Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality for the Oculus Rift is one of those games that as soon as I saw, I knew I was all in. I am a massive fan of the show so any video game tie in was going to certainly make me very excited. However, that excitement turned into me getting very schwifty when I found out the guys behind the awesome Job Simulator were actually developing this game.
The idea of Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is fantastic. Rick has a bunch of mundane tasks that he needs doing and they are so boring that even Morty wants nothing to do with them. This leads Rick to making a very disposable Morty clone to do all the little jobs he cannot be bothered with. You play this disposable Morty clone! As is the case with any Rick and Morty episode, something that seems straightforward eventually all goes to hell and you are stuck in the middle of it.
After about ten minutes, you can clearly tell that Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality for the Oculus Rift was made by the Job Simulator guys. It has a very similar feel to it. Most of the game takes place in the garage and you have three different workstations that you can do various tasks at. You can teleport to each of these and there is a ton and I mean a ton of stuff to find and mess around with. If you are a fan of the show, you will play through the game multiple times in order to see all the awesome references that are here.
As an actual video game, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality offers you puzzles to solve, things to find and even a shooting section. The game has a very “Job Simulator” feel to it in the tasks that you do. However, even the most mundane of tasks is made fun by the constant chatter of the game’s characters. It is the humor of the game that really drives you through it and it many ways it does feel like you are playing an episode of the TV show.
For the most part, it plays well enough. Playing with touch controllers though can be a frustrating experience as there is no function to turn around! This means that when you do this, you often lose tracking and it is annoying. The game is clever in that you can use a modified version of Mr. Meeseeks to get to places you cannot go to. I think this was a great idea, but if your Morty clone has something in the way of his hands, so will the Mr. Meeseeks that you called in to help. This is not game-breaking or anything like that, but for me, it does knock the game down just a tad.
To get through the whole story (which is awesome) you are probably looking at a couple of hours. I know this sounds short, but there is so much cool stuff connected to the show to find that it will keep you coming back. I especially liked the machine that lets you craft two items together to make something weird. In all, if you are a fan of the show, you are going to really appreciate the story and humor and you will be more than willing to put up with the few flaws the game has.
The humor is excellent
The story is like an episode of the show
There is more variety to the gameplay than you would think
It has tons of hidden references to the show for you to find
The voice acting is excellent, actually, the whole presentation is
The tracking can be very frustrating
You can beat the story in a couple of hours