This series is like a demented take on Doc Brown/Marty McFly from Back to the Future. It is co-created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon (Community). One of this year’s hottest shows on television! In addition to being a dimension-hopping genius, Rick Sanchez is also the grandfather of Morty, a nebbish child who is in over his head every time. I love comedy! The show proved me wrong right within days of the series’ first VR experience, Virtual Rick-ality. Although I was initially worried the series’ highly inventive attitude would not translate into Virtual Rick-ality, it did not waste much time doing so. This game has you playing the role of a lowly Morty clone, created just for Rick to clean up his As if to recreate Rick’s garage laboratory, that menial task serves as a playful way to learn about interacting with the environment. In the first few minutes, you’ll notice a lot of references to jokes from the show, but you’ll not have much chance to explore them. To tackle the challenge at hand, all you need to do is throw the dirty laundry into the washer and add some detergent. In the event that you start fumbling and take too long, Rick and Morty will berate you once and for all.
Later on, you are tasked with retrieving an intergalactic delivery using a Mr. Meseeks clone, who was introduced in the show but does not appear here because of a very different role. In fact, the device exists solely to mimic your movements in VR, and it appears to be the size of a Poke Ball from the Pokemon franchise. This means that the clone can be thrown anywhere and end up being a smart way of interacting with objects outside of your virtual world. And in terms of gameplay, being able to mirror your movements feels extremely original after playing plenty of VR games. A number of mechanical similarities exist between Virtual Rick-ality and Job Simulator, one of the most popular VR titles. It should come as no surprise, then, that both games were developed by Owlchemy labs. The jobs given to you are those fitting of the weird world of Rick and Morty, rather than flipping burgers. When you have to recharge a battery, it becomes an exhausting process as you flip switches, turn dials, The puzzle is somewhat difficult the first couple times (especially if your VR setup has tracking issues), but after a while I made my way through it. The game was played with an Oculus Rift and Touch Controllers, and I found it mostly pleasant. However, Vive users can also play it with room-scale tracking, so there is a bit more freedom to move around a virtual environment. I was not able to play it with this setup, though. You spend much of your time teleporting and grabbing items, so Virtual Rick-ality is not a very intense experience. The focus is not on the big picture, but rather on the little details, such as recreating Rick’s computer’s interface or figuring out how to fix his
The short sketches between Rick and Morty can also be found in audio cassettes scattered around the world. If you’re a fan of actor Justin Roiland (who plays both characters), the sketches will particularly be entertaining for you. Speaking of voice actors, we can also hear from Spencer Smith and Chris Parnell, who portray Summer, Morty’s sister and father. With the series’ strong script and drunken profanity, I often felt as if I was actually watching an episode of the show. One of the disadvantages of Virtual Rick-ality is There’s no doubt that this game is made for fans, which may leave some players feeling Rick is such an abusive alcoholic because he drinks too much. The garage is filled with all sorts of junk from outer space. What’s up? Filling in the blanks isn’t a big part of the game. You might want to watch a few episodes of the show to figure out whether the humor is right for The Virtual Rick-ality series is a great way to fill the time while you wait for Rick and Morty’s third season to air