Experience the mystery and adventure of the South Pacific in Call of the Sea VR, the new puzzle game available now on Quest 2. As a player, you will join Norah, a woman on a mission to find her lost husband, Harry Everhart. The story takes place during the 1930s on a tropical Polynesian island where you will explore ancient ruins and underwater biomes in search of clues to Harry’s whereabouts.
This captivating mystery adventure features a narrative-driven plot that tells its story through various equipment, writings, photographs, and audio recordings left behind by Harry and his crew. Along the way, Norah narrates her thoughts, dreams, and other discoveries. Although her commentary sometimes states the obvious, the solid writing and expert performance by Cissy Jones make it an enjoyable experience.
The puzzles are well-constructed and offer hints and clues to help players solve them. These puzzles involve deciphering symbols and tinkering with ancient mechanisms. For example, during one puzzle, Norah mentions her lack of knowledge regarding a telescope lens, giving players subtle guidance on the right path. With an estimated completion time of six hours, Call of the Sea VR also offers an alternate ending that will encourage players to return to the final section of the game to experience it a second time.
While Call of the Sea VR may not be the most graphically appealing game, it still manages to create a sense of realism and immersion. There are some missed opportunities to optimize the game’s immersive capabilities, such as removing footstep sounds and using blink teleportation instead of ladder climbing. Despite its shortcomings, Call of the Sea VR still offers a captivating adventure that will keep players immersed in the beautifully rendered tropical environments and mysterious atmosphere.
Overall, Call of the Sea VR is a well-designed puzzle game that will keep players entertained with its gripping story and intriguing gameplay. While it may not win any awards for graphical excellence, it still manages to create an immersive and enjoyable experience for players. We highly recommend it for fans of adventure and puzzle games looking for a new VR excursion.
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