Age Rating: 12+
Review System: PlayStation VR
Price at Time Of Review: £16 ($20)
Comfort Rating: Red
Size: 1.2 GB
Controller System: Move Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: No
Mortal Blitz (PSVR)
Intro: In this game, the player becomes ‘Yuhei’ ex- F.O.R.C.E. (governmental elite soldiers), and toils and fights in the mission to thwart the evil plans of the Dominion’s Teratoma Destruction Plan.
Review: Have you been wondering why Sony hasn’t released arcade shooters like Time Crisis for the PSVR? Mortal Blitz might be the answer you are looking for. Styled to be very much like Time Crisis this first-person sci-fi shooter that sees you in the role of Yuhei who is a member of a rebel group called “ex-F.O.R.C.E.” that is trying to bring down the evil government. But of course, the government isn’t going to make it easy for them and has its own army waiting to stop them. Hence the action, shooting of the game.
Gameplay wise it is your classic shooter. You get a gun in each hand and have to duck behind cover to avoid attacks. While this sounds fun you will soon be sweating like pig in a butcher’s shop. There really is little else to do here than shoot for your life. You don’t get free movement here you kill (or miss) all the enemies in the current area then teleport to the next one where you’ll shoot (or again miss) more enemies. But you do at least get an electric whip that allows you to pull objects in the environment towards you and can either hang onto them to use as a shield or throw them at enemies. There are a few other weapons in the game, but nothing worth mentioning.
Verdict: Mortal Blitz is a great game it really is and one of the better PSVR experiences you can download. But it’s a VR shooter and we have all come to expect so much more from this genre that it looks and feels crap in comparison to similar games. If you’re getting desperate for a new VR shooter and just happen to have £20 in your PlayStation wallet, maybe give it a go. But only if you have already played the others like Farpoint, Dick Wilde and VR Invaders.