If you were living in the 1940s with the Nazis present, being invaded, and had the skill to help out an end to the war, would you do what you could or stand by and see if anything would possibly change? If the skill you possessed was the ability to have amazing accuracy with a sniper rifle as you looked down the sites, would you hesitate for a moment or take the shot knowing without even thinking knowing that the… Read more.
Escape Into Your Reality
Do you remember a time either when you were a child or perhaps recently when you might have been in a meeting at work where you may not have been able to focus as much as you should or just needing something to help spark that creative thinking? Maybe it was drawing something or calculations to see how if an actual project would work. For me, there was a lot of creating with objects around me just to see how… Read more.
When you think about eSports now, what really comes to mind? Would it be the action, the environment, maybe even the thrill of the moment as your favorite team tries to win and hopes that they will become number one? But what if the next phase, the next evolution in eSports allowed to be played in Virtual Holofields where the action took place because of your actions of playing? Seeing how things progress, we may not be too far from… Read more.
Do you ever think about games that you used to play when you were younger and how if given a chance to be reborn in a way for a new audience, how well they would do? What changes would you make to some of your favorites? Maybe adding an upgrade in the graphics or new sounds to bring a refreshing take on it would be ideal. Maybe add in a new control scheme that could actually make the gameplay better… Read more.
If you had a craft that was so special, that everyone wanted one of your masterpieces every time, what would you do to make each piece of art you created something special? Would you change the color, the shape, or even the materials used to make it? What if your craft was so special, it could teleport you to new places beyond your wildest dreams? How far would you be willing to continue with it? I think I would keep… Read more.
When you play pinball, what is your favorite thing about it? The table design, the number of flippers that are used, what about the sounds of your favorite table? I have said it before and I will say it again, there is just something about the game of pinball that will always be that getaway from playing it. The way you could get lost the memorizing action that is happening right there on your favorite pinball table as you rack… Read more.
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live the life in the Dark Ages or possibly the life of a pirate? I am not talking so much about what you would be doing in those times or how you think your life would be much different without the distractions of things such as technology, climate change, or even the things that are in the news that we have today. I am talking about more of what… Read more.
War can be a scary thing when you go at it all alone or with a team. Not knowing who may be around the corner waiting at the right time just as you start to make your move and then it can be all over in a blink of an eye. Everything you were fighting for could either be gone or still that end goal just waiting for you to make your mark. It's one to think how we would… Read more.
Heading back into space as a comrade seemed like a compelling way to go back into this. As I reviewed YUPITERGRAD back on September 18, 2020, there was one thing I wanted more of and that was more of it. The swinging action as you had to at times, get things just right in order to make that jump in order to get to the next area and the humor of everything just made it a great overall experience in… Read more.
The world of a moose should be a simple one. Just enjoy nature and enjoy life. But what if, as a moose, life was not as simple? What if instead of the life of the open air, eating all that food you could want that the world could provide, and one where it seems like it was just perfect, turned out to be a trippy experience with shooting weapons and dealing with spaceships? Well, it would be a life to… Read more.
Sometimes when you read your favorite story, the words can become meaningful and powerful in their own right. But what if you could take that story and elevate beyond the visual graphic novels and become immersed not only with the story and characters, but based on what you chose, there could be different endings to the story that is being told? Would you continue to read in the same way or take the next step? It is really interesting how… Read more.
The word stealth has distinct meaning when it comes to gaming. The point of getting to your objective without being noticed can make your time playing become a tense one. With the right amount of patience your time can live on, but with one wrong move, it could be all over having you rethink not only your strategy but also the gift of patience. That's what makes playing stealth games both fun and frustrating at the same time. But does… Read more.
Think about the last time you sat around playing cards with your friends. Just being able to talk and hope you had the best hand. Or what about the Old West where players would set around and if someone thought someone was cheating, they would either call them out on it or worse, one less player to deal with. Either way, it can be a good time if you have the right mix of people. So does Developer Fibrum bring… Read more.
Back on October 4, 2019, I reviewed Mind Labyrinth VR Dreams. A portal of sorts that allows you to embrace positivity, emotions, and magical places. A world of no violence, but different worlds of personality and showing that it was not about the destination, but about the journey of getting there. A way for our dreams to show us the interpretation of our own subconscious. But does Developer Frost Earth Studio add to the experience with their newest DLC for… Read more.
When you think about Virtual Reality and all the things you can do, who you can become, and even the places you can visit, there is something about the immersion it brings. But there has been something that really hasn't been able to experience in Virtual Reality and that is skydiving. Sure, being able to fly or be at certain heights can give you a sense of the scope of things, but being able to be in the air as… Read more.
If you had the opportunity to work on something spectacular, would you continue with it no matter the costs? The long hours, the dedication, the missed moments of those precious relationships. But if it was all for the greater good, would you continue if you were so close to knowing the answer? It is something to think about if given the chance. But knowing the risks could have its greatest rewards. So does Developer Charm Games give us a chance… Read more.
One of the games that I really loved playing was the 194X series. There was just something about controlling a plane and shooting and as simple as the controls were, you had to have the hand-eye coordination to make sure that you didn't lose all your lives and it was game over. No matter how much I would get frustrated because I knew I had the pattern down, something would change and the more frustrated I would become. Not in… Read more.
When you think about life, what comes to mind? The story that is being told? The impact we make on others? What about the journey? When you really think about it, many people may have many ideas and beliefs on what they feel is the right one when it comes to this subject. For me, it's really about the path that we take that leads on that journey in a way that we impact others. It really can become this… Read more.
Ninjas are perceived as mysterious, quick, agile, dedicated, and spiritual. They are part of an elite force that you may never see coming. But regardless of the movies, stories, or games, ninjas always have had this sense of focus that I have always admired and wondered if I had the training, what it would be like to unleash that ninja from within. So does Developer Coinflip Studios shows us what it's like to become a ninja when the action is… Read more.
Think about the rhythm genre for Virtual Reality. There is movement, there can be sweat, but there is one thing this genre has in common is exercise. The ability to move and position yourself in order to keep going for that high score or target those calories. It's something that I quite enjoy because it works extremely well in VR. But does Developer Odders bring the fun, fitness, and rhythm into an experience we should play? Let's find out with… Read more.
Back in the Old West, when there was a problem or problems that needed to be solved, usually either talking would hopefully be the end-all, sometimes there was a brawl, and sometimes you might have been challenged to a duel. A one vs one where one walks out and the other either would maybe be ok or be measured for a tombstone. But fast forward to current times and with all the violence going on in the world, it's better… Read more.
One of the mechanics in VR that I have always would hope would keep on improving is holding a weapon and actually making the swinging and contact seem more realistic than ever before. The ability to have a weapon in each hand to block an attack and hit with the other weapon in hand and have the movement be as smooth as possible without the feeling of something was missing. But did Developer Schell Games deliver on that hope? In… Read more.
Stealth can be a good thing or a bad thing in Virtual Reality depending on how you are at it. But have you ever thought when you were working at an office and just some of the people didn't sit well with you and how if given the only in a video game in VR type of opportunity, how you might plot your escape without being detected or maybe on a whim do what you could to make sure you… Read more.
Star Wars for many of us have a special place in our hearts. From the movies to the games to the books. We all have our favorite moments and favorite characters that we just have a connection with. But not all the characters move like an alien or a person, but more in the line of spacecraft such as the X-Wing and Tie fighters. But does Developer MOTIVE Studios and Publisher Electronic Arts allow us to live out that Star… Read more.
When you have a show as iconic as AMCs The Walking Dead, there are some things that you expect. You expect the walkers, you expect the episodes to bring the stories, and you expect the characters to help bring the emotion and action to bring everything together. So does Developer Survios open the doors and allow you to become part of The Walking Dead? Let's find out with The Walking Dead Onslaught for the PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KKef4wvdjQ&feature=youtu.be Before you begin… Read more.
Think about the last sport you played or maybe it was a game that allowed you to move around. Was it something that got your heart rate up or something that made you sweat. Did you think about after you stopped that this could be a work out you could get into and possibly get you motivated to do more? It's kind of amazing what experiences in Virtual Reality can give us. So does Developer emergeWorlds give us that heart… Read more.
One of the things that people like to do is listen to music. Sometimes it's when you are around friends or even strangers that you are in an environment such as a club or outside that the music starts to flow and before you know it, everyone, at least, for the most part, will start dancing and just enjoying themselves. And sometimes that energy can intensify if there is a D.J. and how good they may be. But does Developer… Read more.
Rollercoasters are some of the best times when going to theme parks. We all have our favorite be that they are themed after a particular movie or superhero or just the design of the track along with the thrill of the ride. Sometimes we just want to escape for a few without the lines and the crowds and just go on the ride. But does Developer Monster Paw allow us that front row seat? Let's find out with Coaster for… Read more.
Think about your childhood and the way your imagination ran as you tried to be creative. Some used the green army men or maybe even had action figures you would use while using the outside or inside as the battlefield. But I remember getting creative and using like soup cans with some paper and colored on the faces or even boxes of pasta that when combined with twigs as arms, became giants that I was sure would be to my… Read more.
When you think of the word sequels, what comes to mind? Hope may come to mind as we hope they maybe as equal to the original if not better. Continuation could be another word as we want to have the story to be continued to be told. Many other words may also come to mind, but has ARVORE done it? Made a sequel of nostalgia that is as much fun to play as it is to experience? Let's find out… Read more.
When you hear the words, The Walking Dead, many things come to mind. The comics, the show, the characters, even dead that walk. The Walking Dead is no stranger to invite you into the world where people are trying to take what once was the normal everyday type of world and flip into a world where you must try to survive within it all without trying to become infected. But does Developer Skydance Interactive allow us to enter the universe… Read more.
There are many stories and fairy tales that have been told. But one that might be very well recognized is Alice in Wonderland. I remember seeing both the Disney animated version as well as the live-action version and thinking the same thing in that there has to be more to this world. A world that is full of fascinating characters each with their personalities that seemed to match the craziness of Wonderland. But does Developer Cortopia Studios give us a… Read more.
Think about some of the best fighting movies that you have seen or stories you have heard about or read. More importantly, the gladiator genre. Of course, you have tales like David and Goliath and movies like Gladiator, Spartacus, and even Thor: Ragnarok, but have you ever thought about actually being in that moment and thinking about how you would handle the situation? Would you know defeat or would you be victorious? Just by thinking about these questions, you escaped… Read more.
For some, some of the best childhood memories is playing with G.I. Joe, Transformers, or even a combination of anything and everything that you could get a hold of with your friends and just let the imagination of the battle while outside and just having a blast. Bringing vehicles to the mix was an added bonus to the fun that everyone was having. It's that type of simple fun that brought a lot of smiles to many children's faces. But… Read more.
What if the ecosystem you thought you were part of was somehow a one that was forgotten. An ecosystem where it was not set in the present day as you might think, but one where deep down, its lost but at the same time a beautiful open one where you wouldn't want to leave, but want to fix? If you had the opportunity would you try and leave it or stay to escape what you thought you knew? So does… Read more.
Think about the future for a moment. No, I am not talking about 5-10 years from now, I am talking about centuries. How do you imagine the world will be then? Would the world be full of machines and humans be the ones who are the minorities? How about a place that is unlivable and maybe humanity is somewhere else? In fact, is it possible that there would even be a world then or at least what we think of… Read more.
