The intrinsic joy of just looking around and taking in Wayward Skyís world elevates its relatively basic gameplay
Wayward Sky is a surprising proof of concept for the potential of VR-based storytelling outside of a first person perspective. I felt like I was floating inside a beautiful diorama come to life, which allowed me to take scenes in as a whole rather than from one limited perspective. This drew me into Wayward Skyís warm-hearted tale in a surprisingly commanding way, despite the straightforward simplicity of its puzzles and dialogue.

Right off the bat, Wayward Skyísí pastel colors and charming-looking characters elicited a smile from me. The art direction mixes a sort of rustic humility with more clockwork technological sensibilities to create a look that has a strong sense of identity. It also uses a perspective thatís not tethered to any specific character, which gives you the best seat in the house for some really well-animated set pieces, usually involving cool-looking robots running amok. Pair it all with a warm, understated soundtrack, and you have a VR world that I found difficult to pull away from once it had worked its magic on me.
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