Thursday, 18 May 2017

FARPOINT REVIEW

Farpoint is the VR game I have been waiting for since I was a kid, deeply immersive with a fun story.
In Farpoint you play a pilot who has crashed landed on a strange new world and you are looking to regroup with a pair of scientists and find a way home sounds simple right?

So, first things first let us take a look at the games graphics, to be honest they are nothing to write
home about but they aren’t awful either the facial animations are well done and I am glad to see that
the people in the game feel normal sized (so often with VR games I feel like a midget surrounded by
huge people) the visuals you get when you look out across the strange alien world are normally very 
pretty and the creatures you encounter at the start actually gave me a bit of the creeps, although I 
have to say some of the battlefields you fight on feel a little sparse and could have done with some
 colour or at least a feel more interesting looking rocks!.
 But considering the hard work the PS4 has to do to process VR images I have to say they did a great
 job here.
The story is a bit cheesy to be honest but the excellent voice acting pulls you through that
 and actually made me care about the other characters in the story, I enjoyed listening to the banter
 they had with one another and the whole thing enhanced the fun I had with this title.
Gameplay,well without this the whole thing is a dud right? Well the FPS mechanics here are solid,
 The PS aim controller feels good and is suitably accurate enough to precisely aim and pop of a target
 with my sniper rifle and all the control buttons are within easy reach so I don’t have any trouble 
moving about combined with the VR allowing me to blind fire around corners/walls and dodge
 enemy fire, to be perfectly honest I am not a particularly good FPS player and some of the areas I 
really struggled with but I found the challenge exhilarating and found my skills improve with each 
death. The initial few levels feel like the game is letting me get used to the mechanics throwing the 
same enemies at me again and again but once you clear those the levels really open up and I found 
the variety of enemies expand suitably. The weapons in the game all feel good and meaty and I often 
found myself with a big grin on my face as I mowed down swarms of enemies with my assault rifle
 the rumble of the gun really making me feel like I was Rambo.
I know this is a short review but I really do not want to spoil anything for you

All in all I think this is a must for any PSVR owners and I am so glad I managed to get my hands on 
copy today, whatever you do get the Aim controller with it I know it’s more expensive but I 
couldn’t imagine playing this game with anything else and I am really looking forward to playing 
more titles with it.    

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