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  • Summary: Meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her quiet settlement. One day while exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious stone and an ancient magic is awakened. Dramatic events quickly unfold as a distant evil extends its reach. With her uncle now in graveMeet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her quiet settlement. One day while exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious stone and an ancient magic is awakened. Dramatic events quickly unfold as a distant evil extends its reach. With her uncle now in grave danger, Quill must embark on an epic journey—and she needs you there by her side. Together, you'll travel to forgotten realms, solve challenging puzzles, and battle menacing enemies. Alone, no one can conquer what you're up against. But united, you just may defeat even the darkest of villains. Immerse yourself in the world of Moss to help write the story of a hero in the making. [Playstation.com] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
  1. Mar 26, 2018
    100
    While Moss is a short adventure, it's one filled with awe and wonder. The storytelling is superb with brilliant writing and a great atmosphere. The gameplay while basic is so much fun that you will never want to stop playing this game. If you have a PlayStation VR you need to pick up this game, Moss is a masterpiece that is going to go down in the history books for the first game of this genre to work and play well in VR.
  2. Mar 5, 2018
    90
    The PlayStation VR deserves to be thought of as a whole separate platform, and thus far that platform has been lacking in the killer games to sell it. This is the first must-have release to arrive; something truly special. Moss is an absolutely phenomenal experience; completely captivating, utterly endearing, and absolutely magical. Ghibli fans will find this closer to the works of the legendary studio than the Ni No Kuni games. Best of all, it finishes on a promise of more adventures to come and, like a bibliophile desperate for that next book, players will be left desperately wanting the next chapter in this story.
  3. Jul 29, 2018
    90
    Moss hits way above its weight — creating one of the few captivating, must-play stories on VR.
  4. Mar 1, 2018
    85
    In spite of a reduced enemy pool which gives the incentive to kill the same foe over and over, and regardless of its short story, Moss is one of the best PlayStation VR games out there. The camera is used with skill and helps create a strong link between Quill and the player.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    May 9, 2018
    80
    Enchanting. [May 2018, p.81]
  6. Feb 28, 2018
    80
    Moss is an exceptionally thoughtful, beautiful and unique experience. It’s deceptively simple, but surprisingly deep in unexpected ways. While $29.99 USD is a steep asking price for an experience that feels unfinished, if you have a PlayStation VR and are dying to try out something fresh, you’d be remiss not to give Moss a go. It’s a game that wouldn’t feel right without VR, yet doesn’t rely on the technology as a lazy gimmick in lieu of proper game design. We haven’t seen the last of our little pal Quill and something tells us that her next adventure will take virtual reality to new heights.
  7. Feb 27, 2018
    70
    Moss is sublime throughout, but it’s so good that you’ll wish there was more of it. Much more of it. Clocking in at just a few hours, the game feels like the prologue for a much bigger adventure, and it’ll leave you yearning for more. As a virtual reality experience, only minor technological limitations detract from its lush fantasy world and cunning use of the medium. There's no doubt that Polyarc's built the foundations for something truly special here; it now needs to write a few more chapters in Quill’s tale.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Feb 28, 2018
    10
    Oh wow. This is the kind of experience I bought PSVR for. I had high expectations for Moss and yet the game exceeded them. Moss is beautifulOh wow. This is the kind of experience I bought PSVR for. I had high expectations for Moss and yet the game exceeded them. Moss is beautiful in every way. The gorgeous world, the calming ambient sounds, the enchanting music, the heartbreakingly cute little mouse Quill; all together that alone puts this game at the front of the VR games pack. Then the game play itself is satisfying and fun. You steer Quill with your controller stick and your own hand, represented by a sphere of light, by moving the controller. This feels like you're truly cooperating, a fact that the game also reminds you of in other different ways, like you giving Quill the world's most adorable high five after job well done.