Remember the stories that we were told of giants. From David and Goliath to Willie the Giant in Disney's Mickey and the Beanstalk to even Andre the Giant. All those characters had an enormous presence because they are well, giants. Big and very tall, some mean and some kind and misunderstood simply because they were different. Every time I heard the stories I almost felt bad for the giants as they didn't fit this type of mold that everyone would… Read more.
Think about your favorite spy book, movie, or game. What was your favorite part of it? Sneaking by the enemies and getting the upper hand? Maybe it was all the awesome gadgets? Maybe just the music alone set the tone for how good the action was going to be. Sometimes when we get really into that favorite scene or point in the game, we wish that there was a way to either go at it alone or maybe if you… Read more.
Do you ever look at a sculpture or a painting and wondered what might have been the inspiration, the meaning behind it all, or even what the artist was feeling? Have you ever wanted to escape within that painting of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" or Monet's "Water Lilly" and just visit and see maybe the artist creating at that exact moment or even walked in the same footsteps to really understand? It's something I often thought about when just admiring… Read more.
Have you ever felt sorrow and even though you had loved ones around you, you still felt alone? But if one of those loved ones that you cared so much about passed away, would emotions such as sadness, sorrow, depression, or even maybe regretfulness be felt? For some, any of these could be a possibility or more. But what happens when you need to have that escape? What if you're in a pandemic like we are now, how do you… Read more.
One of the things I enjoy at theme parks is rollercoasters and rides where you can ride and shoot targets at the same time. Sometimes the rides are just there with no real type of theme, but for the ones that do have the theming, it really can help tell the story of the ride you are about to go on. But with theme park rides, most of the time there is that wait which may or may not make… Read more.
Have you ever thought about if it was just you and your creative mind, how you would fill it? Would you sit back and just embrace what you created or would you just move on to see what all came to mind? I have thought about this on many occasions and just wondered what if...what if I could create with music and somehow bring it together in a unity of wondrous space for movement, shapes, and music. So does Developer… Read more.
Think about the world that we are in now and that world getting flipped around due to a virus that so happens to be caused by a mad scientist and his experiments that happen to cause a zombie outbreak. Would you do what you could to hopefully be a survivor or sit back and hope that it would all pass by? As the world that we are in does Developer Visual Light give us a way to have some fun… Read more.
Sometimes when I am in VR, I think about different ways to escape and who to become. I can become anyone and do anything from going on an adventure to seeing things from a perspective that otherwise, I wouldn't get to see. But there is something about going on an adventure in a far off land and be put on a quest that is one of my favorite types of genres to experience. But has Developer Vitruvius Technologies allowed us… Read more.
What if you suddenly were to crash land on a strange planet full of history, would you search for the answers no matter the sacrifice? Would you start to wonder if everything you worked for was for this moment or would self-awareness of the situation start to come into play? Would the mind be stronger or would the heart lead us on a soulful journey? All of these questions are valid ones that when asked among your peers, may have… Read more.
One of the many weapon types that work well in Virtual Reality is the bow and arrow. Being able to pull back on the bow with accuracy and releasing for that killer shot feels pretty good when executed properly. We have experienced this weapon before with different variations and powers of how it may be used. But does Developer Odd Meter games show us a new tale of the bow and arrow? Let's find out with SACRALITH: The Archer's Tale… Read more.
There has been a few questions when it comes to Space throughout history. How far can we really go? Will we ever find any other planets that would be habitable? Is there any alien life form out there? Those are all good questions that to this day we are trying to find out even more of the answers. But we needed something, something that could see the images that were too far away and see them with such clarity and… Read more.
One of the great things about Virtual Reality is the ability to allow you to escape your troubles. A way to enter a new dimension, a new world that you may all seem so familiar or a place and time you may have not ever thought about. It really is your own time machine to become whoever you want to become and whatever, whenever, or wherever you want it to be. It really is quite fascinating once you think about… Read more.
When you think of stealth in movies and games, you think of being as quiet as possible and not being detected all while trying to carry out your objective. Sometimes the plan goes without problems while other times, depending on the situation can have many problems that can leave us scratching our head and ponder why. It sounds simple and sometimes we may think of how we would try and do it better. But does Developer Digital Lode bring the… Read more.
Winter has a few meanings to different people. For some, it would be Christmas, a Winter break from school, even snowball fights. But for some, the sport of skiing down the slopes or even ski jumping to maybe one day have the hopes of becoming good enough to make the Olympic team for their country. I for one would like to ski down the slopes throwing snowballs at the other skiers in a big snowball fight and if you fall… Read more.
When you think about scavenging for treasure, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Pirates? Gold? The sea? All of these are very good and smart answers. But what if it was taken a step further and your mission was to collect, not by sea, but by air and not only that but being able to control your ship in one of the most natural feeling ways? Sounds good right? But does Developer Agharta Studio show us a… Read more.
Think back to something that you enjoyed in the past. It could be a movie, book, favorite game and think of the fond memories that you had when enjoying them. What if the things that we once enjoyed, the ones that left that lasting impression were able to see a new light in a way that only Virtual Reality can allow us to enter and experience? Would you jump right in without any hesitation? So does Developer Rayark and Publisher… Read more.
Kittens can be cuddly, they can be cute, and they can be the perfect pet for some people. But what would happen if you had multiple kittens of different breeds with different needs and if you gave them too much catnip? Either it would be pretty fun and amusing or there would be some chaos to be had. So does Developer Star Vault AB show us the fun with kitten ownership? Let's find out with Kitten'd for the PlayStation VR.… Read more.
Ping Pong is a sport that takes hand-eye coordination and gives you the ability to test your opponent and have them test you. The shots can come in hard and they can come in fast and you have to decide if you are going to return the serve with the same force or rethink your strategy in hopes you can score that winning shot. But does Developers One-O-One Games and IV PRODUCTIONS along with Publisher Merge Games give us something… Read more.
If you saw something without even knowing anything about it, how intrigued would you be? And once you have gotten just a glimpse of what it was about, would you turn or away or would you be willing to step out of the safety of your boundaries in order to fully embrace it? Sometimes when we look into something that we normally might not, it may turn out to be something we enjoy. So does Developer Fast Travel Games give… Read more.
When you dream, have you ever dreamt of a different world and at a different time? Do you ever somehow in some way able to have your mind wander to that place and it's like you are there seeing things within your own eyes, even though you are really here? So does Developer Highwire Games and Publisher Perp Games show us what it is like to become dreamers in our own right, to see things through something so familiar, even… Read more.
If the apocalypse were to happen, would you honestly know what to do? If the ones you loved turned into a zombie, what emotional toll would that take on you? How long you think you could survive? These are all valid questions that I hope never come true and hope we never are faced to answer. But does Developer Monochrome Inc. allow us to see the potential answers to different types of apocalyptic scenarios? Let's find out with Contagion VR:… Read more.
Have you ever been intrigued by something when you first hear about it, but when that time comes, you wonder what happened during that time and now? It could be that someone's taste has changed over time, it could be that the product itself went through changes than initially thought or maybe the time was spent on that project would not be lost and it just gets released? Anything is a possibility but does Circle Entertainment and Developer Geronimo Interactive… Read more.
Our past, present, and future can be a puzzling aspect. When we are younger, we don't think about how things may affect us in the future. We can look at our surroundings and relationships now and think about the past and how things could have changed so that our present selves may be in a better place and hopefully the choices we made and continue to make a change what might happen for a better future. It is really quite… Read more.
There is something about being able to see and figure out how things work. From the plan to the execution of that plan, sometimes we may get it right on the first attempt and sometimes it may take many trials to finally get the right chain reaction in order to accomplish the task at hand. But does Developer FAKT Software along with Wild River and Perp Games allow us to have fun with physics in a new way within Virtual… Read more.
In case you never saw the movie, back in 1993, a movie starring Bill Murray, played a TV weatherman named Phil Connors who without knowing it, takes on an assignment to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the town of Punxsutawney in Western Pennsylvania. What he didn't know is that this assignment that he was signing up for would put him in this time loop of sorts where he relives every day as the same day until no matter… Read more.
Have you ever thought about what would happen if the human race had to set out for a new destination, one that hopefully, could help keep the human race alive and going for generations to come? If you were in a similar situation, what kind of choices would you make and what would your thoughts be? Does Developer Baobab Studios show us what it would be like to be stranded on alien world wondering what would happen next? Let’s find… Read more.
It’s been over two years since we were introduced to the infectious outbreak that is known as Arizona Sunshine and not only that, the PlayStation VR version would have the advantage some might say, of having Aim controller support. Since then we got to experience the Dead Man DLC and now just in time for Halloween, we are introduced to the events before it all happened. So should the new DLC be in your collection? Let’s find out with Arizona Sunshine – The Damned… Read more.
What would you do if a war tore the world as you knew it apart? Your worst visions coming true. Sickness becomes the new health and death becomes the new form of life roaming the lands. But after it was all said and done, you were the chosen one. What would you do? What questions would you have? Does Developer Daily Magic Productions show us what it means to be the chosen one? Let’s find out with Witching Tower VR for… Read more.
When you think of Pirates, what comes to mind? Stories that you have read, movies that you have seen or even games that you have played. For me, the one thing that comes to mind it the ride at Disney World, Pirates of the Caribbean. There is just something as soon as you get close to that ride and finally step inside out of the sun, that you can just smell the adventure, hear that music and that voice and… Read more.
When you think of an arena shooter, what comes to mind? One vs One, deathmatch, leaderboards? All of these when combined right, can make for an impressive time. But does Anshar Studios bring the impressive combination to arena shooters? Let’s find out with Telefrag VR for the PlayStation VR. Telefrag VR is a one on one arena shooter set in a futuristic Roman Empire where each player tries to get to three kills that can be played with either the DualShock 4 controller… Read more.
When we last left the world of Angry Birds, I reflected on how the pigs just wanted to live and have their place in society and not have to worry about the anxiety of the birds crashing into their handwork structure of life. But does Developer XR Games, Publisher Perp Games, and in association with Rovio Entertainment, bring the world of Birds and Pigs together? Let’s find out with The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure for the PlayStation VR. Now before… Read more.
Arcade shootouts can be a lot of fun. Being able to hit moving targets all while trying to do the most accurate shots you can. But sometimes it’s the setting that can help make everything. So does Developer Black Dragon Studios bring something new to the Wild West setting? Let’s find out with The Copper Canyon Shoot Out for the PlayStation VR. In The Copper Canyon Shoot Out, you are in the Wild West, but you will notice something different in this… Read more.
Ah, the world of fast food ownership, while it can become a fast-paced chore, it does have it’s rewarding. From the crazy customers who may take their time in deciding what they would like like to the profits you can make, it truly is a world you can make your own. But does Winking Entertainment bring the world of fast food into Virtual Reality and serve up the right combination? Let’s find out with I’m Hungry for the PlayStation VR. In I’m… Read more.
Have you ever wanted to play a tabletop game and either could not get anyone to play or the choice of the game to play was never agreed on? Tabletop games can bring out the competition in some while bringing the fun for others. Do does Developer Experiment 7 bring the competition and the fun of tabletop games to Virtual Reality? Let’s find out with Catan VR for the PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54-E1XERNGM I am going to say that I have never played Catan before,… Read more.
