No game this year surprised me as much as Control did. The first few trailers I saw painted a mysterious picture of what the game’s storyline entailed, but once I truly delved into the game itself, I was pleasantly drawn in. It hooks you in and keeps you guessing all the way to the end.
Developer: Cloudhead Games
Platforms: Oculus Rift and Quest, and Vive
Beat Saber became the quintessential rhythm VR game of this current generation very quickly. With easy to pick up gameplay, limiting graphical detail that allows you to play for long VR sessions without too much sickness, and a great musical soundtrack to keep you moving and almost dancing, it currently holds itself up top as one of the must-haves if you own a VR headset.
Developer: Night School Studio
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Night School Studio, featuring former developers from the defunct-but-now-resurrected Telltale Games, have brought us once again another story-driven side-scrolling adventure akin to a “walk and talk” simulator. I know that’s not necessarily a sub-genre yet, but for the purpose of this review, that’s what we’re going to call it!
Developer : Capcom
Platform : PS4, Xbox One, PC
This is a disclaimer; Resident Evil 2 is one of my most favorite games of all time. It obviously is my favorite Resident Evil game in the entire series, so my bias may be REAL strong in this review. However, as with other remasters and remakes, they have been known to polarize a dedicated fan-base that does not want ANYTHING in their beloved series to change. I’m open to change and improvement, and when I found out one of my favorite games of all time was being remade from the ground up, I jumped for joy, but sat in bated breath, hoping that it wouldn’t demolish what made the original so good in the first place.
Developer: Beat Games (Formerly Hyperbolic Magnetism)
Platform(s): PSVR (also available on PC)
As an owner of the PSVR since it’s release two and a half years ago now, there are a few games in my library that I like to introduce new players to; games that are fun, easy to pick up and not vomit-inducing (Astro Bots, Superhot VR, etc.). I can take most, if not all VR games for longer periods of time and not get dizzy or want to throw up, but I know that there are others that cannot. Safely, I can say that now Beat Saber has been added to the list of games that are a MUST play for any PSVR owner, and a great game for even beginner players to pick up and have a fun time with. This game DOES require quite a bit of movement and exercise, so make sure you’re sufficiently warmed up.
Stoy from the EXPCast crew does a quick review of Firewall : Zero Hour for the PSVR in a video over on our YouTube channel! Check it out below and let us know in the comments if you like this sort of thing, and any improvements we can make!
By Patrick Klein
Nintendo has always been good at taking some of their original ideas and make them feel fresh and new again. Captain Toad is no exception to this. Other than Super Mario Bros. 2 (Super Mario USA), Toad was always a side character that was commonly used as an NPC in the Mushroom Kingdom and a comic relief character. Now Nintendo has given him a chance to shine in his own IP, and shine he does. Continue reading “Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)”