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BATTLESCAR: Punk Was Invented By Girls (Steam VR)

BATTLESCAR: Punk Was Invented By Girls (Steam VR)

BATTLESCAR: Punk Was Invented By Girls (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Gold Award

System: Oculus Rift Only
Price at Time Of Review: £4.79
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: 360 Video and Animation
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Room-Scale
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+

Description: It’s 1978, New York City. You’re running through a gritty subway station in NYC when WHOOSH! – a graffiti-splattered subway train nearly takes you out. Let punk music fill your ears as your adrenaline peaks! Welcome to Battlescar – a three-part animated VR film series of 30 minutes, where you dive into the grungy punk world of two teenage runaways: Lupe, voiced by Rosario Dawson, a Puerto-Rican American 16-year-old, and Debbie, a badass with a mysterious past. Lupe needs a home, Debbie wants someone who “gets her,” and together they will form a punk band and take on the city.

Review: ‘BATTLESCAR: Punk Was Invented By Girls’ is a non-interactive VR story in which you will be following the (often naughty) adventures of two young women. Without dropping any spoilers here it is all about the New York punk scene in the late 1970s. The characters are wonderful, the animation is on point and it lasts for over 30 minutes. Personally, I loved it and devoured it all, but I do like this sort of short animated story experience, so do keep that in mind. If you just want something to take you away from everything this app will do the trick. I have to say I didn’t find this version as sharp as the Oculus Quest one, but that could be down to a huger refresh on the Quest.

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