Trover Saves the Universe Review

May 28, 2019
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I have seen and done terrible things. I have pushed innocents off cliffs, slaughtered pets in front of their owners, and ground up more Power Babies than I can count – and I did it all without leaving my floating chair, laughing the whole time. Trover Saves the Universe did this to me. It’s an action-platformer from the mind and voice of Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland, and while it technically isn’t connected to that show in any way, its humor is just as messed up and its gameplay is nearly as much fun as watching an episode unfold.

Primarily designed for VR (though playable without it as well), it puts you in the hovering shoes of a Chairopian, an alien race whose members never get out of a fancy, teleporting chair that’s controlled by a device that conveniently looks like a PS4 controller. Helping you on this profane trip is your partner, Trover – a purple monster with babies for eyes and a laser sword in his hand – who you use to run, jump, and fight through a short series of strange and often hilarious alien worlds.

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