The Unspoken: Acolytes Review – Our VR Game of the year

It doesn’t happen all that often we are absolutely blown away by a VR title. Given the vast amount of mediocre VR games available today, that is not entirely surprising whatsoever. In the case of The Unspoken: Acolytes, there is no reason not to buy the game. It has everything we could ask for, especially for a single-player campaign. Owners of the Oculus Rift can pick the game up for $19.99.

The Unspoken: Acolytes is Borderline Perfect

When we first played The Unspoken a while ago, it was a great experience that left us wanting more. It was also one of the first games to support the Oculus Touch, and it showed the potential of this technology for future games. Although mainly focused on multiplayer, it was never difficult to find other players whatsoever. The Unspoken: Acolytes does an entirely different thing, as it is the single-player campaign which truly signs in this game.

What makes this single-player story mode so appealing is how there is so much content delivered at a fast pace. While there is some degree of smaller segments to content with, you will play through areas visited before during The Unspoken. Moreover, there is a fair amount of investigating involved and the boss fights should not be underestimated whatsoever. Completing segments successfully will reward you with a bit more of the background story, which helps you understand everything a bit better.

Playing through the various settings and landscapes will not be without its challenges. More specifically, there is a wide range of monsters out there to kill you. Depending on your preferred difficulty setting, these monsters range from annoying to almost frustratingly clever. That is a good thing, mind you, as it is exactly the way we like it. It’s not all about magic, though, as you can use shields,traps, and even support classes along your journey.

Despite all of the help you can get, The Unspoken: Acolytes still requires you to go about things in a strategic manner. If you plan to zerg through the game, enemies will quickly overwhelm you and you end up dead on the floor. Every encounter has its own set of challenges to overcome, and it makes for a fluent and non-repetitive game. All of this is even more appealing thanks to the solid control scheme. A job well done by the developers, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store next.

On the graphics front, this game is absolutely gorgeous and feels far more immersive than most other games. All enemies look pretty solid and unique, although there is a small degree of reskinned models. On the sound front, things are just fine, although it is a matter of opinion. The Unspoken: Acolytes is one of the best VR games owners of the Oculus Rift cna buy right now, especially if you want a single player experience first and foremost.

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