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  • Summary: A PlayStation VR exclusive, Farpoint is an unnerving space adventure set on a hostile alien world. After crash landing you must fight to survive as you explore and uncover the planet’s secrets. Your only hope of escape is to constantly keep moving and discover the fate of your team. [Impulse Gear]
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 62
  2. Negative: 1 out of 62
  1. May 18, 2017
    87
    Farpoint is the perfect crossover between arcade light gun shooters à la The House of the Dead and old-school First Person Shooters. The result is a jaw-dropping experience that truly becomes unparalleled thanks to the power of VR and to the quality of the Aim Controller peripheral: this might be the first full blown traditional game 100% built around VR, and despite a few shortcomings you literally won't believe your eyes. In its own ways, Farpoint truly takes the shooter genre to a whole new level: if this is not a killer application, we're pretty close to that.
  2. May 16, 2017
    80
    Judged as a shooter, Farpoint is as generic as they get; thankfully, Impulse Gear’s effort has other things going for it. The side-story is rewarding, even if some of it goes without resolution, and its immersive visuals alone make it a treat to play.
  3. 80
    The most complete PlayStation VR title yet. If you play Farpoint, make sure to play with the Aim; don’t just play with the Move controller, because it’s not nearly as engaging.
  4. May 23, 2017
    72
    The single player campaign is a decent five to six hour haul, and considering most PSVR players will struggle to play solidly for more than a couple of hours, it feels longer than that overall. It’s well balanced too with moments of intense, nail-biting shooting, broken up with quiet sections where you can just survey your alien environment. Farpoint does an admirable job of delivering a sense of scale, and character models and animations are some of the better I’ve seen in the PSVR space to date. The game also includes some co-op levels where you can team up with another player online to wipe out waves of aliens together (thankfully there is friendly fire). For those who aren’t sure about which version of Farpoint to buy, I would strongly suggest you get the Aim Controller bundle. There’s around a $50 price difference, but I can’t help but feel that Farpoint is saved by the use of a proper gun controller.
  5. May 18, 2017
    70
    Farpoint is a basic shooter that we suggest only to the owners of PlayStation VR that are desperately looking for something to play.
  6. May 15, 2017
    70
    Farpoint leans on novelty to make up for its shortcomings elsewhere, but wielding the PlayStation VR Aim Controller is such a unique experience that it papers over some dated game design. The story is cheesy but has some nice moments, and the action really ramps up towards the tail of the campaign. With an arcade mode and co-op included, Impulse Gear’s inaugural outing is a fulfilling offering, and while there are obvious improvements that could be made, there’s enough here to prove that blockbuster first-person shooters could find a home on PlayStation VR yet.
  7. May 17, 2017
    40
    When set against the non-VR first-person shooters, a genre in which only those games that have benefitted persistent, focused iteration and a king’s ransom of investment can now compete, Farpoint seems embryonic and amateurish. Its thrills are short-lived, but the lessons that can be drawn from its struggles in trying to transpose the genre into VR will surely echo for a long time to come.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 85
  2. Negative: 5 out of 85
  1. May 16, 2017
    10
    very good game... I hope more games like this release in the next couple of months. It has a perfect Story (for VR). I really enjoyed it. Butvery good game... I hope more games like this release in the next couple of months. It has a perfect Story (for VR). I really enjoyed it. But u need to play this with the Aim Controller Expand
  2. May 19, 2017
    10
    VR done right! Developers take note. Personally for me this is a 10 considering the humble beginnings of gaming in general, if you had to tellVR done right! Developers take note. Personally for me this is a 10 considering the humble beginnings of gaming in general, if you had to tell a 10 year old me that I would be able to walk around on an alien planet holding a gun as if I were there... Secondly, play standing so you'll get some exercise too :) Expand
  3. May 18, 2017
    10
    Perfect VR shooter, better than ANYTHING ON XBOX. FACT................................................................................................
  4. May 20, 2017
    9
    I'm sure my standards for PSVR will have increased by this time next year, but this is currently one of the best experiences for the platform.I'm sure my standards for PSVR will have increased by this time next year, but this is currently one of the best experiences for the platform.

    Is it short? Sure--but how long do you want to be standing up for?

    Oh and you MUST play it with the Aim controller--it's a fantastic peripheral. I didn't bother trying it with the DualShock.

    Is it simplistic? Yeah--but not by VR shooter standards. In fact, the single player campaign isn't THAT much simpler than many AAA FPS games I've played lately.

    Multiplayer is also great. The only thing holding this back is PSVR tracking makes it impossible to turn around--particularly a problem online. Otherwise, one of my top PSVR experiences.

    Either my standards for VR games are really low, or the reviewers are totally off base.
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  5. May 16, 2017
    9
    This game is definitely not a 10, but it's far better than these professional reviewers give it credit for. They're comparing it to 2D games,This game is definitely not a 10, but it's far better than these professional reviewers give it credit for. They're comparing it to 2D games, but we're talking about two entirely different platforms in terms of delivery. You don't hold it against other first person shooters when they don't give you the same immersion that VR obviously gives you...so why would you be critical the other way around?

    You just have to experience it for yourself. I'd like to meet the person who has a PSVR and chooses not to try this game and the AIM controller. Both are terrific.
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  6. Jun 4, 2019
    8
    Wow. Just wow. First off, get an aim controller. If you're planning on playing this with a gamepad, just don't buy the game until you purchaseWow. Just wow. First off, get an aim controller. If you're planning on playing this with a gamepad, just don't buy the game until you purchase an aim. The immersion with the aim controller is simply amazing. Graphics are nothing special and break the immersion somewhat. However, walking through a dark cave, hearing spiders scurry about to your right, reaching into your backpack for a shotgun and then blowing them to hell only to be confronted by a 10 foot tall giant spider with armor charging after you is just an amazing (and horrifying) experience.

    If you have PSVR and an aim controller, cannot recommend this experience enough. SO much fun. This is what VR is about.
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  7. May 18, 2017
    0
    And yet again, another short, uninspired VR game gets released for the PS4. I'd recommend purchasing it when it's in the bargain bin of yourAnd yet again, another short, uninspired VR game gets released for the PS4. I'd recommend purchasing it when it's in the bargain bin of your local game store or on sale in the PS store. Definitely not worth the full price admission. Expand

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