Review Roundup: Trover Saves the Universe is a Funny and Worthwhile VR Title You Must Try

Squanch Game’s latest title, Trover Saves the Universe has released and it has been receiving plenty of praise for its balance of funny comedy and deeper themes.

Most similarly compared to Justin Roiland’s other work — Rick and Morty — Trover Saves the Universe balance a fine line of comedy gold and deeper messages through the entirety of the game. The beauty of this title is that even though its made for VR in mind, users who don’t own one can still pick up and game and play it for themselves in regular 2D fashion!

The overall consensus is that if you have a PSVR headset, you should definitely give this game a try. It’s short and sweet and will have you laughing throughout the whole game. And for the relatively cheap price of $30, those even without VR headsets, should give this game a go too!

Down below are some of the most respectable gaming sites in the industry, check out the highlights for their reviews on Squanch Game’s latest title — Trover Saves the Universe:

Variety — 90

Trover Saves the Universe is pretty special. It’s genuinely hilarious — I found myself laughing out loud quite a bit. It not only works in VR, but it’s actually better that way. It’s colorful in both art style and language, with a story that effortlessly balances complete silliness with deeper themes about intergalactic intolerance and the meaning of friendship. Overall, it was a joy to experience, and that feeling overrides any nitpicks that might come up along the way.

IGN — 87

Trover Saves the Universe is a short and sweet VR platformer wrapped in one of the most ridiculous video game stories you’ll ever see. Justin Roiland and Squanch Games have done an excellent job of taking the ludicrous, freeform humor of Rick and Morty and molding it around a straightforward but enjoyable 3D brawler – even if it’s lacking the complex and well-crafted plots the best episodes of that show is known for. It loses something when played in 2D, but takes such great advantage of its unique VR mechanics that it’s one anyone (or at least anyone over 17, given its rating) with a headset should try.

Game Informer — 78

Much like the rest of Roiland’s work, Trover Saves the Universe probably won’t be for everyone. The narrative and cast of characters are weird, but this is a game made by a team of people who clearly love the medium of video games, embracing its shortcomings for well-executed jokes and delivering satisfying and often hilarious moments throughout.

PlayStation Universe — 85

Trover Saves the Universe is slick, unexpected, and vulgar beyond belief. You likely already know if the sort of humor in Trover is for you, and if its not, you should give Trover a wide berth. But if you are the sort of sicko that likes this sort of stuff, there is a surprisingly solid game lurking beneath the rapid-fire jokes and bizarre imagery.

DualShockers — 80

A great experience and is one of the funniest games I have ever played.


Trover Saves the Universe is now available for the PS4 and PSVR. Are you excited for Justin Roiland’s new game? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Metacritic