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It is kind of crazy that there is not a huge first-person shooter for the PSVR yet. I would have put money on there being some kind of Call of Duty or Battlefield game by now! Well, Space Junkies is a very, very solid effort and a step in the right direction when it comes to bringing the world of multiplayer first-person shooting action to the PlayStation VR.
Let me start by saying that I think Ubisoft have something very special here. The actual shooting mechanics of this game are very solid and while I wish it had smooth rotation instead of the snapping rotation. For the most part, if you have ever played a first-person shooter before, you will be able to jump in and get to grips with what Space Junkies is offering you. You have different characters you can play as and each one has something that makes them special. The weapons feel great and dual-wielding does make you feel like a total badass. Or you can have a weapon and a shield if you want to play a little more defensively.
The game has multiple ways for you to play. You can play one vs one, two vs two team deathmatch, duel, free for all and king mode. I have spent most of my time playing team deathmatch as it is just a balls to the wall kind of mode where you and your team need to kill the enemy the most. It is a very fun and addictive experience. I do feel that there could have been some kind of campaign and as there is only a handful of maps, you do end up feeling like you have seen all that Space Junkies has to offer rather quickly. The fact that this is a full-priced game may make people wish it had a little more.
As far as the controls go, apart from wishing that it had smooth rotation, Space Junkies is pretty awesome. The game only supports DualShock 4 so there is no Move Controller support, but I think that is a good thing. I am not sure the game would be as good if you were to use Move Controllers. If you have played a COD game or any other first-person shooter, you will be able to jump right in here. It is easy to pick up and play and the games, no matter what mode you are playing are a lot of fun.
The presentation of Space Junkies is kind of cool. It has a Tron meets Star Wars thing going on I think and that is pretty neat. The online servers are rather interesting, I have not had too much trouble finding a game of team deathmatch. I tend to be waiting next to no time, other game modes though tend to be a mixed bag when it comes to finding a game easily.
I really do think that Space Junkies is one of the best first-person shooters on the PSVR. I really hope that Ubisoft makes a sequel and build upon what they have done here. If you are a fan of first-person shooters, Space Junkies is without a doubt a game that you have to have for your PlayStation VR.
The controls are nice and tight
Different characters to play as
It has multiple game modes
Dual wielding is pretty damn awesome
It is very easy to get into
Could have done with a bit more content
You will need PlayStation Plus to play it online