It’s time for a VR game review! We’re going to be taking a look at a game called FORM. I’ll let you know what I think about the game play, controls, story, graphics, and all that jazz!
There are not very many games out there like this one. FORM really stands out and is quite deviant from any other games you might’ve played.
It’s most definitely one of those “I didn’t expect that to happen” kind of games and will have you questioning every aspect of game play existence within the deep dark, yet beautiful worlds of VR gaming!
Looking Down From Up High
Let’s take a quick look of what we have here.
VR Headset Support: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality.
Tracked Motion Controller Support: Yes!
VR Intensity: Comfortable
Player Modes: Only Single Player
My Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Genius Stars
A Puzzle Dream in The Form of a Game
This game honestly feels like one big dream. Things feel so out of place (in a good way) that it makes you question the entire gaming session.
The story really messed with my mind because I started out in a lab studying an obelisk, okay cool science stuff. Then suddenly weird stuff happens and you are transported to what appears to be an entirely new dimension.
You are apparently in the mind of Dr. Devin Eli’s memories. You really feel like you are in his mind because it’s all dark and spacious with thoughts coming in the form of puzzles and what not. It’s a really comfortable and enjoyable experience.
The Game Plays You?
The game really plays with your thoughts. Although the puzzles like to surprise you with their odd unpredictable and interesting nature, they are fairly simple to solve.
Now don’t let that statement fool you into thinking FORM’s a simple game, because it isn’t… AT ALL! It’s a journey through mystery and confusion as you grab little bubbles that visualize the thoughts of a brilliant scientist as you try to solve puzzles.
Although I said the puzzles are simple, I think that a lot of them are kind of addicting to solve. Some of them have you involved in putting various shapes within indents.
The game makes you want to solve the puzzles to see what will happen next. I enjoyed the game play because things happened that I wouldn’t expect to happen, which really made it a fun experience.
The Good & The Bad
- Beautiful graphics.
- Great sound.
- Excellent controls.
- Great first time game play.
- Interesting story.
- Mysterious environments that definitely soothe your thirst for strange game play!
- I didn’t experience a single bug!
- It’s a surprisingly short game.
- Although the story is interesting, it’s very confusing and difficult to grasp.
- Not very replayable.
- The puzzles were a bit too simple
Short, But Sweet
This game is definitely a masterpiece as it takes on a journey through the mind of Dr. Devin Eli. The game is very short, but it was a sweet experience. I only played it for 84 minutes before beating it, but those 84 minutes were well spent.
Although the game play is great the first time around, the replayability when thinking about a second session degrades the experience, for you already know how the puzzles work.
The sound is great, not bad at all. I didn’t have a problem with all the noises in the game, and they were well-thought-out. There wasn’t any bad voice acting or any issues with the way the sound was.
The environment sounds and all the other sounds were very fitting and didn’t feel cheapy or anything. The controls were excellent as well. I personally used Oculus Touch and nothing really bothered me about the controls.
I didn’t experience any bugs either and I found the game to be pretty polished.
In addition, I really love games with stories like this game. The story really confuses me at the same time and really makes you think deeply about what’s happening.
At times, you won’t have any idea what’s going on, and while this can be looked at as a flaw, it can also be looked at a treasure because it spikes a sense of mystery and awe within the game itself.
Even after completing the game I had trouble figuring out what just happened, and couldn’t grasp the complexity of it. FORM is definitely a game for those who like complicated and weird stories to make their mind trip.
Although the story is complicated, I found the puzzles pretty enjoyable, but some of them were just too easy once you grasped the concept of it.
At first, I was confused by the puzzles, but the puzzles didn’t leave me wondering what to do for hours.
In other words, the puzzles would at first ambush me with temporary confusion (probably because I was wondering what the significance was and how it related to the story), but seconds after I would understand how to solve the puzzle.
I’d say they were balanced to the point of enjoyably solving them without really thinking too much about them. But remember, by balanced I mean that they were too simple.
The puzzles were easy, but at times they left me in wonder. Like I remember pulling switches and what not and questioning myself if I’m doing the right thing or not (and sure thing I was).
FORM is definitely a great game, that I don’t regret playing at all. What makes this game really stand out is the mystery within it.
If you love simple puzzles in VR that you can enjoy within a strange environment filled with a mysterious story line that you have trouble comprehending and that ends up making you question yourself, then this game is for you!
Well I think it’s time for me to wrap things up for now! I hope you enjoyed this VR game review, and if you have any comments feel free to let me know down below!
And as always… Happy gaming!