Not every virtual reality game has to overly complicated to enjoy. KryptCrawler certainly falls into this category, as it is a simple yet addictive game. It is also excellent for younger players, even though it has a limited appeal for anyone older than 18 years of age. That doesn’t mean adults won’t have a good time playing it, but you have to take into account KryptCrawler is not necessarily designed for you. The game is available for Oculus Rift and can be played while sitting down.
KryptCrawler is a fun Game but not for Everyone
Anyone who has ever played old school dungeon crawlers will thoroughly enjoy KryptCrawler. Being able to venture into a dungeon in virtual reality and fighting your way through it is quite exhilarating. Players will need to both attack and defend, though, which means there is some challenge involved in the game as well. Moreover, there are some puzzles for you to solve, most of which are based on stepping on pressure plates and moving stones around. None of it is too complicated and makes for a rather fun experience.
As you venture throughout the dungeon, you will find a sword and shield to start attacking spiders. Yup, it just had to be soldiers once again. Players will also enjoy some of the interactive objects strewn around the area. Engraved tablets and scrolls all tell parts of a story the player can learn more about. The interface in KryptCrawler is quite easy to use, and even includes an in-game map to show where you have been as well as where you still need to go. The game can be played with a gamepad or the Touch controllers, by the way.
To some players, the game looks turn-based at first, but that isn’t entirely true. Enemies will attack in real-time and you will need to defend against their attacks accordingly. Learning to use your shield properly is a top priority for all KryptCrawler players, to say the least. You will be glad to have it once you face fireballs and waves of spitting spiders early on in the game. Luckily, no one will experience any VR sickness from wielding the sword and shield, even though it may involve moving around a bit during combat.
Visuals in KryptCrawler are nothing spectacular, but they do the job just fine. Monsters, on the other hand, look sub par at best, which is disappointing. There is also virtually no music yet the sound effects make up for a lot of it. It’s definitely not a game designed for adults to play, but it is accessible by players of all ages. Kids will have a great time playing KryptCrawler, whereas adults will get through it a bit too quickly. All things considered, it provides enough fun for its value, but it may feel a bit underdeveloped at times. Still, a good effort by Headup Games, all things considered.
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