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  • Summary: Theseus is an immersive VR experience that offers a new take on the myth of the Minotaur. Enjoy a mix of exploration, story, and combat, with a strong cinematic feel. Do you have what it takes to unveil the truth that lies at the heart of the Labyrinth?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Oct 13, 2017
    80
    Theseus is a very entertaining and interesting VR game. The use of the third-person perspective in VR elevates the game and creates a fulfilling and unique experience. While the combat can be lackluster and constant camera changes feel unnecessary and bothersome, the narrative holds it together and makes Theseus better than many other PSVR titles.
  2. Aug 10, 2017
    75
    This is one of those games that I would enjoy having friends come over and experience VR for the first time with it. Since you are completely seeing your character in a third-person, there is a minimal risk of motion sickness. Most of the time, you are simply moving Theseus forward and at other times, you need to really look around your surroundings to see where to go. That’s when you really get a sense of appreciation for the way Forge Reply designed the game. The only real shortcoming, is the overall length of the game. At the same time, there's some replayability with item collection which in turn will give you a different ending. Other than that, the biggest challenge will be justifying the price to the majority of PSVR players. I think $20 is a fair price and would recommend checking it out and blowing the dust off your PSVR like I did.
  3. Aug 9, 2017
    65
    An intriguing and atmospheric VR experience, held back by a lack of content, screen drifting and loading screens that are a bit to long.
  4. Jul 27, 2017
    50
    Theseus is a story brimming with excitement and wonder, thrown into an experience ripe for improvement. Developer Forge Reply picked a great myth to tackle, and one that works astoundingly well in VR. The shortcomings are too numerous, however, to be overlooked.
  5. Sep 13, 2017
    50
    I honestly believe a video game where you play as the eagle that eats Prometheus’ liver would be more exciting than Theseus. Everything about Forge Reply’s game is superficial. It’s pretty to look at, but the gameplay is terribly hollow and lacks variety. Adding to that, it fails to do anything meaningful with VR, using it only to create tension through a series of fixed camera angles whose transition are jarring and disorienting. It pains me to say that this is one game that should have been sacrificed to Hades.
  6. 50
    Theseus offers a different perspective to your usual PSVR games and the immersion and well designed visuals are its strength. The gameplay is its weakness however, with basic exploration, simple combat and rudimentary stealth. Very, very short as well.
  7. Jul 25, 2017
    40
    Ariadne wouldn’t fall in love with Theseus in this state, but Forge Reply’s virtual reality adaptation of a classic story isn’t an unmitigated disaster. The combat and platforming disappoints and there’s not enough meat on the release’s bones, but it proves that third-person adventures can work with PlayStation VR – and it looks pretty nice to boot. It’s a bit of a missed opportunity, then, as there is value in what’s presented here – it’s just far, far too expensive to recommend and isn’t as fun as it should be to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 26, 2017
    10
    A new way to play platform games. I'd much rather playing a game like this than tomb raider. The immersion and the controls are well worthA new way to play platform games. I'd much rather playing a game like this than tomb raider. The immersion and the controls are well worth the effort. I am thoroughly impressed! This is the first one like this... I'm looking forward to future iterations of this type.

    After experiencing this for myself I'm surprised at the low ratings from others.
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  2. Jul 28, 2017
    9
    It might be short and the gameplay is simple, but what's here is incredibly well executed and visually impressive. The concept and atmosphereIt might be short and the gameplay is simple, but what's here is incredibly well executed and visually impressive. The concept and atmosphere are incredible and it's a great example of how well 3rd person games can work in VR. You'll most likely play through the game more than once to get the true ending, and for its low price it's worth playing for the narrative and experience alone. Expand
  3. Jul 26, 2017
    8
    Some reviews remind me of that joke Woody Allen tells (in Annie Hall, I believe) about the old women who go to a restaurant, complain aboutSome reviews remind me of that joke Woody Allen tells (in Annie Hall, I believe) about the old women who go to a restaurant, complain about how bad the food is, then say "And such small portions". Expand
  4. Dec 31, 2017
    6
    Theseus is a third person adventure action VR game. You control the player character from a third person view almost like looking through aTheseus is a third person adventure action VR game. You control the player character from a third person view almost like looking through a window into the game world. A cool concept but the camera perspective can be a pain at times. Expand
  5. Feb 4, 2019
    5
    I agree with some of the reviews about this being a missed opportunity. A GOW style game could work well in vr but this feels bargainI agree with some of the reviews about this being a missed opportunity. A GOW style game could work well in vr but this feels bargain basement and even though it is supposedly short I wasn't compelled to finish it. Graphics are just ok and environments/enemies need to be more interesting than this. Expand