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  • Summary: The corrupt wizard Gaufroi has kidnapped your master, and only YOU have any hope of saving him. Explore 10 deadly dungeons, decipher mind-bending puzzles, avoid terrifying traps, and vanquish hordes of vicious monsters… in VR.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
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  1. Feb 19, 2019
    82
    Few VR games integrate story, boss battles, combat, puzzles, and motion control into one competent brew–usually more than one of those things is absent from the end result. But as I lifted my controller to my mouth to drink a potion or something in the options menu, or looked behind me to toss a spell enhancement into a frog’s mouth, I didn’t feel like I was doing anything except having a great time with a good game which also happened to be one of the best VR experiences around.
  2. Feb 5, 2019
    80
    Just like its PC counterpart, The Mage’s Tale on PSVR is one of the best examples of how to take a tried-and-true existing gaming genre and adapt it for the new VR medium. While it retains plenty of design decisions that make it clear where its roots lie, The Mage’s Tale iterates on principles that truly move the first-person dungeon crawler RPG sub-genre forward in big ways. Despite the hardware limitations of the PSVR and PS Move controllers, the inclusion of improvements such as smooth locomotion, an Arena mode, and optimization fixes all together for launch on this new platform helps The Mage’s Tale on Sony’s headset remain a must-play for RPG fans.
  3. 80
    The Mage’s Tale isn’t a game that shows hints of what the future may hold for virtual reality, but rather an example that the future is now. It stands on its own as a genuinely fun experience that shows this space has started to mature.
  4. 75
    While it's hampered by blurry visuals and some difficult object handling, The Mage’s Tale still comes out on top with goofy surprises, fantastic puzzles, and satisfying exploration. Delivering up to 10 hours of play, this is a sizable experience that remains entertaining from start to finish. All in all, this is a welcome addition to the PlayStation VR library.
  5. Feb 5, 2019
    70
    A fun title which guarantees 8+ hours of entertainment for PlayStation VR owners. The sense of scale is great and the graphics are dark yet colorful and overall the world around you feels great. The game relies heavily on gesture control for even the most mundane actions which does become stale rather quickly and the story is nothing to write home about either. That being said, The Mage's Tale absolutely impressed us with good action and puzzle sequences. Be warned though; you will need to own motion controllers since the DualShock controller is not supported.
  6. Feb 5, 2019
    70
    In the end, The Mage’s Tale is a decent, fun but flawed dungeon crawler that got a little more narrative meat than most games of its ilk. It’s not quite a full-blown RPG experience, but it’s enjoyable anyway.
  7. Feb 6, 2019
    50
    Despite its initial allure, The Mage’s Tale just didn’t connect with me in the long run. PSVR has some incredibly high notes, and some pretty low lows, and this game sits comfortably in the middle. It doesn’t do anything exceptionally well, and its shortcomings are somewhat tied to the shortcomings of the format it’s presented on.

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