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  • Summary: A mysterious organisation known solely as the Assembly has been conducting secret experiments underground, their astonishing breakthroughs only made possible by operating outside government scrutiny and society’s morals. But what is the Assembly hiding? How far will it go to keep itsA mysterious organisation known solely as the Assembly has been conducting secret experiments underground, their astonishing breakthroughs only made possible by operating outside government scrutiny and society’s morals. But what is the Assembly hiding? How far will it go to keep its existence buried? And what will it sacrifice in the pursuit of progress? Now, a chain of events threatens to expose this shadowy group. Play as two individuals – each with their own motivations – and discover the mysteries of the Assembly’s facility through contrasting perspectives. Make tough decisions, overcome trials and shake the foundations of this enigmatic collective. Will your actions and their future repercussions save lives, or lead to catastrophe? The Assembly is a first-person interactive drama for mature audiences, created from the ground up for virtual reality headsets. An experience with two sides to everything, where the truth is never clear, and a question is always left open: When does the end justify the means? The Assembly is a long-form, narrative-driven game designed from the ground up for your VR headset. Freely explore intricate, realistic environments with intuitive, accessible movement controls as virtual reality immerses you within a game and its world. [nDreams] Expand

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  1. Jul 26, 2016
    80
    Without a doubt, The Assembly is one of the first high-quality, content-rich VR games, and if this is any indication to go by, then VR narrative games are going to be a huge and exciting chunk in that VR pie. [Tested with HTC Vive]
  2. Aug 16, 2016
    65
    The Assembly is a good idea with great building blocks for its intended exploration and puzzle mechanics but it feels somewhat undeveloped. It'll no doubt leave you intrigued yet ultimately pining for more. [Tested with HTC Vive]
  3. Sep 30, 2016
    60
    As a videogame equivalent of a 1950s pulp science fiction short story, The Assembly works. But it’s nowhere near as good a morality tale, or a virtual reality experience, as it needs to be in order to truly stand out.
  4. Jul 19, 2016
    50
    The Assembly feels like a small part of a bigger, much more engaging game. It's a good foundation for a world full of mystery, but it ends just as it starts to get interesting. A game that fully explores the dystopian facility, its history, and the state of the outside world is something I'd be interested in. However, as it is, The Assembly is hard to recommend.
  5. Aug 13, 2016
    50
    I have a lot of patience for VR control schemes with wonky elements. Developers are still figuring out how best to create games for VR. But there has to be a valuable experience to balance out the frustration those control schemes can create, and other than a single moment of empathy for a suffering animal that I don’t think would have been possible without VR, The Assembly failed to deliver that experience.
  6. Games Master UK
    Oct 3, 2016
    50
    It promised the elevate VR to a new level: instead, it's further weakened the case for early adoption. [Oct 2006, p.77]
  7. Edge Magazine
    Sep 26, 2016
    50
    The Assembly is yet another example of mundane game design attempting to hid behind the novelty of VR. The mileage in this strategy is running out. [Oct 2016, p.122]

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jul 25, 2016
    10
    Great game, good use of VR, was hooked by the story and def wanted to see how It ended. Really liked they included a range of movement controlGreat game, good use of VR, was hooked by the story and def wanted to see how It ended. Really liked they included a range of movement control schemes, not forcing on players.

    Adventure game fans should go check it out.
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  2. Aug 12, 2016
    5
    This is a good game but not a great game. It has excellent visuals but is devoid of life making the experience a bit too solitary. TheThis is a good game but not a great game. It has excellent visuals but is devoid of life making the experience a bit too solitary. The gameplay does become a little repetitive as you basically search through emails, drawers and cupboards over and over with one character and tackle some not so tough puzzles with the other. It's an interesting story/concept but simply too short and lacking features to make it stand out. If you don't mind being immersed in a world which lacks visual variety and can handle the gameplay quirks then it's worth a shot. If you're easily bored or require a bit more substance with your games then this probably won't appeal to you. Expand
  3. Jan 17, 2017
    3
    It sad to say that VR espected is much higher than what it offers. Sure environment is not bad. Story is not bad. But is a puzzle game withIt sad to say that VR espected is much higher than what it offers. Sure environment is not bad. Story is not bad. But is a puzzle game with some rooms. Really with VR tech is that all possibilities? Disappointed then. I think posibilites are much higher - high life, deux ex. Just copy one that and you have the success. But a point click no enough. Expand

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