Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
April 20, 2017
Adult Swim Games
Alright Morty, I’ve made a clone of you to help us out when we are gone on adventures, Morty. Your parents ask way too many questions, Morty, and this will just be easier so your parents don’t ask any more questions Morty.
Aw Gee Rick, I don’t know if that’s such like, you know, a good idea Rick.
M-M-M-Morty, this will be perfect. It’s a flawless plan Morty, a flawless plan.
Ah, okay Rick. If you say so.
You are a Morty clone, created by none other than Rick Sanchez, Dimension C-137. In typical Rick fashion, you are tasked to perform mundane actions while Rick and Morty go off on adventures. You get to complete your tasks, serve your purpose, then be killed by Rick when he’s finished with you. Pretty much a perfect play into the Rick and Morty universe.
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality plays VERY much like job simulator, but with more to do and set in the world of Rick and Morty. This means you get to play with things in Rick’s garage, shrink yourself down to charge batteries, drink booze, and create mee-seeks. You have a set of tasks to complete with each “DVD disc” you put in from the main menu, and there are quite a few “levels,” or discs, to load into and play. There are fun combinations to find out and play with too, like combining the mee-seek with an item, then deploying them to see their arms change into wine bottles for example.
Visually, the game is gorgeous. Sure, like any VR title, there are a few weird hiccups where an occasional tracking error will cause your hand to drop to the ground in the game, or you can stick your head through objects sometimes, but overall the game looks great. They added some nice little touches that really brought you into the world of Rick and Morty, and they recreated the environments in 3D perfectly to match the show.
The audio in the game is pretty amazing. The creator of Rick and Morty also voices both characters, and did so in the game as well so you really get the authentic experience of having Rick talk down to you as a Morty. There are fun sound effects with the various intractable objects, and it’s really a pleasant experience all around.
Replay ability wise, this game has it all. Job Simulator is one of the top selling VR games, if not the number one VR game, on Steam and that is very much related to how many hours you can put into it. I spotted all sorts of little things to find as gags or Easter eggs such as a receipt for Jerry taken from the show, various cassette tapes in hard to reach areas you can grab to listen to, and finding fun little things to interact with that aren’t necessarily part of the game’s main “questline” if you want to call it that. The price is higher for VR games, but if you are a fan of Rick and Morty like I am, you will get your money’s worth in this one.
Overall, I should state that I am a HUGE Rick and Morty fan, but I really tried not to let my bias get into this review. I love this game, and plan to play through it many times, until I uncover every little thing possible that there is to find. It’s a title that has allowed me to enjoy VR again as I haven’t played too many titles on my HTC Vive recently, and being from one of my favorite TV shows was just icing on the cake.
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