Developer / Publisher – Turbo Button
Price – US $5.99 / EU €5.99 / UK £4.79 / AU $8.95
Release Date – March 20th, 2018
Control Method – Dual Shock, 2x Move Controllers
Play Type – Seated, Standing, Room-scale
Pro Patch – No
Digital Only – Yes
Reviewed on – PS4 Pro
Floor Plan is a point and click puzzler that is a little more complex than it initially appears. At it’s core this is an escape room type game with the difference being that the rooms around you change, making this feel unique in the ever growing escape genre.
You have 2 methods of control here. Gaze, which uses the DS4 and has you simply look at the item you wish to touch and than press ‘x’ or Move Controls, which give you a pair of cartoony hands to interact a little more personally with elevator and objects around you. A press of the elevator button allows you to change to any rooms you have unlocked. You can hold up to 4 items at a time and you will need all these items to get what you need to dress a mannequin in a space suit…it’s more fun than it sounds. Some light comedic moments are scattered throughout the game as well to add to your enjoyment. If you get stuck you can always call the building manager for help, who will give you clues necessary to solving your next objective. It all works really well and some puzzles do require some out of the box thinking to solve, but nothing that should stop you for to long.
As you travel from floor to floor, each level is a puzzle that, more often than not, will require an item from another room to solve, or may require another room’s puzzle to be solved, changing the environment in one of the other rooms. Initially, only a handful of floors are available but as you solve the early puzzles, more room options open up. It can be a little confusing at times, but trial and error (and that help button) will get you through.
Floor Plan uses a cartoonish art style which looks good enough, though details are a little low, the overall presentation is a delight to look at, especially at 120 FPS. Add in some lighting and shadow effects not seen on its mobile versions, and you get a very clean looking puzzler. Every room you visit has a different theme populated by some odd characters that greet you with animations that are smooth and very polished. The audio is simple using sound effects that fit what you are looking at along with some elevator music to keep you company. Opening your elevator door often leads to a little animation with some corresponding audio that just works together nicely! It’s not the most visually stunning game you have ever seen, but the character and charm behind the visuals makes this a pleasant jaunt in VR
Floor plan is an excellent escape room game that has a few challenging moments and is a unique twist on the genre. With that said, I beat this game in 40 minutes (with a few help button presses) and while I did enjoy it, the short play time is a definite factor in your purchase and once you beat it, that’s it. There is no reason to replay it unless you want to see how fast you can crush it on your second try. If you like point and click puzzle games than I recommend Floor Plan just for it’s different take on the genre and polished gameplay.
What would I pay? $6 is fine! The game time may be a little on the short side but it’s charm and clever puzzles won me over!
Turbo Button provided The VR Grid with a review code for this title and, regardless of this review, we thank them for that!