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Age Rating: 12+
Review System: PlayStation VR
Price at Time Of Review: £9 ($11)
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up
Size: 1.2 GB
Controller System: Move Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi Player: No
Pixel Gear (PSVR)
Intro: Pixel Gear is a colorful 3D pixel shoot-em-up with a variety of humorous cartoon monsters and ghosts as enemies. Each level is filled with interactive objects that exhibit entertaining reactions when hit and upgradeable weapons grant the ability to slow down or even stop time.
Review: From the off, Pixel Gear instantly reminded my of a shoot-em-up set within a Minecraft world. Set over 3 stages, this single player game is a wave-based shooter that sees you taking up a strategic vantage point and killing all who come your way. There are skeletons, flying bats, monsters and even the off boss fight to contend with. But some come bearing arms, cannons and the odd bit of armour that you will have to break in order to shoot them.
Control wise this game couldn’t be any simpler if they tried. You aim, shoot, reload and shoot again and that is all there is. Obviously, it is not quite that simple when it comes to completing each level, some enemies will fire back and some waves need to be tackled strategically in order to defeat them.You might not get to the point when you are scratching your head, but it will make you think about how to deal with each level and each enemy individually.
Verdict: Sadly gameplay length and value for money are the biggest issues with Pixel Gear. Only featuring three stages the fun doesn’t last long, but you might well be happy that it doesn’t because it gets repetitive quite fast. But it feels good to play, the shooting feels natural, the aiming is pretty spot on and the big boss fights are also worthy of a nod of approval. If this was just half it’s original price I would tell you to snap it up, but at it is, the price simply doesn’t justify the amount of content you get. Grab this in a sale however and you will be loving every second of it. (Which is handy because it doesn’t last much longer than that anyway.)