Genre: Platformer, Exploration
Maker: Cyber Fox Games
Release date: May or July of 2015
Download Page: HERE
Game Support: Windows, Oculus Rift Support
Windlands is an interesting piece of art. It can be played without the VR headset, but it is recommended to play Windlands with the Oculus Rift to get the best possible experience.
You are playing as a dude who has some grappling, and swinging hooks flying off his wrists. All you have to do is look at the angle you want to jump, and then use your hooks to grab onto green stuff. You can not however, grab onto rocks so you have to be extra careful, and plan your jump ahead.
It has a very cozy art style to it that adds to the overall experience perfectly. Windlands takes inspiration from the games like Shadow of the Collosus, Attack on Titan, and from an epic game called Journey. Nothing about this game off-putting in my personal opinion, because even though the game concept is simple, the level of positivity and admiration that you get from your surroundings is just unbelievable.
What I mean is that you can really sense the height in this particular game. I, for example, am seriously afraid of the heights, and my stomach easily starts to tense up, and I feel like butterflies are inside of me when I am near the cliff, or when I am falling down in the game (and that is without the Oculus Rift). With the VR however, it makes you so immersed in Windlands that even your palms are starting to get sweaty. That’s how effective Windlands can be to you. And I absolutely love it!
Windlands have been on the development circle for quite some time now. They added the VR support back in the DK1 days, and there wasn’t much content for you to try then. Plus, due to the motion sickness of the first Development Kit, you could have got the nausea pretty easily after playing around for some time. Now that the Development Kit 2 is out, the game is a lot better for sensitive people, and you can play it for hours.
They have also added quite a bit of content and things-to-do since the DK1 era, so for those who like objectives, buying the game is worthwhile, even though only the Beta- Access is available at this current moment.
Windlands reviews are very good. Not a single reviewer hasn’t been impressed from the mechanics, and by the graphics that this Spiderman Simulator gives. So if you like to feel butterflies in your stomach, feel free to buy it.
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