It’s been two months since I picked up the PSVR and a handful of launch titles. Unfortunately it was already collecting dust and not getting any use. A few of the titles were making me sick when I played them, and that deterred me from going back to those games. Other titles such as Batman and Job Simulator had the novelty wear off. I looked at them as more of an “experience” than a “game”. Once I experienced it, that was it, no need to go through it again so soon after. Ultimately I’ve come to the conclusion that VR, or at least the PSVR isn’t for me at the moment. From what I’ve played, I’ve come to the conclusion that the games will either make me sick, or the novelty will rub off quickly. I have no problem sticking with non-VR games.
Over the past 2 months there are plenty of games that have come out on the PS4 that I have picked up, and more I plan to pick up:
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty Infinite Warfare / Modern Warfare Remaster
- Dragon Quest Builders
- Earth’s Dawn
- Final Fantasy XV
- Mafia III
- Rise of Tomb Raider
- The Last Guardian
- Titan Fall 2
- World of Final Fantasy
I’m already trying to juggle all of those games on my PS4, which is causing me to struggle to find time for the PSVR. In my opinion, every one of those PS4 games takes priority over the PSVR games. I understand that it’s not quite fair to compare 3rd Year PS4 Games to a Launch Line-Up of a peripheral, but the PSVR requires a PS4 and is in direct competition for my PS4 time and budget. Even if the above games were available in PSVR, I would still choose to play without the headset. I feel like the best experience for most games and genres is still going to be without the VR and without the time limitations of using the device.
DriveClub VR with the steering wheel and pedals is incredibly immersive, it’s amazing how realistic it feels. In small doses I would actually prefer DriveClub VR, with steering wheels and pedals over regular DriveClub with a Dualshock4. But if I wanted to sit down and play for more than 30minutes, I would prefer the regular edition. If you bring the costs into the equation, I don’t see that upgrade being worth the $400 for the PSVR (camera and Move not included) plus the costs of the Wheel and Pedals. Shooting games with Move Controllers are like an advanced version of Light Gun games, while those that use the Dualshock 4 feel very disorienting, especially when replacing the headset for the aiming of the right joystick.
This is the first season of Retro Football on TheGamerPad and GSFN. The first few weeks started off as a 2 game special. The first game would be a retro game, while the second game would be played in Madden 17 on PS4 with special goals and custom rules. The added Madden 17 games seemed unnecessary and probably better suited for another series.
The match-ups are based on actual match-ups in the NFL 2016 Season during that week. The goal is to play with every team at least once in the season, but sometimes that might not be possible and sometimes there might be duplicates.
I haven’t played these retro games in years, if at all, so I usually fight a learning curve in the first half that I try to overcome in the second half. Sometimes I get blown out, sometimes I make an interesting comeback.