The Washington Post’s Christopher Byrd called Pixel Reef‘s VR experience Paper Beast a “must play” in his review.

…I decided that “Paper Beast” should be counted among the handful of truly great games available on PlayStation VR.

Although ultimately innocuous, some of the solutions to the game’s puzzles are still deliciously twisted. For example, one puzzle requires players to dangle the young offspring of a family of crabs out of their reach, prompting the adult crabs (inadvertently) to help out another band of desperate creatures.

The beasts themselves are a treat to watch. Their abstract forms complement the game’s colorfully refined, low-polygon environments. Admittedly, I felt a bit like a psycho tossing some of them about and compelling them to do my bidding, but I promise not one crab was harmed.

Paper Beast is an inspired game that makes as good a case as any for the relevance of VR. Don’t be surprised to see it on the year’s best list.

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