Pairing up a main character with their own animal companion in a game is a bold move. After all, if you have something you need to take care of, the developers need to make sure they add to the experience instead of taking away from it. No one likes a weak companion and constant escort missions, for example.
When the PlayStation Move first released, one of my first hopes was that we would have the ability to cast spells with hand gestures. It did happen once with an older PS3 game, but the concept has been vastly underutilized.
When ChromaGun first released on the PS4, it was a solid and unique take on the first-person puzzle game genre. A VR option made a lot of sense, and the developers have spent a lot of time making that a reality. Now, several years later, ChromaGun VR is here for PSVR.
It’s hard to feel safe in the world we live in, but your home should be a place where you feel secure. For many people, a home invasion destroys this sense of safety and leaves them feeling vulnerable. It’s not hard to imagine how this kind of premise would make for a great horror game, especially in PSVR.
Among the selection of wave shooters on PSVR, the first Dick Wilde stood out as a fun, hilarious, and capable option. A sequel was bound to happen, and now that Dick Wilde 2 is here, the game offers even more variety and online co-op as well.
One of my favorite things about VR is its ability to transport you (almost literally) into a world. Immersion is almost always a given when you’re enjoying a PSVR title. Eden Tomorrow is a new science fiction adventure for PSVR where you play as the survivor of a crash on an alien planet with no memory of how you got there and only a robotic companion to keep you company.
Countless books, movies, and games have experimented with the concept of what lies beyond death. The afterlife is a powerful setting for a title, after all, death is something we can all relate to in some way. Xing: The Land Beyond starts with your demise and takes you to a world brimming with mystery and beauty.
The original Unearthing Mars had a bit of an identity crisis on PlayStation VR. The story had potential, but the gameplay was fractured into too many different parts for it to feel like a cohesive whole.
Some of the most enjoyable moments for me as a gamer are the ones where I introduce someone to PSVR for the first time. Whether it’s friends or family, that sense of wonder when they first put on the headset is an amazing moment.
Virtual Reality is a technology that is ripe for both gaming and cinema. Immersing yourself completely into a world is a profound experience that movies could absolutely benefit from. Restless Spirit is a short horror film in VR that allows you to look around each scene and interact with the events as they occur.