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PlayStation VR Impressions?

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[OP]
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PlayStation VR Impressions?

hey all. I'm not sure if anything's been posted yet recently but i've been reading other forums for impressions regarding playstation vr and wanted to take the pulse of the rfd community and their thoughts on it. it finally reached the sweet spot of $250 (imo) for the astro bot/moss bundle during black friday without the move controllers, and i believe was $320 for the creed/superhot vr bundle with the controllers. i'm assuming a ton of you finally dove in for this price seeing as as i had a tough time trying to track one down online and in-store during the sale.

i wasn't convinced myself of vr, but it mostly had to do with wanting to clear some of my backlog first before considering getting one. A couple of my coworkers did get a bundle for black friday and haven't stopped talking about it since, which led me to do some research this weekend and found about 8-10 games that i'd be very interested in if i bought one:

- astro bot
- moss
- creed
- superhot vr
- beat saber
- space pirate trainer
- thumper
- wipeout omega collection vr
- dirt rally vr
- until dawn: rush of blood
- tetris effect

i was considering resident evil 7 as well but already played through it, and skyrim, but can't really imagine myself playing a 100hr rpg wearing that headset for long periods. any thoughts on the games listed above or other recommendations, and how is the psvr lineup looking for 2019? i'm thinking a purchase of psvr on sale is justified if i enjoyed myself just with those 10 games or so but it would give me peace of mind as well knowing it will be supported next year and after too.

and finally, are the chances good that one or both of the psvr bundles will be on sale again for boxing day?

thanks for any feedback!
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Deal Addict
Feb 16, 2012
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I'm like you and haven't bit the bullet yet... I'm going to try and hold off for ps5 and ps vr 2.. but they likely won't come till 2020... Lol..

I think ps vr is a reasonable entry point for vr.. but I think the tech has a big area for improvement..
There's so much other stuff to play etc . It's just not for me.. yet..

Anyway.. I'm also curious what others say so I'll be watching this thread too..
Newbie
May 31, 2018
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Same here, wondering the same thing. I would like to get a VR going but not sure if I should go with a PSVR or something for my PC instead. Are they cross compatible? Will be reading this thread and I hope more people/users chime in with thoughts and guidance. I can myself spending 250-300 for something.
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I was also thinking about this but after the recent Tokyo Game Show where it was "virtually" not present, it does not bode well for its future. In such case, I cannot see shelling out anything. Maybe grab one when its discounted but I doubt I would even do that.
Deal Fanatic
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I've spent probably an hour with both PSVR and Oculus.


I played Farpoint and Job Simulator on PSVR and a myriad of minigames on Oculus as well as some terrible zombie shooting gallery game where you would point and click to move further level. This was supposedly the most "core" playstation game. In both instances I was initially very impressed but after about 45 minutes I became quite bored with what I was playing. Oculus was definitely the better experience as the camera was higher definition and the controllers felt more responsive but honestly both seemed okay.

The thing that really killed it for me was I got fairly bad motion sickness and felt queasy for the remainder of the day.
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PSVR is really weird because its on the lower end of the hardware VR offerings but it somehow has 90% of the good content. A bunch of really good stuff landed this year too, Sony has really pushed development in that space in a way that they never did with the Vita. Astro Bot is one of the coolest gaming experiences I've had in awhile. I think there is enough stuff that's out there to make it worthwhile if you get a good deal on it.
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PSVR is great if you don't mind having your retinas chopped by jaggies

You're basically looking at extremely low res displays with no AA of any kind in the games due to lack of power. It's a neat experience, but big budget 3d game looks so bad it hurts.
[OP]
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thanks for the replies so far...i'm pretty sure there are more psvr owners out there, please share your thoughts!

also , i may be wrong but i read about a price cut for all the bundles in the US during the holidays, will this translate to the same here?
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You can watch VR movies on it using the free Littlestar app on the PSN store.

I bought Astro Bot recently but have not made time to try it out.
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You are a fool if you don’t pick it up for $250.

No gaming experience comes close to VR, and PSVR has the best games.

You are missing out OP. Hurry up and get in here!
[OP]
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Andrew765 wrote:
Dec 16th, 2018 2:14 pm
You are a fool if you don’t pick it up for $250.

No gaming experience comes close to VR, and PSVR has the best games.

You are missing out OP. Hurry up and get in here!
since the announcement of the psvr bundles going on sale again, i've officially decided to get one...will be getting the borderlands 2 vr/beat saber bundle for $320 (regular price $450) and hoping for a sale on astro bot and moss in the next few weeks at some point...i really wanted to get the move controllers for games like beat saber/space pirate trainer/superhot vr/etc.

what games do you have and recommend/not recommend?

thanks again all!
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Andrew765 wrote:
Dec 16th, 2018 2:14 pm
You are a fool if you don’t pick it up for $250.

No gaming experience comes close to VR, and PSVR has the best games.

You are missing out OP. Hurry up and get in here!
Where is the sale?
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319 for the borderlands one?! Now to find one!

Thanks OP!
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My standout games that I have are:
Astro Bot
I Expect you to Die
Wipeout Omega Collection VR
Batman Arkham VR

Games that I have that I highly recommend are:
Firewall Zero Hour
Superhot VR
Thumper
Dirt Rally VR
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
Doom VFR
Trackmania Turbo
Statik

Games currently on my wishlist:
Tetris Effect
Beat Saber

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