Today is a very special day as Polyarc Inc. has not only announced the launch of virtual reality (VR) adventure Moss for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, its also available to purchase right now. With Moss taking the PlayStation VR by storm – becoming the number one downloaded title in March – it’s more than likely something similar will happen for the PC release. So VRFocus decided it would be worthwhile going back to play Moss again, because why not.
Most of you should already be well versed in Moss, even if you’ve not played it yet. This pint sized experience revolves around an adorable little mouse named Quill. A great evil once befell their land and so all the mice now live deep in a forest, hidden away from danger. Of course, the situation arises where Quill finds herself chosen to go on a quest to help save her family and everyone else.
Your involvement in Moss is two-fold. You’re a benevolent being that not only controls Quill and her actions but the environment as well. So at times you’ll need to run Quill around the levels whilst using your other hand to manipulate them and successfully get her through.
And Moss isn’t just about running around solving puzzles. There are secrets to find and enemies to fight, small mechanical bug like creatures that can swipe, shoot and detonate themselves in a bid to slow down or even kill the plucky little mouse.
VRFocus reviewed the PlayStation VR version at launch, giving it our maximum five star rating, commenting: “Moss is a flawlessly crafted experience starring a character that absolutely deserves to be the face of modern VR. Every inch of the world shows attention to detail, and a story is woven that draws you in, making you truly invested in the world and in Quill as a person.”
The gameplay video below is just a small snippet of the entire videogame, taking place a few levels in. You’ll see a few of the enemy types as well as some more elaborate level design as the puzzles begin to get harder. As always, for any further updates on Moss from Polyarc Inc., keep reading VRFocus.