Crisis on the Planet of the Apes
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About this game
Developer: Imaginati Studios
Content Rating: Mature
5 years since its outbreak, the Simian Flu has wiped out half of humanity. You are an ape with advanced intelligence, captured and held prisoner in a remote scientific facility. Climb, jump and shoot through the chaos of an apocalyptical world to escape with your fellow apes and return home.
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Clumsy, superficial, and in many ways fundamentally broken, Crisis On the Planet of the Apes is an often infuriating VR game that plays like a bad arcade rail shooter from the early ‘90s. Far from reaching the artistic heights of the rebooted film series in whose world it takes place, it takes a silly, action-heavy approach to the material that doesn’t respect your intelligence.
I can’t say I expected much from Crisis on the Planet of the Apes, but I found myself pleasantly surprised by what I did play. I’d hope other VR games will take notes on the shooting and climbing mechanics. However, awkward movement and a short run time does drag the game down some. Still, I think there’s enough here that it’s worth checking out for both fans of the movies, and anyone looking for something new with their VR headset.
Repetitive finale aside, Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR is a surprisingly likable movie tie-in with several great ideas behind it. Its best ideas are underdeveloped but still manage to make a mark (sometimes literally), making for an experience that’s a step above the standard tie-in fare.