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Unearthing Mars (PSVR)

Unearthing Mars (PSVR)

Unearthing Mars (PSVR)

The VR Shop - Silver Award
System: PSVR
Price at Time Of Review: £11.99
Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement)
Genre: Adventure
Size: 9.41 GB
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+

Description: As Co-Pilot of the retrieval team, the player will have the full experience of a space explorer on Mars. Unearthing Mars provides hours of unique gameplay experiences, ranging from navigating a landing craft through a sandstorm to driving a Mars rover. From puzzle-solving to first-person shooting, the game will allow players to resolve challenges from a variety of game genres.

Review: Unearthing Mars is an adventure game set on the mysterious Red Planet they call Mars. Playing as a Co-Pilot of the retrieval team you fly to Mars, but obviously, things do not go as simple as that. Most of the ship scenes and rover parts will see you switching buttons, selecting the right thing to say and even getting to pull a few levers. But once you get to Mars you can look forward to a driving simulation of the rover vehicle, some puzzles to solve and even some shooting action fighting against cryptic alien beings! Yep, you get to do a little bit of everything in this game and then some.

Gameplay-wise it is pretty simple to play for the first few missions, but once you start to do more complicated things the controls do take a while to get used to. So don’t expect to rush into each mission, you will need to take the time to find out what you are doing and how to control it. The good news is the elements of the puzzle don’t require too much thinking and you are pretty much guided through everything anyway.

While there isn’t a whole lot of gameplay in Unearthing Mars the story drives it onwards for quite a long time. Sadly I did finish the game with just a few hours making it not worth the asking price as is the norm with PSVR games. But yet, while it lasted I was enjoying it. Graphically it has good times and bad times, but when it looks good it does indeed look very good. So is it worth a download? Not really at its current price, but it’s good enough to make it well worth a purchase in a sale.
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