2D designs wrapped around you. What this means for the player is a far more detailed and beautiful game than most VR titles.
The music and sound effects that accompany the game are right on point as well. As lightning crashes, thunder booms in the distance, feeding into the immersion. Then topping, it off Michael McConnohie does the voice acting, which is great as expected. If you don’t know who he is, I am sure you have heard his works in another title.
If you are looking to dip your toe in on the whole VR bit, Wrath of Loki is a great place to start. At $2.99 it is cheap enough to buy for a friend who has an Oculus, and you can decide from there if VR is for you or not. Check it out here if you are interested.