Oculus Go Game Reviews – Rangi

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Rangi for the Oculus Go is an interesting puzzle style game. It actually started its life out as a game for the Samsung Gear VR and was later ported to the Oculus Go. Of course, you do have to wonder if a game made for let’s just say much lesser hardware is worth porting to something like the Oculus Go, but I must admit I was quite impressed with how Rangi turned out.

The setting of Rangi is vert interesting. The game is inspired by African culture. This goes for its rather tribal setting to the tribal music and all of the architecture. I will not say that I am an expert on this kind of stuff, but it certainly does make the setting of Rangi rather different. The game has you solving puzzles in order to get out of this temple which while beautiful is also very, very dangerous. The art style of Rangi is great. It may at first glance seem a bit simplistic, but the cell-shaded look works great for this game and it is nice how bright and clear everything in the game is. The music is also awesome and fits the game perfectly.

As far as the gameplay of Rangi goes it is best described as a puzzle game. It eases you in very well, teaching you the basics and then the difficulty will gradually increase as you play. When you learn a new mechanic, the game will usually give you an area to learn how to use it properly before slapping you in the face with a puzzle. None of the puzzles are too difficult and they do tend to follow the same formula. Moving blocks, turning things around and lining up colors are the kind of things you will be doing in order to get from one room to another.

The game controls great with the Oculus Go controllers. You point and teleport to move around each location. I do wish that you had the freedom to explore, but as this is a port of a mobile VR game, I get why they could not do that. This does make the puzzles a bit easier as the game only really lets you go where you need to so it is always quite easy to figure out what you have to do. Of course, doing what you have to do is where the challenge lies.

I found that Rangi is a rather relaxing kind of experience. It is the kind of game that you can put on, relax and just have a good time playing through. It is one of those games that with its tribal style, is great for playing after you have played something pretty intense. I am not sure it is the kind of game I would play through again and again, but it was certainly a good experience while it lasted.

Rangi for the Oculus Go is a fun experience and one that is well worth checking out. The game costs under five bucks so I think that it is excellent value for money. Even if you were only to play through the game once, you would get your money’s worth here. If a puzzle game with a unique setting is what you are after, Rangi could be just what you are looking for.


I love the African setting

The music is fantastic

The cell-shaded look is awesome

It is very easy to get into and learn the basics of

Playing through the game is a rather relaxing experience


It is not the longest game

Not sure you would play through it more than once

PlayStation VR Game Reviews – Ghost Giant

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I think that Ghost Giant could very well be my favorite PlayStation VR game of 2019. Actually, it could be one of my favorite games in general! That is the kind of impact that the game had on me. What looks like a little cutesy kind of game from all of the trailers is actually far deeper than you would probably think.

The main character in the game is a small child (who is also a cat) called, Louis LaFleur. He looks super cute, but this is a kid who has been forced to grow up faster than a child should! He lives on a family farm and he has to work and do chores that no kid his age should have to do. As you play the game you learn more about the family dynamic he has and the town he lives in.

Let me tell you, Ghost Giant deals with some rather intense kind of themes. It looks gorgeous and is like a storybook that has come to life. However, while it can make you smile at its cuteness it is also in places a sad and heartbreaking kind of tale and once I finished the game it really stuck with me for a while. It is kind of amazing that they were able to take these cutesy characters and setting and make such an impactful story with it. With this in mind, Ghost Giant might not actually be a game that is ideal for kids.

You do not actually play as little Louis. Instead, you play as Ghost Giant! You are his buddy and you want to help him out. The game is basically a puzzle game where you need to move objects, press buttons and interact with the world in order to make Louis life easier. In all honesty as a puzzle game, Ghost Giant is not going to test you to the extreme, but the puzzles are rather clever and they do make sense.

A huge part of the game I liked was how much stuff you can interact with. When you get to zoom into a person’s house, being able to see all their stuff is actually really cool. Speaking of “a person’s house” it is like this world just goes on around you and that is something I thought was really, really cool and very well done actually. The world of Ghost Giant is one that I actually wish I had a bit more freedom to explore.

Ghost Giant for the PSVR does require that you have Move Controllers. I found, for the most part, they worked pretty well, but the game is designed to be played with you sitting down. Sometimes though I wanted to turn right around to explore a particular location the Move Controllers will lose sight of the camera and then the PSVR acts all weird. To be fair, this is not so much a problem with Ghost Giant, but more a problem with the PSVR Move Controllers.

I absolutely adore this game and found it to be one of the most memorable VR experiences I have had in 2019. It is a must-own game for the PSVR and I have noticed that many stores are selling the physical version of this game for dirt cheap these days so there is no excuse.


I loved the story of the game

It is far more “mature” than the cute art style suggests

Playing as the Ghost Giant is kind of cool

The world you are in feels alive

The game looks fantastic


Maybe a bit mature in its story for younger kids

I wish I could have explored a bit more

Oculus Go Game Reviews – Tsuro – The Game of the Path

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I know that using your fancy Oculus Go to play a board game-based game may not sound like the most exciting thing in the world. However, Tsuro – The Game of the Path is a game that while I did not expect a ton from actually really got its hooks into me and I fond quite addictive. While I have not played the actual board game that this is based on, I can tell you that this VR version is a ton of fun, easy to get into and more strategic than I ever imagined.

The idea of the game is very simple You have a game board and you need to place a tile on it along with a stone and you can then slide the tiles around the board to make sure your stone goes to where it needs to go. I am aware that on paper this sounds very, very simple and that it also sounds rather boring, but it is not. It is one of those things that is so simple, you end up engrossed by what is happening.

You have different tiles in front of you and you need to pick one that has the right path on it to make sure that your stone goes to where you want it to go. The fun thing is that what you do affects the other players and you can make it so that their stones end up falling off the game board which will then leave you as the last player standing and the ultimate winner. You can play against the AI which is the perfect place to start as you learn the basics of the game and also develop strategies that you can use.

I am quite happy with the difficulty level in the game and there are plenty of opponents for you to face. Some do pose quite a challenge, but I mean that in the best way possible. It is the kind of thing that is challenging, but not frustrating. You can also hop online which is fun, but you are never really sure of who exactly you are playing against. I wish the multiplayer functionality was just a tad more streamlined and easier to use.

The style of Tsuro – The Game of the Path on the Oculus Go is great. It has a very relaxing kind of vibe to it and the Japanese (I think it is Japanese) garden setting is full of little details and Easter eggs that you can experience as you play the game. In between shots, I often found myself taking in all the little details and despite the lack of horsepower, the game looks great on the Oculus Go.

Overall, I was very surprised at how into Tsuro – The Game of the Path I got. It is a very addictive kind of game and one that is being sold for a very reasonable price. Not only is this a fun game, Tsuro – The Game of the Path for the Oculus Go is what I call a pallet cleanser kind of game. It is awesome to fire up in between other more intense games as well as when you just have a spare 10 minutes or so to game.


It is a very relaxing kind of game

The AI poses a fair challenge

The game is more strategic than you would think

It is very easy to learn the basics

You can look around the garden


The online thing needs a little work

Adding more gardens would be cool