Grab a tissue, you're going to need it.
FATED: The Silent Oath is a very unique first-person VR game where you play the role of Ulfer, a villager who goes through a lot of trauma. In the beginning, you learn that Ulfer has actually passed away, but is given life back in exchange for his voice. What makes the experience unique is that you, as Ulfer, must answer various characters with a nod for "yes" and a shake for "no".
As you progress through the story, you learn that your house was destroyed by an "earthquake", only to later find out that this has to do with the Jötunn, which is some sort of ancient icy giant.
Most of the game revolves around you escaping the clutches of the beast, as well as some temple puzzles, but I think the most remarkable part of this game is your charming little daughter, Liv. She's pretty cute and, like your typical little girl will keep you busy with her questions. I couldn't help but bond with this little cutie. She was exactly what kept me playing.
The story gets extremely intense.
I don't want to give too much away, but you need stick through to the end. You're sure to be wiping away mascaraed tears for days (for real, though, everyone in this game has to be wearing mascara).
I think this is refreshing for the VR scene. The drama, story, and simple gameplay totally works. Who knew that interactive storytelling would work so well on virtual reality?
FATED: The Silent Oath is available for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. Check out the trailer here: