PlayStation VR Worlds provides a solid introduction to PlayStation VR, giving you a taste of what the technology is capable of. The experiences, however, are a mixed bag and fairly brief with little replay value. The London Heist proves to be the gem among these five mini-games.
PlayStation VR Worlds is intended to raise belief in its accompanying hardware. And it does; once for each of its five technical showpieces. Afterward that high is only reached through a vicarious transfer from newcomers, positioning VR Worlds' potential as a dramatic flash instead of an imposing statement.
PlayStation VR Worlds offers 5 different VR games that let us see what will be coming soon, thanks to VR, but all of them are frustrating for different reasons. The London Heist and Scavenger's Odyssey are very nice experiences that are really too short, VR Luge offers good speed sensations but is quickly boring, Danger Ball is a fun VR Pong without multiplayer, and Ocean Descent offers no interactions at all.
PlayStation VR Worlds does a great job of showing off Sony's tech, but the experiences contained in this collection are far too slight to be anything more than sideshow attractions. If you're looking to make the most of PSVR, you're better off buying full games than a modest collection of tech demos.
For all intents and purposes, it is PSVR’s official demo – Sony just wants to ensure it makes some extra money off the thing. Not exactly a great look, kicking PSVR off with something so nakedly cynical, but that’s business for you...Worlds includes five games, barely any of which are worth playing more than once, and only one of which I genuinely enjoyed
Is it perfect? No. But it is essential, and is currently the best polished, most varied, and easiest entry point for the uninitiated.
Once again, enthusiast media and "hardcore" gamers completely miss the point. VR Worlds, along with the free download 'Playroom VR', is an essential PSVR title. This collection of experiences is the easiest entry point for VR, starting with 'Ocean Descent', a visor-only descent to the ocean floor that at once allows players to acclimate and be amazed to the power of VR immersion. Danger Ball is essentially VR Pong, also visor-only, and allows players to try out 'gaze' style gameplay like that featured in Rez and Rigs.
London Heist is an incredible piece, showing of mature action themes and showing off the Move technology in a virtual 3D space. Certainly the most "game-ass game" of the lot, it also allows people to see their threshold for more intense and stressful scenarios like Until Dawn and the upcoming RE7, and even Batman VR which, while not action-oriented, is very intense by being in close proximity of not so nice human characters. Maybe it will turn players on to more adventure style games like the Assembly and Loading Human, or Shooting Galleries like Brookhaven and Ace Banana.
Scavenger Odyssey is the most motion based game, and will definitely test you ability to handle locomotion as seen in games like Rigs, Battlezone, and EVE Valkyrie. It is intense, but for those who can handle it, again, shows off a lot of potential and can guide your interests in the future.
I haven't played Street Luge.
Basically, for anyone who wants to try PSVR, THIS is the game. You will likely play through it once and get an idea for what you WANT and what you can TOLERATE in VR, but will break it out every time someone else wants to see what VR is all about, and then go from there. This and Playroom VR are the Wii Sports" for VR, so I feel that rating this anything less than a 10 (essential, not perfect) is short-sighted and irresponsible.
Essential for the PSVR because, well it is free now with the PSVR and it is also a great introduction into the world of VR.
5 varied games with something for everyone.
London heist being the best but sadly too short.
Cheap, quick fun and great intro to VR for yourself and friends. I loved the Shark Encounter experience, although as i expected, the rest of the diving levels were a waste of time, but i love letting first-timers hop on and try something that is thrilling but not too much, while giving them a sense of how immersive VR can be. London Heist has the best hands models that i've seen and the interactions with the gangs are intimidating and fun, but it could have been better if the characters were more responsive to your actions and the aiming was better. Two levels in and i feel like i have already gotten my moneys worth compared to other VR titles i've tried. On VR, i want to experience VR and the sort of gameplay that i couldn't experience else where and this does just that. If the levels were not so shallow, this would have gotten an 8 or 9 easily.
Just a terrible price for this demo disk. fun short burst but not worth 49.99, i see this free for PS plus account in a year from now. but the demo disk is way better and it's free. You don't get much out of this that is for sure. it does give a few cool elements of what to expect in VR but the price.... maybe hope for some free DLC for this to make up for it but don't get your hopes up.
SummaryThe London Heist -Immerse yourself in London's gritty criminal underworld as you step into the shoes of an east-end gangster. Relive the dramatic heist shootout and survive a high speed getaway. Ocean Descent -Descend through the breath-taking layers of the ocean as a rookie diver and experience the incredible marine life all around you....