Think back to when you were a kid. If you were like me, you played all those fantasy and adventure games like Dragon Quest, Morrowind, or Final Fantasy, before your parents would yell at you to go outside and stop rotting your brain with those time-wasters. Begrudgingly, you\u2019d go outside and find the right branch \u2014 and it had to be the right branch; too big and it wasn\u2019t fun to swing, too small and it didn\u2019t match the fantasy \u2014 and you\u2019d run around the backyard taking swipes or \u201ccasting\u201d fireballs at your friends or invisible enemies. In the present day, VR games allow us to mostly live that childhood fantasy, and RuinsMagus is an excellent example of how to do it right. The Ruins Call Screenshot by Gamepur RuinsMagus is an anime-style action RPG from CharacterBank, a Kyoto-based development studio. In RuinsMagus, you are an apprentice Magus, looking to delve into the mysterious Ruins that have called adventurers the world over to plumb its depths. You are paired up with an eager and spirited guide named Iris and are introduced to a wide range of characters who aid (or hinder) your quest to find the truth of the Ruins. Throughout your adventure, you\u2019ll be slinging spells with your right hand and parrying\/blocking with your left. While some of the casting actions can be a little finicky at times \u2014 \u201carcing\u201d spells and items like grenades or the Molotov spell never arc right for me \u2014 the vast majority of actions feel fantastic to execute. Casting Scatter Shot while Blinking in and out of range, tossing an Ice Turret while hiding behind a pillar, and rapidly trying to chug a Potion before you die \u2014 these are but a few of the adventures you\u2019ll have in the early hours of RuinsMagus. There are a lot of little details that make the experience in RuinsMagus feel more immersive as well. When you drink a Potion, you have to toss it to clear it out of your hands, which causes the now-empty bottle to shatter with a very satisfying sound. You can also perform a stabbing motion to inject yourself with potent formulas to boost your attack or defense temporarily. When you successfully parry an attack, it makes a distinct sound and slows down briefly to show that you parried correctly. In the hub town, you can explore the back alleys, buy a Boba Tea, take pictures, pick up and read documents to learn about the world, and more, all while enjoying some excellent music and pretty solid Japanese voice-acting. Size and scale Screenshot by Gamepur Probably the most exciting part about RuinsMagus for me was the size of the bosses. The first real boss encounter you\u2019ll have is against the Medi-Guardian, a towering giant of machinery that takes huge sword swipes and commands flying, homing swords to attack you. The fight has you dipping in and around pillars to avoid unblockable attacks, all while constantly firing, reloading, and whittling down its health meter. RuinsMagus isn\u2019t without its faults, however. While the main quest translation seems very good, a lot of the side dialogue or content has a few minor English translation errors. The arcing issue mentioned above can be very irritating when you toss a grenade or Molotov too far or too short and it harmlessly explodes, which led me to drop these explosives at point-blank range more often than not. Casting spells requires you to emulate firing them from your palm, which is a little weird (and over time, painful) with my HP Reverb 2 Controllers, and there didn\u2019t appear to be a way to change this setting to fire from the pointer instead. Image via CharacterBank RuinsMagus is an excellent addition to any VR game library, and well worth the $35 price point. While the game does have its small missteps, looking past those few issues reveals a game with a lot of heart \u2014 it genuinely feels like an adventure to get lost in. Excellent sound design, good voice acting, mostly fantastic combat and a story that feels genuinely intriguing supported by an interesting (if stereotypical) cast of anime characters make RuinsMagus a good reason to own a VR Headset.