Ninjas. They are select, they are dangerous, and they are feared. At any time, they can strike from above and jump out of the way. The way they can defend and attack with their weapons is truly amazing. But what if you could be that ninja right in the center of the action? Would you be so graceful if it was you? Does Developer Mixed Realm and Publisher Perp Games show us what it’s like to be that ninja you… Read more.
What if you attended a party and there was Kid Rock and Joe Dirt making up a new game that was combined with a 3D version of Arkanoid and Racket Ball with some music and instead of balls, you had to play with smashed up cans that they consumed and instead of rackets, you were to hit the cans with a flip flop that was played in a sewer with rats that were shooting skulls from the day of the… Read more.
One of the many things I thoroughly enjoy about Virtual Reality is how it can take you anywhere or become anyone all from the comfort in your home. It takes gaming and experiences to levels that I see keep getting better and better. But have you ever thought about going to Mars and what it would be like? What you would have to do in order to survive? But does Developer Future Tech and Publisher Winking Entertainment. show us what… Read more.
Tabletop games like Chess and Checkers have been around for ages. Games, where you have to anticipate the other player’s moves all while making sure your pieces, are hopefully kept out of harm's way from being taken over by the others playing. A cat and mouse game of moves and strategy that you hope will secure the win. But does Developer FuturLab bring the fun and strategy of tabletop games that make you want to stay, play, and have fun?… Read more.
Do you remember when you were younger and when it was story time and as the story was being told, your imagination begins to show the story in new ways? Virtual Reality can show these stories in ways we didn’t think possible and can do wonders from the tales being told and make the characters come to life. But does Developer Funomena allow us to see the story that is truly being told in a new and exciting way? Let’s… Read more.
Spies have always been thrilling and full of mystery, adventure, and suspense. A Good vs. Evil story being told. From books to T.V. shows to movies to games, the spy and action genre is something that some of us at one time or another, wanted to be part of from the story to be the lead hero to having all the one-liners and charisma. But does Developer London Studio bring the action and bring those wants to an immersive adventure?… Read more.
Sometimes when you see a picture whether it be from a book, a movie poster or a game, the first glimpse can leave an impression. Sometimes that impression can leave a bad taste while others can put a smile on your face. So does Developer Solus Games give us more of a lasting impression than what we see at first glimpse? Let’s find out with Starship Disco for the PlayStation VR. So what is the premise of Starship Disco and what do you do?… Read more.
Back in 2002, there was the magic that was created. The blending of worlds from the creators of Final Fantasy, Square Enix and Disney. At first, mentioned those many years ago, you could almost hear how things would not work out. But there were the die-hard fans that believed and that belief continued on with it’s twisting the story of timelines with Sora, Donald, and Goofy and with the Keyblades in handset out on an adventure that spans many games… Read more.
There is something about the game of pinball that allows you to get your mindset and using the flippers to hit the pinball all around the table and racking up points. The tables themselves have some of the best themes from Star Wars to Batman and each one can have a different connection to certain people that it can just draw you in and before you know it, the time has just passed by. But does Developer Zen Studios bring… Read more.
If one day in the future all the jobs that humans would do was suddenly taking over, what would you do? If the AI started to develop a need for human companionship would you sign up or would you even have a choice? It is something to think about as machines and AI are already being used in today’s world where those same things were once all human controlled. But does Developer Tender Claws give us a glimpse of the… Read more.
If you had the chance to think of something so comical and so over the top, how fast would you share it with others? Would you even think about those that you might possibly offend or would you unleash your creativity and just embrace it all? But does the creation from the mind of Justin Roiland and Developer Squanch Games help break the barrier of comedic platform adventure awesomeness? The answer is yes in every way. Let’s find out more… Read more.
Jump scares can be a brilliant thing. They keep you on edge as you expect them to happen, but not sure when and where they may occur. When you bring this element into Virtual Reality, you are no longer have that safety net per se, but instead, are brought into a world where you must play by its rules. So do Developer Steel Wool Studios and Publisher Scottgames and Lionsgate take you out of your element and welcome you into… Read more.
Turn-Based Strategy. When you hear or see these words, what are some of the first things that come to your mind? For me, I always like to think about the placement and movement of my forces and how I am going to out-think and outmaneuver the enemy. It’s quite of a cat and mouse game if you will. But does Developers and Publishers Hoplite Research, Funbox Media, and Steel Wool Studios bring the strategy of war? Let’s find out with QUAR:… Read more.
Boxing can be an amazing workout. From the punches that are thrown to the ducking and moving that you do. It really can be a workout to make you sweat and get your heart pumping. But has Developer FitXR found a way to bring music, working out, and trainers to the mix? I am going to go ahead and answer this now and say that yes, yes they have. Let’s find out more with BOXVR for the PlayStation VR. I am going… Read more.
What would happen if one day all that you knew or thought you knew was not how it was supposed to be? And what if on that day, you were in a place that you did not know? The questions you would need to ask yourself is if this were to happen to you in a place that you did not recognize, would you do what was told for your own safety and out of your own fears and how… Read more.
Our world is full of some amazing life. From the creatures that are on land as well as those who have the ocean is their homes. But there is something about Man and its desire to advance. And a lot of times that greed to gain the advancements can cause some to have no respect for the planet they live on much less for the ocean and what they dump into it. But does Developers Tigertron and their development partners… Read more.
The bow and arrow. It’s been an iconic part of characters from stories to movies. Characters like Hawkeye from The Avengers, Daryl with his crossbow from The Walking Dead, Robin Hood Men in Tights to Topper Harley from Hot Shots all have used a bow and arrow that helps bring that character to life. But do Developer Blueteak show us how important the bow and arrows help bring the immersion to our characters in Virtual Reality? Let’s find out with QuiVR for… Read more.
The role-playing element has been out for ages. From the times you gathered with your friends to roll the dice and play the cards to the cartoons and movies being watched to even the controller in your hand. For some, it may be a way to live another life in order to escape our own or it may be a way to have our character increase in power or the decision to end that character’s life. The imagination, the situations… Read more.
What if we all had a special friend that no one else could see, but we in our heart of hearts knew was there. Would you tell anyone or would the fear of what people may think to change your decision? If something in your own personal life was almost too much weight to carry, would you break down or keep the fight going just to keep some type of normalcy around? But what if it was your own child… Read more.
Falcons are amazing. From the way they fly to the way, they can interact with even the way they get their prey. There is just something about how majestic they really are. I have always wondered would it would be like to actually have one go on a journey with me. Being able to see from the sky with its battle like a cry. For most of us, we will never get a chance to know what it’s like to… Read more.
I am sure at some point in your life you have played Angry Birds on some type of device from mobile to console. There has been everything from toys to movies and really doesn’t seem to be any stopping the craze. So does Developer Resolution Games bring a new perspective angle to the mix? Let’s found out with Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs for the PlayStation VR. Yes, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs the familiar charm that you know and love, but… Read more.
Virtual Reality allows us to enter many doors to an escape. Some of those doors can lead to the great wide open for you to explore while some will allow you to be a hero you never thought you could be. Sometimes these doors may have many similarities that you feel like you have entered through that door before. But sometimes the place you thought you have experienced before, throws something a little new and with some different twist that… Read more.
Interactive dark rides can be some of the best rides that you can go on. Some have you moving on a track as you try and hit targets, while others may have you seated to have a 4D experience. But they usually have one thing in common, the score. Not only are you trying to compete against others, but for those with a competitive nature, try to outscore ourselves. But before you know it, the experience you had is over… Read more.
When you hear Real-Time Strategy, what comes to mind? The building of your army, the movement or what about the strategy that you need to think about before attacking? All of this would be very true but does Developers Vertigo Games and Wolfdog Interactive show how well the turn-based strategy works well with the ability to research and upgrade your army and bring that to addictive Virtual Reality gameplay? Let’s find out with Skyworld for the PlayStation VR. Skyworld is, of course,… Read more.
I want you to think for a moment when Thanos was looking all over the galaxy for the Infinity Stones. His passion and determination to find them would lead to different directions and times that Thanos would not and could not stop at any cost until he got what he desired. The portals he would use allowed him to enter anywhere he wanted no matter when. And along the way with the hunch he had, went through a portal and… Read more.
The one thing I love about Virtual Reality is how it can allow you to become anyone you want to be, go anywhere you want to go, and visit any time you want to visit. If you could somehow become a wizard at a time that was full of magic and spells, would you enter the doorway? Something I have always wondered is if I could enter that world, how would I embrace the world around me or how would… Read more.
Sometimes when you are trying to find a movie to watch you can spend more time searching than you actually do watch the movie. Sometimes you may be in the mood for a comedy or a horror movie or a good family movie. But sometimes you just want to let loose, have some fun, and just see what happens. The same thing can be said when you play a game. Some times you just want to go in, not really… Read more.
Theme parks can be a blast. From your favorite rides new rides to the classics. Rides from roller coasters to ones that take you on an adventure. They can be a place that can take you back regardless of your age. Sometimes going on our favorite ride we rode as a child and able to share that experience with our children of today can be some of the best memories. So does Developer Monad Rock bring us the thrill of… Read more.
I want you for a moment to sit, relax, and open your mind. Don’t think about any troubles that you may have, don’t think about the frustrations that you have faced. In fact, just think of your mind as a place that can open the door of the journey to the destination. Do you think you could get there without any bumps along the way? It really is interesting how the mind works and what it can really do. But… Read more.
Painting can be fun as you start to put brush with the colors onto the canvas. Something as simple as the color yellow can make the sun seem to shine as bright as can be and the color blue and make the sky seem as clear as it is when you are outside getting a breath of fresh air. But it’s when you start mixing the colors that different shades and tones to finally see your scene come alive. But… Read more.
When we last saw Dick Wilde, we got to experience our exterminator dreams. You see good old Dick Wilde has always been in pest control for his entire life. If anyone had any problems, they knew who to call. If you had a mutated gator problem, you call Dick. If you find that there is a shark infestation, you call Dick. Even if some seagulls ate some bad fish and it made them have Angry Seagull disease, you would call Dick. Dick knew… Read more.
I want you to stop what you are doing and take what I am about to say to heart. Think about a time when you were a child and how innocent things were. If you happen to have a child now, take a moment to look at things through their eyes. Does either of these put a smile on your face? Is it a time you wish you could go back to or make last forever? Would you do anything… Read more.
When you have a life surrounded by the ones you love, it can be full of joy. When that life is taken away, great sadness can overcome the ones that were touched the most. But when one is reincarnated, the one that mattered the most will know that it will all be OK and yet there is still a purpose for the life that they have. But does Developer White Lotus Interactive show us that pathway from life to the… Read more.
This specific scene in Jurassic Park always had a special meaning. “Nature will find away.” Think about that for a moment. “Nature will find away.” But what if what Dr. Malcom was saying all along, even after it was all said and done, that people still did not listen and still tried to create this life that eventually, the nature of the AI, found away. and in doing so we became the prisoners of our own creation? Does Developer Soul… Read more.
Imagine a world where magic exists. No, I am not referring to card tricks and mirrors, but one where the spells of the elements can be cast to help destroy the evil that lurks and attacks. A world where in order to become a Mage, you have to learn and be willing to be taught. Would you do what you could to help protect the one who is teaching and how far would you be willing to be tested in… Read more.
