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  • Summary: Become a powerful sorcerer with a host of mighty spells at your fingertips and protect the realm of Meliora! The Wizards is an acclaimed action-adventure game with a unique gesture-based spellcasting system, designed for PS Move controllers.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Mar 12, 2019
    84
    The Wizards delivers one of the most solid experience we enjoyed in VR. It is immersive, comfortable and makes perfect use of motion controls to make us feel like summoning spells and confronting huge creatures.
  2. Apr 5, 2019
    80
    The Enhanced version of The Wizards is an absolute joy to play. It has a great movement system with zero locomotion, the gesture-based battle is fabulous and the overall art direction and graphics are superb. We had some major issues when the game was losing track of the Move Controllers, but besides that, this is one of the best ways to feel like a true spellcaster.
  3. Mar 12, 2019
    77
    A light and entertaining alternative to heavy-weight shooters like Raw Data and In Death, The Wizards gives the player great satisfaction in creating spells with their own hands, and that's simply amazing.
  4. 70
    The Wizards offers a slight change of pace from the wave based shooters PSVR is flooded with. You're still taking out waves of enemies as they run towards you but this time you're using gestures to conjure spells and it works very well. It's quite short and even then the constant battles do become repetitive but the spell upgrades do give a decent incentive to replay levels.
  5. Mar 12, 2019
    66
    Casting gesture-based spells is a great concept for a VR game but ensuring that the gestures register properly can make The Wizards: Enhanced Edition an irritating experience. That being said, it can be quite fun if you're willing to adapt to its frustrating aspects.
  6. 65
    The Wizards nails the dream of having magic at your fingertips, but never goes as far as to make the magic feel all that useful.
  7. Mar 12, 2019
    50
    The Wizards: Enhanced Edition wrestles with the limitations of PSVR and never wins, deeply undercutting its enjoyable spellcasting with inaccurate motion tracking. These issues are only made worse by uninteresting missions and repetitive combat, making the initial splendour of this spellcasting adventure fade very quickly.

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  1. Aug 27, 2019
    6
    The game is overall very well done. The motion controls work well, the aiming is decently accurate, and the spells are satisfying to cast.The game is overall very well done. The motion controls work well, the aiming is decently accurate, and the spells are satisfying to cast. However, I ran into a game breaking bug in one of the earlier levels. I was given a magic rune and was told to put it in my pocket. I look down to see my pocket, and there it is. Down at my ankles. When I reach down to try and put it in, the motion controllers lose tracking. I thought messing with the in-game height option could help, but no. It moves the pocket down into the ground. No amount of height tweaking, messing with the camera, or re-centering has been able to fix this, and it's a shame because the game had me completely engrossed. I'd highly recommend this game, but be aware that if you get the PSVR version, this is something that can happen. Expand
  2. Jan 13, 2020
    3
    I had tracking issues with the move controllers and the camera that I couldn't resolve so the game was basically unplayable for me, just asI had tracking issues with the move controllers and the camera that I couldn't resolve so the game was basically unplayable for me, just as the other reviewer was saying Expand