I have played a ton of games for the Oculus Rift that claim to offer the most immersive combat around, but I must admit that The Morrigan is one of the best. The people behind the game wanted to make the best VR swordplay that they could and while it has some serious competition on the Oculus Rift, this is a really fun and exciting and even addictive game.
Before we get right into what The Morrigan is offering, I must inform you that this as of right now is still in early access. So, there is not exactly a ton to do on the game yet, but what is here is fun and it shows a lot of promise for what is to come in the coming months. There are a few levels available for you to smash your way through and there is a battle arena mode too.
I would best describe this game as a dungeon crawler. You get quests to go on, but the basics are you are just going to be smashing anything creature that comes your way into a million pieces. The game is rather basic, but man it is so, so satisfying. The swordplay (there are some great weapons in this game by the way) is great. I loved how the physics worked and the most recent update they did really added some weight to when you smash an enemy with your weapon. As much as I like the melee combat, the ranged combat needs some work as I feel the aiming is a little off.
The way the combat works best for me is similar to other similarly styled games. I like to parry and then lay into an enemy. It may sound like it is shallow, but there is far more skill here than you would think. I love having a weapon on each shoulder and when it works and you reach for your sword and just slash away, it feels fantastic, but this does not always work as smoothly as I would like.
So far, you can get through the game pretty quickly, but there is a never-ending battle arena where you can destroy hordes of enemies. This is a great stress reliever and something I had a great deal of fun with. So, while there is not a huge amount of content in The Morrigan just yet, I am very, very excited to see what is coming here.
The game has plenty of movement options for you, I do not really suffer from motion sickness so I jumped right in with the standard movement. If this is not for you, you can teleport or mess around with the settings to get it more comfortable for you. Even in this somewhat early stage, I am very impressed with how smooth and clean the visuals are, a few more enemy types would be great, but so far so good in terms of the game’s presentation.
I think that The Morrigan is shaping up to be a great dungeon crawler for the Oculus Rift. I am not sure it is worth jumping into for a casual player in its current state. However, if combat-heavy dungeon crawler style games are what you enjoy, you can go and have a great time with this game.
I love the presentation of the game
The swordplay is very satisfying
I like the different weapons
You have some fun quests to do
Battle arena mode is awesome
The grabbing weapons thing does not always work
The game is still not finished