Age Rating: 12+
Review System: Oculus Rift CV1
Price at Time Of Review: £22.49 ($27.50)
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up
Size: 13.06 GB
Controller System: Touch Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi Player: Yes (For Up To 4 Players)
Arizona Sunshine (PSVR)
Intro: When you hear a flash of a human voice on the radio, your hopes and beliefs are confirmed – there are still survivors out in the blistering heat of the post apocalyptic Grand Canyon state! Arizona Sunshine poses a battle for survival in a VR zombie apocalypse in which players need to navigate both the hordes of zombies coming for their brains and the scorching heat in their desperate search for human contact. Features: – Handle, fire, and reload over 25 different weapons with real-life movements. – Freely explore a series of huge southwestern American environments including blistering-hot deserts, canyons and mines. – Full-size single player campaign: Jump in for a short session or stay for the complete ride, we’ve got you covered. – Co-op multiplayer: Join a friend in co-op campaign mode or play multiplayer Horde mode for up to four players. – Experience skull-splitting head shots, severed limbs, wind and water effects, and destructible environments (Intel i7 processor equivalent)
Review: The wait for Arizona Sunshine to come out seems to have lasted forever. But finally here we are, but was it worth the wait? Well, the bad news is the storyline is pretty much nonexistent. There are zombies, it’s the end of the world and you are just trying to survive. Sadly graphics are nothing much to talk about either, sure they are adequate, but nothing special by any stretch of the imagination. But yet, once you start playing this game you won’t care about any of those things.
This game reminds me of SEGA’s House of the Dead series, it is all about fast paced shooting and the satisfaction of surviving. Set over ten levels, not all of them are in daylight, in fact, some of them are very dark and very scary indeed, but the jumpscares are nothing too frightening because they are thrown in with the action. The good news is you do get a tutorial level to get used to everything where you will be aiming for beer bottles that are not after your flesh. Add to that you also get a laser pointer to guide you meaning it really is a matter of “point, shoot and reload” from the start of the game to the finish, but at least you get a nice range of weapons along the way.
Verdict: While the storyline, low-quality graphics and repetitive gameplay are all down point, it is the simplistic gameplay and joy of playing this game that makes it so good. You will soon find yourself sweating like a pig in a butcher’s shop trying to take down the zombies that often surround you. It feels so crazily immersive, that at one point I was swearing like a trooper, getting angrier and angrier as I start to fear for my life! If this is the start of VR games development, my mind boggles at what games will be like in just a few years time.