Age Rating: 12+
Review System: PlayStation VR
Price at Time Of Review: £15 ($19)
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 666 MB
Controller System: Move Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing, Sitting
Multi Player: No
VR Invaders (Complete Edition) (PSVR)
Intro: Blow your enemies to pieces in a fast-paced gunslinger action, slow down time, dodge shots, block bullets with your shield. Gather power-ups to arm yourself with dual blasters or transform your weapons into more powerful modes. Fight in different environments, from claustrophobic and dark, to enormously big and bright. Leave a trail of destruction as you progress through the game, turn each of the highly detailed levels into a virtual scrapyard.
Review: If you think VR Invaders has a retro-sounding name you would be thinking in the right ballpark. It’s a fast-paced shooter that sees you playing as a ‘diver’ someone who dives into people’s VR creations when they go missing inside of them or get up to mischief. Sadly for you, some famous woman has gone missing inside her VR art project and you need to bring her back to reality. But this is no normal art project, it’s a system hack and danger is just about everywhere.
Once you start the first chapter you will realise you have a gun, a shield and just about everything that moves will try and kill you. Believe me when I tell you, the action gets fast and hard almost from the word go. The good news is you have a slow-mo mode when the action gets a little crazy and lots of powerups to help you along the way. But it’s a pretty easy game to understand. Point, shoot, avoid!
Verdict: There is just something 16-bit retro about this game despite looking pretty decent and it has that easy to play, hard to master style of gameplay that I am personally a fan of. It feels very responsive, fast paced gameplay and an absolute blast. Sure it does get repetitive very quickly, but you will still want to keep going just to hear the next part of the story.
So it’s it worth the money? I would say no. Wait for this to go down to half price and it will be a real bargain. But at the moment it doesn’t offer very good value for money (that is not a reflection on the game, it’s about getting your monies worth). As a gameplay tip, play on medium first, not easy. The game will last longer and you will appreciate the challenge.