Firewall Zero Hour has managed to avoid many of the common pitfalls of VR online multiplayers and add its own interesting twist to the military FPS genre. The lobby system could use some improvements, but otherwise its a finely crafted title that will be of great interest to FPS fans.
For what it is, Firewall Zero Hour defies the odds by delivering a multiplayer-focused VR shooter that actually lives up to its potential. If you don’t have a PS Aim controller yet, then you should buy one for this game even though it technically supports DualShock 4 as well. If you don’t have a PSVR headset yet, then you should buy one for this game. With a few improvements and additions, First Contact could turn what is already a must-have PSVR game into a genre-defining one.
Even with it’s very basic presentation, Firewall Zero Hour really delivers on every front. Minor issues aside, you will definitely have a good time with this. Keeping in mind that this is a completely online experience so, if you are a shy one who doesn’t like interacting or working together with friends or complete strangers than this might not be the game for you. If you like other tactical shooters like the Ghost Recon Series, then this will be right up your alley!
Despite a few issues and a dearth of modes, Firewall Zero Hour is the best multiplayer shooter available on PlayStation VR, and one of the platform’s best games. It’s exhilarating, immersive, tactical team-based fun, and one of those rare VR games that I’ll keep playing long after finishing this review.
Halfway between Counter Strike and Rainbow Six Siege we can found Firewall Zero Hour, a multiplayer FPS for VR that works really well and it's creating a surprising community behind. It's exciting, immersive... and so simple. Shallow and repetitive, but it has a great future set.
There’s no doubt that Firewall Zero Hour’s tactical combat works well in virtual reality – in fact, the fledgling medium adds a lot to this FPS, allowing you to naturally gesture to teammates and intuitively check your corners in a way you couldn’t on a standard display. But while there are some structural and technical issues that we have confidence First Contact Entertainment will be able to fix, it’s the question marks over its community that make it a tough sell. It’s a chicken-and-egg situation that’s unfortunate for everyone involved, but it’s something that the developer would have been aware of when it embarked on creating an online-only multiplayer shooter for an install base of a few million headsets. Good as the game may be, it's something you need to keep in mind as well.
Amazing and addictive. Find and stick with people that communicate and the addiction is even greater. Using cameras while down in favour of your team keeps your interest in the game even if you are eliminated. This game is not cod or BF. It's actually tactical. Team play is rewarded. Enemy elimination and staying alive has never felt so crucial.Apart from minor problems matchmaking while in party, no other issues exist. The level design and detail are excellent and designers managed to escape the 3-corridor confrontation and build levels that allow strategic planning, pinning , overlapping fire sectors etc. Good Job people. You are pros. Contract Fulfilled.
Firewall is great but waiting in lobbies for minutes on end is terrible, waiting when you die for a few minutes, again, is not ideal. I love game modes with one life, as it emphasizes playing strategically but why couldn't there be team death match or something faster paced? Gameplay is amazing, very good attention to detail and graphics
It is set up to be great but it really falls short (IMO) if there were some single player it would be amazing, but for now I think I'm done with it.
This game is one of a kind and does the VR shooter genre massive justice.
Combat is fluid and the VR experience is amazing.
Downsides, there are a few.
- There is only one game mode. ONLY ONE. The game mode is a 4v4 hack or defend the laptop with no re-spawns. It reminds me a lot of rainbow six siege which is another great game. However it slows down the game so much and considering it takes about 4-5 minutes to start a game it can be over in 2-3 minutes then you have wait again which can be annoying.
If this game had a simple team death match tacked on, 10 minutes with respawns, I could see myself giving this game an 8/10 instead of a 7. Due to this fact I cannot give it any higher because I believe it was such a poor decision to only include one game type and quite frankly it isn't even the most popular online shooter game mode.
The graphics can also be quite hazey too.
Best game ruined by greed . this is ridiculous, The game has one game mode and lots of missing features, such as host migration, muting other player, and proper loading of skills/skins. Yet instead of implementing these feature or fixing the TONS of bugs in this game they add these passes that are TIMED exclusives. I may be the minority in this but also, charging for contractors with unique skills is PAY TO WIN. I can't unlock it through normal gameplay but i can pay for a contractor that can detonate c4 when **** to win. I purchased the first pass not knowing it was all time exclusive, so when i missed out on the skins unlock and things i payed for it's theft
I am a graduate of Dominican University's Master of Library and Information Science Degree Program. I studied the video game industry for three years with Amazon's Luna Controller, Nintendo Switch Lite, Playstation IV and V, and XBox Series S and One S.
I am surprised that I am having problems with Firewall Zero Hour. In fact, I contacted the FTC twice because Firewall Zero Hour may be a Call of Duty competitor. Remember the sled in one of America's favorite movies Citizen Kane. In this case there is a white light gun. According to Video Game History, the gun accessory gets a lot of support from the gaming community. Could the FTC case be someone' elses anger at being denied the use of an $80 Playstation gun accessory? There is a $69 billion dollar deal in which the Department of Justice is arguing that Microsoft would be in violation of the FTC AntiTrust Laws.
Well, I had a $300 used Playstation IV and it blocked my use of the TV via two HDMI ports and then also denied me use of the Playstation VR headset. I just got a new $300 Playstation 4 and it just pulled a couple of tricks. First to make the image to big so that there would be eye strain. Of course you should be able to recalibrate the image by going to the VR section in the system file. Now it's claiming that "The add-on for the following applications is corrupted."
How many people can still see the white sled in the fire? That Playstation iV gun accessory will be the main image in the minds of the judges before they decide to block the $69 billion Activision deal with Microsoft. Now let me contact the FTC for the third time.
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