The VR version of the popular mobile game Angry Birds was released on May 1st, 2019. Some reviews have been very positive while others have been negative. I personally think it’s a great game for what it is, but you can find my full review below.
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs Review
You will play as all 4 birds from the original Angry Birds games in 2 worlds with 30 levels each for a total of 60 levels to play through. Each bird has a unique ability that helps during gameplay. If you’ve played any of the other versions of angry birds before then this will be no different for you, just more immersive and with better graphics due to being in VR. You must use your slingshot to sling your bird at the pigs to get them back for stealing the eggs. There are also multi-stage levels where you must use the environment around you to hit several pigs in a row all while using different birds’ abilities. The goal of each level is to knock out all of the pigs on that level, there are no specific goals beyond that.
Some levels will have new elements added, such as large rocks blocking an area, cannons shooting at you or things like that which add some variety to it. You can pick up items along the way during gameplay but they are hidden in hard to reach places so plan carefully how to launch your bird most effectively!
There is also a multiplayer mode available where 2 players can compete against each other or work together. One player can be on the TV screen while another uses VR to join in. There is also a free play mode available where you can practice each level with different birds to your heart’s content.
There is also an Angry Birds movie reportedly coming out, but there hasn’t been any real news of it lately so I’m not holding my breath for it!
+ Fun physics-based gameplay that’s easy to learn but takes skill to master + Ability system adds variety into gameplay + Many stages with different looking environments + Multiplayer mode available
Cons: – Poor story implementation – No save feature or option – Aiming reticle could use work Overall this game makes good use of the new Oculus Quest hardware and provides hours of fun playing through the different stages. At $10 it’s worth checking out, but not at full price in my opinion. I give it a solid 7/10!
– Anonymous VR gamer on May 14 2019
VR Gamer Reviews on Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs Review: If you’re looking for some fun casual gameplay then this is definitely worth picking up while it’s cheap during a sale. The graphics are good but don’t expect anything too mindblowing since this is just an Android port with some VR headsets attached to it. The aiming reticle does take getting used to especially since if you pick up any object after having launched your bird, the reticle will reset back to the center of the screen again. Some new mechanics are also added in this game like having to use the environment to hit several targets or using multi-stage levels which is nice, but it doesn’t really change the gameplay much except for adding some variety into it. If you’ve never played Angry Birds before then I’d recommend checking out something else since most of the enjoyment will be lost on you with no real story to follow or characters to get attached to. The multiplayer mode can also be fun if you play it with your friends so that’s another great thing about this game! Overall I’d give the game an 8/10 since there’s nothing terribly wrong with it aside from some minor bugs here and there.