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It should go without saying that Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-Ality for PlayStation VR is an essential purchase if you are a fan of the show. What might make this even more of an essential pick up is to know that this is not just a quick cash grab tie in. This game is actually made by the Job Simulator team so that right there tells you it was made by people who know VR!
One thing that I was very happy with was how story-driven Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-Ality is. I do not want to majorly spoil anything for you guys, but here are the basics. Rick has some tasks that need doing and for once they are even below Morty. Thankfully, Rick has made a Morty clone that is disposable and this is who you play as. As you would expect from Rick and Morty, things go wrong and before long you are on a quest to try and fix things.
The humor here is great and I think that the voice acting is awesome. Transitioning 2D characters into a 3D video game can sometimes be weird, but I think they have done it as well here on the PSVR as they possibly could have. I have actually played this game on the Oculus Rift as well and I have not noticed anything different in terms of the presentation.
When it comes to the gameplay, you will get a very Job Simulator vibe as you start playing it. Most of the game takes place in the garage where there are three different stations. You can teleport to these stations and each one will offer you different things to do. You can also go to other areas which if you are a fan of the show you will get a real kick out of. The game has puzzle-solving, a shooting gallery and an awesome machine that lets you mix two items together which I have had a lot of fun with. So while the game is rather short, I do feel that the game is fun enough that you will want to come back and look in every nook and cranny that you can.
Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-Ality has one of the cleverest ways of making up for you being routed to the spot and that is with the help of Mr. Meeseeks. You can throw a Mr. Meeseeks box to an area that you cannot reach. You then take control of him and can use him to interact with things that the disposable Morty clone would not normally be able to reach. This system works well for the most part, but if something is blocking Morty’s hand it will also block the hand of Mr. Meeseeks which can be annoying.
As good as the overall gameplay of Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-Ality is there is one thing that drives me insane and that is the ability to turn around. There is no button to do this (well that I could figure out) so you have to physically turn around PlayStation Move controllers really do not like this so it can be a pain on some occasions. There is also a Big Head Morty mod which may sound like it is there just for laughs, but this is actually really handy as it allows you to play the game while sitting down.
I have really enjoyed my time with Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-Ality on the PSVR. I really do not see any difference with this version of the Oculus Rift one if I am honest. Just know that it is a little on the short side, but the game is so high quality, you really will not mind. If you love the show then this is a game you have to have in your PSVR collection.
The game will have you laughing a lot
It feels like you are playing an episode of the show
Lots of fun things to find that are direct references from the show
The mini-games are a lot of fun and add variety to the game
The voice acting is awesome
The tracking for the Move controllers is not always 100 percent accurate
It is awkward having to turn around