Mental health is in no way a joking matter. One can suffer from the anxiety of depression, trying to do the right thing and to even fear itself. It can be hereditary or one can start to lose interest in things that would usually give them joy only to find the demons within that they must battle. But does Developer World Domination Project and Publisher Factoria Cultural Gestio, S.L open the door so we can enter this world that causes… Read more.
Back in the ’80s, there was a series of commercials that featured the Crash Test Dummies. The commercials starring Larry and Vince were meant to show the importance of car safety. They would have the duo crash into walls, through windshields, and even the importance of putting on your seat belt. But over the years as people were not paying attention and more accidents were happening, whatever happened to Larry and Vince and the rest of the Crash Test Dummies?… Read more.
What if this scene of 1991’s Point Break happened a little different? What if instead of FBI Agent Johnny Utah was thrown into the mix with Bhodi and the rest of the gang robbing a bank, but instead, that Johnny Utah showed up to the scene and there just happened to be a more Ex-Presidents than once anticipated and the situation became more real than once hoped? Does Developer Sumalab give us what it’s like to go all Point Break in a situation?… Read more.
If you somehow woke up in a room that seemed to have no escape, would your fears start to automatically kick in or would you be able to take the time to think about how to escape? Just imagine how it would feel like as your heart pounding, your mind starts to play tricks, and wonder who or what was doing this. But think about it, what would your last thoughts truly be or even your last words if you… Read more.
A disease can be deathly when there is no cure. But at a time where hope was needed the most and surely felt lost by death, there was one man who saved was able to make a difference and not only save those who survived but for future generations to come. But do Steel Minions portrayal that some called a hero, the education vaccine we need? Let’s find out with The Chantry for PlayStation VR. But what is The Chantry about? The Chantry allows us to… Read more.
Back in 1983, there was a music video called Thriller by Michael Jackson. Watching the video you see the zombies come out and surround their victim and then this sensational flow of this choreography starts to take place as in a celebration of their newest victory. And as it ended, Michael Jackson turns to you and you can still see that evil look. But what happened to the rest of the creatures of the night? Where did they go and… Read more.
From hobbies to even T.V. shows, model trains can be a very soothing and exciting hobby. You can design them any way you like to be as simple or as crazy as you would want. It’s really up to you how you can create it shape that world. I have always been fascinated with some of the detail that can be put into them. From even the detail of Thomas The Tank Engine to even the world’s largest model train… Read more.
The last we saw Colonel Sandurz, Dark Helmet, and President Skroob being spun out of control inside Mega Maid’s head out into space. But whatever happened to them? What if there was at a certain point in the movie where things could have had a different outcome? What if this one scene had both Lone Star and Dark Helmet having a little too much swinging of the Schwartz-rings and at the right moment, when their Schwartz-ring sabers hit caused this explosion making… Read more.
One of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes is the one about five different characters inside a box just wondering what else could there be out there and do whatever they can to find an exit. The characters show hope, determination, doubt, and even acceptance. All the possibilities of their mind. But in order to break on through to the other side, everything they thought they might know, would be sort of flipped. Their realization now would have a different outlook and meaning.… Read more.
Most of the time in Virtual Reality we have that single immersive experience. But there are times when you will be in the world with others as you learn and hone your skills and build and trust in the teamwork you help create in order to have everything flow as it should. But does Developer Disruptive Games show us what teamwork is all about? Let’s find out with Megalith for the PlayStation VR. So what is Megalith really about you might be wondering. Well,… Read more.
Virtual Reality really does allow you to become anyone and visit any time period. You can become a general to even a warrior on the field to even defending your country through a great battle. But does Developer Chesstar Studios and Publisher DeerVR Games allow us to step back and time, relive a little history, and have some fun? Let’s find out with Kingdom of Blades for the PlayStation VR. Kingdom of Blades has you playing as a front-line warrior in the Three Kingdom Period of… Read more.
The future can have many outcomes as it has not been written yet. Anything can be possible. But we knew they were coming. We knew those aliens would be invading Earth. Lucky for me, the year 2027 was going to be my year. I was able to score a contractor job from the Nextgen Games. I just wonder if this contractor's job would be any good and could I make a difference. But as my new adventure begins, would it… Read more.
Virtual Reality can do amazing things as I am sure you are aware. It can allow you to escape from your reality to another reality. You can become a hero or decide to play the villain. But did you know that Virtual Reality can also help with fears? From public speaking to Acrophobia, Virtual Reality can help overcome the fears that we know to hopefully something that we only used to think about. So does Developer Toast VR, help to… Read more.
Penguins. They are cute, well dressed, love to eat fish, slide on some ice and play and some snow. And you have to give it to them, they are always well dressed for any occasion. One of my favorite things to do at Sea World is to go to where the penguins are and they have this moving walkway where you can just stand as it moves you as you admire the penguins. I mean if you get the chance… Read more.
Sometimes in Virtual Reality, you may not necessarily want to go from point A to point B. Sometimes you just want to take a break from the bad dealings of reality and just smash things. It’s that release of aggression and frustration that can be healthy for the soul and for some, to just take a deep breath. But does Developer Triangular Pixels allow us to take that feeling of any negativity you may have and smash it to pieces?… Read more.
Sometimes you just want to turn on some music and feel the beat of the music and sometimes you want to be part of the experience. But what if the music embraces you to make you the center? Would you be able to keep up and drum to that beat? But does Developer Arrowiz allow you to become one with the beats and feel the fever? Let’s find out with Beats Fever for the PlayStation VR. Beats Fever is a rhythm-based game where you must… Read more.
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to train for the Police Academy? The amount of time you would have to put in, the psychology, and even the self-control that goes with it? It’s one of those things that for me, I don’t know if I could do it. But as soon as Mayor Beal decided there was going to be a change in the hiring process, it seems that everyone was lined up for a chance… Read more.
There are a few things when it comes to Science Fiction that help make it unique. You have the story, you have the atmosphere, and you have the discovery. When all of those come together in such a way, it somehow can pull you in and make you a part of its world. It can make you care about its characters and what happens to them and it can make you have a passion for the story. But does Developer… Read more.
Everyone come and sit. I want to tell you a tale of a famous outlaw. One that knew had to shoot, one that knew how to be a legend, and one that knew how to tell the truth. He used to fight in many wars, from the Lincoln County War to the wars at the local mall. You see, this regulator did what he did not because of wrong vs right…no, he did it because this is who he was.… Read more.
Back in 2002, GUNGRAVE was released on the PlayStation 2 that some found to be an underrated gem of sorts. Returning back to Earth to rid those of evil with attacks, destructible environments, a gun in each hand, and a coffin that had some surprises on your back. But does Publisher XSEED Games and Developer IGGYMOB allow the dormant state of a series to be reborn? Let’s find out with GUNGRAVE VR for the PlayStation VR. GUNGRAVE VR has you fighting and eliminating anything in… Read more.
There was a ride at Disney World called Body Wars that allowed you to be shrunk so you could carry out a special mission inside the human body aboard vehicle called Bravo 229. In the ride, you got to enter through the skin to help out the Doctor due to a splinter had entered the body. The riders rode past the lungs, the heart, and the rest of the body. Sadly, the ride is no longer operational, but there was… Read more.
Let’s play a game. Put on your PlayStation VR headset and I want you to close your eyes for a moment. And as your eyes are closed, try and clear your mind and think of a spinner. And on that spinner, it lists your destination and your job. Now imagine that spinner spinning and then it stops. What did yours land on? What was your job? Let me tell you what my spinner in Virtual Reality landed me. It landed… Read more.
Virtual Reality does some amazing things. We can go anywhere, become anyone, and do things that normally we wouldn’t do. But have you ever thought about putting on a wingsuit, having the wind against your face while out in the open with nothing but you, nature, and the ground below you? Does Developer The Binary Mill allow us to experience terminal velocity? Let’s find out with Rush VR for PlayStation VR. So what is Rush VR all about? First and foremost, Rush VR is about wingsuit… Read more.
You know how when you put on the PlayStation VR headset and magically you are in that new world. Your reality doesn’t exist, but this new world, this new place has become your reality. But what if something in this new reality trapped you. Would you know how to get back home? All very good questions to ask. But does Publisher Rebellion and Developer Dream Reality Interactive show us how to escape from reality to the next? Let’s find out… Read more.
At times I am sure we have held a puzzle in our hands and tried to figure out how things work as we try to solve it. Sometimes it may take minutes and sometimes we put everything aside and are laser-focused on solving our newly founded distraction as the minutes can become hours. So does Developer VizonEck bring the past up to present and twist it? Let’s find out with Twisty Puzzle Simulator for the PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4. So what… Read more.
It was supposed to be unsinkable. It was meant to be perfection. It was a ship built like no ever. On the evening of April 14, 1912, when at 11:40 pm, the Titanic hit an iceberg where everything changed forever. 1,496 lives ended that very early morning on April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank in 2 hours and 40 minutes. Their souls never having a chance to get off the Titanic to continue with their dreams as it sunk to the… Read more.
Imagine for a moment if you were put into a situation where your comfort zone was thrown out. A place where as soon as you open your eyes, you start to feel this unusual feeling inside like your heart can already tell that it needs to get ready for something. Imagine not being able to escape unless you press forward. So does Developer Fallen Planet Studios allow us to experience horror without any interaction, no puzzles to solve or anything… Read more.
There are times where we can stand and sit in Virtual Reality. We can just take our time and explore. But sometimes, we sign up for a training mission that throws into the action and forces us to move in order to keep the momentum going and will not take no for an answer. So does Developer I-Illusions make you get up and move? Let’s find out with Space Pirate Trainer for the PlayStation VR. Before beginning cadets, you need to know… Read more.
When you enter a world of Virtual Reality we go in looking to escape. Sometimes we are thrown into that escape and sometimes that escape starts to take over and we become one with that world. But when the world you start to become accustomed to, starts to change every time you enter it, it can make things very interesting. So does Developer Solfar Studios give you what you need? Let’s find out with In Death for the PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8XxIunWhxA The… Read more.
Certain genres can work very well in Virtual Reality where they may not get the life they need otherwise. Sometimes that life has such a heart that can end up looking at you with such opening eyes that you cannot help but caught up in its world. But what if that world could be looked at from different views? What if just by the looks of that world, someone passed it by without a chance to actually explore it? So… Read more.
Tetris. The word alone has so many memories for so many players. Wither you played in the ’80s on a handheld or played one of the many variations over the years, it’s part of many of our lives. Even when I first played Tetris I knew the magic that before me and I knew that somehow someway, there would be the ultimate version. So simple yet challenging it’s one of those moments that anyone can pick up and play. So does Developers Resonair… Read more.
Now this is the tale about howThe myth was formed and my life got turned aroundAs it only took a moment to just wait right thereI’ll let you know about the legend of Starbear In the fast-paced city where I born and bearedWaiting for a taxi is how I spent most of my daysWaiting it out, trying to be all flyWhile traffic was passing me byWhen all of the sudden mean raccoons who wanted not to be goodStarted causing trouble… Read more.
I love sci-fi. I love the way it takes you on the adventure. I love how sometimes you can just see the energy that went from the idea to the visual product kind of like how it is in Virtual Reality. Think about the idea, envision the outcome, and prepare to allow people to experience a whole new world in new ways like never before. But does Developer Secret Location allow us to enter Virtual Reality to manipulate time along… Read more.
