by The Horror Network on Steam
Played On: HTC Vive
When consumer grade virtual reality finally hit the shelves, Power Link VR and The Wire were the two competing "don't touch the sides" styled games. At it's launch, Power Link VR was a paid product, but it has since gone free to play. Featuring 27 levels of frustrating, yet addictive Operation-reminiscent gameplay, it's a free game that you'll end up investing a lot of time in; provided that you have the room to play it.
While both this release and The Wire have their set of problems, at least Power Link VR offers its mazes at a consistent and well-scaled width. Opposed to what the description on the store page offers, you will need a room-scale environment to play in. Otherwise, you'll need a lot of arm space if you plan to play in a standing-only set up. The only problem here is that the game puts the maze on the very edge of your play space, but if you have enough of a buffer it's managable. There's no timer here, as opposed to the Wire, but the levels are extremely challenging and a lot of fun.
The only real issue that I had while playing Power Link VR is that my right controller, the one that you use to guide the object around the maze, kept losing tracking out of nowhere. This was probably due to the fact that the game had me standing on the very edge of my play space, and it only happened in one specific position. Moving quick enough got around this issue, but it still persists. Of the two free wire games, this release is the better contender as players with a 2-2.5m play area actually stand a chance of being able to finish every level.
Rating: 3.0/5.0 - Average, can take it or leave it.
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