O! My Genesis VR
Developer: XPEC Entertainment Inc.
Release Date: Out Now
Controllers: Two Move Controllers Required
O! My Genesis VR and Tethered prove without a shadow of a doubt that the God-sim genre is alive and well, and better in virtual reality than you could ever have expected – even if this title lasts for less than half an hour.
I knew going into this that the game was short, with the majority of content locked behind a “coming soon” menu, but the fact that it was just so charming and fun made the time fly by all the faster, and the game seem even shorter.
In some regards this is your standard God-sim affair. You must look after the lives of your minions, make sure they have wood for houses, can fall in love and procreate and generally flourish. What’s different here is, by using two Move controllers, you can spin the little world these delightful creatures live on. You can use your hands to pick up and drop the creatures wherever you want and must also use your hands to block incoming comets, or your poor minions will be crushed!
Your underlings will pray for you at specific totems which will give you divine powers. There are only two in the game currently; the power of rain and wind, both fun and easy to use, though in the future I would like to see some more original powers. There are obstacles and enemies to contend with as well, but I’ll leave those a surprise, otherwise there’ll be next to nothing left to experience for yourself.
The gameplay is relatively basic at the moment but there is a lot of potential here. Not just for more planets, differently themed and sized, with differing objectives and obstacles. There is also the possibility of much more complex play, such as looking after several planets in one star system at once!
There’s not a lot here but then it is almost free. Considering the price you’d be foolish not to pick it up, even if you think the God-sim genre isn’t for you. Who knows, this little gem might change your mind?
Verdict: 8/10 – Not much here but I loved what I played and I can’t wait for more.