I'm not sure whether or not this will overtake RE7, but excluding 7 I'm thinking this is shaping up to be the best horror game in a long while. I already knew the graphics looked great, but after playing the demo I'm struck by how much better the controls feel than RE4 and 5. Leon moves fluidly, and even just the pistol firing just feels so right. My hype game of the year for sure this year.
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RE: Resident Evil 2 Remake (PS4/XB1/PC)
RE: Farpoint (PSVR)
I will be getting this. I have high hopes, as it seems to be a VR darling of Sony, but I'm also keeping that hype in check. Hopefully it delivers. As important as big-scale VR games like this are to keep PSVR momentum going, I really think simply adding a VR mode to existing or in-development titles would also go a long way (like RE 7 which I see as the best VR game, hands down).
RE: PSVR Hype???
@sblomkamp Gotcha thanks. It happened to me with Drive Club and the one game in PSVR Worlds where you run around in a mech and jump and shoot stuff. Seems like it's more likely to occur when you're actually moving your character with the controller as opposed to standing there and using the move controllers.
I felt like maybe the one thing that felt "off" with Drive Club was that the sense of speed was actually very slow. My Ferrari was going like 100 mph and I was sliding the tail out but looking out at the trees and stuff felt like I was puttering around in a go kart going 30 mph. So maybe the environment wasn't doing what I was expecting it to do.
RE: PSVR Hype???
@matt I also got nauseous from the Drive Club demo. I don't really know what it was about the game, I never directly felt like I was getting dizzy going through turns or anything, I just noticed that I started feeling a little queasy after a few minutes. I wonder if it's something people can get used to over time.
Got to give a shout out to Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. That game is my favorite so far. It's got some of the wow factor that Batman has, while also showing how fun a VR "video game" can be. By that, I mean you're actively looking around, aiming, and shooting. Not to mention, it's frightening to see stuff coming at you trying to kill you in VR. VR could bring a nice revival of on-rails shooting games.
Diagnosis: PSVR Turns You into an Insane Person
I want to tell you about an experience I had last night. I went into this experience all in good fun, and now that I'm on the other end of it I want you to know that for a few hours I was literally an insane person. The type of person that people in lab coats put into isolation.
The situation: Just me, an adult man, alone in his apartment with his cat
The game: Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
Right off the bat, this game warps your reality. You're sitting in a little rollercoaster car and you have virtual arms holding guns. Immediately these feel like they are your arms, thanks to the motion tracking of the Move controllers which do follow your actual flesh arms quite well. The subject was reported sitting in a chair in the middle of the room by himself flailing his arms around saying "these are my arms!"
After a leisurely section of testing your aim through a carnival section, the rollercoaster car approaches a door which creaks open and then all of a sudden the atmosphere gets quite a bit creepier. I don't want to just tell you exactly what happens in the game, but I think that the subject's reaction to the following section really exemplifies that of a mentally disturbed person.
In the following moments, the subject was reported as sitting alone in his apartment in a chair in the middle of the room curling himself into a defensive fetal egg position loudly yelling "Clowns! No! No! Not Clowns! Get the F&^% away from me you F*&^ Clowns!" This outburst also included the subject flailing his arms around attempting to shoot imaginary things around his empty apartment. The subject was further reported waving his arms around saying "No no no no. Just no. No no no no no no no. Not clowns. No no no no."
Diagnosis: this is the behavior of people who are wearing straight jackets in padded cells.
You guys. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a game for insane people. If you are a regular, sane human being with spouses, jobs, children, etc. and you value your sanity, do not play this game. So if you're thinking about picking up a PSVR headset and you have a copy of Until Dawn: Rush of Blood in your hands and you're about to purchase these items, I would highly suggest you think hard about it. Once again, if you value your human sanity, I implore you to put the game down. Playing this game literally turns you into a mentally insane person.
Your good pal Dave
RE: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC/PS4/XB1)
Update: I'm such a happy gamer right now. I don't know how far I am into it, maybe half way. Granted, the original Deus Ex is one of my favorite games ever so maybe I'm a little biased, but this might be one of the best games I have ever played. I haven't seen side quests like this in a game since Witcher 3. I'm also loving these new augs like the remote hacking and the taser-arm. Also, can you think of any game that has more 'context' than this game? There is context everywhere that builds the story, in newspapers, on computers, overheard from people talking, on posters, etc. If you are familiar with Human Revolution and the original Deus Ex, there are tons of plot and story links as well. I even like Jensen as a character this time around (wasn't a big fan of him in HR). I can't even handle this right now, I'm in a state of gaming nirvana.
RE: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PC/PS4/XB1)
@Haru17 Cannot contain my excitement for this game. Started it last night and played the first mission, then spent about 2 hours exploring like one block of Prague. So happy to see that they've maintained the same Deus Ex 'formula' that has made these games great since the first one.
Deus Ex is basically the sweet spot for me for everything that I look for in a video game. Probably my favorite franchise. Huber has been talking about how it's an "immersive sim" which is a rare blend of genres. That's so true. The open world, role playing, decision making, stealth, detective, shooter, etc. mechanics are all satisying and blend together beautifully. And the way the missions play out is so fun, it's a thinking man's action game, even a puzzle at times in the way some situations are set up.
Can't wait to keep playing. Will prepare for my next play session today by dimming the lights with some caffeine, a 6 pack, Capn Crunch, and a scented candle. RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE!