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?