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  • Summary: 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?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jun 16, 2017
    75
    As a graphic adventure and 3D puzzle game, The Assembly is a success. As a VR interpretation of the same, it’s fantastic. The world is easy to explore, and interesting enough to make that exploration a pleasure. While it might be a little pricey for such a limited experience, it’s a solid adventure title that had me enthralled and left me wanting more. The Assembly may be an outwardly sterile place, but it’s filled with enough human intrigue to warrant the trip.
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    Nov 19, 2016
    60
    It's in desperate need of a rethink in terms of its movement systems. [Issue#180, p.48]
  3. Oct 21, 2016
    58
    The controls are well conceived, but the puzzles as well as storytelling are without any challenge.
  4. 50
    Despite providing an interesting showcase for the equipment, it is blatantly devoid of anything that’s unique to virtual reality as a platform. Even in two dimensions, this is a title that would be hard to recommend due its mediocre story and bland puzzles.
  5. Oct 31, 2016
    50
    I went looking for Michael Crichton in The Assembly, but I got stuck on the lowlights. As with many ambitious projects, there is some good stock here. As VR advances, another take The Assembly could realize the promise. What's here, however, just isn't thrilling.
  6. 50
    Nice concept, but an under-developed storyline, simple puzzles and graphical issues make The Assembly one of the PSVR launch games to avoid.
  7. Nov 1, 2016
    30
    The Assembly is an ugly, jagged mess that is just plain dull with lengthy load times and nauseating gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Nov 29, 2021
    8
    I did not have high expectations given the negative reviews, but I was in the end positively surprised. I played the VR version on ps5 withI did not have high expectations given the negative reviews, but I was in the end positively surprised. I played the VR version on ps5 with the DS4, and smooth turning and normal speed locomotion.

    I would say it is a point & click adventure and I would compare it to Red Matter in style, type and play length, or It plays like a mildly interactive movie. I would consider the sound design and voice acting as good. Music is sparse but I did not miss anything. I also liked the graphics but there is some aliasing, which was not distracting to me. At times I had the impression that it could eventually cause nausea to sensitive people. There are a few locomotion or turning options which could mitigate these issues, but I did not try any of those and this was not a problem for me.

    The game takes place inside a not particularly big facility, but with enough variety that wandering around was interesting enough to me. The controls are less immersive compared to Red Matter, since You just look and click to interact with objects. But they do the job, and the possibility to pick up and rotate objects would not have added much. Unlike Red matter the puzzles are mostly non-environmental, but just very short mini games. All in all I really liked the story, and exploration, gameplay and the story was varied enough and the "relatively" short play length of 4-5h felt even shorter than it was.

    I got the game for cheap during a sale and can highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys slow, point & click adventures or "interactive" stories. At full price the game might feel a bit short.
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  2. Oct 23, 2016
    4
    i got bored with this kinda fast, but made it to the end. i found out i could also stick my head threw the walls and doors to get to thei got bored with this kinda fast, but made it to the end. i found out i could also stick my head threw the walls and doors to get to the other side, gave me a few laughs when i was like, "oh the door is locked, well i'll just stick my head threw it and grab what i wanted inside" Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2019
    4
    This game is boring as another reviewer stated and the graphics aren't great and for whatever reason I felt ill with the locomotion evenThis game is boring as another reviewer stated and the graphics aren't great and for whatever reason I felt ill with the locomotion even though you don't move particularly quick. Something is amiss with this title. Expand

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