Rangi from Digigo Games is a melodic puzzle-adventure game inspired by African culture that was first released for Gear VR at the start of 2017 and then later for Daydream, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. After being due to release last month, and a short delay, the game has now released for PSVR as well and is available on the Playstation Store at a $10 price point. Rangi takes place in a fictional African-inspired universe where you play a shaman named Guzuruki and it’s your mission to enter the depths of your ancestor’s temples to recover your people’s stolen rhythm.
Ancestry is a very important facet of most African cultures and so is music. Both form major themes for Rangi, which you’ll discover as you traverse its vibrant world full of color and sway along to its rhythmic soundtrack that focuses on the human voice and indigenous instruments.
In Rangi you have to help save the Musiki – or song giants – whose sacred life force has been stolen. The game lets you traverse through ancient-looking temples and across dangerous pathways, while solving various puzzles that start simple enough and get harder as you progress. These puzzles usually involve triggering ancient mechanisms by moving objects to connect colored lines. Though there is variation with reconstructing old statues and maneuvering across platforms while avoiding obstacles.
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The game makes use of teleportation for movement, but you also have a wand which you can use at times to fly.
We haven’t tried Rangi ourselves but the game has gotten positive reviews from players and critics since its release so that should be a relatively good indication for you. So if you’re in the mood for an adventure set in a beautiful environment with breathtaking scale and fun puzzles then make sure to give Rangi a try.