To say that I love Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs on the Oculus Go is a massive understatement. I have always been a fan of the Angry Birds. It was one of the first games I got addicted to on my old iPhone and as I have a young son, we have had a lot of fun with the different toys, Monopoly and the two awesome movies! Angry Birds is a property that made the jump to the world of VR far better than most of us could have ever imagined.
The idea of the game is kind of the same that it has always been. Those darn pigs have taken the eggs and worst of all, you have a party you need to get to. I love the charm and style of Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, but I must admit having a tie in with the most recent Angry Birds 2 movie would have been pretty awesome. Anyway, the premise is more than enough for me to sink my teeth into.
While the premise is the same the overall goal is too. You need to fire the various birds into the structures and pigs in order to save the eggs. However, it is how you do this that is changed. No longer do you need to just swipe your finger to fire. You now use the Oculus Go controllers in the same way you would a slingshot. It works very well and the way you can arc your shot does add in a real element of skill. I think it is a lot of fun and if you mess up, it is because you aimed wrong.
The different birds and their abilities are back and that is cool. What is new is that you now have larger structures to worry about, giant pigs and even these really cool boss pigs. I feel that they have added a ton of fun new content in Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs to make it stand out from the other Angry Birds games that have been released over the years. There are a ton of levels for you to do and I think the asking price is more than fair when you consider just how much content this game has.
As far as playing this on the Oculus Go goes, I have no complaints. This is not exactly what you would call a graphically taxing game so it manages to handle it all with a lot of style. There is no slowdown and in general it looks great, might not be quite as sharp as the version for Oculus Rift, but I would bet that most folks would not be able to tell the difference.
In all, I absolutely adore Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs for the Oculus Go and actually any other platform I play it on. It takes the fun of the original Angry Birds and brings it to the world of VR perfectly. It is a very fun game, but it also requires some major skill if you want to get the highest score possible. I highly recommend that you check this out if you are looking for a fun experience on your Oculus Go.
The Angry Birds are fun characters
The game has a ton of personality
It is easy to pick up and play
It actually requires some skill
Tons of levels to play
I wish it tied into the two movies a tad more
It can be very, very addictive!