Fishing games may sound “weird” however Bait I feel is one of the most relaxing experiences you can get on the Oculus Quest right now. This is a game that if you follow VR in any way you will have heard of. It is a game you can play without spending a penny and it is a real favorite for millions of VR users across all platforms.
One of the things that I still find weird about Bait is that it does have a “story” running through the game. You actually talk to people, do missions and so on and that is just kind of crazy that they would go to that effort in a game about fishing. Now the story is not going to win any awards or anything like that, but I do have to give the developers credit here. There is more than enough to give you a reason to be doing what you are doing and that is really all you can ask for.
As you have probably figured out by now the goal of Bait on the Oculus Quest is to capture as many awesome fish as you can. You have many different types of fish that you can catch and there are also different lakes for you to fish on. For a free game, I am actually amazed at how much content they give you. It does have some in-app purchases, but I have played this on the Rift, Go and now the Quest and I have still not spent any money on it. It is one of the fairest “free” to play games that I have ever had the pleasure to play.
You select your bait and then cast your rod into the lake and hope for the best. There is just something so very relaxing about the gameplay of Bait that it is very hard to explain. For me, it is the kind of game that is perfect to unwind with. Also, it is great if you are looking for a game that is quick and easy to get into and for something you can play for just five or ten minutes at a time. I am not even a fan of real (or should I say “reel”) fishing and I have had a blast with every version of this I have played.
Now onto what makes this Oculus Quest version special. In all honesty with you, not much. I do not mean that as a bad thing though. Bait for the Oculus Quest is the same good time that I have had on the Rift and the Go. The wireless nature of the device, of course, does make it more comfortable to play, but there is not really anything “gameplay” wise that makes playing this better than the other versions. It plays just as good and looks just as good too!
Bait for the Oculus Quest is a must play kind of game. It is free and while it does have in-app purchases these are not in your face or essential to get the best out of the game. You get different lakes to fish on and catching fish is actually something that makes you feel pretty darn good about yourself. This is a must have in every Oculus Quest collection!
Plenty of styles of fish to catch
It is a very “soothing” kind of game
Plenty of variety when it comes to lakes
The overall presentation is very charming
It does have some in-app purchases
Not really making great use of the Quests wireless capabilities