I’ve always had a special place of fondness in my heart for funny point-and-click adventure titles like the Monkey Island series and Broken Sword series. So when that recipe gets translated over in VR, things can go quite well – like it did with Accounting. Developer Turbo Button, who’s behind the titles Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games and Floor Plan decided to bring the latter over to PSVR earlier this week. The game was supposed to come to PSVR in March 2018, but got delayed.
Having first released for Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream, and then making its way to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality through Steam, Floor Plan utilizes the core concepts of what made those point-and-click adventures so special. Combining quirky humor with some interesting puzzle concepts, the game lets you travel between floors to figure out some puzzles and meet some kooky characters.
You’re free to travel between floors in the game and solve the puzzles in any order you want, but they all kind of fit together into one bigger puzzle and some of the floors requires items from others. Plus the developers have designed the puzzles to be solved in multiple ways, so you’re not forced to take an exact route to get to what you want.
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Floor Plan also has a handy helper system in the form of an ‘operator’ who you can call from the elevator phone should you’re one of those plebeians that get stuck and need a hint (I’m a pleb too). Plus you can choose between standing or seated gameplay for extra comfort while you take on all the bizarre characters and vexing puzzles this game has to offer. Though honestly, be prepared to find some of the characters so endearing that you start feeling bad about messing around with them.
So if you’re up for some a zany adventure across multiple floors in a respectable family-friendly building then look no further. Floor Plan isn’t a very long experience – you can expect to finish it at around the 30 – 45 minute mark depending on how quickly you get through the puzzles. But it’s definitely still worth a looky-loo at the price of $5.99 US on the PlayStation Store.