The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed Image
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79

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8.5

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  • Summary: Your missing sister, an ancient machine, and a sinister presence await within The Gallery, an episodic, built-for-VR game inspired by dark 80’s fantasy films. Step into a VR adventure with groundbreaking new game mechanics, in a forgotten world filled with bizarre characters and wonder.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 30, 2016
    90
    Though the first episode only provides a few hours of gameplay, The Gallery provides a great example of the power and potential of VR gaming. [Tested with HTC Vive]
  2. May 18, 2016
    90
    Yet, I can't stress enough how much I loved The Call of Starseed, it hit all the right spots for me. The story feels like the dark adventure films of the '80s and '90s, the voicework is great, and the immersion is unmatched. [Vive Tested]
  3. Apr 17, 2016
    70
    Perhaps the most convincing virtual reality space so far, with a compelling mix of story, puzzles, and VR novelty. [HTC Vive tested]
  4. Sep 18, 2017
    70
    The Gallery: Call of the Starseed is a first-person adventure that sets up the series, featuring a slow downturn into the truly extraordinary. Despite a few gripes, the game ultimately shines with gorgeous cinematics, realistic voice acting, and competent set design, making for a fun, albeit brief dip into one of the first VR games to feature motion controls. Teleportation and object interaction show its age—something we hope improves in the upcoming sequel.
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  1. Apr 8, 2016
    Starseed is all over pretty quickly, maybe a couple of hours at best. And I don’t think it’s going to age very well, truth be told—we’re going to expect more complexity out of our VR sojourns, soon enough. But right now, at this moment, if you’re looking for something cool to show you what it’s going to be like to go adventuring in VR, this is a great place to start.
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  1. Jun 7, 2016
    10
    This game is a lot of fun! I played it on my HTC Vive and I only have a couple of hours into it at the moment. Most of that was spentThis game is a lot of fun! I played it on my HTC Vive and I only have a couple of hours into it at the moment. Most of that was spent exploring the first beach area getting familiar with the controls, interacting with my backpack, etc... Overall, I am very impressed. This game makes me excited for where VR will go. Expand