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Wayward Sky for the PlayStation VR is one of those games that I so, so want to like. I originally played this thanks to the PSVR demo disc, but I just recently got the chance to try out the full game. Many people love this game and I have seen it pop up on a few “best PSVR games” lists over the last year or so.
The story of the game is that you play as Bess. She is a young woman who is on the hunt for her dad who has been kidnapped. I really liked the idea of Bess as a character and helping her find her dad is something that I and I am sure most other gamers can get on board with. The problem is the game is not as story-driven as I would have liked. Do not get me wrong, it gives you enough of a reason to be doing what you are doing, but I just wanted a tad more.
Most likely the first thing that captures your attention with Wayward Sky is the visuals. This is a very interesting game in terms of its presentation. It has a look that really makes it stand out from the crowd. It is very hard to explain, but the game is made with these bright colors, but then they are kind of washed out. It is a very interesting look and one that certainly makes spending time in this world more appealing.
The gameplay is best described as a point and click adventure. You can play with the DualShock 4 or the Move Controllers. I found playing with the Move Controllers was a bit more immersive. You view the action from pretty far away and you point and click when you want Bess to move somewhere and interact with something. It is very easy to get to grips with and the majority of the game has you moving levers and pressing buttons in order to make it to the end of each section. I never found myself stuck or troubled by a puzzle or task in front of me. However, at the same time I also never found myself, board, because it was too easy.
It took me around three hours to get through the game. As I write this Wayward Sky is currently going for 20 bucks and I do not think that is a horrible price. However, there is not a ton of replay value here. I can though see myself playing through this again at some point down the road. It is a rather relaxing game so I can see it being a good game to fire up when you are in the mood to kick back and relax.
Overall, I can see why Wayward Sky is so popular with PlayStation VR games. While it may not make my own personal list of top 10 PSVR games, it is a very interesting experience and one that is a nice way to relax and serve as a pallet cleanser if you have played something ultra-violent. The demo is a great way to test if this is a game for you. If you love the demo, I would say that you will love the game even more. On the flip side of this, if the demo does not float your boat, the full game will not either.
I liked Bess as a character
I loved the visual style of the game
It is very easy to get into
You can play with Move or DS4
It is a very relaxing kind of game to play
It is very easy
Not a ton here in terms of gameplay to be honest