SIE London Studio delivers yet again with another must play PSVR exclusive in Blood & Truth, which combines a compelling story with very enjoyable gameplay in one of the best AAA VR experiences to date.
It's a AAA VR game. Probably the 1st one. HL:Alyx has been released later. And the game is great. I especially liked that level in a hotel when you use a shotgun in small rooms and halls - that impact from shots is freaking awesome. The main recommendation - play the game ONLY WITH PS MOVES!!!
I've beat it for 2 evenings and it's a pity that there are no more games like this on PS VR.
But it seems it will be a part 2 on new PS VR so looking forward for it.
Priced at a more reasonable, $50, Blood & Truth comfortably finds a middle ground between a full retail release and something more indicative of a smaller, VR experience. Owners of PSVR, especially those yearning for more, after their time with PlayStation Worlds, are wholly encouraged to check out Blood & Truth.
Blood & Truth is a perfect example of why virtual reality is still relevant in 2019. With fun run-and-gun gameplay, combined with some thrilling stealth action, the VR-title succeeds in immersing the player in an excellent spy adventure.
Blood and Truth takes known VR gaming mechanics and inserts them into a delightfully well-realized London, sending the player through chase scenes, heists, and gun fights. While there is nothing revolutionary happening with the controls and gameplay, the presentation, story and characters are top notch. Once you get started, you will want to see the action-packed story through to the end, and that’s really what we wanted, isn’t it?
Blood & Truth's story is about as gripping as trying to hold onto a bowling ball with greased up hands and its gameplay doesn't do much to make up for that. Add in a bunch of glitches and goofy moments and you're left with one disappointing VR experience.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what this was until about a month ago. This past Christmas, when my brother and I asked for a PlayStation VR, the main thing we wanted out of it was a bundle that had all the accessories we needed out of the box: the headset, the camera, and the two PlayStation Moves. And while certain game bundles seemed enticing, we weren’t picky about the particular games in the bundle, because it’s good to try new things (that, and the games we did want were cheap, so no sweat in that regard). “Blood & Truth” was one of the two games that came in the bundle (the other being “Everybody’s Golf VR,” which as a non-golfer didn’t really appeal to me), and instead of letting it sit around, I decided that I would give it a fair shake. Honestly, it was a pretty solid experience.
“Blood & Truth” is an exhilarating title. The game slingshots you into the action early and often, with plenty of chase scenes and action set-pieces that make the game a pretty wild ride. The action is very well-executed, and there’s some very nice pace-breaking moments that actually can make doing mundane tasks pretty interesting. And while the revenge-thriller story is probably nothing you haven’t seen before, I do think it’s decently executed with some solid characterization and great settings. Graphically, this isn’t the best-looking PlayStation 4 game, and I’m sure corners had to be cut when making it VR, but while the models leave a bit to be desired, the game’s London setting is brilliantly-realized and stunningly beautiful. Also, this is just a minor thing, but the sound design and music selection is pretty strong, too. The music flows perfectly with the action, and maybe this is just me, but being thrown into shooting sequences while being backed by grime music was honestly amazing.
I do have a few qualms with the game that really hold it back for me: for starters, like many PSVR games so far, the frustrating motion tracking can lead to a lot of imprecise aiming, to the point where a lot of the deaths in the game can feel rather unfair. Beyond that, I kinda got the feeling at several points that this game could’ve been totally fine if it wasn’t in VR, and I kinda struggled with understanding what made the use of the PSVR necessary here. Sure, it did keep me on my toes at points, and some of the character interactions scared me, but there were some points where I felt like I was just playing a rather standard FPS game, but I just happened to be wearing a giant headset while doing so.
Also, this is something I want to mention as a point of contention, because I’m not sure if it’ll affect you as much as it did me: this is probably the most dizzying VR game that I’ve played up to this point. Usually, I can use a VR headset for a good amount of time without feeling any of the after-effects, but “Blood & Truth” was the exception. The game centers a lot around character movement, and there are plenty of times where your character will need to walk, climb, or even jump from high heights, while you as the player stand still and keep your feet planted. I know the game recommends you sit down, but the combat often feels easier when standing, even though the movement left me at times lightheaded and heavy in my legs. I’m kinda getting dizzy just thinking about it. That’s my forewarning: if playing a VR game where your character moves while you don’t makes you feel like you could get dizzy, this might not be the VR game for you.
Even so, “Blood & Truth” is a nice FPS game that does make some clever use of the PlayStation VR’s technology. Sure, it’s rough around the edges, and there’s a chance the game could’ve worked completely fine if it wasn’t a VR game, but if you have a PSVR and are searching for a fun shooter that isn’t called “SUPERHOT VR,” or you want to see how the VR could handle story-focused games, “Blood & Truth” might be worth checking out. It won’t reinvent the wheel, but it’ll be fun while it lasts.
Final rating: 7 out of 10 “Good”
nah it is kinda boring and visuals are not sharp enough. I thought it was my vr's problem but it's not. I feel like I have a number 6 hypermetropia when I play this game. Cutscenes are way too long and you can't skip'em. Finally, sometimes it causes motion sickness when walking.
Idk how some are saying this is the best VR shooter ever, because the mechanics are quite janky and boring, and the games filled with breaking glitches. There are currently many solid VR titels, even on PSVR, with smooth fluid mechanics instead of this old school arcade style stop and shoot. At least build it so you can have the options of both. The voice acting in my opinion was convincing enough to carry the story but not enough to make it memorable. But imayne some will like it, just not my cup of tea.
SummaryBlood & Truth takes place in modern day London against the city's backdrop of glamour and grit, making it the perfect location for a criminal underworld to inhabit. The capabilities of PS VR puts you into the shoes of an action hero in a way you won't have experienced before. From the moment you slip on the headset, you become Ryan Marks...