PlayStation VR Game Reviews – Trover Saves The Universe

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As soon as I found out that Trover Saves The Universe was brought to us from the mind that brought us, Rick and Morty, I knew I was in. While you may be expecting this game to be a similar kind of game to the Rick and Morty game that was released for the PlayStation VR. This is a very different kind of game and I would say that it has more in common with a good old 3rd person action/beat em up style game than it does a VR game.

The story of the game is hilarious and actually something that you could totally imagine being in a Rick and Morty game. Basically, you have had your two precious dogs stolen by this jerk called Glorkon who is kind of like a big ugly chicken. You call in Trover to help you out who is this strange purple dude. Trover may not want to be a hero, but he will be one! Sure, he may complain the whole time, but with you controlling him, you can save the day, get your dogs back and maybe not screw up the lives of too many folks in the process.

The presentation of Trover Saves The Universe is great. I like how bright and colorful everything looks and it very much has that “Rick and Morty” style when it comes to its visuals. Many of the places that you go, you could easily imagine being places that Rick and Morty end up after something they have planned goes wrong. The voice acting is what really makes this game stand out. While each character you come across has something to say, it is Trover and his “commentary” in regards to what is going on that really makes this.

You play this with the standard Dual Shock 4 controller and it works great. You have full control over what Trover does and he plays very, very well. There is a lot of combat here with both melee and shooting and you also have some platforming and a few light puzzles to take care of too. Some might argue the fact that this really does not need to be a VR game and I must say, I think this could work just as well as a “normal” game. However, you really do feel immersed in this world and sometime sit is great to play what feels like a more traditional game on the PSVR. You can play it on your TV, but I liked the immersion the PSVR gave me.

You can learn new abilities and get upgrades as you play which is neat. I really like how when you have the best of interests at heart. Just like what happens in Rick and Morty, things can go wrong and you end up making things worse. Thanks to using the Dual Shock 4 instead of Move Controller, you will not have any trouble when it comes to Trover doing what you actually want him to do.

I had a great time with Trover Saves The Universe and think it is a real stand out game. It has that same kind of humor that we all love about Rick and Morty. I also feel that as an actual video game. This is way more fun than you would think. It is very well made and I have played through it a couple of times and had a great time when I did.

Pros:

The voice acting and the writing are excellent

The overall presentation is fantastic

Lots of interesting and weird characters to interact with

You can get interesting upgrades as you progress

The way the game breaks the 4th wall is great

Cons:

If you do not like the humor of Rick and Morty this is not for you

It is not really a “full” VR game

Oculus Rift Game Reviews – Trover Saves the Universe

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From the mind of the creator of the awesome, Rick & Morty. Trover Saves the Universe is a hilarious action-adventure game that is going to having you laughing the whole time you play through it. If you want a more “traditional” kind of action and adventure game for your Oculus Rift, you really cannot go wrong with this one right here.

Let’s start with the premise of the game, Trover Saves the Universe is pretty darn weird, but to be fair that is to be expected. You do not actually “control” Trover, instead thanks to these weird things in his eyes, he actually gives over his control to you. You play as a  person who is forced to sit down with a controller in their hands. Yes, the game is incredibly self-aware and there are some awesome breaking the fourth wall moments that legit made me laugh.

Trover is a fantastic character. He really is not all up for having to be the hero and save the day and hearing him complain about having to do so and complain in general is a lot of fun. There are some great characters in this game and just listening to them talk is a huge highlight. Many of the voices sound very similar to what you would hear in an episode of Rick & Morty so it does feel like this game is part of that world, even though it is not.

Gameplay-wise, you will be hacking and slashing your way across many different levels. The game is best described as a 3rd person action and adventure game and I felt that it played like the old school Ratchet and Clank games in many ways. There are many different planets for you to explore and each one has its own style and “thing” that makes it special, you really do want to explore every nook and cranny as there are so many little things that make each area unique.

There are plenty of upgrades and moves for you to learn as you play so there is a nice amount of progression in the game. Some people have said that if it was not for the humor and the excellent voice acting that the game would be rather “average”. I am not sure I agree with that as the game controls well and it always has you moving forward and doing something. Sure, the writing and the execution do make it better than it probably is, but I think as a game this is pretty darn good too.

Overall, I would say that if you are a fan of Rick & Morty you are going to love the gross-out humor that is on display here. It is very well done and the game will have you laughing the whole time that you are playing it. I also feel that from a gameplay point of view, Trover Saves the Universe is a fun time and it does not force the whole VR thing on you like many other games try and do. I really do feel that this is a game that is worth checking out for your Oculus Rift.

Pros:

The writing is truly excellent

The graphics are very bright and over the top

The game constantly breaks the fourth wall

Plenty of action and things to fight

The upgrade system does add a bit of depth

Cons:

Not great if you do not like cursing!

Did this really need to be a VR game?