Skyrim VR surely has to be the last release for this fantastic fantasy RPG game? I currently own this game four different times, including this version for the PlayStation VR! The big question though is does Skyrim VR for the PSVR offer enough to make it a worthwhile purchase for Sony’s VR headset?
Let me start by saying that if you have played Skyrim on the Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC or anything else… you know what to expect from the story here. This is the exact same story that you have played through before. As a result of this, I must admit sitting in that cart at the very start of the game felt like it took an age. That is of course until I started looking around and I saw how while the same this VR version of Skyrim was going to be a different kind of experience.
You can play this with the DualShock 4 controller, but I played it with the PlayStation Move controllers. In all honesty with you guys, if you have any other version of Skyrim already. Unless you have the Move controllers, you are really not getting the most out of this PSVR version of the game. The Move controllers work wonderfully well (so does the DS4 to be fair) and they make for a more immersive experience.
One of the things that I really liked about this game was that during the tutorial section of the game. You get to see just how much you can tinker with the settings. You can pretty much set the settings to how you like your VR to be. So, no matter if VR usually makes you motion sick, Skyrim VR for the PSVR will have a setting that you can tweak to help you combat this.
For me personally, in my VR experiences, I like to be able to move around as normal. Yes, it can make me a tad motion sick, but I feel it offers the most immersive experience. Moving around in Skyrim is nice and smooth and I noticed no blurring or anything like that. I would say that it looks just as good as the enhanced version of Skyrim that Bethesda released on PS4 a few years back.
The combat is what really makes the game a ton of fun! Playing with the PS Move controllers is awesome. Actually, raising your shield to block with one of them and then swinging your other hand to strike makes you feel like some kind of warrior like Conan! It controls very well and even using magic feels great! I really cannot praise them enough for how well this game controls. I actually went around looking for tons of fights, not just to get loot, but because they were so much fun.
This is a good thing as the story is the same as it has always been. So, in this regard, I did not exactly pay a lot of attention to what was going on as I had heard it all before. That is not to say the story in Skyrim VR is bad and I am sure if this is your first time playing it. You will love the fantasy epic that it is.
Skyrim VR for the PlayStation 4 is a fun time. While in theory, it is the same Skyrim you have probably already played. The move to VR works very well and it is one of the most immersive VR experiences I have had with my PSVR. This game tends to go for a very cheap price so it is worth picking up. Just one warning though, make sure you actually get the version that says Skyrim VR! This is not an add on for the standard Skyrim for PS4 it is its very own game.
Great use of the PlayStation Move controllers
You feel like you are in this world
It offers tons of content
Plenty of quests to do and loot to score
Skyrim really is a classic
The story is the same!
Not as immersive with the Dual Shock 4