Video games based on movies historically have a wonky rep, and rightly so. When you throw the challenges of Vr gaming into the mix too, along with the complexity of timey-wimey source material, it has so much potential for disrespectful disaster.
But thankfully with Tequila Works at the helm – the team behind Vr murder-mystery romp The Invisible Hours – the classic 1993 Bill Murray-starring time loop comedy Groundhog Day gets a winningly reverent and oft-ambitious Vr follow-up.
Groundhog Day: Like Father, Like Son takes place following the death of Murray’s movie protagonist Phil Connors, focused instead on his son, also named Phil. Phil Jr., a vlogger, finds himself back in his sleepy, podunk hometown of Punxsutawney to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities, only to himself end up trapped in the very same time loop that huaranged his father decades prior.