Editors Note: This review was provided to Strafer.net by Lyle Arends
The gameplay is simple, yet can get frantic as you try to assemble the perfect meal. With your Move Controllers, you’ll be grabbing the buns, patties, lettuce, and proper sauce to build the burger – all while also grabbing extras such as fries, ice-cream, or sodas – and on top of all that, you need to take the money from the customers and bank it in your till. At the earlier levels, this is all fine, but at later levels, it becomes a little stressful, especially because you need to serve more people because that means more money, and money is needed to upgrade your machines. And this is where the biggest fault of the game lies.
To upgrade one machine costs $10 000, and you’ll be making about $200-$300 a mission. This results in an incredibly tedious grind, which honestly isn’t worth it. The game is fun in short bursts, and especially perfect for when friends come over to show off your VR to the peasants, but because of this severe unbalance, you won’t really want to stick around the game for long; it just doesn’t feel like it’s worth it at the end of the day.
Another big issue is when booting up the game and also finishing missions, the game asks you to stay in a designated spot before it will even start/continue… But doesn’t even show you where this spot is. I had to hop around for the progress bar to move, and there’s no way to skip this. This resulted in me just straight up quitting the game a few times out of frustration.
The game looks and sounds pretty great, though. The game has a cartoonish design, which is pretty charming. It reminded me a lot of the Sims, and although as of writing, there aren’t many locations in the game, what you do get looks really good. Customer models aren’t that varied, though, and are repeated (like, immediately), but hey, they still look slick. The inside of your truck also looks really good, so whatever time you do spend in I’m Hungry VR will be at least pleasant on the eyes.
Overall, an unbalanced and frustrating game economy ruins an otherwise fun title. I’m Hungry VR will probably not be your go-to PSVR game, but it’s still a pretty fun ride.