I am all about Horror in Virtual Reality and I welcome any twists that may be used with it. From a story based on real events to even from a different culture view. But as important as the story being told is the environment that you are put into with the sounds that you hear to the immersion that surrounds you all make up the experience. So how well does Developer LITCHIGAME and Publisher Winking Entertainment plan on scaring you?… Read more.
If you had the chance to sit back and be allowed to enter a place like no other, would you? What if the place opened you up to a world of harmony, music, spiritual meaning, and meditation, would you take the step or be afraid of what may lay dormant in your mind and soul? The door is open but does Developer Frost Earth Studio and Publisher Oxygene Media allow for a journey of one’s mind without the need for… Read more.
They warned that war was not pretty. They said there would be casualties and that my life may be gone in one blink of an eye. But I didn’t care, it was who I was meant to be. For I was a Joe…a G.I. Joe…part of an elite team and this is my story. But does Developer Mastiff help make the story complete? Let’s find out with Heavy Fire: Red Shadow for the PlayStation VR. Before we go any further, I want… Read more.
What if you somehow were placed in a room with just four walls with no signs of any doors, how would you feel? Would you scream, would you start placing the blame on others or would you try and escape even if the answer was not as obvious as you would think? These are very real answers given the situation that you are in. Does Developer Gamedust allow us to enter the challenge of trying to escape a cube of… Read more.
The Fall brings some fun and amazing things. We have the weather changing, pumpkins, trick or treating, and Halloween. It’s a time where you may want to step out of your element and get scared. It can happen in many ways from dressing up as your favorite character to a horror movie to even games. But, does Developer Yggdrazil Group and Publisher Mastiff show us something new or will you be screaming all the way home? Let’s find out with Home Sweet… Read more.
Arcades can be a wonderful experience from playing your favorite games to the type of experience you can have. Even today one of my favorite experiences at arcades is going in, seeing that game you could sit where the sides and top had you closed in and you have a gun and you were taking on this ride. I have always thought it would be awesome to have that experience at home. Sure, we got a version of that experience… Read more.
Yea I got the orders. Go investigate a disturbance on the Faro Colony. I have seen the advertisements for it being peaceful, warm and welcoming. I read further down on the letter to where it said there was a low probability of enemy contact. It even said I would have the latest in everything. It even said it was going to be uneventful and it was signed by Architect and at the bottom of the orders it said Welcome to… Read more.
What if you found out your world as you know it, peaceful and everyone was happy was about to come to an end as told by a stranger, would you believe it or carry on your way? But what if what that stranger said on that day was actually true? What if you did not prepare for what was coming? Those are some good questions that at any time could possibly happen. But does Developer Sunsoft allow you to see… Read more.
When you have Virtual Reality in your hands, you can open a door to a gateway to anywhere you want to go to or become whomever you would like. But sometimes it’s the knowing that the door we are about to open is going to be the one we all want to go through. And I am more than happy to say that Developer Japan Studio has given us all the golden ticket with ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission for the PlayStation VR.… Read more.
Back on March 7, 2017, we had a chance to go to Mars as you copilot a ship. Decisions had to be made within a certain amount of time or it was mission over. The way you got ready for the impact on Mars to controlling a rover to even a shooting battle allowed us to escape our reality in Unearthing Mars. Now Winking Entertainment wants to give you a chance to remember how things used to be on Earth and… Read more.
Back on July 6, 1994, there was a movie that came out that won many awards from Best Picture and Favorite Drama just to name a few and starred on Tom Hanks. That movie was called Forest Gump. In the movie, Forest Gump learned how to play Ping Pong and he was really good at it. He had the hand-eye coordination down like no one else… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7ay1JdIcuo But after the movie and through the hard times, did Forest give up… Read more.
If you were forced to be in a room locked in with at the time appears to be no escape, would your mind rumble with fear or would it have the determination to allow you to use whatever you could find and try to get out? Imagine surrounded by four walls that seem to have a life of its own or maybe the life you start to fear is in the room with you the whole time. But does Developer… Read more.
Some days we may the inspiration to learn about the past and admire at a time where the world was not consumed by electronics and just escape. Thankfully Virtual Reality gives us the gateway to visit places far off, to see different cultures of the world, and appreciate art. But where normally you would have to go and pay admission or even have a membership to enjoy the artifacts, you no longer have to travel out of your home but… Read more.
You have thought about this moment. You have the eye of the tiger within you. You are destined to be the champion. But have you put in the training needed to win? When you think about these sayings, what comes to mind? Sports…Motivation…Determination…Pain…Competition? If you answered yes to any of these then you would be correct. But does Developer Survios and Publishers Survios and MGM Interactive allow you to do all of these things in Virtual Reality? The answer is… Read more.
What if you could enter a mind? What if once you entered the mind what you knew was generated for you in a reality that is not known, but reimagined of how one reality could become the normality? What if you were the one being tested as the subject? These were some of the questions I had in what I experienced. But do Developers Spectrevision and Ubisoft Montreal and Publisher Ubisoft allow us to enter one’s mind…to become the experiment… Read more.
Sometimes when entering Virtual Reality, we get introduced to a world where things seem as calm and peaceful as some of us would like. Sometimes we go around admiring all the beauty that is bestowed upon us with that warm and satisfactory level of happiness. But sometimes the world that we want to live, gets interrupted by smelly evil orcs that want to ruin your day. So what does one do when one is faced with smelly evil orcs that… Read more.
The one thing I have found that when you are in Virtual Reality and in space it’s a very immersive experience from the zero-gravity to the way you move. And when done correctly, it can really add to the experience like nothing else. So does Developer 3rd Eye Studios bring the immersion? Let’s find out in Downward Spiral: Horus Station for the PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3X36MqcGjs Now before we go any further, Downward Spiral: Horus Station can be played in both Non-VR and in VR.… Read more.
If you lost your ability to see, what would do? How would you feel? Would you…could you adapt to the world that you have known? But would you let this set back keep you down or would you become stronger and turn it into a positive? But it seems that Developer Tiny Bull Studio and Publisher Fellow Traveller want to give us that experience with Blind for PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOA18Rq-T7Y Before even starting just take a moment to enjoy the beautiful music… Read more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj_-iaXhigo you ever have seen Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, there is a scene on the boat ride allows us to see Willy Wonka almost like a different person while he tests his guests? For some reason, this scene has really stuck with me. The images that play are a form of psychoanalysis and see if anything from their past would come up. Could it be a way for Willy Wonka to test everyone, including himself? But as the movie progressed and we… Read more.
Virtual Reality has a lot going for it. Almost every genre can be experienced and enjoyed. It’s yours for the taking. The question then becomes have you done this before and would you want to do it again or is the question more of a let’s see what is presented and see how well it executes? So when Developer Haymaker Game and Publisher Winking Entertainment unleashed The Walker for the PlayStation VR, the questions I had to ask of what did I get… Read more.
There are some things that just go with VR. Sure you can have horror, you can have space, and you can even have bar fights. But sometimes you just need time to escape. A time where it is just you and nature..time to just relax…time to fish. Yes, believe it or not, fishing and the outdoors is what many people feel is a good time to just gather your thoughts and just think. So does Publisher Advanced Interactive Gaming and… Read more.
Sometimes we may see a movie, play a game or even read a book where a character just almost has a life of its own. There was a movie called Empire Records and in the movie, there was a date of April 8th. What is April the 8th…well that is Rex Manning Day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P1Ks0V6AgE But as the movie has Rex Manning leaving, where did he go, what has he been up to? Well, I think that Tribetoy has answered this… Read more.
When you think of the word objectives, what comes to mind? Completion? Goal-oriented? Task? All of these would be correct. But what if in order to complete the objective you were given some help in the form of vehicles? I know what you must be thinking. I know you want to know more. So does Ratloop Games Canada give us the tools to not only complete the objectives but give it to us with an explosive touch? Let’s find out… Read more.
If you were able to see things that you thought you knew, would you try looking at them from a different angle? What if the way you thought was only one way to look at things, would you try a different way or continue the way in which you knew? Sometimes I think about questions like these and wonder if given the chance to be faced with them if I would in return be able to answer them in the… Read more.
Space, the stars, flying your own ship, exploring…these are all ingredients of a space adventure that make playing in Virtual Reality something special. But does Developer Vibrant Core and Publisher Bit Composer Interactive take us on an adventure that you need to pilot? Let’s find out with Space Rift – Episode 1 on PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=AC8VRLX9O6c Now before I begin, I want to talk about the voice acting. Space Rift – Episode 1 will not win any familiar awards for the voice acting and… Read more.
“A lot of people like Mozart were prodigies; they were writing brilliant works at very young ages,” he said, musing on the future of music. “That’s probably what’s going to happen: some brilliant kid will come along and be popular. I can see a lone artist with a lot of tapes and electrical … like an extension of the Moog synthesizer — a keyboard with the complexity and richness of a whole orchestra, y’know? There’s somebody out there, working in… Read more.
Puzzles and the challenges they can bring. Sometimes they can be so difficult that it can make your head hurt, sometimes puzzles allow us to think in new ways, and sometimes puzzles allow us to play them in new ways. But what do Developer Steel Minions (Sheffield Hallam Uni) bring to the virtual table? Let’s find out with PieceFall VR for the PlayStation VR. Back in July of 2015, there was a puzzle game for the PlayStation 4 called PieceFall released on the EU PlayStation… Read more.
History. The word has different meanings to different people. To some, it may mean to learn from it so that we do not repeat it. To others, it could mean something from our past that we enjoyed and respect. But does ARVORE Immersive Experiences presentation of the homage of the history of gaming right on point and should you allow your inner 8-bit to come out and play? The fun short answer is… yes, it does…go now and experience all… Read more.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like in space? Maybe working on a space station? The views alone would be so breathtaking that you would just have to stop and admire the beauty from above. I know I have thought about it and dreamed about what it would be like with no gravity and be able to float. It would be truly amazing. But then I cannot help sometimes start to wonder if I was up in space… Read more.
At the launch of PlayStation VR, there were was quite a selection of titles to select from at launch. But with that selection, there was one title that may have been overlooked as it launched on August 30th, 2016 with the ability to play in Virtual Reality a little bit later. A game of humor, remarks, puzzles, and space was right there waiting to be explored. But does Namazu Studios title something that you missed out on and should play… Read more.
I have always been fascinated by the history and era of the Wild West. People like John Joshua Webb and Sam Bass to even the Lincoln County War with Billy the Kid, Josiah “Doc” Scurlock, and Pat Garrett. The list goes on and on, but why hasn’t this era been used more in gaming. I always thought how awesome it would be out in the Wild West, galloping on my faithful horse, and being on the lookout for that notorious… Read more.
Animals can be great. Animals can have courage. Animals can even fight aliens. Wait…what? No think about it for one minute. If the Earth was being invaded by aliens from outer space and were somehow able to take a stand and fight…to defend, wouldn’t you be happy knowing all would be well protected and would be safe? We all know that is not going to happen, well, the invasion could and if all people were to be destroyed or taken… Read more.
Ever since seeing Professor X and what he could do to seeing the movie Phenomenon to the T.V. show Heroes, I have always thought how cool it would be to move objects with our mind, to somehow feel like a superhero. Then I thought about what if the government found out about me? Would I be part of a traveling freak show? Would I be studied and put under the knife for experiments in Area 51? These could be valid… Read more.
