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  • Summary: Assume the role of an elite fighter pilot and immerse yourself in virtual reality space combat. Become an elite spaceship pilot in the sprawling sci-fi universe of EVE. Join the Valkyrie, an outlaw band of galactic pirates, and take up arms to claim what's yours. Trade cannon fire for cashAssume the role of an elite fighter pilot and immerse yourself in virtual reality space combat. Become an elite spaceship pilot in the sprawling sci-fi universe of EVE. Join the Valkyrie, an outlaw band of galactic pirates, and take up arms to claim what's yours. Trade cannon fire for cash as you chase wealth and notoriety on the edge of space.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Oct 26, 2016
    88
    Story issues aside, EVE: Valkyrie is an excellent game and the most-polished of the bunch for the PlayStation VR’s launch lineup.
  2. Oct 21, 2016
    80
    Even with slightly less impressive visuals due to a lower resolution than on Rift Valkyrie shows how immersive and engrossing action can be if it is developed for VR and VR only.
  3. 80
    PlayStation VR is all about immersion and EVE: Valkyrie does a fantastic job at handling this, and even with the presence of microtransactions, EVE: Valkyrie is still one of the best experiences thus far on PSVR.
  4. 70
    Eve: Valkyrie is the type of game that I have been waiting for a while now. It blends tight, responsive controls with some of the best action available for VR. Unfortunately it is slightly marred by unwelcome microtransactions and an teasingly brief single player. If you want a multiplayer space dogfighter then this is the best out there currently, however there could be more content for the price tag.
  5. Dec 2, 2016
    70
    EVE: Valkyrie is a delight to play, with tight and accessible controls. It’s the space-bound dogfighting dream you’ve always wanted, but a lack of single player content and some nasty microtransactions take the shine out of it all.
  6. Nov 10, 2016
    70
    EVE Valkyrie is an interesting, but controversial project. It's fun to play, but offers too little content to justify the full price.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 27, 2016
    50
    Reveals itself to be a lot like space: beautiful, but mostly empty. [Christmas 2016, p.96]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Oct 18, 2016
    10
    I'm going to say right off that this game might be too hard for some people. When the action gets going there is a LOT going on all aroundI'm going to say right off that this game might be too hard for some people. When the action gets going there is a LOT going on all around you and it can be a little overwhelming. That said, it feels exactly like what it's supposed to feel like: dogfighting in space! It takes a lot of practice to get good at the controls, especially the unique weapon types between different ships, but once it clicks... Oh man... There's nothing like unleashing plasma bolts at the guy in front of you while looking back over your left shoulder at another enemy and getting a missile lock on them using your "free look reticle" and then unleashing 5 missiles which wind around and track the rear target. Then there's the support ship, that lets you heal your allies by looking at them and using your alt-fire while attacking an enemy ship with your front-facing laser. Support-ship scenario: An enemy had almost taken out an ally's ship and was closing in behind them for the kill. I was able to heal the ally while at the same time damaging the enemy enough for them to break off their attack. My (now healed) ally turned around and finished off the fleeing enemy. Moments like that happen almost non-stop.

    Non-stop is relevant with VR though. After an hour or so I do need to take a break. There's nothing wrong with the latency of the PSVR, or the controls, or anything really. It's just a TON of information to take in all and once and it's a little overwhelming without breaks. So (unlike every other game I've played to this point) I just need to take breaks or move to some other game for a while. But for all-out action or to show off your PSVR, this is fantastic - far exceeded my expectations.

    Hopefully they push more story missions with emphasis on more carrier/destroyer, etc. There's not enough of that in the game right now but it's obvious they could add it since there is SOME of it.
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  2. Apr 23, 2017
    10
    Love it! I've been doing long play sessions of excellent space combat (focused on multiplayer). So much fun with wingmen on mics to play withLove it! I've been doing long play sessions of excellent space combat (focused on multiplayer). So much fun with wingmen on mics to play with (join the PSN Community Parties). Zooming around using various classes of ships (fighter, heavy, support) with a variety of tactics, primary & secondary weapons, lock-on missiles, guns, phaser weapons, healing beams, flak weapons, helper spiderbots, etc. Cool, large environments...capital ships, asteroid fields with tunnels drilled through them, giant space stations, etc. This is the game I most wanted with my PSVR purchase, and the only full game I bought, and it has not disappointed. It can be challenging, there's so much going on, and there are good players that can wreck you fast. But when teams are in better balance, you can keep improving and having great fights.

    Ignore the negative review by JimmieReview...it's clear he only played the game about 10 minutes. There are maps that have short tunnels through asteroids, space stations that are basically nothing but tunnels, space stations with buildings and giant ships to weave through with all kinds of nooks and crannies to dodge through, etc. There's a planet-based map with a bunch of underground stuff.

    And there IS a large ship you have to take-out in one of the game modes (Carrier Assault)...first you need to deploy your A.I. drone ship to takeover floating power stations, then once the power and shields come down, you need to destroy the cooling nodes on the giant carrier (avoiding the auto-turrets and other fighters), and then you have to fly inside the carrier and destroy the core, leading to a bunch of huge explosions destroying the carrier.

