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  • Summary: In Symphony of the Machine players awaken in a lifeless sun-scorched desert. A strange tower looming in the distance harbours a powerful beam of light. When directed at glyphs on the tower, the light causes the weather outside to change from scenes like blistering heat to freezing snowstormsIn Symphony of the Machine players awaken in a lifeless sun-scorched desert. A strange tower looming in the distance harbours a powerful beam of light. When directed at glyphs on the tower, the light causes the weather outside to change from scenes like blistering heat to freezing snowstorms and everything in between. Creating the perfect climate for multiple forms of life is the key to cultivating a new world. Expand

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 4, 2017
    80
    Symphony of the Machine is a great VR experience that offers a wonderful sense of immersion as long you use the right equipment and get off the couch. The game itself gets less interesting over time despite the cool factor of the complexity of later trials. With Symphony, it became the kind of game I want to play just to help fill the time. What it needs is to give you a reason to stick around, to show that the time spent growing various plants is worth the time and effort. It doesn’t do that very well and were this a standard, non-VR game, I would have quickly moved on. The VR nature of Symphony of the Machine is definitely where it’s at and should be picked up, preferably at some discount, solely for that portion of the software.
  2. Apr 25, 2017
    80
    Some minor annoyances and bugs aside, Symphony of the Machine takes a simple puzzle mechanic of light redirection, and makes it a little challenging – while also surrounding you with a beautiful world waiting for your to manipulate the weather.
  3. 70
    Symphony of the Machine is a short puzzle game that really taps into the concepts of virtually reality. The game is kept simple, whilst the puzzles are tactical and challenging. If you are looking for a great VR puzzle game that should only take a few hours to complete, give this gem a spin.
  4. May 2, 2017
    60
    Symphony of the Machine is a pleasant enough puzzle game, with its laser beam manipulation requiring a little out of the box thinking at times. However, it’s a concept that we’ve seen before in VR, and niggles with moving around and interacting with this 3D space left me feeling a tad frustrated and disappointed.
  5. May 7, 2017
    59
    In theory, this could be an interesting puzzler. With its simple concept and rewards, like witnessing the results of your efforts as weather phenomena, it is immersive from the start. But it is just as hard to get into, since the control scheme is all over the place.
  6. Sep 13, 2017
    55
    Although ingenious, Symphony of the Machine's gameplay is heavily reshaped by the PSVR's intrinsic limits on tracking.
  7. May 1, 2017
    50
    Symphony of the Machine is far from the best puzzle game available on PlayStation VR. Although the puzzles are enjoyable and challenging and the ever changing environmental aspects make for a beautiful setting, it is ultimately let down by its short length, fiddly controls, and pesky bugs. Unless you're an entomologist in desperate need of examining some bugs, we'd suggest you check out some of the other VR puzzlers – there's plenty to choose from.
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  1. May 1, 2017
    7
    This was more of an Experience that leads you into an unknown world which you must help to make it grow. using the light beams to aim at eachThis was more of an Experience that leads you into an unknown world which you must help to make it grow. using the light beams to aim at each Glyph your able to create the weather. With your companion bot he will help you give the supplies you need to save the land and make it beautiful again. This game was fun and the puzzles were decent, but not challenging. length of the game was very short even though you have a free mode after. The music was relaxing and helpful when trying to figure out the puzzle. the sound of the weather change felt real. the price of $20 is not the price you should not buy this game for. and they are some hic up that needs to be fix when tracking happens. its still a game to try, but wait for a price drop. Expand
  2. Mar 1, 2018
    7
    There's not a lot of variety to the gameplay and you are confined to one location, however controlling the weather and looking down on theThere's not a lot of variety to the gameplay and you are confined to one location, however controlling the weather and looking down on the landscape as it changes is a pretty magical experience. Expand
  3. May 11, 2017
    4
    Really disappointing. This is a game that I would recommend to people who were stumped by Portal, thought it was way too long, and don't wantReally disappointing. This is a game that I would recommend to people who were stumped by Portal, thought it was way too long, and don't want a story. It doesn't venture into the exploring the space technology of VR and motion tracking at all. It's polished, and relaxing, but that's really about it. I had no real motivation to make the world grow, it was just the only thing there was to do. I hope there's a lot more content coming, including a story and more than a very, very short amount of gameplay. If this were early access I might grant it an 8. Expand