The first game I ever owned was Tetris for the Game Boy. I sucked back then, and I’m not too hot now, but nearly 30 years later I have a chance to go back to that experience thanks to an 8-bit level in Tetris Effect.
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Tetris Effect takes the pure, near-perfect game design of the classic puzzle game and injects a cocktail of hallucinatory visuals mixed with a sublime soundtrack. It's a refreshing, modern update to a classic with an optional virtual reality component and more than anything, it's also the kind of game that I think we desperately need right now.
Deraciné, the first PlayStation VR game from Dark Souls maker From Software, definitely isn’t for everyone. It’s a brief, slow-paced, story-heavy game set in a boarding school. You solve puzzles with an inventory of items in classic adventure game fashion, but unlike most classic adventure games, these puzzles are quite easy. Deraciné is more about experiencing the world and obsessively combing it for clues to its odd supernatural story.
Ever since I played the first demo of Lucky’s Tale, I’ve been convinced that third-person platform games are a surprisingly perfect fit for virtual reality.
It’s fun to play a platformer when you’re enveloped in the world itself. It’s more thrilling to make your character jump off a high cliff when you yourself can feel the height of the drop, even if it’s not “you” taking the plunge.
When I was in sixth grade, my best friend at the time penned a short story for a school assignment that was titled “The Video Game That Sucked Me Into It.” We did not have the lingo of “self-insert fanfiction” or “Mary Sue” at the time - I’m pretty sure neither of us even had an America Online account at this point - but this hard-copy tale was the offline, ur-version of that, the story of a young man very much like the author who found himself pulled into his CRT and on an adventure with the cast of Super Mario World.
This week Neko Atsume VR was released in Japan. That's right, cat-collecting in VR. Understandably, folks are going gaga.
I don't mean to brag, but I've seen more episodes of Murder, She Wrote than is healthy for someone under age 70. I'd like to think that the hours I've spent watching Jessica Fletcher do her thing have made me an expert in being a busybody and in solving crimes. How fortuitous, then, that the spooky thriller Dead Secret, recently released for PlayStation 4, allows me to indulge both of these passions.
Moss is a PlayStation VR game that takes you on a journey through a whimsical fairytale world in which you control Quill, an adorable mouse. She's equipped with a sword and shield, but she needs the player, who acts as a hooded guide called a "reader," to help her unravel the mysteries of a mysterious glowing glass shard.
Back in March, I said then was the perfect time to buy an Oculus Rift.
I was wrong. It's now.
One of the games shown in Sony's PlayStation VR montage at E3 this year was 'The Inpatient', a a VR horror game by the studio behind the 2015 horror hit Until Dawn. Eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice that a building featured prominently in one scene was actually one of the main locations from Until Dawn: The Blackwood Pines Sanatorium. Supermassive later confirmed that yes, this game is in fact a prequel to the earlier teen horror.
Virtual reality has been around for decades, but it's only of late that the technology has properly matured with reliable consumer-grade headsets, room-scale tracking, high quality touch controllers and a library of games worth exploring.
So now that people can get into virtual reality in a range of ways - from mobiles to consoles to the top-end headsets - what's changed? Here's everything you need to know about VR.
PlayStation chief Andrew House told The New York Times late last week that PlayStation VR has sold 915,000 units as of February 19. That puts the device on a path to exceed the company's goal of one million sold in the first six months.