I’ve finally found my first VR experience that I just don’t want to leave.
It’s a game called Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, and they aren’t joking when they say to keep talking.
Keep Talking is a MultiPlayer game with one player in the VR (the bomb defuser) and the other players in the real world (with a manual).
The bomb defuser is locked in a room with a bomb. The bomb has a countdown, a limit to how many mistakes can be made, and an X number of modules.
These modules range from colored wires to word games and from buttons to mazes.
The catch is that the defuser doesn’t know how to solve any of them without the manual…which is in the hands of the real world people, and with constant communication, the two parties try to solve it all before the bomb explodes. The defuser can’t see the manual…and the manual readers can’t see the bomb.
I’ve spent 7+ hours playing this over the last few days, and am immersed in the experience.
Be sure you and the other players have good communication, and won’t get annoyed when you’re screaming at each other for failing at seemingly simple tasks.
When this game came out on December 15th, the number of downloads was through the roof, with 2.85 Million on Day 1.
Nintendo and Mario have been exclusively together for so many years, and now they were finally going out of their way to join the mobile platforms.
But when I downloaded the app and played through the first three levels, I wondered to myself: “This is what we waited for”?
A spin-off on the classic “Temple Run” theme, of your character moving on their own and you simply tapping on the screen to jump, Super Mario Run lets you run through boards chasing after Bowser in an attempt to save the Princess.
When I reached level 1-4 I found out that the game wasn’t really “Free”, and to unlock the rest I needed to pay $10 for another 21 levels…and trust me when I say that the three levels they give you to try doesn’t smell of “high level gaming”.
Now I am sure that thousands of people will dish out the money for this, and do it time and again with each level release, but the game in its current stage just isn’t worth it.
It’s not particularly exciting once you get past the “I’M PLAYING MARIO AGAIN” portion of things, and it’s just another mundane iOS game.
I personally find it to be a 4.5 out of 10.