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Spaceteam VR Review

A Fun casual party game that just lacks a little refinement

Reviewed by Griffin on 1st March 2021 on Windows Mixed Reality

Review

Disclaimer I received a copy of this game for free through a friend's curator.

I could only play the game with 1 other friend but from what I understand this can be played by up to 6 people a decent game to play with a larger party of friends, something not seen too often in VR games apart from multiplayer shooters maybe.

In I think a great decision to lower the barrier and appeal to a casual audience this can also be played with just 1 VR headset and everyone else on phones. I however did not test this version. as I don't have anyone locally I could play this with.

I played this on a:

I7 7700k

GTX 1080 ti

16gb ram

HP reverb G2

Graphics & Presentation

The graphics in this game have a cartoony sort of style but something that I think works quite well A) for the more casual audience this appeals to and B) something that can pop and look good even on a lower resolution headset.

The game also offers a decent amount of customization to the character which ultimately doesn't even affect the game and is only seen by the other players.

Gameplay & Immersion

The gameplay is effectively a more VR-ified version of Keep talking and nobody explodes, in front of each player is a panel full of buttons switches levels and the like, and a monitor instructing you of an action that needs to be performed to keep the ship going. however this may or may not be something on your panel of any of the other players, you need to use communication and teamwork to instruct each other on what needs to be pressed and who has each action.

There are also certain off-panel actions such as repairing your panel with a hammer or fending off alien attacks with your blaster, the actions do get a tad repetitive and don't feel quite as hard to describe as the puzzles in keep talking, though the time limit will eventually get you regardless of difficulty really.

Controls

By default, this game did not work with the controllers on the HP reverb G2 headset, they required rebinding however even after fixing this problem the in game hands did not line up with my controllers making the game more frustrating to play than it should have been

Value & Replayability

The game is technically endless offering up infinite random combinations of puzzles but really the games enjoyment really hinges on having a good party of friends to get together and play with. You could try your luck with randoms but at the time of writing this review, there is no player base at all to speak of.

Final Thoughts

The game is fun for a short time, but the overall lack of "interesting" puzzle switches and controller issues make it something I cannot recommend very highly at least for other G2 users.

  • The visual style is fun
  • Asymmetrical concept is novel
  • Good for a casual party of friends
  • Headset compatibility issues
  • Repetitive puzzles

Reviewed by Griffin on 1st March 2021 on Windows Mixed Reality

6 out of 10

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