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By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Bright VR puzzler has cute characters, inspires creativity.

Game PlayStation VR 2018
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In a world where video games get more and more complicated, sometimes the simplest ideas are still the most fun. Squishies is a great example of this train of thought. The premise is about as basic as can be. Using two wands, you either suck or blow streams of air to maneuver little balls around from Point A to Point B in a 3D environment. Sure, the wands are weird alien space fish and the balls have eyes and teeth and make goofy little sounds as you push them around, but that just adds to the quirky appeal of the game.

The premise behind Squishies might be simple, but don't think for a second that it's easy. You need to think carefully when you're guiding the Squishies back to their home. Whether it's blowing on a dandelion seed to reach a higher plateau or keeping a precarious balance while crossing over a vast ocean, you need to have plenty of patience and practice to make it through the game's 100+ level strong Story mode. While the controls aren't exactly the most precise, the way they're used in the game (the fish blowing and sucking air) feels strangely intuitive. And despite the difficulty, even the toughest stages never quite reach the feeling of frustration. Each time you play, you can't help but feel like you're making just a bit more progress and feel motivated to get just a little further along. It also serves as great inspiration once you start to use the game's Level Editor. Building stages in VR feels like you're crafting something that's genuinely substantial. It's a creative playground that tests both your imagination and your ingenuity.

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