If I had to write a list of my all time favorite VR games, Moss would be on that list without a doubt. While I played the game first of all on the PlayStation VR, I was very happy to get the chance to finally play the game on the Oculus Rift. Let me tell you, it goes without saying that any version of Moss is fantastic.
The idea of Moss I know does not sound all that exciting. You play as a young mouse called Quill. Quill lives in the forest and really wants some kind of adventure in her life. Well, this evil comes to the forest; her dear uncle is dying and only she can save him along with the forest. The story does not sound all that remarkable I am aware of that. However, it is very well told and the game is like a storybook that has come to life and this is something I think is very cool indeed. So, give the story a chance! Trust me, you will be very impressed.
Moss for the Oculus Rift plays like a 3rd person action/adventure/platform game with a sprinkle of puzzle-solving over it. You play the game with a standard controller and it feels great. Quill controls very well and she can jump fairly high too which is great. Quill can also kick some butt as she has a sword. The sword is pretty handy as it can not only be used in combat situations. The sword can also be used to clear paths and for other things too.
Another part of the gameplay aside from the combat and the platforming is interacting with the world. The perfect example of this happens very early on in the game. You can highlight this waterfall looking thing and stop it from turning. You can then have Quill get through it as it has stopped moving. This is a great use of VR technology, but it is not the best way that Moss is a VR game. Sometimes the view is pretty zoomed out and you do not know where to go. When you move your head, you move the game camera in real time. This can be used to find a new path, hidden items or just to get a better view of the action.
Moss is a fantastic looking game on the Oculus Rift. In all honesty, I am not sure I would say that this version is any better looking than the version that I have played on the PlayStation VR. However, that is not a bad thing at all. This is a great looking game and it is the kind of game where when you first enter a new area, you think it looks cool. Then you start taking more in such as the way the bramble looks, the decaying walls, the water and so on and you realize just how much detail is in each area of the game.
I think that Moss is an absolute must play if it is available on the VR device you use. The Oculus Rift is no different! This is a wonderful game and a game that I have probably played through over 10 times now. It is just a real joy to play from start to finish. Not only that, but the story told by Moss and the way it is told is far better than people give it credit for.
It is like you are playing through a storybook
The game looks fantastic
The controls are fun and very smooth
Plenty of cool areas to explore
The use of VR is very interesting
I do wish it lasted just a tad longer
It is not the hardest game I have ever played