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Let me start by saying that there is no way you can look at EQQO and not think of the classic PlayStation 2 game, Ico. Clearly, the people behind this game are big fans of that as there is no way this game is not at the very least a little bit inspired by Ico. I am not saying that is a bad thing as that game is awesome. So any adventure game that has a little bit of Ico in it is always going to be a game I want to check out on my Oculus Go.
The story of EQQO is super weird. Well for me it is. The game is actually based on old Ethiopian legends which if you know about that kind of stuff I am sure is really cool. There are two main characters in the game an egg and a child and you are basically playing as the mother of the child who needs to help guide him through this very interesting world. The child cannot see which raises the stakes even more.
As you can see from the screenshots, EQQO looks like a million bucks. I think I would go as far as to say this is one of my favorite games on the Oculus Go from an art point of view. They really have done a wonderful job here. Not only that though, the mother actually narrates the game as it moves along and the voice acting is every bit as lovely as the visuals are. From a presentational point of view, EQQO really is quite spectacular.
I would describe the game as a puzzle game. The egg actually has powers and you need to help the child use the egg and its powers to solve various puzzles. I found that none of the puzzles were actually that hard, but this is actually by design. I get the feeling that the people behind EQQO wanted to make the game a more relaxing experience and they certainly achieved that. I am not saying the puzzles are all super easy and some will make you have to think, but you will figure it out as the game is not overly cryptic.
The controls of EQQO are very easy to get to grips with. You move your head which basically lets you look around and then you control a little hand cursor which you can then interact with the world and make it safer for the child so that he can continue on through his journey. The story really does come to life before your eye and it is a bit of an emotional one. I do think that the game can be enjoyed by anyone. However, I will say that as a parent I do feel that the story hit home with me that little bit more.
Without a doubt, you have to check out EQQO if you have an Oculus Go. The comparison to Ico is so spot on with this game. It may be a little on the easy side and it is short, but this is one of those gaming experiences that you will always remember.
Some of the most lovely visuals on the Go
The story is great
Some amazing voice acting
A truly memorable experience
A nice relaxing experience
Only lasts around 5 hours
Not the hardest game