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Is Red Matter worth the current sale price?

ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,106 Valuable Player
edited July 2018 in Games and Apps

I noticed that Red Matter is at $25 today. I still have a backlog of games to finish (Arizona Sunshine's DLC, Raw Data, SkyrimVR, Moss), so I'm in no hurry to add yet another game to the Library. Not to mention the list of VR Titles I have on GO. However, I do love puzzle games with a compelling environment (e.g. Lone Echo, Obduction).

I don't mind paying full price for a game either, but I'm curious if anyone here who has played Red Matter can could give me some feedback. I'm trying to decide if I should get it now or wait a few months when I clear my existing backlog.

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  • MowTinMowTin Posts: 1,491
    Project 2501
    I'm also overloaded with games. I suggest just clearing out your backlog. I also need to finish Skyrim VR.
  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,570 Valuable Player
    Same I have so many games to finish and I just pre ordered marvel powers!
    WAAAGH!
  • FuzzydragonFuzzydragon Posts: 10
    NerveGear
    edited July 2018
    I finished red matter and I LOATH this game so much and I tend to overall like almost any vr game to some degree and I am a huge scifi fan but there are so many better games even in the same genre if you want a decent pretty puzzle game play Xing:The land beyond. as a puzzle game RM Feels like about as challenging as a coloring book, as a story its barely 3 hour run time chops its legs off and leaves it for dead in a ditch and, As a Horror it's pathetically not scary since there is no dying, you can rub your face in ""lethal"" space fungus for hours with no ill effects beyond the sinking feeling you just wasted $30.
  • MowTinMowTin Posts: 1,491
    Project 2501
    I finished red matter and I LOATH this game so much and I tend to overall like almost any vr game to some degree and I am a huge scifi fan but there are so many better games even in the same genre if you want a decent pretty puzzle game play Xing:The land beyond. as a puzzle game RM Feels like about as challenging as a coloring book, as a story its barely 3 hour run time chops its legs off and leaves it for dead in a ditch and, As a Horror it's pathetically not scary since there is no dying, you can rub your face in ""lethal"" space fungus for hours with no ill effects beyond the sinking feeling you just wasted $30.
    I stayed away because it was yet another puzzle game but I was planning to get it at some point. Doesn't sound good at all. 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,106 Valuable Player
    edited July 2018
    I finished red matter and I LOATH this game so much and I tend to overall like almost any vr game to some degree and I am a huge scifi fan but there are so many better games even in the same genre if you want a decent pretty puzzle game play Xing:The land beyond. as a puzzle game RM Feels like about as challenging as a coloring book, as a story its barely 3 hour run time chops its legs off and leaves it for dead in a ditch and, As a Horror it's pathetically not scary since there is no dying, you can rub your face in ""lethal"" space fungus for hours with no ill effects beyond the sinking feeling you just wasted $30.

    Thanks for the feedback. I may wait until it's on a super sale then (e.g. $10). I actually played and beat Xing some time ago! I love Xing, and I do prefer challenging puzzles. I know what you mean about games that call their title a "puzzler" yet all you do is walkthrough the entire experience with your hand-held.
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  • JeremyC85JeremyC85 Posts: 240
    Nexus 6
    Off topic.. Zenbane, what did you think of Dead Secret Circle? 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,106 Valuable Player
    JeremyC85 said:
    Off topic.. Zenbane, what did you think of Dead Secret Circle? 

    I enjoyed it from a Storyline perspective. It was great to see that plot carry on so well. As a Puzzler, I wasn't as pleased with it in comparison to the first.

    In the first game, the house itself is one big puzzle. Things progress in a very intellectual and compelling way. In the second game, there was an over-arching plot but not so much a grand puzzle. Just a series of puzzles as your progress.

    Both games have a fun unique ending sequence though. Overall I'm a fan of the series and I'd definitely purchase a future release.
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  • BrokenSymmetryBrokenSymmetry Posts: 250
    Nexus 6
    Thanks for the recommendation. Gonna buy FORM.
  • NeokinNeokin Posts: 85
    Hiro Protagonist
    FORM is absolutely amazing! I recommend it too!!
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,255 Valuable Player
    edited July 2018
    I finished red matter and I LOATH this game so much and I tend to overall like almost any vr game to some degree and I am a huge scifi fan but there are so many better games even in the same genre if you want a decent pretty puzzle game play Xing:The land beyond. as a puzzle game RM Feels like about as challenging as a coloring book, as a story its barely 3 hour run time chops its legs off and leaves it for dead in a ditch and, As a Horror it's pathetically not scary since there is no dying, you can rub your face in ""lethal"" space fungus for hours with no ill effects beyond the sinking feeling you just wasted $30.

