This is something that’s rather long overdue for this site, but I have decided to start reviewing VR games. It is not going to be a very frequent feature for now though due to the amount of workloads, but I’ll try to do my best.
I’m just going to talk about Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality, a VR title that brings the Rick & Morty world into VR. This game is developed by Owlchemy Labs, who also developed the highly popular Job Simulator.
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-Ality is a simulation title that plays out like Job Simulator, except with narratives that pushes you to explore the things you can do. In this game, you play as a clone of Morty, who’s created by Rick to help with the mundane tasks, like washing clothes.
Fans of the series might get disappointed as it doesn’t really fulfill what people actually wants: to explore the various planets and embark on adventures. In fact, it is the opposite: you are tasked to taking care of things in the garage (well, you get to visit some other places briefly too), while Rick, Morty and Summer goes on to the adventures off-screen. Besides the trio, you will also see some aliens, but that’s about it. Beth and Jerry are in this game only as voice cameo, so if you are looking forward to visiting places to talk to people from the series, you can drop that hope now.
It is not all bad though, as the garage is choke full of highly interactive elements, not to mention side quests and secrets to be found as well. If you have played Job Simulator, you will know what you expect here: Every foods are edible, every items can be thrown or use accordingly as what you will expect, and every liquid can be drink.
There are several fixed teleportation spots which you can teleport too, and when you find an item that’s out of your reach, you simply throw a “YouSeeks” (which is based on the MeSeeks in the series), which mimick a mirror of your actions. There’s also a laser gun which you can shoot and destroy the stuffs in the garage, as well as this items combinator, that allows you to combine 2 items that spawn various weird stuffs too, which can be rather entertaining.
Rick and Morty is , unlike many games, short on story, but has high replay-ability. Think of it as Job Simulator with narrative and Rick & Morty’s setting. You can easily complete the campaign in probably 2 hours, but the replay value will adds several more (I have invested 13 hours). Hardcore fans can also find tons of references and easter eggs too if they dig around. The humor are what you will expect from the series, and the characters are faithfully voiced by the voice talents from the series as well. In other words, you can expect lots of entertaining bantering between the characters here.
Its safe to recommend this title to fans of the series, as well as fans of Job Simulator, but if you are not, you might want to get it at a sales. Its a solid 8/10 title. Here’s hoping for a sequel that allow us to embark on full fledged adventures along with the crews.
This title is available for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.