Solving puzzles in virtual reality has been pretty fun so far. Not all games are created equal, though, but overall, the industry is doing just fine. Nano Shift VR allows people to not only solve puzzles but also travel back in time. The game is currently available for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for the price of $14.99. The full release came pretty quickly after being in Early Access, which is rather unusual.
Nano Shift VR is a Solid Game
When it comes to most puzzle games in VR, there is always something that needs improving. Either the puzzles are too easy, or the game is woefully short. In the case of Nano Shift VR, the concept of combining puzzles with an escape room setting results in a very accessible and exciting game. There is also a very decent background story as far as this game is concerned, which is not something most people would assume at first. Plus, it looks like one of the better VR games we have seen to date, which certainly makes it even more appealing.
One thing Nano Shift VR does well is transporting players to the future and the past alike. The differences between these two time periods could not be bigger even if the developers tried. The future doesn’t look as bright as most people would assume, with most residents living underground to cure a nano-virus. Despite the odds, our race is still developing technology that allows for time travel. By traveling back to the past, we may find a way to tackle the nano-virus once and for all.
Solving this problem doesn’t come easy, mind you. Your job is to find useful objects, put them in the backpack, solve puzzles along the way, and do your part when it comes to saving the human race from extinction. No pressure, right? The past also looks very different from what people would expect, as there are some very odd contraptions to play around with. One of the strengths of Nano Shift VR is a large number of objects to collect and discover. There is a lot to do in this game, yet there is very little hand-holding involved.
Overall, Nano Shift VR is a great game well worth checking out. The combination of different time periods, puzzles, and collectibles makes for a great time. It is also one of the lesser frustrating VR puzzle games we have seen in recent months, which is a nice touch. It does appear there will be either some DLC or a second game in the future, which can only be considered to be a good thing in our opinion. For the price of $14.99, there is no reason not to pick this game up.
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