    Sounds like a must have game. I especially like the fact you can rub your face in space fungus for hours. The replay value on that alone has convinced me to buy it..
  • lensmandavelensmandave Posts: 245
    Nexus 6
    Another vote for FORM. It is one of a kind, totally captivating and surprising.
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  • nroskonrosko Posts: 954
    Neo
    Form is great, its very easy but its just very cool. I really enjoyed red matter, its one of the most polished titles in VR  imo & graphicly it is very good. Puzzles are easy but like Form the experience is good it had a bit of a Chronos feel to it in regards to the immersion of the environment. Also Gnog is another good vr puzzle game although different from this game it's definitely worth the purchase if you like that type of gfx style & music. 
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 2,574 Valuable Player
    edited October 2018
    Red Matter is today's Daily Deal - get it here:

    https://www.oculus.com/experiences/app/1051675701628540/

    Actually I can't see the price, I've already purchased the game and although I try to log out, I keep getting auto logged in. 
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  • KlodsBrikKlodsBrik Posts: 1,185
    Wintermute
    It´s $17.99 28% off ... Im in the process where im thinking of getting it myself.
     But bills, bills, bills .... Maybe, maybe not. The next 20 hours will tell ..
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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,549 Valuable Player
    I guess I'll splurge for that price. It's been on my list for awhile. 
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,744 Valuable Player
    Yup, think I'll jump on this myself. There are LOADS of good games available in the Halloween Sale. Thankfully I've already got most of them so I'm not going to spend a small fortune!
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  • MowTinMowTin Posts: 1,491
    Project 2501
    I hate puzzle games. I never even played Portal 2. Puzzles are either too easy or too hard. Either way, it bores me.

    I much prefer an adventure game where the puzzles are part of the adventure. 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,106 Valuable Player
    MowTin said:
    I hate puzzle games. I never even played Portal 2. Puzzles are either too easy or too hard. Either way, it bores me.

    I much prefer an adventure game where the puzzles are part of the adventure. 

    Here ya go:
    :p

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  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 1,912 Valuable Player
    MowTin said:
    I hate puzzle games. I never even played Portal 2.

  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 2,574 Valuable Player
    MowTin said:
    I hate puzzle games. I never even played Portal 2. Puzzles are either too easy or too hard. Either way, it bores me.

    I much prefer an adventure game where the puzzles are part of the adventure. 

    I'm not necessarily disagreeing - I did enjoy Portal 2 though. But regarding Red Matter, at least for the part I've played, I do think that Red Matter primarily feels like "an adventure game where the puzzles are part of the adventure" (so it's not like true puzzle games, e. g. Bend the Light).
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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,549 Valuable Player
    edited June 28
    I finally finished Red Matter this morning and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the whole Russian Vibe. The textures in the game are quite impressive and I spent just as much time sight seeing as I did solving the puzzles. It has one of the best glass effects I've seen in the elevator door. Looked super real to me. There is a pretty cool and creepy storyline with some slight/mild jump scares but I thought they really added to the intrigue. Definitely recommend the game when it's on sale. It is on sale for $17.49 atm on Steam but I played it on OH so can't comment to the performance of the Steam Version. 
  • JeremyC85JeremyC85 Posts: 240
    Nexus 6
    I also got this game on sale a few months back and loved it. Super cool vibe and works well in the rift. It's a little short but not too bad 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,106 Valuable Player
    I just bought it via the summer sale. Very fun puzzler! I didn't realize that this had a "fear element" to it. I went down an elevator and shit started whispering all satanic-like. Wasn't expecting all that. Made my arse pucker a bit. woohoo!
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  • pyroth309pyroth309 Posts: 1,549 Valuable Player
    Zenbane said:
    I just bought it via the summer sale. Very fun puzzler! I didn't realize that this had a "fear element" to it. I went down an elevator and shit started whispering all satanic-like. Wasn't expecting all that. Made my arse pucker a bit. woohoo!
    Lol yea, I didn't' realize it either. I had some actual fear creep in and was like, oh shit what am I about to get into lol. I really loved the game. 
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,744 Valuable Player
    Well that's cos you're both a couple of wimps. I'm fearless.































    Except when it comes to @vannagirl in a car of course, that doesn't make me a wimp though, that makes me sensible.
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