    And BetaTester_All has posted a review of Eve: Online, not Eve: Valkyrie :P
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  3. Jan 19, 2017
    9
    I tend to be rather critical of games in general and altogether picky. I've been waiting for awhile for a new, good, fun to play aerialI tend to be rather critical of games in general and altogether picky. I've been waiting for awhile for a new, good, fun to play aerial shooter and/or space sim. I was a bit skeptical about this title, but I kept on checking it out. Finally I broke down and purchased it for my PS4 VR. Well, I couldn't be more pleased. This is an awesome team based space sim/aerial shooter. The dogfights are some of the most fun I've had since Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge. The aiming is spot on, and you are able to target your missiles with your head by looking while shooting your gattlings in the direction your flying. The graphics are pleasing and the explosions are great. I highly recommend this title to anyone looking for some great aerial combat and a pleasing, visceral VR experience. Expand
  4. Jan 6, 2017
    8
    This is hands-down the most immersive, comprehensive, and overall fun game to play on PSVR. From the flight mechanics, to the graphicalThis is hands-down the most immersive, comprehensive, and overall fun game to play on PSVR. From the flight mechanics, to the graphical elements, this makes for one of the only games worth shelling out the cash on VR, IMO. The game does get a bit fuzzy on the periphery, and it lacks a good single-player campaign, which are both elements holding it back from a better score. I don't understand why games for PSVR like Batman, or some of the other titles, get such good reviews. They are a bore! Expand
  5. Mar 9, 2017
    7
    If you go in with high expectations for the game, you'll be disappointed. A spade is a spade. This game is clearly a large testing ground forIf you go in with high expectations for the game, you'll be disappointed. A spade is a spade. This game is clearly a large testing ground for the VR . Now that's not to say the game isn't fun, because it really is. You can easily get lost in the experience. While not the smoothest of shooters, you can spend all day in the cockpits of those spaceships. Each ship gives you a little different variety and generally aren't too hard to handle. The main story is essentially a walk-through of how to go into multi-player, which is the obvious draw of the game.

    Going against the A.I. in multiplayer provides challenge as well. They are no pushovers. While the battles can be engaging in fun, the lack of real customization of the ships makes it easy to predict your opponent and vice versa. The game can be difficult for those who have to focus on multitasking because you can't just shoot, you have to maneuver to survive the battle. And don't expect to rack up high kill counts every mission. The variety in multiplayer isn't bad, but its all of the same you are used to.

    To mention again, this is a testing ground game for the VR. Its made to hold you over till the other games come out. If you go in looking to simply enjoy the VR and a decent multiplayer experience, you will have a lot of fun. If you go in expecting to find the next great flight combat game, you will be very disappointed.
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  6. Oct 21, 2016
    5
    Great first generation VR game, but too reliant on a multiplayer PvP experience instead of a good storyline of a single player game and fullGreat first generation VR game, but too reliant on a multiplayer PvP experience instead of a good storyline of a single player game and full immersion experience. Few maps. Expand
  7. Nov 26, 2016
    2
    Here we go. I beta test this game when it came from its alpha version and I have played / tested every version from time to time and at theHere we go. I beta test this game when it came from its alpha version and I have played / tested every version from time to time and at the end every time was a led down so I will give you the facts about this game since critic here seems on a payroll from ccp.
    Game still full of bugs since its alpha: docking perimeters for some stations are wrong making bump out of station when you warp in and players take advantage of this to practically destroying your ship, an exploit ccp refuses to fix. Originally, object were able to collide in game and get damage but ccp could never fix their engine warp system so every time you warped into a space station you were blown to pieces so they designed the bump system (how unrealistic for an space sim) which by the way became another exploit were small ships are able to bump big ships so bullies can easily make you their prey. Another problem is the server can handle the numbers of players so they create the time dilation so those epic fights people talk about you spend 80% of the time almost freeze in space watching your ship get blowing into pieces in real slow motion like a photograph session. Another one, graphic simulation are wrong with most of the ships, detailed get lost since the company has never been able to fix the game cinematic of many of the ships. Exploit are just being fixed by ccp discretion of how they considered the exploit affect the game outcome doesn't matter to be a valid exploit that could screw few people fun if they keep their hardcore player base happy.
    The learning curve,you better have good friends in game otherwise, you wont have time to learn anything how to play it. The leaning curve is so hard that you wont be able to enjoy the game soon enough. You need to be an octopus to master so many details just to keep you alive. Also to earn the game currency is a tedious boring task if you are not a pirate or you arent part of a big corporation that is part of a big alliance in null sector. The game is divide in different sectors were high sectors suppose to be safe for newcomers which never is, low sector you start some decent pvp and null is where all the action but at the same time all the boredness happen depending on how big your corp and alliances are and how much of that null sector they control.
    They claim is a sandbox, well it isnt since ccp has to do some control damage especially in the game economy injected some additional variables into the game to keep it under control and the way they want. Some big corporation and alliances think they are running the game but at the end ccp do whatever they see fix to change the course of the game under the gameplay and economy itself.
    You have to be over 21 to play the game since everything is encourage here, especially scamming people since it is now an implicit part of eve lifestyle. Also bullying is pretty much common so you have to be a adult to play even though it doesnt matter if you are a mature adult or a psychopathic sociopath person. Therefore I advise concerned parent dont led their children to play this game at all.
    At the end of the day EVE has everything what is wrong in a video game today, full of bugs, being play by the wrong type of people. However, If you dont mind that, well that is your lost and their win...
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