Developer Insomniac Publisher Oculus Studios Format Rift Release 2016
Like Chronos, Feral Rites takes a traditional thirdperson adventure template and transposes it to VR. But unlike Gunfire Games’ effort, what we see of Feral Rites struggles to justify its status as a VR title. Playing like a compartmentalised Mark Of
Kri, you move between small areas bordered by blue lines, which denote when your viewpoint will switch to the next position, where you solve some simple environmental puzzles while brawling with enemies. Despite its cartoonish aesthetic, the game is surprisingly violent, allowing you to perform grisly finishing moves after softening up enemies with your weak and strong attacks. Insomniac promises deeper use of VR later on in the game, but a bigger problem is the ponderous movement speed, which plods along at a pace seemingly designed to prevent nausea rather than for fun.