We’re not a few days removed from the start of the PSVR 2 era, but on a personal level, my week has been completely and utterly consumed by wearing a fancy hat. The sole exception was Monday, where I went to preview one of those games you need a TV or computer screen for, but aside from that, I’ve spent big chunks of time streaming Horizon Call of the Mountain and Gran Turismo 7 in VR, as well as plugging away at Rez, Tetris, Cosmonious High, Tentacular, Star Wars, and plenty of other PSVR 2 launch games.
We’ve had a steady stream of write ups and videos because of this, and I hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve seen.
Tuffcub’s PSVR 2 arrived on day one, making him the second person on the team to be able to dive into all manner of VR games – Resident Evil Village scared his cat, he reviewed The Last Clockwinder, and gave Rez Infinite and Horizon Call of the Mountain a go as well. He also, yes, played Destiny 2 for a bit in the headset’s Cinema mode.
Gamoc also had the opportunity to try out some PSVR 2 games, going round to a friend’s to check out Pistol Whip, After the Fall and Horizon Call of the Mountain, but his main job this week was to review Atomic Heart.
Steve also played a few hours of Atomic Heart – “one of the most inconsistent and bizarre games I’ve played in a long while” – is knee deep in a very different sci-fi adventure for review, and tried to put up with the bad jumping in The Terminator on Mega Drive.
There was no PSVR 2 in Miguel’s life, but he did think about buying a long USB-C cable and a Quest so he can get his PC to do some virtual reality. In the meantime, he was tied to a flat screen, where he started Like a Dragon: Ishin and finished Hi-Fi Rush, which is now his new favourite game. He also started The Forgotten City, played a weird little shmup called Black Bird, played some Theathrythm Final Bar Line – “how is Final Fantasy not actually in the title of that game?” – and played more Fire Emblem Engage.
It’s been a lot of the usual for Nick P – Dead by Daylight, Fortnite, Overwatch 2, Call of Duty and Marvel Snap – but he’s also pulled together a review for Blood Bowl 3 which will be going live soon.
Nic B’s been down the rabbit hole of Marvel Snap, with the weather keeping him indoors. Alongside that was a “truly meh” deck-builder called Nadir, and the tail end of a play through of Hogwarts Legacy.
It was Sniper Elite 4 from PS Plus for Ade, who’s playing the series for the first time and thoroughly enjoying himself, while Jason’s played one thing he can’t tell us about, as well as a lot of Rocket League, Genshin Impact, and the DMZ Call of Duty mode. He’s also been spending a lot of time with the Honkai Star Rail beta.
And having come back from holiday in Mexico, Aran is missing the 30C heat and clear blue skies. So, with drizzle outside, he unleashed some Spartan rage in God of War Ragnarok.
Now then, what have you been playing?