Genre(s): Casual, Music, Sports
Platform: Oculus Quest 1 & 2 (also available on Steam PCVR)
Age Rating: Teen
Release Date: 19/7/21
Price: $24.99 USD
A code was provided for review purposes
Virtual Reality and rhythm games are a dime a dozen. There are VR staples like Beat Saber, Synth Riders, Pistol Whip, and now Ragnarock joins the ranks. In Ragnarock you are a captain of a Viking ship tasked with beating drums as runes stream towards you. The runes stream down four paths from left to right. Hitting the runes in time results in a power meter going up. Viking knots on the side of your hammers light up with each successful hit. When you hit your stride and combo enough runes together you can activate a powerful point multiplier.
Stairway to Valhalla
Music in video games, especially rhythm games, needs to be memorable. Ragnarock brings together rock and metal tracks from Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Wind Rose, and many more! I found each song to be fun to rock along with interesting arrangements of runes that were challenging enough to hit in time. As a word of caution, some songs do contain more adult themes and words within them.
Like any great music game, Ragnarock is all about hitting the notes and keeping the rhythm. Where Ragnarock challenges you the most is in its race for a high score and competition with friends and unknown players. As you move forward along the river, you see your and your opponent’s ships or ghost runs from previous races. Each level in Ragnarock has three levels of difficulty: bronze, silver, and gold. The better you do, the closer to the end of the race you will get and the higher your score will be.
Realms of Greatness
Ragnarock can hold its own against the aforementioned rhythm games and sets itself apart with its unique world design and Viking boat race premise. The music rocks and the gameplay is challenging. If you are looking for something to play on Oculus Quest or Steam PCVR and like rhythm games then Ragnarock is a great choice. There are plenty of music tracks and great multiplayer matchups. Hopefully, Ragnarock has the same staying power as Beat Saber and Pistol Whip.
Rapid Reviews Rating
3.5 out of 5
You can purchase Ragnarock from the Oculus Store.
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