As long as I can remember I have been fascinated with the stars. Wondering about the constellations, the stories behind them, and what it must be like to see the stars from different parts of the world and even at different dates. I remember every time that I would go to the museum, I couldn’t wait to get inside the planetarium be taking away, to learn all that I could. It was a really special time in my life. It… Read more.
I have said it before and I will say it again, the horror genre and Virtual Reality go together. It can be physical, psychological, even found footage or a point of view. No matter what the case, something about the unknown, the ability to possess, and even just preying on our darkest fears. As important as immersion and sound are to Virtual Reality, the atmosphere…the lighting…the very basics of sounds from a chair moving to the screams of the souls… Read more.
The corporate world. You wake up, get into traffic, go to work, leave, get into traffic, go home, eat, sleep, and repeat. Day after day…week after week…month after month, and year after year. It’s the same thing…over and over. But does Publisher Oasis Games and Developer Red Accent Studios take the thoughts of escaping the workforce of entrapment and allow that to be represented in Virtual Reality? Let’s find out with Salary Man Escape for the PlayStation VR. Salary Man Escape is a… Read more.
I like puzzles as they allow you to think. Each piece needs to be in the correct location to move, to complete the picture of a scene. There are many different types of puzzles from mechanics to sliding the pieces around. I always thought about puzzles in Virtual Reality. Would the work? Would they keep the interest of the player? Could a story be told surrounding puzzles? These are some of the questions I actually have had. So have my… Read more.
Gaming is art. Art is gaming. But when you combine the two, sometimes something very special comes along. For the longest time PlayStation VR did not really have it’s own dedicated go to experience that allowed you to create the way you wanted (well not really like other platforms like Rift and Vive has had). So do we finally get that added experience that we have been hoping for? Let’s find out what SculptrVR Inc. has in store for us… Read more.
“We choose to go to the moon, we choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” – John F. Kennedy… Read more.
Puzzle games can be fun. They are cherished by many. Your thinking, knowledge, and logic all tested. Your frustration can reach its limits just as well as your ability to overcome the challenges and succeed can be rewarding. So does Turbo Button’s Floor Plan for the PlayStation VR have the right formula for a fun puzzle adventure game in Virtual Reality? In one short answer, yes…yes it does. So what really is Floor Plan? What do you do? Well, Floor Plan is a puzzle adventure game. It… Read more.
There comes a time when you may just want to take a break and just experience everything without really having to do anything all. Sometimes just enjoying the scenery is as much fun as the journey. So what has War Ducks added this time in RollerCoaster Legends II: Thor’s Hammer? Let’s find out on this roller coaster of a ride through Asgard. RollerCoaster Legends II: Thor’s Hammer is the follow-up to 2017’s RollerCoaster Legends which is a Mythology based rollercoaster ride that will take you… Read more.
Sometimes something comes along that really surprises me in Virtual Reality. Sometimes it’s not the escape, sometimes it’s just the ability to move and get to the goal that really can draw you in and make you want to stay and before you know it, hours and hours have passed. When you add in a soundtrack to keep you moving and immersive experience and you just might have a winner on your hands. So does To The Top that is developed by… Read more.
When you have a story that is so heartwarming it's great. When that story can bring you in and bring you down to the level of where the characters bring life to that story, that is something special. But the question then becomes, can you bring that heart to a new level in Virtual Reality? Well, it seems that that is exactly what Turbo-Button has done with Along Together for the PlayStation VR. So what is Along Together really about? Its a story about… Read more.
Games can come in all shapes and sizes. Some have massive worlds while others have you contained in certain rooms. Some games require only for the single-player storytelling, while others require to be online. But sometimes, just sometimes there comes along something that is neither single nor online, but requires you to have someone with you in order to play. But the question is can this type of game be any fun? This is what Team Future Games hopes to… Read more.
Back in the mid-’60s, there was a person named Jim Morrison. Now Jim Morrison was a very influential person for his time. Not only was he the lead singer of the band, The Doors, but he was a poet, an artist, The Lizard King. Jim Morrison could write like nothing else and sometimes, even on stage, the other members did not know what he was going to do. One thing is for sure is that Jim Morrison did a lot… Read more.
MYST. It was a game that launched back in 1993 and It was one of the best graphic puzzle adventure games at the time. It was one of those games that helped get a PC in your home. But what was so special is how you were just thrown in, with no clue of what was going on. All you had was a book that allowed you to travel to the island of Myst. By solving the puzzles, you could then… Read more.
There is something about horror games that draws us in. You can sit on the couch or your favorite chair. You can play with the lights on so you know everything will be alright. You could take it one step further and turn out all the lights just to add to the atmosphere. All of this is fine as you have that wall of space. What do I mean by that? Well, when we play, you see the T.V. and… Read more.
I want to tell you a tale of a boy that wanted to fly. One who had dreamed of flying in the open air. He wanted to fly through the clouds and explore the island in ways he normally could not? The boy thought about becoming a pirate and wanted to go on adventures to discover the island. He heard the stories of Captains, fairies, and magical dust and he knew deep down he wanted to be a part of… Read more.
There is something about being having only two minutes to make that play. Two minutes to get your team on top or it can be the longest two minutes if you crack under the pressure. But can the idea of playing Football in Virtual Reality to become the best two minutes by combining the two actually work. Well, it seems that Truant Pixel may just have the winning play with 2MD: VR Football for the PlayStation VR. 2MD: VR Football allows you to… Read more.
Back on June 23, 2017, I had the opportunity to review an experience that made me appreciate the nature of the animals. To see how they interacted not only with each other but how they were in their natural habitat. It made really appreciate life and journey. It allowed me to relax and just become one with nature. That experience was Virry VR: Feel the Wild (which you can read about it here). So when I heard Fountain Digital Labs was… Read more.
I want everyone to close their eyes and just breathe for a moment. Now while your eyes are closed I want you to open your door to your imagination. What do you find? Something creative? Something artistic? Something from your childhood waiting to get out and explore? Do you see the colors of the art you are trying to create? Do you wish that you had something that would allow you to bring your creative imagination to life? Then look… Read more.
Ever since I can remember there has always been a fascination with mechs. From seeing them in movies to playing them in games, there has always been that feeling of an advantage to the arena. Maybe it’s the size of them or maybe it’s what the thought and the dream of what it would be like to actually pilot one of these mechs of our very own. Well, it seems that publisher DeerVR Games and developer Smellyriver Studios may allow… Read more.
At a time arcades were the place to play. It was the place where you would go with your friends and hear some of the greatest sounds and see some of the coolest games. A place where you wanted to show who’s who, you would put down the quarter to be the next one to play to take on the top player. As the games evolved, each one would have its own special flair to them. No longer would you… Read more.
Time Travel can be very interesting. The whole idea of being able to go to the past or go to the future. Will it result in another timeline? Will we really disappear from pictures if we do not get our parents together at The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance? Can we actually leap into others to help set the wrong things right? These ideas have been flowing around for a long time. And when I learned that Wales Interactive was bringing… Read more.
There used to be a T.V. show called Gilligan’s Island. It was simple as we would sit right back and hear this engaging tale of this trip. And as the tale was told, it all started from this port aboard this tiny ship. The mate named Gilligan and the Skipper was brave for the most part. So when I read the brochure from this company called Flight School Studio who was providing a tour to Island Time VR for the PlayStation VR,… Read more.
The one thing that almost seems perfect for Virtual Reality is art. Whether it be in the form of creating it or performing it. But when you add music and the drumming to it, you can actually have a lot of fun with it. So when I got the chance to try out Audio Beats that was developed by Famiku and published by Gamepoch for the PlayStation VR, I was very intrigued and excited for what the possibilities I could have here. Now Audio… Read more.
Back in June of 2017 when I first heard about this action RPG game that would be cross-platform play with Rift and Vive and playable in Virtual Reality, I became very intrigued that a game like this would be hacking and slashing its way to PlayStation VR. This had me very excited. And I am happy to say that Preta: Vendetta Rising developed by Illion Corp and published by YJM Games for PlayStation VR is exactly what I was hoping for and more. Preta:… Read more.
Dinosaurs have always been fascinating. The size of them to the sounds they can make. Did some travel in herds? Are some relatives of birds? So much history we can learn from. Dinosaurs have been in everything from TV shows to movies to toys to games. When we first saw Jurassic Park and saw them out in the open for the first time to going through the gates and seeing that sign. I for one, like many others, have been waiting… Read more.
In Virtual Reality, you can go anywhere or be anything or anyone. You can go to the moon, become a doctor and you can even have honor while performing the duty. But what about going to war FPS style in VR? Well, you no longer have to wait, because Strange Games Studios has us all covered with Honor and Duty: Arcade Edition is alive and well on PlayStation VR. Released back on November 1, 2016, Honor and Duty: Arcade Edition is a fast-paced… Read more.
America is the land of the free and home of the brave. There was a movie back in 1998 called Pleasantville. It was about two siblings who were trapped in a 1950’s TV show where their attempts to try to fit in and become aware of social issues. But what if instead of being trapped in a show where everyone was pleasant, everyone was pleased with guns? This is what it felt like when playing The American Dream from Samurai Punk for… Read more.
Tommy Lee of Motley Crue…Dave Grohl of Nirvana…John Densmore of The Doors to name a few are some of the best drummers of all time. Once they start playing, you just know you are in for a good time. So when I got a chance to review Happy Drummer from Lusionsoft for the PlayStation VR, I knew that this was going to be fun and I am glad I was not disappointed. Happy Drummer is what you will be and what you will… Read more.
When a game has puzzles, it can be fun. When the game has a certain theme to compliment the puzzles, it becomes a real joy to play. And I am happy to say, that if you like your games to be a joy to play, then Rangi from Developer Funsoft and published by Digigo, just might be the joy you have been searching for on the PlayStation VR. One thing you will notice about Rangi is how beautiful the world really is. The African… Read more.
Football is loved all over. Some parts of the world have such a strong passion, it’s their favorite past time. But how does one translate the love of the sport into Virtual Reality? You get Cherry Pop Games the makers of Sportsbar VR, ask them to take this idea, to take that penalty kick and score with Football Nation VR Tournament 2018 for the PlayStation VR and I can say Virtual Reality Football (Soccer for the states) works and is fun. One… Read more.
Tunnels can be fun. Psychedelic tunnels can be a trip. But when you add psychedelic tunnels in Virtual Reality, then and only then can we truly know what it would be like to enter another dimension. But do you have what it takes to conquer it all and become a supreme being? Well, Owlgorithm is going to show us why we should take a ride through Hex Tunnel for the PlayStation VR. In Hex Tunnel you have a goal. To make it to the… Read more.
There is just something that translates so well when you have Virtual Reality and hand-drawn art. Something just makes it pop when you mix the two. Something that just makes you want to stay, enjoy and appreciate what actually all went in to make the world so special. And I am happy to say that Pop-Up Pilgrims from Dakko Dakko for the PlayStation VR gives us just that. If Pop-Up Pilgrims seem familiar, that’s because it is. You may remember Floating Cloud God Saves The… Read more.
The 90’s. It gave us The Matrix, The Mighty Ducks, Wayne’s World, and it even gave us arcades. Arcades that allowed us to test our skills, to see who could get the highest score, and it even gave us the ones who never knew when to leave and felt that they had to stay and beat the younger generation of players. But then one day, something new comes in to play. Something so futuristic that allows that it allows the… Read more.
