Parents' Guide to

Puppet Fever

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Puppet-themed party game delivers family friendly VR fun.

Game HTC Vive , Oculus Rift 2018
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For people who like party games with friends, this is a unique and fun experience for up to four players. In other words, whoever said VR was a solitary experience should give Puppet Fever a whirl. It's very much a local multiplayer game, where the VR player becomes the puppeteer, and everyone else looks to the computer monitor or TV to see what you're acting out, such as a scene from The Godfather. The other participants try to figure out what word/phrase or scene you're trying to act out with your flat, 2-D puppets. There's certainly a lot of variety to the puppets you can use, and there's different backdrops, like an alien world or ocean scene, to keep things interesting.

While it's great to see what kind of scene or phrase you'll draw next, it would be great if the developers added the option to write your own cards. For example, trying to act out a fun slang phrase like "lit," or a scene from a famous new movie would give the game much more replayability. But swapping out the headset with friends to take turns as the puppeteer adds a lot of fun to the experience that's simple to pick up. That said, there were a couple of small bugs tied to selecting menu items or when trying to "grab" your character with a pointer and move it around the play space. Also, it's too bad it's not available for PlayStation VR, as it could be more comfortable hanging around a big screen TV instead of a PC monitor. But, if you're having some friends over, Puppet Fever is worth some of your time.

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