We are go for launch.
Virtual reality is at its best when it puts players in places that might otherwise not be attainable: space exploration, fantasy worlds – the possibilities are near infinite. And Anshar Studios Detached is one of those aforementioned space exploration games. Not only that, but it’s a good one, which are a bit harder to come by.
This space-based light puzzle game sees you playing a space hauler whose ship and cargo come under attack by pirates. In the ensuing levels it’s up to you to reunite with your partner, reboot certain systems and hopefully escape with your life. The light puzzling mostly revolves around navigating your environments in time to reach certain goals, but the maze-like surroundings and the zero-gravity of the vacuum make it trickier than it would otherwise appear. Though the story is threadbare – our synopsis describes almost all of the narrative – it offers just enough of a framework to give the gameplay a loose focus as opposed to offering completely aimless scenarios. Now that doesn’t sound like the highest of praise, and it’s not. The narrative feels more like an afterthought, but it does its job just well enough to not be insulting. The real star is the gameplay anyways.
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