I enjoyed it a little but most of the time it was really awful. They could have made a movie of it instead, because I finished it in 3 hours. I can't recommend it because it left me with very mixed feelings.The Greek mythology in it was so inaccurate that it was painful for a fan of Greek history. I want to encourage them on what they did good but there is also so much of the bad that I can't ignore resulting in this ugly mess of a game.
Who knows the legend of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth? Who also know the Greek myth of Theseus? This was a trick question because they are the same story but people remember one over the other, so people forgot who the guy was who defeated the Minotaur in the Labyrinth. With that said I thought this game would dive more into the character of Theseus because they named the game after him and not the Minotaur or the Labrinth. Sadly it was about everything except Theseus and yes you do play as him, as I assumed. He just never got mentioned once or ever by name so I assumed it was him.
It’s all about the story in this game, which could be very good as it’s a game about Greek Mythology. The focus here also was more on the Minotaur and the Labyrinth then on Theseus. Also, the Minotaur did not really look like a Minotaur. The Minotaur looked like a Gigantic monster with 6 horns. Not the body of a man and the head of a Bull. He is called a Minotaur but they took way too many liberties with it. The Labrinth does look like a labyrinth you would definitely get lost if you weren’t guided by the spirit of Ariadne and these are the parts that actually are from the Myth. However, the ones in the game are not. They are way off and major spoilers ahead (jump to the next paragraph if don’t want things to get spoiled). Ariadne is the one who gave Theseus a ball of string so he would find his way back from the Labyrinth. Here she guides you and helps you defeat the Minotaur as a spirit. Now they really go off the rails when you defeat the Minotaur and she reveals that she is some sort of God who put you in this purgatory (so it’s not in Crete). Then she put you back where the game starts and roll credits. The only thing they did right was that it ended in a tragedy like all Greek stories do.
The gameplay was easy you could play it with a joy-con if it was for the Switch because it only uses 5 buttons and one analog stick. Sadly it’s in VR so it can’t come to the Switch but the VR didn’t add anything important. The game is played from a 3rd person view that can be physically taxing. Then they make you also need to read a lot which is even more physically taxing in VR. The reason you need to read is that Ariadne talks to you in a language you can’t understand and it’s not Greek either. They should have used English voice acting and this would make it better.
Graphically it is pretty nice and clean for VR but it’s not like I’m comparing it to a 4k title. It’s compared to other VR games that go for ultra real graphics and compared to that it is fairly decent for the Unreal engine they used for it. This part did make it bearable to play in VR because it didn’t look out of place or straining on the eyes. But the floating text for the speeches of Ariadne canceled that out very quickly for me. This made me go from pleased to painful to watch and this went back and forth lots of times.
I enjoyed it a little but most of the time it was really awful. They could have made a movie of it instead, because I finished it in 3 hours. I can’t recommend it because it left me with very mixed feelings.The Greek mythology in it was so inaccurate that it was painful for a fan of Greek history. I want to encourage them on what they did good but there is also so much of the bad that I can’t ignore resulting in this ugly mess of a game.