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  • Summary: Sairento VR is a mission-driven, VR action role-playing game set in a reimagined Japan in the near future. In Sairento, you play as a member of the Silent Ones - a righteous but covert organization of seemingly ordinary people who practice the long forsaken code and martial arts of theSairento VR is a mission-driven, VR action role-playing game set in a reimagined Japan in the near future. In Sairento, you play as a member of the Silent Ones - a righteous but covert organization of seemingly ordinary people who practice the long forsaken code and martial arts of the ancient samurais and ninjas. You are tasked with uncovering the sinister secret behind other members of the Silent Ones turning into crazed nano-infected shells of their former self and in the process, fight your way through multitudes of your past comrades. Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Feb 12, 2018
    90
    While it’s a bit creaky around the edges at times, Sairento VR‘s ninja action is truly fantastic when it gets moving. Hopping from wall to wall while picking off headshots then diving to earth in a slide that ends in decapitation feels amazing, as does holding the high ground and raining arrows down for stealth kills. You can pull out the guns and go in blazing or pick your way carefully and be sneaky, although once one enemy has seen you, all enemies always know where you are so you need to be ready if things go wrong. There’s a huge amount of depth in its gameplay and every moment can be dealt with in whatever way makes you happiest. Dive in with the sword, dual-wield pistols, break out the sniper rifle, toss kunai around or machine-gun everything that moves. If you can combine speed, grace and firepower, there’s not an enemy out there that can stand against your ninja might.
  2. Feb 5, 2018
    90
    Sariento VR is one of the most impressive VR titles in many ways. From the technical standpoint, with the graphics and engine stability, to the movement system (which is a pure thrill) right through to the sounds of the weaponry, which really make everything come to life. There are a few titles that mix some of the acrobatic movement and bullet-time mechanics separately but none have combined them so well and in such a complete package. This is one of the first VR titles on the market that could be reasonably described as a true AAA VR experience, with an addictive gameplay loop of missions offering plenty of rewards and a voiced campaign. Best of all, it might be a first class title but developer Mixed Realms has delivered on a budget price of £22.99. For VR owners, this is a must buy.
  3. Feb 5, 2018
    90
    Overall, Sairento VR is an absolute hit. Any shortcomings I pointed out are the result of my desire for it to reach its potential, not for any level of defect. The team has been tightly engaged with the Steam and Reddit community, and they’ve taken that feedback seriously. The result is a game that feels more complete, and in a more finished and polished state, than nearly any game in the current VR space. Put simply, Sairento VR is a must-have.
  4. Jan 17, 2018
    80
    Even with its flaws, Sairento VR‘s brand of cyberninja action makes it one of the most unique and refreshing shooters to date.
  5. Feb 5, 2018
    80
    Campaign needs some work and there are some bad bugs, but for the most part Sairento VR is a blast to play. Play with a friend and enjoy some great ninja action in VR.
  6. Feb 17, 2018
    78
    Action is at the center of experience and represents a successful mix of furious movements, blood, bullets and sparks. Unfortunately, the title stumbles on a glance stylistically uninteresting and technically far from exceptional.
  7. Feb 5, 2018
    60
    I wasn’t expecting to have a good time playing Sairento VR because of all the movement, but once I’d gotten used to it I really enjoyed the over the top action. Even though it was just because of the ease of slaughtering enemies mindlessly, doing so in VR really helped with its appeal. It’s by no means perfect, with some structural and technical issues getting in the way of the fun, but from a small studio making a relatively ambitious VR title, they could have done a whole lot worse.

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
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  1. Feb 6, 2018
    10
    Not only is this my favorite game to play in VR... but Mixed Realms Studio should be recognized as most inspiring and cutting edge developersNot only is this my favorite game to play in VR... but Mixed Realms Studio should be recognized as most inspiring and cutting edge developers of the year. I would say I am a fan, but that would sell short how I really feel... like family. Virtual Reality is really just beginning to scratch the surface of how we can game together so everyone is a pioneer at the time in VR life... so for these awesome men and women to not only take a plunge into the unknown of VR, but to make this game on their first full attempt at a AAA Title is mind boggling. The jump system, the slow motion, the running on walls, the sounds, visuals, and immersion are letting you experience a world of danger and excitement without any danger. To think this is only their FIRST attempt at this, is almost unreal. It might seem I'm talking more about the team at Mixed Realms than the actual game, but that only because I want to relay what you really get with this game. You get a small independent team with less resources, less (wo)man power, and yet no shortage of heart or listening. Making for a HUGE team. They have told everyone they are still going to tweak small things and add content here and there to the now finished version of the game... and we have no reason to see them not fulfill those intentions after everything they did with the gamers in Early Access.

    For me and my family at VR Playland they delivered an amazing experience and if you missed out on the early access of Sairento, no worries. Play it now and if you enjoy it we suggest you definitely join any future rides the Mixed Realm family decides to make into the journey of Virtual Reality. Thank you guys and gals truly for your hard work, dedication, unbridled respect, and the most incredible Ninja experience ever had for loving hearts who don't want to be ACTUAL Ninja Assassins :P
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  2. Feb 10, 2017
    10
    One of my top VR games! This game is really awesome and fun! It has great graphics, awesome weapons, and different interesting maps! VeryOne of my top VR games! This game is really awesome and fun! It has great graphics, awesome weapons, and different interesting maps! Very promising for a early access game. Expand
  3. Feb 8, 2018
    10
    Great game. Played it's earliest version in 2016 and stuck with it to the 1.0 release. Even the earliest version was insanely fun at the time.Great game. Played it's earliest version in 2016 and stuck with it to the 1.0 release. Even the earliest version was insanely fun at the time. This game sports some of the best VR locomotion developed so far, and it just feels great. The game also has an online coop mode, but the real draw is the single-player experience. Expand
  4. Feb 6, 2018
    10
    I have NEVER felt so powerful in a video game EVER. This is a must have for anyone with a VR headset
  5. Feb 5, 2017
    9
    Interesting locomotion mechanics. Gives a bit of a Borderlands/Diablo 3 vibe with the loot system. Graphics could use a bit of work but stillInteresting locomotion mechanics. Gives a bit of a Borderlands/Diablo 3 vibe with the loot system. Graphics could use a bit of work but still a lot of fun otherwise. Expand
  6. Feb 6, 2018
    9
    This game makes you feel like a badass cyber-ninja! Like Shadow Warrior in VR.
  7. Feb 19, 2018
    8
    This is one of the better VR games to date. All action and fun to play. Definitely recommneded

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