PlayStation VR Game Reviews – Beat Saber

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Beat Saber on PlayStation VR is a game that I have spent a lot of time with. Actually, I have spent a ton of time with the Oculus Quest and Oculus Go versions of Beat Saber too and I always have a great time. This PSVR version we are looking at today is a truly great game and one that is a really essential purchase if you have a PSVR setup.

One thing that I have to make clear right away is that Beat Saber on the PS4 requires not just the PSVR headset, you MUST have the PlayStation Move controllers as well. This is a game that does not support the DualShock 4 in any way. Before you start complaining. I must admit that I do not actually think that Beat Saber would work or at least be as much fun as it is if you did play with a standard controller.

So, what is the point in Beat Saber? Well, the idea is that you have two sabers in your hand. Each one is a different color and the idea is that you need to slash these boxes that are hurtling towards you in time to the song. While in theory, this sounds like something that is very easy. It is actually quite challenging as the boxes will have arrows on them and this dictates the way you need to slash them. This along with walls, boxes moving on you and so on makes for a frantic and challenging experience.

Beat Saber is one of the most addictive games on the PSVR. It comes with a ton of great songs for you to play with, but there are some DLC packs you can purchase. I have not purchased any of the PSVR DLC packs and still feel that there are more than enough songs for you to play with. There is a fun “campaign” and you can make songs harder, use just one saber and so on as well.

One thing that I really love about Beat Saber is the presentation. Not only is the soundtrack awesome and gets you pumped up. I love the light show that you get with each song you do as it makes you feel like you are a conductor at some epic concert. It looks amazing and so far, I would not really say that there is any difference in the visuals of any of the versions of Beat Saber I have played. What is kind of different though is the controls.

Beat Saber for the PlayStation VR is a great game and when it works it works flawlessly. However, I have had control issues with this version of Beat Saber that I have not with the others. Some times it is like one of the controllers will freak out and go all crazy, turning the Move Controller off and back on does usually fix this. Still, it is annoying when it happens, especially when you want to just have a quick session.

I think that Beat Saber for PSVR is a fantastic game. The controller issues happen less frequently than my complaining may have suggested to be fair. I really do think that this is a game that all PSVR owners need to check out as it really is an awesome time!

Pros:

The game has an amazing soundtrack

Plenty of songs are included with the base package

The visuals are awesome

It is one of the most addictive PSVR games

You can alter the challenge to suit your skill level

Cons:

The PS Move Controllers can freak out on you

I wish they would add more “free” songs

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