Remember Dark Days [Review: 7/10]? It was an Oculus-exclusive horror game released on Gear VR earlier this year. It was one of the few Oculus Studios titles to appear on only the mobile headset, but this week it’s sought pastures new.
The game is now available on Gear’s big brother, the Oculus Rift, for $7.99 and supports either gamepad or the Oculus Remote, interestingly skipping out on the Touch controllers that launched a few weeks back. It’s developed by Parrallel Studios, the same team that made recent survival horror game, White Night. In it, you journey to a motel in the desert and solve puzzles. It’s a story-driven adventure, and was well produced for a Gear VR title.
Given the game’s jumping from mobile to PC, we’d expect at least a small visual upgrade. Other than that, this looks very much like the original experience. At the very least it’s a nice edition to the Rift’s library, especially for those that haven’t picked up some Touch controllers just yet..
Games Editor David Jagneaux quite liked Dark Days. In his review, he said the game “does a lot of things right and provides an interesting world full of thrills and mystery to keep you uncovering secrets until the end.” However, he also noted that the visuals left something to be desired, which will have been resolved somewhat in this new edition. The question is if that it will be enough to bring it up to the standard we expect from Studios titles on Rift, though the small price tag will excuse it somewhat.
Fair warning, though; the game contains lots of jump scares. Maybe consult our coward’s guide to surviving another VR horror game, Resident Evil 7, before jumping in.
What other Gear VR games would you like to see come over to the Rift?