#PSVR #VirtualReality – PSVR Launch Games Review Roundup: The Best And Worst For Sony’s Virtual Reality Headset : PlayStation VR is finally here, and many of its launch games have been reviewed. If you just invested several hundred dollars in a headset, here are some of the best and worst experiences according to critics.
SUPERHYPERCUBE: This is essentially the PSVR answer to Tetris in that it involves completing a series of shape-matching puzzles. Players must take a variety of shapes and manipulate them through a hole as they continue to inch closer.
IGN 9/10: ‘“Superhypercube’ is simple, but thankfully the comprehensible premise doesn’t confuse simplicity with shallowness. As your skill improves and the challenge increases, rotating and dropping the ever-changing three-dimensional shapes gets ever more engaging. When I eventually, inevitably crashed, I was always hammering restart the moment the prompt appeared. That’s the mark of an amazing puzzle game.”
Destructoid 7/10: “I really love the use of VR here, and it showcases how puzzle games can continue to evolve using the medium. Similar to how I enjoyed peeking around corners and manually manipulating the camera to my whims with platformers like ‘Lucky’s Tale,’ so too did I get a kick out of peering at incoming walls, trying to figure out what configuration (which by nature supports multiple solutions) would work.”
Thumper: A rhythm game with a spooky twist that brings VR mechanics do the fundamental experience of something like Amplitude. Its soundtrack is jazzy and its nightmarish stages may be one of the best ways to use your new gear.
IGN 9/10: ‘“Thumper’s’ brutal, breakneck speed and precision-based musical action kept me entranced for all nine of its bizarre, nightmarish stages, which contained enough nuanced high score-chasing tricks to demand several replays already.