A Fisherman's Tale

Vertigo Games, Innerspace VR

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
72
Top Critic Average
62%
Critics Recommend
Based on 13 critic reviews
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A Fisherman's Tale

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

62%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Oculus RiftJan 22, 2019
HTC ViveJan 22, 2019
PlayStation VRJan 22, 2019

Developers: Vertigo Games, Innerspace VR

Genre: Adventure

A FISHERMAN'S TALE Bend and twist reality in A Fisherman's Tale, the mind-bending VR puzzle adventure game in which being turned upside down and inside out is not merely a play on words. Playing as Bob, a tiny fisherman puppet, you live alone in your tiny cabin, oblivious to the world outside. When your radio broadcasts a storm alert, you have to get to the top of the lighthouse and turn on the light! But as you try to leave your cabin with the help of some uncanny sidekicks, you realize what's waiting outside is not at all what you expected... Break more than a couple laws of physics in mind-bending VR puzzles! Make it to the top of the lighthouse before The Big Storm, with the help of some uncanny sidekicks! Use your hands to pick up, throw, combine, and use all kinds of things in glorious fully immersive virtual reality! Toy around with your tiny little model lighthouse, inside a lighthouse, inside a... is that another lighthouse? Uncover the truth at the core of an unusually tall Fisherman's Tale, exclusively in VR. Brought to you by Vertigo Games, the team behind Arizona Sunshine and Skyworld, A Fisherman's Tale is developed by INNERSPACE VR in co-production with ARTE France with the support of CNC, Ville de Paris New Media Fund and BPI France.
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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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