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Floor Plan: Hands-on Edition Review – A Mobile VR Port With no Noteworthy Extras

Bringing a mobile VR game to different virtual reality headsets is often a bad idea. After all, these ports rarely offer anything new and often feel rather unsatisfying as a whole. Floor Plan: Hands-on Edition falls into this same category, as there is no noteworthy improvement over the Samsung Gear VR version. Owners of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift may want to think twice before buying this game.

Floor Plan: Hands-on Edition is a Mobile Game

Regardless of how you want to look at things, it is impossible to deny Floor Plan: Hands-on Edition is clearly designed for mobile VR. Even while playing it on an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, it just feels like it doesn’t belong. The fact this game doesn’t benefit from the better hardware in any way isn’t helping matters all that much either. In fact, there is virtually no difference between the HTC VIve and Samsung Gear VR version. A missed opportunity, to say the least.

Floor Plan: Hands-on Edition is still a fun game, though. The entire concept revolves around solving puzzles while the player rides an elevator. Every floor is a smaller part of the overall puzzle and allows you to gather parts. Locating these parts is not as easy as it sounds, mind you, as it can be quite challenging for a lot of people. Floors are also interlinked with one another to add an extra layer of functionality to the game.

Adding motion control to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift ports of this mobile VR game hasn’t worked out exactly as planned whatsoever. It doesn’t provide any additional functionality whatsoever, as most of the interaction still occurs through a pointer. A clear example of wasted potential, that much is certain. In fact, it isn’t hands-on whatsoever in this regard, which kind of defeats the purpose of this port in every possible way.

After a good 35 minutes, most players will be done with the game and never pick it up again. There is virtually nothing new added to this version compared to the game which released about a year ago on the Samsung Gear VR. This begs the question as to why this game was ported over in the first place. While we had some fun playing Floor Plan: Hands-on Experience, it just didn’t feel unique enough to warrant the purchase. Worth picking up for the price if you haven’t played it before, though.

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By Mark Arguinbaev

Mark is a 28 year old internet entrepreneur. He is a bitcoin enthusiast and a technology addict. He loves writing and educating readers about the newest tech trends.