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The Assembly review

The Assembly puzzles you, forces you to make some difficult decisions and gives you an enjoyable 4 hour journey.

You play as two Drs, Madeline Stone and Caleb Pearson, Madeline appears to have been captured by ‘The Assembly’ while Caleb is trying to escape with important research.

Everything is played in a first person perspective, with all your actions managed by the left and right trigger, the left trigger allows you to move forward 10 meters or so (why there isn’t a sprint button is anyone’s guess) while the right trigger performs all the other actions.

For Dr. Caleb it’s mostly opening doors and draws, listening to answer phone messages, checking emails on computers and reading files, all giving you clues to the mystery surround the workings of The Assembly. Dr. Madeline however is out through a series of trials to see whether she is a suitable candidate to work at the Assembly, Each trial is quite fun to work out, it’s a shame there weren’t more of them, or even the ability to replay them easily once the game was over.

This interactive drama moves at quite a slow pace and it never changes, everything you do has no urgency, despite having some sections where normally you would be short on time. There is plenty to explore and it’s quite easy to miss some subtle sub stories as you play along.

TheAssemblyGraphically the game isn’t fantastic, but it didn’t really detract from the game, the voice acting was quite good, although not enough to help me relate with the characters. As the game came to a close you are forced to make some ‘tough’ choices, before you know the game is over.

I enjoyed my journey in The Assembly, it’s certainly worth a playthough as it is so short, some of the puzzles were quite engaging there just didn’t seem to be enough. I’m glad I got the chance to play it.

Thanks to Xbox for supporting TiX

Check out which games are coming your way this week

There are plenty of new titles coming your way this week to help you beat the January blues, let’s take a look at them.

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse – January 17

Play as Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang in this character-driven adventure that explores new storylines, new Grimm types, and a new villain!

Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle – January 17

Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle provides a creative and modern re-imaging of the classic multiplayer beat-em-up genre. Level up your rangers, team up with friends, summon the Megazord, and fight your way through levels stylized after classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers episodes!

Siegecraft Commander – January 17

Create the ultimate fortress and wreak havoc, raining destruction on your enemies with catapult-flinging fun!Siegecraft Commander offers real-time strategy (RTS) single-player campaigns, while providing both turn-based and RTS options for high-stakes multiplayer matches.In turn-based matches, plan the location of the towers, units and walls in your fortress to outmaneuver your foes, then tactically think and precisely aim when starting your attack!

I am Bread – January 20

From the creators of Surgeon Simulator comes an adventure with a hero like no other! I am Bread is the epic story of a slice of bread’s journey to become toast. Take the intrepid, crumby adventurer on a journey from his natural confines of the kitchen, through the home of an unsuspecting owner and into the outside world.

Metrico+ – January 20

An input-driven game in a world of infographics. All the bar charts, line diagrams and pie charts react to what you are doing. You must rethink all you know to solve all the puzzles and explore every part of the world that is Metrico.

The Assembly – January 20

A first-person interactive story inspired by real-world anxieties, The Assembly immerses you in the morally challenging world of a secret organization. Explore as two individuals and face tough decisions from contrasting perspectives, that culminate in one of multiple thrilling conclusions.

Hunter’s Legacy – January 20

Hunter’s Legacy is an old-school 2D single-player “Metroidvania” platformer where you control Ikki, a fierce kitty skilled with twin swords and a bow, better known as the Great Huntress of Un’Amak. Ikki will use different mechanics like wall-climbing, gliding through the air with the help of spores and changing her body temperature to traverse puzzles and beat her quest.

Toby: The Secret Mine – January 20

A peaceful way of life in a small village in the mountains was thrown into disorder. Someone has kidnapped most of its residents. A couple of brave hearts tried to rescue their friends but none of them has returned. Little Toby didn’t want to just sit and wait so he decided to find them by himself. Go with Toby on an eerie adventure in a dark and creepy world full of dangerous situations, enemies and challenging puzzles.

Spheroids – January 20

Take control of Lucas, a jumpy Canadian boy who sets out on an adventure with his crazy scientist companion Otto after it’s discovered that the government has been hiding alternative universes from the cubic world they live in. Unfortunately, these alternative universes contain spheres that wish to turn everything round, so it’s up to Lucas to save the world from these dangerous aliens: the Spheroids.

The Assembly VR demo playable at EGX 2015

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EGX, the UK’s largest games event, and nDreams, the UK’s biggest specialist VR developer-publisher, are excited to announce that nDreams’ immersive virtual reality game The Assembly will be playable publicly for the first time at EGX this 24th – 27thSeptember.

The Assembly is an incredibly immersive story-driven, character-focussed first-person adventure game built from the ground-up for all the major VR headsets, including Oculus Rift (Windows PC), Project Morpheus (PlayStation 4) and HTC Vive (SteamVR). At EGX the team will be demoing the game on the Oculus Rift. At its core, this unique VR experience offers players moral dilemma, discovery, exploration and mystery. All from the dual perspectives of the game’s two main characters.

Over the summer, we’ve been busy enhancing every part of The Assembly, from its story and setting to its gameplay and graphics

, said Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of nDreams.

Until now, we’ve only exhibited the game to the press, so we’re thrilled to be giving The Assembly its first major public outing at EGX in Birmingham. We’re really looking forward to seeing what the gaming community make of our adventure in VR!

David Lilley, Managing Director of Gamer Events, added,

nDreams are at the forefront of virtual reality storytelling. We can’t wait for the public to get their hands on The Assembly for the first time and experience what is possible with this incredible new technology.

Check out nDream’s E3 2015 trailer for a taste of what to expect