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  • Summary: Enter a mysterious storybook world and take the role of Twine, an adventurous kid who has been seriously injured in an accident. Even though you are unable to leave your bed during your recovery, you never stop dreaming of exploring the outside world. That is, until you discover that youEnter a mysterious storybook world and take the role of Twine, an adventurous kid who has been seriously injured in an accident. Even though you are unable to leave your bed during your recovery, you never stop dreaming of exploring the outside world. That is, until you discover that you have the ability to create and control stone creatures called golems, seeing through their eyes and controlling their actions. Expand
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Golem PlayStation VR Trailer - PSX 2015
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Dec 14, 2019
    80
    It has some real navigation issues, but once you get past those, this is a title that anyone with a PSVR helmet should be checking out. After all, there's no better use for virtual reality than to peer through the eyes of a giant Golem and smash things to smithereens.
  2. 80
    Golem is a video game redemption story – saved from the brink by a patch that cleared up many of the game’s release problems. What is left is a fascinating game of exploration, punctuated by hardcore, visceral combat. With atmosphere to spare, Golem delivers a unique experience unlike any other on PSVR. Recommended for patient, thoughtful players that enjoy a challenge (and don't mind a lot of repetition).
  3. Nov 20, 2019
    75
    When everything comes together, Golem has some of the best PlayStation VR combat I've played, and a story worth hearing. When it's off, even a little, frustration follows. If you can tolerate backtracking and don't mind dealing with occasional VR tech idiosyncrasies, you're gonna have a grand time.
  4. 60
    While there were many compelling reasons to take a chance on Golem, there were far too many technical issues marring the overall experience. When consumed in bits-and-pieces, the component parts could all stand on their own with little problem. It’s only when these individual parts coalesced that the seams begin to show a bit more prominently.
  5. May 8, 2020
    58
    Golem is nothing to scoff at. It looks and sounds beautiful, it has an open world that can be explored freely, and the sword combat feels satisfying. On the other hand, cumbersome and awkward controls, a decent amount of motion sickness, and a few frustrating game mechanics prevent the title from reaching its potential. If you have a strong stomach and think you can make do with the controls, Golem will provide some joy, even though it is far from a VR masterpiece.
  6. Jan 27, 2020
    50
    Golem is a game with some great ideas and flourishes that ultimately falls short through the simplicity of its gameplay. Combat is just too simple to stay exciting for long and constantly forces you to defend, and soon gets repetitive as you fall in battle and have to slowly trudge back through the world. Golem has a beautiful world, but I have no real inclination to return to it again.
  7. Nov 27, 2019
    30
    The nearly unbearable movement, best-avoided combat, and frustrating progression system makes it a game that’s an absolute chore to play though and one of PSVR’s biggest disappointments.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 17, 2021
    10
    Golem is an absolutely fantastic VR experience. Visuals and also the soundtrack is really well done. A very polished overall presentation.
  2. Nov 25, 2019
    10
    This game blew my mind. Remember walking around the back yard as a kid, fighting monsters with a stick? It's that, but in a very convincing VRThis game blew my mind. Remember walking around the back yard as a kid, fighting monsters with a stick? It's that, but in a very convincing VR landscape. Combat is heart pumping and not too easy. Sound/music are AAA. Just make sure you adjust the movement settings to your comfort (after this first patch there are more options) for maximum playability.

    If you have a PSVR and you like sword fighting/adventure games, I highly recommend it.
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  3. Nov 19, 2019
    10
    this a fkn masterpiece vr experience! martyn o donnell is a genius! now i understood why he chose vr game as their studios debut game! he usedthis a fkn masterpiece vr experience! martyn o donnell is a genius! now i understood why he chose vr game as their studios debut game! he used vr technology nd the stellar soundtrack to give maximum immersion which very few ps vr games could do. in my opinion the soundtrack just too me to a trans like state! and the gameplay of this game was so lit! generally vr games dosent have depth in their gameplay.. but as always Jaime griesemer some how nailed the 30 seconds of fun, even in a vr game! at final note thank you high wire games for such a awesome vr game! we will support you guys in the journey! Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2019
    10
    This game is a masterpiece, wonderful graphics, great story and nice gameplay. This is a must buy for PSVR owners. Thank you to developers forThis game is a masterpiece, wonderful graphics, great story and nice gameplay. This is a must buy for PSVR owners. Thank you to developers for this chef d'oeuvre!!! Expand