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The Assembly

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Based on 16 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 13, 2016
Xbox OneJan 20, 2017
PCJul 19, 2016

Developer: nDreams

Genre: Adventure

A first-person interactive story inspired by real-world anxieties, The Assembly is a long-form game designed for VR. Explore a morally ambiguous organisation as two individuals and face tough decisions from contrasting perspectives, that culminate in one of multiple thrilling conclusions.

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A breezy sci-fi adventure emboldened by its use of VR that is undone by its mundane underpinnings.

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More than just a tech demo, but still far from a defining VR experience – especially given the plain visuals and unfocused story and gameplay.

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The Assembly shows signs of promise, but it stumbles in its attempt to craft a compelling story.

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I’m certainly eager to see where nDreams take us to next, as they hone their craft in developing for virtual reality, but The Assembly is sadly just a first step on that journey. It does some interesting things, with a nicely constructed story split between two characters and contrasting styles of gameplay, and it gets the controls right for first person exploration in VR, but without that, it would struggle to stand out from the crowd.

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