When I first heard about Moss and Quill I knew in the back of my head there was something about a mouse in Virtual Reality. Then the screenshots and gameplay came and finally we had a demo on the PlayStation VR Demo Disc 2. Even with the screenshots, gameplay and the demo, I held back…I had to. Not because I didn’t want to see this for myself, but I didn’t want to be spoiled about the magic of this adventure. And I… Read more.
There was a show called LOST that dealt with passengers who were on a plane and crashed. There was one character named John Locke who was in a wheelchair, and after he crashed on the island he somehow was able to walk. He talked about how the island was talking to him and the secrets and powers it held. He was becoming one with the island and gaining the secrets and power as he had to figure out what was… Read more.
We’re off to see the Wizard…the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It’s ok to sing. In fact, sing it like nothing else. But can you sing while staying in rhythm while moving your arms and hearing the story from the husband of the Wicked Witch? Well, I suggest you step up, listen to the tale and keep the rhythm going because Virtro Entertainment has brought us a special gem with Run Dorothy Run for the PlayStation VR. Run Dorothy Run is the first major release… Read more.
Boxing and Virtual Reality go together more than you might think. To take into the world of the sport and make you move and punch the way a real boxer would is something we have been waiting for. And I am very happy to say that Vive Studios and Grab Games have come out throwing all the punches with Knockout League for the PlayStation VR. Before I continue, I want to state this warning…stretch. Sure you can go into it thinking you… Read more.
Racing. It has its place. You want to win. You have the drive…the adrenaline to win. But do you have the desire to become champion? This was all going through my head when I played Sprint Vector from Survios on PlayStation VR. And I have never felt more like an intergalactic champion like I have when playing and this is a very good thing. Sprint Vector is an adrenaline platformer that will take your competitiveness to the next level. I am going to… Read more.
My own arcade? Yes, please! This is exactly how I felt from the moment I entered and saw all the games. Brought to us by Mechabit and published by Archiact VR, The Pierhead Arcade is allowing us to play the coin-based games and brings something very special to the PlayStation VR and this is a very good thing. When you first start The Pierhead Arcade, you are standing at the pier. The building looks dark like no one is around. But before you do… Read more.
There was something special when Until Dawn came to PlayStation 4. From the graphics to the story. Something just kept wanting us to be in that world. Then here comes Until Dawn: Rush of Blood for PlayStation VR. A roller coaster shooter of a nightmare that made us jump in Virtual Reality. So what does Supermassive Games do? They took what works in Until Dawn and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and made a prequel worth playing in The Inpatient for PlayStation VR. Like I mentioned, The Inpatient is a prequel to Until Dawn that has psychological elements… Read more.
Ever since infamous outlaw legends from Billy the Kid to Jesse James, I have been fascinated with the wild west and the stories that have been told. And I have always imagined and wondered how it would be to be in the wild west. And I can say that Cold Iron from Catch and release have brought that imagination and excitement to PlayStation VR. Cold Iron is a puzzle shooter that will have you trying to draw your gun faster than your opponent.… Read more.
StarDrone. The name alone may be familiar. It graced us on the PS3 and the Vita. And now, Beatshapers has allowed StarDrone to make its presence along with 60+ levels and its slingshot pinball-ish type puzzle action the first PlayStation VR game of 2018. StarDrone is a puzzle game first and foremost. But it adds so much more. It has that arcade feel, add some pinball, some physics (I knew that Goofy teaching how to play pool cartoon would come in handy) and… Read more.
When we last left we were just trying to get the interview, We explored the firehouse, we got to see Ecto 1 and yes sit at the end, we even got to use a trap and saw something with wings. Well if you made thus far and you have not run off yet, it’s time to answer the call of Ghostbusters Is Hiring: Showdown for PlayStation VR. When Ghostbusters Is Now Hiring: Showdown starts, you are on a balcony looking down at the city.… Read more.
When Ghostbusters came out, I think we can honestly say it was the movie that had it all. Great cast, great car, Slimer and the one-liners were top notch. I knew then that with some time and patience and sprinkled with Virtual Reality, we could finally be the ones to be put into the action and maybe, just maybe be hired as the next Ghostbuster. And I for one am glad that Sony Pictures Virtual Reality is bringing this experience to… Read more.
Normally when I review a game or experience in Virtual Reality, I try to add humor and make it really fun. Virtual Reality can take us from the land of the living to the land of the dead, it can take us to another time and it can even take us to another planet. But when I tried Ctrl from Breaking Fourth, it was not what I was expecting. It took me to a time in my life that I tried to… Read more.
“Da plane Boss, da plane”. When that plane flew to Fantasy Island every week you couldn’t help wonder what celebrity was on the plane and going to visit the island. I remember thinking it would be awesome to fly that plane and pretend I was carrying passengers or cargo to the island in Virtual Reality. I am happy to say that Ultrawings for the PlayStation VR from Bit Planet Games allows me to live out that fantasy. Being an open-world and the first… Read more.
When you ride a roller coaster in Virtual Reality a couple of things will happen. For one, your brain and eyes start thinking that you are riding it and your stomach gets that feeling and this could be a bad or good thing depending on how you like roller coasters. But I am happy to say that going on Warduck’s RollerCoaster Legends for the PlayStation VR was a treat in itself that I will be happy to ride through again.… Read more.
*Please keep this in mind, this is a Japan-only game so you will need to create a Japenese PSN account to even get access. So with a Japan-only game, there might be a slight disadvantage if you cannot read Japanese. I say slightly only because the Developer has some parts in English including the dialog of the characters. But if there is an option I missed that allows showing how to change the language within the game itself, I will… Read more.
The Supermarket. The place where we buy groceries. The place where some of us dream of working and working to become that employee of the month. The one place where we must scan the groceries while defending ourselves against the evil fruit. Wait…what? Yes, it’s true. The awesome team of nDreams has combined a supermarket, sarcasm, evil fruit, weapons, and somehow makes your inner soul want to achieve all that it can so you can be the number one employee.… Read more.
So many things can go hand and hand with Virtual Reality. Horror, adventure, and even being a Chef can work in Virtual Reality. So when I got the chance to review VR The Diner Duo for the PlayStation VR, I was excited and the team of Whirlybird Games did not disappoint. In VR The Diner Duo you play as a chef who must serve robot customers. Now before you jump in, please do the training. It will help you learn how to cut and… Read more.
Your voice. It can sound fearful, it can harness your screams, and sometimes, just sometimes, it allows it to become your eyes. And when you start to think about taking your voice and teaming it up with darkness to then allow your sight that becomes a wonder. Now if you take all of this and add it to Virtual Reality, then you have something that is magically based on a what-if into something special, then you will know exactly what… Read more.
As we are nearing the holidays and with Christmas like a week away, we might start thinking about being outside in the sun and just playing. But what if you are in a part of the world that is getting a blizzard and the snow and ice just will not stop? What about parts of the world where it may be Summertime, but it’s just too hot to go outside? What if you really want to be that master of… Read more.
I really like this time of year. We have Winter, we have the holidays and sometimes some of us get snow and some of us live where there may not be any snow at all and that can be ok as well. For those of us that may not get snow and have that white snowy Christmas like some of us remember from our childhood, Mythical City Games just may help you relive some of those childhood memories with Snow Fortress for the… Read more.
Sometimes when we use our imagination it can be a good thing. Many times we read stories that can give us that paint by number feel to them and then sometimes it takes a game like Discovery by Noowanda comes along to give the tools to paint in the numbers and let the door open our creative minds. I will say this, to begin with, Discovery will remind you of familiarity with something that has been around a while, but without the crafting survival. And… Read more.
Remember GI Joe and taking the figures and the vehicles and having fun battles with your friends? Well, what Munkyfun, Inc. has done with League of War: VR Arena has taken those battle memories from our childhood and allow it to grow with us in Virtual Reality and add some elements that were not possible. League of War: VR Arena is an arcade strategy game that really has an easy and very simple task of the strategy of trying to destroy the enemy… Read more.
The dead. The apocalypse. Usually, when you combine these two, an all-out war almost breaks out and then you have to decide if you are Negan or if you need to ride a bike with Daryl and try to help Rick. But when you add a food truck and need to help serve the dead, then you get to become that awesome food truck entrepreneur who hopes that one day you may get to have your own show no matter… Read more.
Fishing games have been around for a while. I remember at the arcade playing what you see above where you actually had the reel and you tried to catch the fish. For its time it was fun and it added to the experience as it was the closest you could get to fishing without actually going out to the lake, putting on the bait and waiting and trying to catch the fish. But what Snowball Games have done is taken… Read more.
Whenever Superman came out and we saw him fly, it was one of the coolest things ever. Able to fly not only on our planet but in the peaceful breath taken space. When I saw him go over Earth with the Sun just over the planet, I have always wanted to fly. I thought one day we will be able to fly. Well, it may still be a long time for us to fly like Superman, but what Pentadimensional Games… Read more.
There is something about history. Something about being able to read about, but some times if you are not able to experience it, it might not have the same meaning. This is what I love about VR and what The Farm 51 has done with the Chernobyl VR Project. It has taken history with VR in mind and has given us a real connection to a most troubled and sad time in history. So what is the Chernobyl VR Project?… Read more.
Oh, the simple life. Sitting on a lily pad enjoying the peaceful atmosphere enjoying life as a frog. Then there are the bugs that seem that want to bother your relaxing tone. So what do you do when you are an annoyed frog who just wants peace? Well to gain your peacefulness, you eat them. That’s right you eat those bugs and you can justify the situation because not that you are the vicious type…no no. But because you are… Read more.
A house, a murder, and a motive. Every since I played the board game it was fun to see who was the suspect with what weapon in what room. Then when the movie came out, it took what I loved about the board game and brought it on the big screen to have that inner child smile. The Invisible Hours by GameTrust and Tequila Works have taken the formula of a board game to a classic movie and made it the new… Read more.
It’s scenes like this from movies like The Martian that I some times pause or just look at the picture. I wonder not what if, but when we actually start sending astronauts to Mars or other solar systems, if something were to happen, if somehow they become lost, how long would they survive and could they actually make it. Then I start to wonder, what if we could be put in a situation like that now to see how you… Read more.
We have all played our share of platformers over the years. Some have us jumping barrels, some have us collecting coins, and even some have memorable boss battles. Now take all the favorite things you love about platformers, add some new perspectives, add a touch of feeling like a God, and blend that in the VR blender and pour it into your favorite smoothie glass and you will have a replenishing, soothing and refreshing experience with Light Tracer from Oasis Games. In Light… Read more.
When I first saw The Last Starfighter, it was instant love. “Alex Rogen was a small-town boy with big dreams. But in his wildest dreams, he never suspected that tonight he would become the Last Starfighter.” This movie had such an awesome feel to it, that I still think it can still hold up to this day and how awesome would this be in VR. And that is exactly what Orange Bridge Studios has done with End Space for the PlayStation VR.… Read more.
Ah, cartoons. Some are so impressionable from our childhood that one may start to wonder and dream what it would be like to be part of that universe. One of those cartoons I loved was Voltron. Five pilots chose to command the Lion Force known as Voltron. Each of the pilots controls a different color lion. We have Shiro who controls the Black Lion, Keith controls the Red Lion, Lance controls the Blue Lion, Pidge controls the Green Lion and… Read more.
