Along Together for the Oculus Go is one of the most charming and surprising games that I have played in some time. Sometimes, you will play a game and you just know that you are playing something special. However, you also know that this is a game that is sadly going to be ignored by the masses even though it is offering something truly special and memorable.
I really do not think that the storytelling in Along Together is Oscar-winning stuff, however, the premise certainly got me invested. There is this young child and their beloved dog has gone missing! As a pet lover, I knew I would travel to heaven and hell to get this dog back! Anyway, the actual story may not be amazing, but the premise I feel is far stronger than the story.
Now you may think that you will be playing as the kid, but actually, you playing in the role of the imaginary friend of the kid. I found this to be a very clever and rather unique idea. Usually, you play as the character and are accompanied by a friend, beast or whatever so for you to be actually playing this role instead is rather cool.
I would say that the best way to describe the gameplay of Along Together on the Oculus Go is that of a puzzle game. Playing as the imaginary friend of the child as you try to rescue their dog. You will need to help this brave kid navigate this strange and sometimes scary world. You do this by moving objects in the game world so that they can get from point a to b. You can pull a rope for them or give them a helping hand in many other ways. It is really cool and fun stuff and none of the puzzles were too hard to figure out.
Along Together does have an extra challenge in the form of lost toys. These are toys that other children have lost in this land and you can collect them all up to put in your treehouse. I really liked this idea as I feel it pads the gameplay out in a very fun way, but getting some of these toys is rather challenging and makes for a great extra challenge for those who find the main game a tad easy.
I really do like the art style that they have gone for with Along Together. The game has a very Saturday morning cartoon kind of vibe and given the story and the premise I find that this art style fits perfectly well. They have not gone super in-depth with finer details and as a result, this makes the world pop just a little more as they have used bright colors.
The animations are fun and in general, the whole game has a really nice polish to it. The soundtrack that the game has is not groundbreaking stuff. However, I do feel that it fits in with the tone and style of the game very, very well.
I will admit that like most people, Along Together for the Oculus Go seemed to me like it was going to be a game for kids. This is not the case at all and it is a game that is really suitable for people of all ages, especially those of us who love dogs. It is a charming and adorable game and one of the most underrated games you can get for the Oculus Go.