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  • Summary: Engage with each aspect of your environment and develop complex relationships. Travel to otherworldly and futuristic locations on the South Pole. Hear your character's thoughts, see his hands, and move your head to view your surroundings from his point of view for a highly immersiveEngage with each aspect of your environment and develop complex relationships. Travel to otherworldly and futuristic locations on the South Pole. Hear your character's thoughts, see his hands, and move your head to view your surroundings from his point of view for a highly immersive experience. Make difficult decisions and solve dilemmas that will move the story forward. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Oct 18, 2016
    68
    A futuristic adventure that offers a good first contact with PlayStation VR but its graphics are poor and the control system is rough.
  2. Nov 2, 2016
    60
    Loading Human has some nice ideas tampered by an awful control scheme, horrible visuals and a lasting appeal shorter than it should due its price.
  3. Nov 28, 2016
    60
    Loading Human is definitely worth a look, as it does offer something unique and the story is certainly intriguing, but it remains a long way from being a must-buy – at least until its inexplicably unreasonable price drops.
  4. Oct 18, 2016
    50
    Loading Human is an interesting experiment that looks to explore relationships through VR. However in Chapter One these feel rushed instead of being built at a steadier pace. The price point may also be off putting, as a £30 game that lasts 3 to 4 hours, that is only the first part of a trilogy. Untold Games have crafted a VR world that looks fantastic for the most part but it is populated by characters that come across as two dimensional, and a story that might be better enjoyed once all the chapters have been released.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 27, 2016
    50
    There are too many niggles here to make it a must-have. [Christmas 2016, p.96]
  6. 50
    Overly fiddly controls combined with a brief duration, slow starting narrative and inflated price point make Loading Human's opening episode difficult to recommend, which is a shame given the sizeable ambition that lurks behind its otherwise subpar execution.
  7. Nov 1, 2016
    30
    A cluttered mess that tries to pretend it is high-quality immersion. It’s a shame that developer Untold Games spent so much time reaching for the stars with its VR debut that they didn’t stop to nail the necessary fundamentals to a functional VR experience: when the very act of moving from point A to point B is a nauseating challenge, that would be the time to drop back down to Earth and back into the drawing board.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Feb 7, 2017
    10
    The game start of slowly but it leaves you wanting more, the only downside is no options to control speed of your movement and setting forThe game start of slowly but it leaves you wanting more, the only downside is no options to control speed of your movement and setting for smooth camera rotation, it would be useful for people who dont suffer from motion sickness as sometimes walking is just too sloooowww Expand
  2. Apr 27, 2017
    8
    The reviewers are being Overly negative on this game. While the controls are a bit clunky at times. Its not horrible when you get used toThe reviewers are being Overly negative on this game. While the controls are a bit clunky at times. Its not horrible when you get used to them. The game is not bad. Not sure i would pay $40 for the game but $15-20 isnt bad. Its an interesting way to control in vr. I have it for psvr, personally i think they did a decent job with using only two moves and no nav for moving around. While your walking you can vear off sightly to the left and right, using your head like rigs, Robinson and the like. This makes controlling a little better. The game almost feels like heavy rain with move controls on the ps3. While the control are a lil more simple, they work fine.

    I do agree the game could be alot better with more control refinement. Just allowing you to snap to where your looking would make this game way better in the control department. The way its been reviewed it makes you think its unplayable, which is not the case. If you want ds4 control and are leary of learning new mechanics then you might not want to play this game. Personally thats what makes vr exciting.

    This is not a run and gun game, so those that complain on the speed of movement is not very fair. I personally think the movement speed is ok. It does slow down if you are looking left or right and you cannot run. But its not as slow as some have made it out to be. Graphics are ok, would be nice to see a pro patch but They do the job. The arms looks good but could use a little work on the animations. As they seem a little wonky sometimes. There are some cool graphical moments, So far i have been entertained.

    Also the voice acting is fine. Those who rip on it are just super anal. The voice acting sucked on the nes too! Also the puzzles are not as bad as they say, while they are not on the level of statik, they are good enough. The data loss sections are interesting puzzles and offer a new gameplay not seen much. The fact that its a 4-6 hr game with a story is nice, as there is not that much in that dept on psvr.

    Don't let the negative reviews stop you from playing this. If you can get a decent price as i did, its a decent game.
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  3. Mar 5, 2017
    8
    The reviews have been overly harsh. It's a good early vr game, the move controllers make it feel pretty good. The story is interesting and theThe reviews have been overly harsh. It's a good early vr game, the move controllers make it feel pretty good. The story is interesting and the graphics are good enough. I would give it a 6 or 7 without vr, but that pushers it up to an 8 because early vr developers shouldn't be penalized for going out on a limb with limited budgets as long as they are doing a real cd game and not just a cash grab. Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2019
    5
    I didn't make it all the way through this tbh. I have to agree with everyone that complained about the controls and movement here. Not aI didn't make it all the way through this tbh. I have to agree with everyone that complained about the controls and movement here. Not a compelling enough story to overlook these issues. Expand
  5. Apr 2, 2018
    0
    The worst VR game I've tried so far. I realized why they called the game Loading Human when it had keep loading after each brief sequence.The worst VR game I've tried so far. I realized why they called the game Loading Human when it had keep loading after each brief sequence. The tutorial, voice acting, and graphics were pretty bad. After the incredibly frustrating tutorial and incredibly dry and boring intro, I couldn't take anymore. Expand