Side-scrolling brawler games have been around for a long time. There is something about going around the different levels and fighting the enemies and racking up the combos. But when you add the zombies with online multiplayer and with VR, the Developers of Paw Print Games and the Publisher nDreams have something so special with Bloody Zombies that owning a PlayStation VR headset so worth it for times like these. Bloody Zombies take place in London (yes something about London and zombies just… Read more.
"People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can’t rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right." Truer words have never been spoken in such a transferring experience than with Flight School’s Manifest 99 for the PlayStation VR. I want to say this first before… Read more.
Sneaky Bears from WarDucks finally makes its appearance on PlayStation VR. In a game of Teddy Bears vs Panda Bears, you are the sole human that can help the trapped Panda Bears become free and this satisfying feeling is a nice change. When I first started Sneaky Bears you are giving some detail from your friend Buddy about what is going until you see a video of Frank. See Frank is this evil mastermind trying to rule with his evil teddy bears. But… Read more.
Ever since playing the game Discs of Tron and watching The Lawnmower Man, I had hope…a dream if you will. I knew that one day that we would have the mixture of a new Virtual Reality sport. A sport where anyone could compete on the same level and become who they wanted to be through the design of their own creation. And what CCP Games has done has made good on those hopes and dreams with Sparc for the PlayStation… Read more.
When you take the horror genre and mix that with Virtual Reality, good things can happen. Don’t Knock Twice from Wales Interactive takes a working formula with some very much appreciative controls and throw that into PlayStation VR, add some creepy sounds and watch as some good things happen. In case you did not know, Don’t Knock Twice is the VR companion to the movie of the same name which is based on a witch of the demonic nature that appears when you guessed… Read more.
Ninja Theory has brought us some amazing games such as Devil May Cry, Heavenly Sword and the most recent HellBlade to our lives. But when I saw that they also made DEXED for PlayStation VR, I knew I had to check this one out and I am glad I did. DEXED is an on-rails VR game that uses the PlayStation Move controllers (you can try the DualShock 4, but the Move Controllers is what you will probably want to go with on this one). One hand controls… Read more.
The Lost Bear from the Developers Odd Bug Studio and Publishers Fabrik Games LTD is a 2D platformer in a hand-drawn world. And what the Publishers and Developers have done with this art is truly amazing that has yet to be seen in VR and just may have set a new level of standard when it comes to combining 2D with 3D immersive VR and this is a very good thing. When I first started The Lost Bear I knew when that… Read more.
When you add an episodic tale and add that to Virtual Reality, something magical will happen where you are part of that story in immersive ways that must be experienced and Time of VR and Keen Vision are doing just that with their artistic vision of Soul Dimension for PlayStation VR. Playing as Frank, you have the ability to go across dreams. As you move around the house you start to remember and see what appears to be a vision of someone… Read more.
Some of the games that help expand what we may know now can be bounced off a certain type of genre of games, dungeon crawlers. You might have to find a key or a potion or fight a monster. All that nostalgia and more are present in Crystal Rift by Psytec Games for PlayStation VR. When I first tried Crystal Rift I was brought back to those games where we must explore and try not to fall in the pits of fire… Read more.
CastleStorm has been on every system from PS3 to Vita and now Zen Studios is giving it the VR treatment on PlayStation VR and I can say this is a very good thing. CastleStorm in case you do not know is an Action/RPG/Tower Defense game as you defend your castle from enemy troops all while using your power to stop and dismantle the enemy while recruiting peasants or minions if you will fight your battles. When you first start CastleStorm VR in the single-player campaign,… Read more.
Monkey King from Digital Domain has been released on PlayStation VR. Based on the Chinese Mythology, following Sun Wukong aka the Monkey King who born from a stone who has supernatural powers that just wants to belong. Just like if you were going to go to the movies, you would not want to know what would happen beforehand and I am not going to give away anything as you will want to experience this for yourself. But when you start Digital… Read more.
Virtual Reality. It allows us to do anything we want. We can let out our aggression in new ways and not get in trouble for our actions. There are different experiences you can have. You can drive, enter the world of horror, and you can even shoot things and I mean shoot things like never before. And what Survios has done with Raw Data has taken what we know about the first-person combat genre, turned it on its head, threw it out… Read more.
Time only moves when you do. These words could not be more true with SUPERHOT VR from The SUPERHOT team has finally come to PlayStation VR and this is a very good thing. Since this is a PSVR game, clear some space, grab your headset and the two Move controllers, because you will be shooting guns, punching, using swords, and throwing ninja stars all around you. One of the many things that I appreciate about this game is it doesn’t play the… Read more.
Theseus from Forge Replay has finally landed its way on the PlayStation VR. When you look at the trailer, you get a sense of adventure that makes you want to crawl your way through and experience this in all it’s VR glory. Theseus is a story of you and your relationship with Ariadne who according to Greek Mythology is the daughter of King Minos of Krete, who assisted Theseus (you) and your quest to slay Minotauros. And that is what Theseus is the story of.… Read more.
Remember back in Junior High when you would have to go to the Gym to play Dodgeball and sometimes it would come to a point where you might have been the last one on your team who was still in play and the pressure was on, the adrenaline flowing through and then you got hit? You were out and then you had that feeling like you let your team down? Well, I can safely say that Architect and BigBox VR… Read more.
Oh, Tiny Trax with your Epic racing in your tiny world. How I love thee! This amazing slot car arcade racing game comes from Futurlab and I will say this, seeing videos of Tiny Trax does not come close to the awesomeness that needs to be experienced on PlayStation VR. Even before the game begins, when that car races towards you and drifts just for the title alone, smiles will race across your face. While you are sitting, the courses surround and the cars… Read more.
Infinite Minigolf for the PlayStation VR is something that does not come along very often. When I first played the review copy, it said there were over 700 courses to play. See, with Infinite Minigolf from Zen Studios, you get that and more. In fact, you get infinite courses. How you might ask? That is the beauty of it as this is a cross-platform game. Meaning you can create courses and upload them to share. That means if someone on a… Read more.
Ever since watching shows like Voltron, Power Rangers, and even Transformers, I always wanted to be in a mech. There are some things that should be in VR - adventure, story, and characters that you care about and MECHS! And with Archangel from Skydance Interactive, you have all of these and more and I couldn't be happier. Archangel is a single-player on-rails shooter that is beautifully done on the PlayStation VR. When you first start you get to select from… Read more.
When I first wrote about The Bellows I quoted a saying by John Irving. "Of all the things that you choose in life, you don't get to choose what your nightmares are. You don't pick them, they pick you." And this is how good it can be when you mix VR with horror or in this case The Bellows from Castle Steps with PlayStation VR. In The Bellows, you play as a man in his house trying to evade the storm.… Read more.
“The ship is home. The ship is safe. The ship is your key to escape.” These great words have very true meaning when it comes to Cavernous Wastes by PouncingKitten Games. A game that slipped under the radar and had no real coverage or exposure, but totally works in VR. With a Descent playstyle with 6 degrees of freedom, it only takes a few minutes to get used to your ship as you zoom through the caves with ease and something so… Read more.
Remember in season one of The Walking Dead where Rick starts noticing the walkers and searching for answers? Well take that and put it in Arizona through the desert and you will have Arizona Sunshine from Vertigo Games B.V. and Jaywalkers for the PlayStation VR and that is a very, very good thing. When I first heard about Arizona Sunshine coming to PlayStation VR I got really excited and for good reason. We finally have a zombie-infested full game in fully immersive VR and… Read more.
Ancient Amuletor by Time of VR finally releases on PlayStation VR and that is a very good thing. Some have classified this as a wave shooter or a tower defense type of game and to me, it's an awesome combination mixed in with a Gauntlet type of play. You have four classes to select from, an Archer, Gunslinger, Mage and Puppet Master. With the two move controllers and you use the Archer, you are shooting arrows as you would a… Read more.
Oh, how puzzles and VR go hand in hand just like peanut butter and jelly. Symphony of the Machine from Stirfire Studios comes to the PlayStation VR in an immersive way. For that, I love the way the world is presented with it’s Mother Nature of puzzles. When I first started, I was in this world that had a familiar vibe with a peaceful tone even when going up very high on the elevator. This world needs your help to… Read more.
Dying: Reborn from the great people over at Oasis Games has come to the PlayStation VR and for one I am glad. In Dying: Reborn you play as a detective who is trying to piece together what is going on. A Clue type of sorts if you will. Mixed with a very immersive feel along with impressive visuals. When I played I did not go in thinking this would be another type of the same game as well as it shouldn't,… Read more.
When Virry VR: Feel the Wild was announced for PlayStation VR, I got kinda excited. Not only because they were the winner of The Webby People Choice Award 2017 in VR, but to be able to sit at home to go on an African Safari all with the help of PS VR was something that I knew would be special and yet at the same time to see where VR is headed and I wasn't disappointed. Published and developed by… Read more.
Once there was a game that some of you may remember called Paper Boy. Your goal was to deliver as many newspapers to your customers while avoiding dogs, bees, vehicles and whatever else was thrown at you. In Special Delivery from Meerkat Gaming, that same premise and frustration are brought to you in PlayStation VR and that really is not a bad thing! Once you start Special Delivery you are inside your room where you are given some options as you can start a… Read more.
I love games like Monopoly, checkers and even Uno. I have always loved the idea of chess and I know people love the game. I mean when they have different themed pieces of chess from Star Wars to Harry Potter, you know people can get serious about the game. So going into Chess Ultra for the PlayStation VR, I will say I have never played a game of chess in my life and didn’t know what to expect with taking my non-knowledge… Read more.
We salute you gunners on the ground and striking sky masters… Remember when Snoopy would fight against the Red Barron and that put a smile on our faces? I got the same feeling when playing Bandit Six: Combined Arms on the PlayStation VR. Bandit Six has a lot going for it as it includes two modes, Bandi Six and Bandit Six: Salvo. In Bandit Six: Combined Arms you play as a gunner where your missions are either to survive as long as you can or protect other aircraft. Each mission… Read more.
Welcome to The Roughnecks... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEAgjEENe4U&feature=youtu.be Ever since playing first-person shooters and seeing movies like Starship Troopers, I knew that one day we would get that feeling, that wow factor...and that day is upon us and this is just the beginning. Ever since Farpoint was announced at E3 2016, this has been one of the most anticipated games for PlayStation VR and now that it has finally been released, it does not disappoint. I don't want to spoil it for those… Read more.
Golfing in the Galaxy… There used to be a cartoon called the Jetsons. It was about a family in the future who lived and how we all imagined the future would be. One of the things that George loved to do in his spare time was to play golf. Ever since seeing how the golf courses were floating in the air and the way the Jetsons would travel through space, I knew that one day that Golf in outer space… Read more.
Welcome to Swamp Life: When certain games come out, I like to think about what if. What if Joe Dirt, Duke Nukem, and Kid Rock were combined and living in the swamps as an exterminator, what would that be like? I will tell you what it would be like, just like Dick Wilde. When you first look at Dick Wilde just by the screens you might think oh it’s just a wave shooter and there are dozens of those. Well, I can honestly… Read more.
You had a rough day. Your day could be so rough that your wife or girlfriend left you. You had a bad day at the office…what about if your pet just passed away…or what if you attempted to sign up for Amazon’s new service where a stranger enters your home to deliver a package and you come home and everything is gone except that package of limited edition Big Chew gum your ordered…that is a rough day…a rough day, in fact,… Read more.