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A Fisherman's Tale

Vertigo Games, Innerspace VR
Jan 22, 2019 - Meta Quest, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR

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Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
8 / 10
God is a Geek
7 / 10
Windows Central
4.5 / 5
PlayStation Universe
6 / 10
Push Square
7 / 10
83 / 100
PlayStation LifeStyle
6.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for A Fisherman's Tale

Metro GameCentral

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7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A fascinating premise that is used not only to create a set of mind-bending puzzles but to ruminate on the nature of reality. It's just a shame about the controls and the short running time.

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A Fisherman's Tale succeeds in being one of the most interesting games on VR. It is charming, magical, and awe-inspiring. It manages to do all of this with you playing as a puppet, and feeling a huge amount of warmth towards that little puppet. It is just a shame that the playtime is so short, even just an extra couple of hours would have made this impossible to miss. As it stands, it is a wonderful game that deserves playing, but the play time is such a drawback to an otherwise impeccable game.

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A Fisherman's Tale has some fantastic puzzles and great level design, but the movement manages to ruin some of the puzzles.

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A Fisherman's Tale doesn't last long, but what it does have is a winning blend of puzzles, animation, and story that's worth the price of admission.

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A Fisherman's Tale tells a charming story with surprising depth that is unfortunately marred by technical issues. Within its brief playtime, the game's story packs in enough thought provoking content that I found myself thinking about it for days after playing. Though I'm not recommending A Fisherman's Tale, I wouldn't blame you if you decided to play it anyhow.

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A Fisherman's Tale is a typical puzzle-solving first-person VR experience that stands a cut above with a good-quality gimmick that doesn't overstay its welcome. It barely stays long enough to finish saying hello, but it has the wit, charm, and novelty to make it worth the single sitting it's asking for.

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Fabulous, but very short VR adventure with innovative puzzle mechanics and great synchronization in a unique atmosphere.

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All great VR experiences start with an idea. “Wouldn't it be cool if…?” As much as I enjoyed my time with A Fisherman's Tale, the unique concepts it bears and the surprisingly deep narrative carried on its roiling waves, it's hard to recommend something so brief. Not to mention, the game feels more like a proof of concept for something far bigger, rather than a proper VR title in its own right. This lighthouse will always carry a forlorn sense that infinity isn't quite as infinite as it is meant to feel.

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