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PlayStation VR Worlds serves as a fantastic introduction to the world of PlayStation VR. For many people, this is probably one of the first VR experiences they will have with their PSVR. While it would be so easy to pass this off as just a demo disc. I feel that this offers far more fun than many people give it credit for.
PlayStation VR Worlds is split up into five different VR experiences. What is quite clever about this game is that each experience is different so it is kind of “training” you for the world of virtual reality which I think is pretty cool. Let me start by saying that I do not actually think there is a bad experience in the whole bunch so I would have to say that as far as PSVR games go, this one here is one of the best value for money games you can get.
Let’s start with London Heist. This is the big one of the set and it is pretty cool. The game sees you as a thug as part of a gang in London. You need to steal a jewel, but of course, something goes wrong! This is very well done, has exciting gunplay and it is probably the most “game-like” of all the experiences that the game has. It also kind of set the tone for what would come in Blood & Truth.
Next up I want to talk about, Ocean Descent. This is not really a game, more of a VR experience. You are a deep-sea diver and as you make your descent, a shark becomes very interested in what you are doing! Sure, this is super predictable, but seeing the shark coming at you and being able to look all around you is very cool stuff. This is one thing I have gotten many of my friends and family to try out and they have all loved it.
Scavenger’s Odyssey is a sci-fi shooter/exploration kind of game. It is pretty fun and shows the potential for what a game like this could be like on the PlayStation VR. I actually think this is probably the most “unsung hero” of all the experiences that are on PlayStation VR Worlds. You need to explore; use a really cool pulse cannon and the aliens you encounter are pretty neat too.
Next up we have VR Luge which sees you going super fast down a street on a street luge. You need to steer using your head and this one did make me feel a tad motion sick the first couple of times I played it. There is a real sense of speed here and I can tell you there are many occasions when you want to close your eyes as it does have a very realistic kind of feeling to it.
Danger Ball is probably my least favorite of all the experiences that the game offer. It is a “futuristic” sport where you bounce a ball back and forth using your head. It is basically a new version of Pong. It is not bad or anything like that and it works fine enough, but the game is rather boring and easily the one that I messed around with the least.
In all, I think that PlayStation VR World is a great package and one that every PSVR owners should have in their collection. Out of the five VR experiences, this offers I would legit say that four of them are really fun. For me, the best two are London Heist and Ocean Descent, both of these showcase how fun and immersive VR can be.
It has five very different VR experiences
The gunplay in London Heist is a lot of fun
Seeing the shark for the first time is really cool
It serves as a great introduction to the world of VR
Fantastic value for money
Danger Ball is the weak link of the set
Luge VR may give you a bit of motion sickness