Also available on Gear VR, Oculus, and Vive
EVE: Gunjack started off as an Oculus Rift game IIRC, but having yet to adopt PC VR, my first experience with it is via Playstation VR. Gunjack is definitely a budget VR game, but that shouldn't dissuade Playstation VR owners from giving it a go. It's definitely worth it.
Gunjack is a digital-only title that offers what in a lot of ways is a much simplified, arcade-style version of Valkyrie. You play as a guy manning a stationary gun defending a legally dubious mining operation from pirates. As a stationary gunner, you don't get to move, and you look around and aim my moving your head. It's a bitch if you're having neck pains (like I was towards the end last night), but generally speaking, it's EXTREMELY smooth and much more precise than I had expected. It's also extremely affordable; it's normal price is $10, but if you're a Playstation Plus subscriber, you can download it for $8.
As is par for the course for these early Playstation VR titles, it's not a graphical wonder (please note that some of the images here are a mix of Oculus Rift and Playstation VR), but it does look quite good - better than some VR games I've played on the platform - and the action is so often so fast paced, that you'll very quickly stop paying any attention to the headset's somewhat limited graphical prowess. One thing that is worth mentioning is how effectively the 3D audio is used. Make sure you've got some good headphone for this one; the ambient audio and sound effects add a very subtle but very immersive touch to the experience.
This is what I think we'll start to see frequently on VR platforms - short, fun arcade experiences. I think we're a few years off yet from full-length experiences' being commonplace, but Gunjack is a perfect example of how VR can revive the "arcade" style game with a modern twist. If you own a Vive, Oculus, or PS VR, I absolutely recommend picking up Gunjack. It only provide two or three hours of play for your first playthrough, but for the price and how much fun those few hours are, it's well worth the cost of admission.
My Rating - 4 Neps
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