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Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality – Quick Game Review

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality – Quick Game Review
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (HTC Vive [Reviewed], Oculus)
Developer: Owlchemy Labs
Publisher: Adult Swim Games

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is an adventure simulation game from the creators of Job Simulator. The game is compatible with both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

You play as a clone of Morty, and complete the tasks assigned to you by Rick. There is a purpose for completing these tasks, but the game’s story, much like in many of the TV episodes will probably leave you smiling, scratching your head, and wondering “what that fuck?”  I liked the story, up until the very end when I realized the point of it all. Although, it is exactly what one should expect from a Rick and Morty game, and the story development definitely resembles that of the TV series.

There are different portals you go through to access unique locations, where you’ll need to find the required items to use to progress. You can interact with all the objects, and use Mr. Meeseeks to mimic your actions. Screwing around with the combining machine to make weird object combinations, and then using growth hormones is pretty silly.

There are other parts of the game where you can and will die, which is fine since you’re a clone anyway, and you can just be remade.

Pros:
  • cute game that feels like Job Simulator in a Rick and Morty world where most of the game you can take your time to complete tasks and make silly combinations of items
  • the puzzles are good, and there are a couple puzzles that will make you stop and think about what to do (but if you happen to get stuck, the game freely gives verbal hints when you take too long or contact Rick using the wristwatch)
  • the cartoony graphics are good, and there are a few different locations to visit – it’s pretty neat to see Rick and Morty in VR!
  • the music and sound effects are good
  • the voice acting is perfect, and it’s exactly what you expect from Rick and Morty, along with dialog the is inline with the TV series
  • some added replay value with mini-games and collectibles
Cons:
  • (nitpick) some tasks, like the battery charging mini-game require quick timing and precision, which may be frustrating for some people, especially kids
  • (nitpick) the main story campaign is short (~1.5 hours)
Conclusion:

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is a cute game that I expect those are looking for a Rick and Morty-style Job Simulator would enjoy. With that being said, the main campaign is pretty short, and while the collectibles, and mini games add some replay value, it still might be a good idea to wait for a sale price.

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