Oculus Rift Game Reviews – Raccoon Lagoon

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I am surprised that there are not more games that try and emulate what games such as Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley do! Well, that is kind of what they are going for with Racoon Lagoon and it is done very, very well. If you want a cute, relaxing and also pretty darn deep kind of VR experience for your Oculus Rift then be sure to take a closer look at Racoon Lagoon.

The story of Racoon Lagoon is very cute. There is this ragtag group of raccoons that end up shipwrecked on an island…. An island that has a broken heart. So, you need to help the raccoons settle on this new island, but you also need to deal with the islanders and help them and also help mend the broken heart of the island. It is done is a fun way and I actually found myself caring about some of the characters that I was dealing with.

The way that you play the game is rather interesting. The game is all about looting and trading. You need to get something for a particular character, but 99/100 you need someone from another character to make a trade. You can find plenty of items in the wild, but there is a kind of interesting puzzle mechanic at play here as you talk to people and trade stuff. The game also has currency that you can use and earn. This is pivotal as there are some items in the game you can only get by purchasing them.

It is pretty cool in the way that just as you feel you have seen all the game has to offer it tries to spice things up. I was not expecting as many biomes as there were (there are eight) and each one brings with it, its own set of challenges, people and things for you to do. I was actually very impressed with how much content Racoon Lagoon has packed into it. This is a game that is certainly going to keep you very busy. What I really like about this game is that it gives you a kind of relaxing experience, but at the same time it really does make you think. It is the trading of items that I really liked; in many ways, it reminds me of The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening when you have to trade up items in that game.

As you can see from the screenshots, Racoon Lagoon has a ton of style in the visual department. I could easily see them making some great merch for this game. While the visuals are fantastic and certainly cute, it is the “visuals” that are causing the most problems with this game. The movement in the game is not teleportation based and as a result this is a game that is well known for making people feel motion sick. I did not get it too bad, but after one session of close to an hour, I must admit I was feeling it. I do hope that they tinker with the movement in a future update.

I think that Racoon Lagoon for the Oculus Rift is a very, very charming game. It is like part Animal Crossing, party Stardew Valley and a sprinkling of Link’s Awakening too. It is very well made and while the motion sickness may be an issue for some, it is a game that made me smile the whole time I was playing it.


The visuals are fantastic

The style of the game has a lot of charm

I like the way you trade with characters

Plenty of missions to do and people to talk to

It is very easy to get into


May cause pretty bad motion sickness

Might be a bit too “cute” for some

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Oculus Rift Game Reviews – Kaisuo

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Kaisuo is a puzzle game for the Oculus Rift that I really, really wanted to love. Do not get me wrong, this is an interesting game and while I was playing it I was having a great time. It is just that Kaisuo has so many good ideas and a really cool style that I just wish there was more of the game than is currently offered.

The idea of Kaisuo is one that I thought was really cool and interesting. I have long heard about these strange Chinese puzzle boxes which thanks to the movie Hellraiser I have long had an interest in puzzle boxes. Anyway, Kaisuo is a game that sees you needing to solve these different Chinese puzzle boxes, each one will take you to a new and strange area where you will have a series of new puzzles to solve in order to get to the next one. I would say that the best comparison for this game is The Room which is another great VR puzzle game.

The game is great in the way it lets you interact with the world. It uses the Oculus Touch controllers and it uses them in a very, very smart way. You really do feel like you can reach out and touch anything. The force feedback feels very natural and in all, I am very impressed with the controls that Kaisuo has. I feel that it is a VR game anyone, can pick up and play as they will not have to wrestle with controls that take longer to figure out than they should do. I have a pretty decent PC and even on this is had a bit of a hard time keeping the frame rate stable. From what I understand this is the case with this game so those with a less than powerful rig may not have the best experience with this so that is something to keep in mind. If you have the sensors you can have 360-degree movement which I am sure is really cool!

I really like the presentation of Kaisuo they have done a great job in making each puzzle world you go into feel rather unique. It is very clever how they do this, but I just wish there was more to it. Not just in the case of the worlds, but the whole game in general. I say this because I managed to blow through Kaisuo in around 40 minutes! Now granted the game is free to play so I really should not complain, but what they have done here is so good that I do feel that they could have added way more content, charged five bucks and it would have been one of the best puzzle games I have played.

What is here in Kaisuo is a fun puzzle game that has a great setting, some relaxing puzzles, and a solid presentation. It is a very clever game and a game that I really, really hope gets some extra content or even a full sequel. There is a lot going for this game and as it is free, if you like puzzle games I strongly suggest that you give it a try.


I love the setting of the game

Plenty of ways to solve puzzles

The controls are great

Offers 360-degree movements

It is free!


The game is very short

Puzzles are not super hard

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Oculus Rift Game Reviews – Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs

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I will never get tired of playing Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs on the Oculus Rift. Actually, I have played this on the Go, Quest and even the PlayStation VR and it is just as much fun on every single device. This is the kind of game that anyone and I mean anyone can fire up and have a great time with. It is awesome to see that even after all these years, Angry Birds are still popular and fun.

The aim of the game is the same here as it was when you first were mind blown by Angry Birds back on your old iPhone. Those troublesome Pigs have taken the eggs and it is up to the Angry Birds (and you of course) to get them back. One thing that is cool about Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is that they are always changing things up. Getting to a party is the basic goal, but they have done some great events that change things. For example, as I write this review there is a fun Halloween style event and story taking place.

It is cool that the game is so similar to the mobile classic. You have your Angry Birds such as the classics, Red, Chuck, Blues, and Bomb. Each of the Angry Bird has something that makes them unique, be it Chuck being able to go fast of Blues being able to transform into three Birds. Using the special abilities of each Bird is often key to not just beating a level, but getting the highest score possible so you can get those three stars! There are a ton of levels in the game and it is impossible for me to tell you how many as they are always adding more.

What really sets Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs apart from classic Angry Birds is, of course, the way that you actually play it. The Angry Birds are still flung via a slingshot. Only now, you use the controllers of the Oculus Rift instead of swiping your finger. This works incredibly well and feels great when you nail a shot. You have to actually pull the controllers back as if you were holding a slingshot which is a great deal of fun. You can also move around to get a better angle which helps make this different but also adds in some strategy. This along with new obstacles and boss battles really does make this familiar, but different at the same time.

I love the visuals of the game! I love the Angry Birds in general and I thought that the movie and its sequel were fantastic. This game is using the same kind of style as the two movies and it is awesome. I love how bright and well-designed everything is and there is a nice amount of variety to the levels. Just when you are getting tired of a particular kind of backdrop, you will move onto another one.

As you can tell, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is a game I have had a great deal of fun with. It works just as well on the Oculus Rift as it does all of the other VR platforms. It is fun to play and while some levels are very challenging. Just like the mobile game, it is the kind of game that literally anyone can try and have fun with.


I love how much personality the game has

You actually feel like you are holding a slingshot

The Angry Birds look fantastic

New content is regularly added

Easy to learn, but hard to master


More bosses would be awesome

Perhaps the early levels are a little too easy?

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