Before we start, it’s been a wee while since I VR’d (or whatever the correct verb is) so it’s highly possible that what follows may well suffer a little bit from “HOLY SHITBALLS, VR’s amazing” type bias, and perhaps more so because this was also the first Game with which I got my “pew, pew, pew” on via the medium of my PlayStation VR Aim Controller whatsit. That combination undoubtedly added a little som’thin-som’thin to proceedings, so please feel free to factor in your own allowances for my being an excitable man-child who’s easily impressed by waving a plastic gun around with a big old headset strapped to his stupid, fat face. Continue reading “Farpoint VR Review”
I already gave a brief rundown of Batman Arkham VR in my overall review of PlayStation VR, but I think it’s actually deserving of a full review in its own right. Mostly because it’s pretty freakin’ awesome as a VR experience, but also because I really want VR to succeed, so I’ma go ahead and bang on about VR games as much as I possibly can.
Anyways, if you did read my PlayStation VR Review, you’ll already know that actually ‘being the freakin’ Batman’ was something of a highpoint for me, so, like, let’s start with that, shall we!? Continue reading “Batman Arkham VR Review”
I’ve been stupidly excited about VR for pretty much my entire life, and I distinctly remember seeing (a reeeeeaaaally early) version of it on ‘Tomorrow’s World’ way back when my Master System was busy Gateway Drugging me as a young ‘un. More recently, since rumours/promises of a PlayStation version began to circulate, and especially since I tried a few VR demos last year, I’ve been whipped into something of frenzy by the thought of strapping on a big ol’ headset and VR-ing the shit out of stuff (or whatever the correct verb is).
That, right there, is a lot of expectation (it makes the wait/anticipation for even The Last Guardian seem minor in comparison) and it’d be perfectly understandable if (Virtual) Reality didn’t match up to that Expectation given VR’s long road to fruition. Moreover, because we’re spoilt by the general awesomeness of technology nowadays, and because we’re now used to superb gaming experiences, there was always going to be the possibility that anything short of the Star Trek: TNG holodeck might be considered decidedly underwhelming. Continue reading “PlayStation VR Review”
I’ll shortly be heading to New York, New York (start spreading the news, etc, etc) – and in one of those (if my girlfriend should ask) *totes* accidental twists of fate, my time there will coincide exactly with the release of Sony’s PS4 Pro. Honestly, the timing couldn’t be better (almost like I’d planned it, making up some bullshit reason like ‘I’ve heard Central Park looks spectacular in the Fall….but only if you’re there in whatever week includes the 10th of November!’) and – availability permitting – I’d be overjoyed to get my stubby mits on Sony’s upgraded PlayStation. That said however, I’m currently wrestling with one of them internal dilemma whatsits that people (with generally more self-control than I) have when they’re deciding whether they really need to spend a chunk of cash on something-or-other. Continue reading “Thinking Aloud: Should I stay or should I Pro?”