Moss

Moss

released on Feb 27, 2018

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Moss

released on Feb 27, 2018

In Moss, players can reach out, touch, and interact with the environment while guiding Quill through her journey. As a character within the world, players will work together with Quill to solve puzzles, overcome obstacles, and conquer any danger that comes their way,” said Danny Bulla, co-founder and design director of Polyarc. “As gamers, we’ve been conditioned for years to hold a gamepad in our laps when playing games, letting our thumbs and fingers do the controlling. It has been a great experience to create an immersive game that encourages players to reach into and interact with a tactile world.


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I enjoyed my time with this, one of the better VR games I've played. The trophy where you can't die at all fucked me up though, only one I'm missing


Every time I fired this game up I thought, wow this is so charming! I liked the setting and the overall story. It was fun interacting with Moss. I also really liked this third person format, lots of potential there. The game was shorter than I would have liked. Sometimes the controls didn’t feel tight enough and led to some frustration. And I didn’t love the parts where you had to flip through the story book, as they were slow and literally took you out of the game. But overall I liked it.


Charming, really nicely presented. The premise/gimmick of the game is that you're reading a storybook and the whole thing is presented as such. I particularly like the single narrator reading all the spoken lines like it's Jackanory.

The bit where you actually play it feels quite messy though - the main issue is the way it handles actually moving Quill the mouse. It's tied to the direction you're holding your head; this seems sensible at first but I found it difficult to judge where I was moving from a standing start, and if your head drifts tracking the action then your movement drifts with it. Also it just kind of stops halfway through the story and it doesn't look like there's going to be a sequel, which is a shame.


I actually made a video on Moss I would like to share with you. I liked Moss quite a bit, and here's why:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGk-7u63Bwg


Adorable, adorable, I love the visuals, animations and interactions a lot, ahhh!

The gameplay on the other hand feels a bit like ICO, except half of it is missing, and you add the VR-equivalent of touchscreen gimmicks. It's not amazing, but it's not awful, either. The charme, the world building and characters make up for that a lot, though.