Symphony of the Machine Review – An Interesting Concept but Lacks Content

There are quite a few different virtual reality games out there waiting to be explored. This technology allows game developers to come up with some pretty unique solutions, that much is certain. Symphony of the Machine is one of those innovative games people will either love or absolutely hate. The game is available for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift for the price of $19.99.

Symphony of the Machine is Unique but Brief

As we have seen more often than not where VR games are concerned, there is plenty of room for different takes on existing game modes. In Symphony of the Machine, the objective of the game is to reach the top of a tower and control the weather. Players can shine lasers upon special objects which allow you to grow crops and plants, for example. There are four central elements to use, which is not entirely surprising. With a mirror, you can direct the beams, and a pipe allows you to split it if needed.

From the get go, it becomes fairly obvious this game isn’t overly complicated, although it is not exactly easy to master either. With a rather stunning atmosphere, players are forced to think hard about their objectives and how to tackle them accordingly. All of the effects are done exquisitely well and the plants you grow are all distinct enough to make them unique. In its own way, the game feels incredibly rewarding, for which we commend the developers.

Unfortunately, there is one big issue as far as this game is concerned. Symphony of the Machine has a huge lack of content, which is not positive by any means. Even if you enjoy the vistas rather than actually playing quickly, you will wrap things up in 45 to 60 minutes. That is unacceptable for a game at this price point. It does not appear there is any additional content coming right now, but that is not the case in its current form. Another missed opportunity by VR game developers, but one we have almost grown accustomed to.

There is an “endless” mode which players can enjoy. Everything will be randomly generated which gives it some replay value for those who want to keep cultivating plants and mess around with the climate. However, it is not something everyone is willing to explore, for obvious reasons. However, most players will notice the main lack of content affecting Symphony of the Machine. The value provided by this game doesn’t warrant this high price whatsoever.

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