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  • Summary: The Tempest shattered your android body. Now you must journey through an ever-changing cloudscape to augment yourself and save your friends. Explore an expansive world with complete freedombound up cliffs, glide across chasms, and fly through the slipstream with velocity. DetonateThe Tempest shattered your android body. Now you must journey through an ever-changing cloudscape to augment yourself and save your friends. Explore an expansive world with complete freedombound up cliffs, glide across chasms, and fly through the slipstream with velocity. Detonate explosives, harness electricity, and wield makeshift weapons to overcome titanium sentries and monolithic guardians. Play single-player, or explore forgotten ruins together.

    It's time to reclaim your world.

    Key Features:

    * Move with velocity. Explore the open world with exhilarating freedom. Fly through the slipstream, kick up a cloud ramp, launch up to a cliff, and glide back down with all-new Touch mechanics.
    * Discover a changing otherworld. The Tempest rearranges the Stormland to reveal new challengesand new playgrounds of movement, combat, and scavenging. Your Satellite watches from above to guide you to the best upgrades.
    * Join a community of androids. Weather the storm together. Link up to the satellite, join up for Stormland raids, and collaborate on shared missions for the benefit of android gardeners everywhere.
    * Fight with freeform style. Equip makeshift weapons to overcome the Tempest's army of synthetic troops and mutated creatures. Augment your android abilities to cloak your body, manifest shields, and harness electricity. Find new tech, build yourself up, and discover just how far you can push past the limits of your design.
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Stormland Brings Open World To VR - 5 Minutes Of Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Nov 13, 2019
    100
    If there was a reason to own an Oculus Rift and discount every other VR headset then Stormland is it. This is thanks to a combination of elements from the intuitive free-roaming, to the action-pack guns fights and the wealth of options available. Plus, the fact Stormland looks gorgeous, once atop a spire or cliff, looking out over the cloud covered vista is awe inspiring. Every Oculus Rift owner need this in their library, as Stormland could very well be the VR videogame of 2019.
  2. Nov 13, 2019
    90
    Stormland has delivered on its ambitious vision of making VR open-world adventuring a reality, thanks to smart design on both macro and micro scales. While there's some rough edges, the game brings enjoyable combat, innovative world traversal, and satisfying interactions to the table in a way rarely executed as well on their own, let alone together in a single experience. With fully-featured two-player co-op and the potential for long term replayability in the Cycling World, Stormland sets a new bar while at the same time laying out a well-formulated framework that will benefit VR games of the future.
  3. Dec 15, 2019
    90
    I can't help but feel like Stormland is limited by the technology rather than maximizing it. Insomniac, to their credit, is helping push the medium forward and I know they'll be at the forefront as VR continues to grow. Stormland is so much fun to play that I wish there was a more advanced platform to play it on. Having said that, you won't find a shooter with better mobility than Stormland. If you've been waiting for a AAA FPS in VR, it's here.
  4. Nov 13, 2019
    80
    Its stumbles are as obvious as they are numerous, but it picks itself back up again time after time. The seas of VR shooter development are still stormy, but Stormland sails them with aplomb.
  5. Dec 2, 2019
    80
    Stormland is a short experience and its attempts to add replay value don't really hit the mark. However, it's still one of the more impressive virtual reality games on the market, and a clear step forward when compared to many VR titles that have come before it in terms of controls and freedom of movement.
  6. Nov 22, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Nov 18, 2019
    75
    With gorgeous visuals, an expansive open world, and multiplayer support, Stormland delivers a serviceable shooter with an exceptional upgrade system, and a feeling of progression. What makes it amazing is all of the ways you can glide, fly, surf, or climb -- the expansive world of Stormland is yours to explore, until it changes next week and you get to do it all again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 17, 2019
    10
    Great Coop and Singleplayer, Coop is where it really shines though. There's no going through a menu to resume game each time just straightGreat Coop and Singleplayer, Coop is where it really shines though. There's no going through a menu to resume game each time just straight into the world in seconds. Expand
  2. Nov 26, 2019
    10
    This game is incredible. While you are olaying you will feel like you were in a fantasy world full of live. Besides, the combat mechanics are amazing!
  3. Nov 26, 2019
    10
    Stormland is probably the first true AAA game of Oculus Rift. If you are a owner of an Oculus VR system then this game is a must-have withoutStormland is probably the first true AAA game of Oculus Rift. If you are a owner of an Oculus VR system then this game is a must-have without any doubt. Expand
  4. Nov 23, 2019
    8
    Stormland features probably the best traversal system for VR to date (slipstreaming, flying/gliding, climbing). I have 25 hrs in the game andStormland features probably the best traversal system for VR to date (slipstreaming, flying/gliding, climbing). I have 25 hrs in the game and it will probably take me another 10 to finish the game with the 'secret ending' unlock.
    Gunplay is adequate, enemies are repetitive, but gameplay combined with traversal system is addicting. Campaign takes about 5 hrs to complete, but Stormland encourages the player to go through the cloud gameworld unlocking more difficulties and secret audiologs that supplement the backstory of the game.

    Overall, while not as great as Asgard's Wrath, Stormland is still a worthy title based on the traversal mechanic alone.
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  5. Nov 17, 2019
    8
    Above all else, the gameplay is a blast. The running, jumping, grappling, gliding and slipstream-riding - in combination with the solidAbove all else, the gameplay is a blast. The running, jumping, grappling, gliding and slipstream-riding - in combination with the solid shooting and stealth mechanics - keep the action fluid and varied. There's always more than one way to come at a situation, in traversal as much as in tactics.

    The game is visually striking and, as far as I could tell, free of any notable glitches or bugs. This is about as good as Oculus gets.

    The story is an intriguing bit of science fiction, but the main campaign is quite short and does consist mainly of gathering resources to upgrade yourself and your gear, and hunting for McGuffins to move things along. There's just enough mystery lingering at the end to maybe entice the player back for the end-game "cycle".

    I've just finished the main story and started the first post-game cycle - venturing through cloudscapes that transform every week, with rewards for persistence. While the delightful gameplay may keep me coming back for a while, or just checking in from time to time, I don't see my self getting too deeply invested too much into this game.
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