    It's a platform puzzle game with combat, all of which escalates in a kind pace from learning the first step to more challenging puzzles, fights and jump action sequences. There were fights I died over and over, and there were timed jump puzzles I failed at an embarrassing amount of times, but I didn't feel frustration over it. I felt that all the times I failed it was because I didn't perform well enough. The controls and level design are solid and were not to blame. Not entirely at least, there were some moments towards the end where you kind of had to die once to understand what you were supposed to do. Regarding the controls there was one spot I had to spin a thing that for some reason was annoyingly difficult to turn, but for the most part it was smooth sailing.

    It's a short game, but I feel like it would be enjoyable to play again. There are a couple of things I know I missed that I want to find, and some tantalizing hidden trophies I'd like to sniff out.

    Finally a massive congratulations to the narrator Morla Gorrondona. She did an amazing job. Amazing. Probably half the magic of Moss is how she tells the story. Polyarc struck gold casting her.

    When you step into the world of Moss, remember to pause now and then and look around you. The world truly feels alive when you look up at the distant treetops, listening to the sounds of the forest. I'm going back there right now.
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  2. Mar 2, 2018
    10
    Hopefully this changes the game a bit in terms of how developers think about what VR can do. The game is great: beautiful, charming, and funHopefully this changes the game a bit in terms of how developers think about what VR can do. The game is great: beautiful, charming, and fun with a nice soundtrack. But it feels like more than that as well, it's definitely a look into the future of VR. The 3rd person experience is very satisfying and less stressful than a lot of other VR games out there. A must buy for PSVR owners, this is why we paid all that money for the headset. Expand
  3. Jul 26, 2018
    10
    one word to describe this game is "Magical", buy it and you will love this game. Moss proves that VR is not just a "gimmick" and VR has placeone word to describe this game is "Magical", buy it and you will love this game. Moss proves that VR is not just a "gimmick" and VR has place in the future of gaming. Moss without VR would not be the same, it would not be so beautiful and engaging. Expand
  4. Mar 10, 2018
    10
    I have played over a dozen PSVR games and this one is definitely the best. Graphics are amazing, story is engaging, and no motion sickness.I have played over a dozen PSVR games and this one is definitely the best. Graphics are amazing, story is engaging, and no motion sickness. The game was very delightful. This is also a great game to introduce people new to VR. Controls were simple to use, WOW factor is high, and no motion sickness. Game was short at 4 to 5 hours, but I don't think that should detract from the overall game score. Also, same PSVR issues as other games due to shortcomings of the hardware, not software. Hoping PSVR 2 will have clearer graphics, wider field of view, better camera. Untethered would be nice too.

    Frankly, the format of this game I think could be used in many other games, for instance, I could see them making VR Dark Souls games where you are moved to different locations as an observer and control the characters in front of you. Very well thought out VR experience, hope it gets used by other developers.

    Bottom line. If you own a PSVR headset then you need to add this game to your collection. Definitely one of the best if not the best.
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  5. Jun 19, 2018
    9
    I am reviewing the demo, I haven't played the whole game. But I liked it so much I waned to give it a good score.
  6. Mar 6, 2018
    9
    This is a great VR game and I hope other companies rip it off unashamedly. It is a puzzle-platformer kind of game, a lot like Trine, Inside,This is a great VR game and I hope other companies rip it off unashamedly. It is a puzzle-platformer kind of game, a lot like Trine, Inside, Little Nightmares, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, except all the action takes place in front of you like a diorama come to life. It would be a good game without VR, but that certainly adds another dimension, if you know what I mean.
    It is short, and at $30 that is almost $10/hr, but I've paid that much for 3D movies that weren't as good as this. Plus, you can let your friends and family play it too. If that price is too steep, wait for a sale. I hope nobody bashes it because it is too short for the price. It is a work of art and another milestone in VR gaming.
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  7. Apr 9, 2018
    7
    Moss fait une magnifique première impression qu'on ne laisse jamais filer. Son mélange de combats et de puzzles m'a rapidement accroché, et aMoss fait une magnifique première impression qu'on ne laisse jamais filer. Son mélange de combats et de puzzles m'a rapidement accroché, et a toujours gardé la fraîcheur de mes débuts, en plus de me donner envie d'en découvrir davantage. Dommage pour sa durée de vie trop courte qui se limite à 4h de jeu. Expand

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