Review: Home Sweet Home (ps4/psvr).

  Last year, newcomers Yggdrazil Group Co., Ltd. released their first game ever – Home Sweet Home, a first-person horror title based on the mythology and folklore of the developer’s home country, Thailand.  Initially, the title was released on PC, but on October 16, 2018, it was ported to XBox One and PlayStation 4, with optional VR on ps4 – which is what I played it on. So here’s the setup.  The main character, Tim, wakes up in a strange bedroom one night and finds that he’s in a run-down office…

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Retrospective: Resident Evil 7 VR (psvr).

In the middle of 2018, you’ve likely seen one of the dozens of reviews of Capcom’s 2017 terrorfest Resident Evil 7, so you should have a pretty good idea of how it went.  One of the original survival horror series, Resident Evil has been plagued in recent entries by increasingly convoluted storylines and forced co-op whose AI was about as intelligent as a sponge cake.  Resident Evil 7 stripped things back down to the quiet, creepy isolation of the original title while offering a first-person perspective to shake things up and released…

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App Review: Chernobyl: VR Project for PSVR.

Chernobyl: VR Project for PSVR is not a video game.  Let me say it again:  Chernobyl: VR Project is not a video game.  Please don’t labor under the delusion that when you fire it up, you’ll be getting trophies, solving puzzles or killing enormous irradiated two-headed bears.  Nope.  Fortunately, Chernobyl offers an altogether different experience for your headset.  Here’s the deal. Chronicling perhaps one of the most ominous and intriguing man-made disasters in human history, Chernobyl: VR Project is an educational app that takes you on a tour around Pripyat, Ukraine, where a nuclear reactor meltdown at the…

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PlayStation VR – The Best of Year One.

A year ago today, Sony released PlayStation VR, a major gamble for a console publisher commonly known for giving up on its hardware peripherals – in fact if it weren’t for PSVR, my PlayStation Move controller would still be collecting dust with its nunchuck counterpart and my Wonderbook (remember that?).  Since then, over 100 games have been released for the virtual reality system and more are coming almost every week.  Today I wanted to look back from A to Z at just a handful of the best titles that have…

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Review: Sparc for PSVR.

Sony’s PlayStation VR has had some real hits (Resident Evil 7) and misses (Rise of the Tomb Raider) so I had no clue what to expect when I booted up CCP’s Sparc for the first time, despite their excellent EVE Online.  I have this habit of looking at a game’s options, settings and customization menus before anything else, and the moment I opened the character menu on Sparc, I knew the game wasn’t just a $30 tech demo.  Picking outfits and colors is intuitive and simple – grab a piece or color from a…

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