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PlayStation VR Thread 2: Reloaded

Grinchy

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I'm still sitting on copies of Apex Construct, Blood & Truth, and Deracine. I've got some VR to play soon. I don't have high expectations for Deracine, but i got a good deal on it and was in a disc-collecting mood.
 

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I've been keeping an eye out on Ebay for a reasonably-priced physical copy of the Rick and Morty game. I finally was able to snag one for about $20 shipped. The prices were falling on it in general, but it's been absurdly expensive.

So when I finally finish Death Stranding and get to start Ori, I have some PSVR waiting for me.

  • Blood & Truth
  • Rick and Morty
  • Apex Construct
  • The Persistence
  • Deracine
I think I have been buying too many games I can't play yet lol
 
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I've been keeping an eye out on Ebay for a reasonably-priced physical copy of the Rick and Morty game. I finally was able to snag one for about $20 shipped. The prices were falling on it in general, but it's been absurdly expensive.

So when I finally finish Death Stranding and get to start Ori, I have some PSVR waiting for me.

  • Blood & Truth
  • Rick and Morty
  • Apex Construct
  • The Persistence
  • Deracine
I think I have been buying too many games I can't play yet lol
Blood & Truth!! About 4-5 hrs but a wild ride the whole time.
 
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Grinchy

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I also picked up a cheap, but brand new, copy of The Inpatient. When it's like $9 brand new, it's hard to pass up, though I know it's not supposed to be very good.

If it's as bad as Bravo Team was, that $9 could have gone to Wendy's or something instead.
 

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I don't like saying this, but I'm not really feeling Blood & Truth so far. You can tell a lot of effort went into it and the people who made it were trying, but it's just not gripping me. I finished the museum section and am out of the safe house and ready to start the next shooting part.

I don't mind the node stuff and using X and O to go left and right feels intuitive enough. Shooting feels fine as well. I like spotting secrets along the way to get points that go toward weapon mods. But, overall, the story stuff is falling really flat for me.

And it feels kinda "early VR-ish" when there are long segments where you are supposed to be amazed by a room full of lights that change when you wave your hands or a paint gun that you're using to shoot paint onto walls. If this were one of my early experiences in VR, don't get me wrong, I would have thought it was kinda cool.

There are some cool little parts like the DJ booth where I'm cracking up, but there's a ton of poorly-paced stuff in between and the gameplay itself feels a little stiff. I think I was just expecting a more robust game here, but it's more of a VR experience than anything.
 

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I don't like saying this, but I'm not really feeling Blood & Truth so far. You can tell a lot of effort went into it and the people who made it were trying, but it's just not gripping me. I finished the museum section and am out of the safe house and ready to start the next shooting part.

I don't mind the node stuff and using X and O to go left and right feels intuitive enough. Shooting feels fine as well. I like spotting secrets along the way to get points that go toward weapon mods. But, overall, the story stuff is falling really flat for me.

And it feels kinda "early VR-ish" when there are long segments where you are supposed to be amazed by a room full of lights that change when you wave your hands or a paint gun that you're using to shoot paint onto walls. If this were one of my early experiences in VR, don't get me wrong, I would have thought it was kinda cool.

There are some cool little parts like the DJ booth where I'm cracking up, but there's a ton of poorly-paced stuff in between and the gameplay itself feels a little stiff. I think I was just expecting a more robust game here, but it's more of a VR experience than anything.
I found it so easy, felt I was sleep walking through it. Since then there is a hard patch apparently
 
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Grinchy

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I decided to switch things up and try out Deracine. I've done the first real "epoch" so far and I am enjoying it way more than Blood & Truth. It's basically VR Myst in a simplified form.

Having no expectations or really even knowing what the game would be may be helping my impressions so far but I'm actually looking forward to playing some more.
 

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I finished Deracine, and damn was that a weird one! If you don't know, it's from the developers behind the Dark Souls games (From Software). You will find some pretty familiar sounding music and sound effects along with a similar way that lore is doled out throughout gameplay.

It's essentially a point-and-click adventure kind of game like Myst, but in VR. It's very bizarre and it gets dark in ways you wouldn't quite expect for a game that's about you being a faerie. I got it for $10 and really enjoyed it.