I have played some, what best are described as weird games over the years, but Elevator to the Moon has to be one of the weirdest. I am sure if you were to look at 10 different best Oculus Go VR games lists that Elevator to the Moon would appear on more of them than not. This is one of the funniest, charming, crazy and well-designed puzzle games that I have ever had the pleasure to play!
So, what is the deal with Elevator to the Moon? Well, the story here is hilarious! The idea is that the president who is called, Dough-Slater Roccmeier (and he is the president of the world by the way) has tasked you with being the repair person of his epic elevator to the moon! Of course, the whole idea of having an elevator like this is completely ridiculous, dangerous and of most likely doomed for failure, but he does not care! He wants his moon elevator and you need to get it done.
He will always be shouting orders at you through your headset and this is where the best humor in the game is. His accent is great and the voice acting is really fantastic. I legit found myself laughing and chuckling the whole time I was playing this. I actually think I would go as far as to say that Elevator to the Moon on the Oculus Go is one of the funniest games, I have played in quite some time. While he is barking orders at you and telling you what to do, you do not actually have to follow his instructions to the letter.
You see, Elevator to the Moon is actually a puzzle game and while his instructions (which most of the time are nuts) are there to try and steer you in the direction of what you need to do. This is a game that gives you a lot of freedom of choice in regards to how you go about completing the different puzzles. Each stage will have various puzzles that you need to figure out. Fix this, go get that, where is this? Combine this with that and so on are the kind of puzzles that you will be needing to do in order to get this elevator to the moon actually working.
One of the best aspects of Elevator to the Moon is all the hidden details and Easter eggs that are in the game. As I write this the game just did a big update that introduced a new chapter and a ton more things for you to find and laugh and or just scratch your head at. There is even a game within a game (a fun arcade style game) in Elevator to the Moon. You can clearly tell that the people behind this game were having a great time when they were putting it together. I think that this is a huge part of what makes it such a fun experience for the player too.
Speaking of experience. I have played a ton of VR games that are fun, but once you have done them there is not really any replay value. I do not think that is the case with Elevator to the Moon. There are so many little Easter eggs hidden around that you always find something you missed before. Plus, there are leaderboards so you can have some fun by challenging your friends to see who is the best at the game.
I can hand on heart say that when it comes to puzzle games on the Oculus Go. There are not many that are as much fun and well made as Elevator to the Moon. Even if you only have a passing interest in puzzle games, I really do feel that this is a game you simply must have on your Oculus Go.
It is a very well-made game
The puzzles are fun and give you a lot of freedom
The President is pretty insane
Some fantastic voice acting
This is legit one of the best games for the Oculus Go!
Some puzzles can be a little cryptic
It is so good, you just want more and more!