Sometimes a game comes along that follows every tired convention you can imagine, but executes them so well that it still manages to make an impression. Ghost Giant, the painterly first crack at a virtual reality experience from Fe developer Zoink Games, ticks many of the cliche boxes established by previous story-driven sandbox and puzzle VR games. But Ghost Giant’s charming characters and thoughtful storytelling drew me in all the same for a short, but rewarding virtual trip.
As the Ghost Giant, you act as the imaginary friend of a troubled anthropomorphic cat-child named Louis LaFleur, learning about his life and helping him on his adventures as he takes care of his family’s sleepy farm. Though he’s described as a young child, responsibilities far beyond his years have fallen to him, so it’s your job to work some magic and help out a friend in need.