Most people will readily agree the VR industry lends itself toward interactive games for children. That is exactly what Luna tries to achieve, although the developers may need to crank up the difficulty a bit. While the game is an intriguing puzzler, there is no real challenge. Then again, this may not matter all that much to younger children these days The game is available for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift as of right now.
Luna is a fun Game but too Easy
Game developers have a tough time when they try to make new games with puzzle elements suited for children. After all, no two children are alike and they have very different thinking and creative processes. Striking a balance between engaging puzzles and easy solutions is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. Luna promises a great experience for children of all ages, even though most of them will blow through the puzzles without much thought.
In a way, one could argue Luna is more of an interactive experience in this regard. That doesn’t make it less valuable or attractive, mind you, but it does require a completely different set of expectations. The fairytale story itself is told in a beautiful manner, which requires players to bring the moon back. This sounds a lot more difficult than it really is, but it immediately sets the tone for this game and the puzzles you need to solve.
Without a user interface or options to toggle, the initial entry into Luna can be somewhat odd. However, it becomes obvious pretty quickly as to what your goal is, which mainly focuses on exploration, solving puzzles, and watching animations. It is an interesting VR game in every possible way, although most of the puzzles are far too easy. Granted, we are adults playing a game that isn’t even designed for us, but there’s no reason to think most six-year-olds will have any issue with this game either.
Looking at it from a video game perspective, Luna is a miss more than a hit. However, taking into account how this game is more of an experience for children, it definitely has a lot of potential. Amazing artwork and great music make for an unforgettable experience. It is definitely designed for younger children, but that also makes it even more charming in a way. Definitely worth picking up for parents with young children.
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