Nioh Review: A Samurai Odyssey

Real Talk By: Zombie Zac

Nioh is not an accessible game and like Bloodborne, and Dark Souls before it, success requires many, many deaths. There are tutorials, and the game throws you hints, but none of that matters when it comes to the skill that’s required to battle through it’s many missions. Continue reading “Nioh Review: A Samurai Odyssey”

For Honor Review: Clash of The Factions

Real Talk By: KJ

For Honor has been one of my most anticipated games since the reveal in 2015.  It combines three things I love into one:  Samurai, Vikings, and Knights.  Part Deadliest Warrior/Bushido Blade, fighters converge on the battlefield.  Mix and match between 12 combatants with 4 assigned to each faction.  Some rely on speed, using quick combos, dodging attacks smoothly if properly timed.  More powerful characters lack in that department, but connecting with hits can be crucial.  I didn’t expect the fighting to be this deep. Continue reading “For Honor Review: Clash of The Factions”

Tabletop Review: DOOM: The Board Game

Real Talk By: Haggy

DOOM: The Board Game, is another entry by Fantasy Flight, and it takes place in the DOOM series by Bethesda and Id Software with one player controlling a hoard of Demons while up to 4 other plays play marines trying to accomplish an objective on the modular game board.  The game is a hoot to play, if a bit complex and pricey, but as far as Fantasy Flight is concerned, that is the norm. Continue reading “Tabletop Review: DOOM: The Board Game”

The Playstation VR Verdict

Real Talk By: Mike Reeves

I’ve had some time behind the helm of my Playstation VR, here’s my review.

Tracking: I heard horror stories about the VR tracking system when it was first tested.  But after some more recent reviews, I saw that the tracking was no longer an issue.  Still, I was skeptical.  There was no need, the tracking is spot-on! Low light, back light, over exposed? Doesn’t matter.  This thing has followed me all over the play area without as much as a single jump or dramatic shift in perspective.  Over time, the position will stray slightly, but, that is fixed by simply re-centering yourself in the play area and holding the calibrate button.  In 2 seconds you’re back.

No Screen-Door Effect! This is probably the number-one reason I really like this VR system over the others available.  It’s a single 1080p horizontal screen, unlike Vive and other’s 2 1220 vertical screens.  Feel like you’re getting the shaft with 1080 instead of 1220? Think again:

Rift and Vive: 2 displays x 2 subpixels x 1080 x 1200 = 5,184,000 subpixels

PSVR: 1 display x 3 subpixels x 1920 x 1080 = 6,220,800 subpixels

As more games slowly migrate from Steam to the PSVR store, I can see people putting down the Vive and buying the PSVR for resolution alone.

You. Are. Batman!

Playability: Though, there are not many games that have been specially developed for the PSVR yet, the current selection is pretty good, considering they only released on the 13th. PSVR Worlds is a lot of fun and a great way to see the capabilities the system has.  Batman Arkham VR is amazing.  Seriously. There are no words. For $20 it’s a steal.  I can’t even describe how cool it is.  I mean, you’re Batman for God’s sake! Also, there’s a couple shooter/horror games out there as well.

The big question: Would I pay $800 for the launch bundle if I hadn’t of won it? Not yet.

Why, you ask? Game selection.  When I buy a system, I want games.  Not the promise of games.  I mean, if they said “Here’s the PSVR! Check out what we’ve got so far, but remember next year we release Red Dead Redemption VR. “That’s great, but I’d probably wait until next year to pick it up, by then I’d have coupons or there would be a price drop, and the game selection would be much larger.

The Verdict: Play it if you’ve got it.  Play a friend’s if they’ll let you drop by. (We’ve had many over just the watch them play the “Shark Encounter” on PSVR Worlds.) Wait for more Steam Store migration or PSVR exclusives before dropping the big money on the system.  Otherwise, you’re paying big bucks for a gimmick and a few hours of entertainment before asking “okay, what next?”

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