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Jaz007

Somehow we didn’t have a thread for this. I tried it out today it was pretty awesome. I did the first two levels. The VR really brings the magic to life. It’s simple but really fun so far. The robots are cute and engaging and I like looking around in VR for them. The graphics are also perfectly design for PSVR, very clean and clear.

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Octane

@Jaz007 It's one of the best games I've played last year.

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Quintumply

I'm near the end and I've absolutely loved playing it. Still have a few levels to 100% complete as well as most of the challenges. If I'd played this before all the Game of the Year talk, I'd have definitely put this in my top five for 2018. Brilliant game.

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themcnoisy

@Jaz007 I've got it in the wrapper. Absolutely no time for gaming at the minute, I am hoping this weekend will be Astrobot time! (I've got friends around who have never tried VR) will it blow them away?

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Rudy_Manchego

I have just come off my PSVR and have now 100% completed the first three worlds. In my mind this isn’t just the best PSVR game I have played but possibly the best platformer I have played. It is just so inventive and well designed. Had I played it last year it would have been a tie between this and GOW.

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Octane

@themcnoisy Depends. It's arguably the best PSVR game available at the moment. But remember that you're not playing this on an Oculus Rift, and a $1000 gaming rig. I'm not sure if your friends care about visuals, because it's not an ultra-realistic immersive simulator or something like that. It's a brilliant game though, and of the better platformers IMO.

@Rudy_Manchego Yeah, definitely a very close second after GOW for me.

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Jaz007

@themcnoisy It uses VR well, and the opening makes it feel like the villain gets up in your space, though I don’t know if I d call get the best wowing VR just because it’s putting you in a more real situation. Arkham VR is probably the best wow VR game I’ve okayed, but it’s not a bad showcase either.

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themcnoisy

Because of this thread and probably my most similarly taste aligned reviewer @Quintumply and @Rudy_Manchego @Octane @Jaz007 who I respect alot giving this high praise, I have started Astrobot tonight even though I need to get up early tomorrow. And am I glad I listened.

It's amazing! Way better than Moss in every conceivable way.

Everyone was praising Mario Odyssey for being inventive (which was good tbf) But Astrobot eats it alive. Its not even a fair fight.

Big problem though, I've just taken my headset off and the colours in real life suck.

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SoulChimera

Astro Bot would've been my game of the year if God of War hadn't come out.

I got the platinum on it and I can't wait for a sequel.

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Rudy_Manchego

@themcnoisy I personally do rate it as a better and more inventive game than Mario Odyssey (which I also relaly enjoyed). It is so replayable just because it is a joy to play.

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Fight_Sora_Fight

@SoulChimera Same here.

I can’t wait for the sequel. Team Asobi is supposedly tiny (<25) & the fact that Shu is still repping them up is encouraging.
I hope & think Sony are going to go all out with them. As a First Party game they don’t need to make a profit, it just needs to sell the platform.

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themcnoisy

Astrobot is really impressive. The scale of the gorilla is fantastic and I love the difference in atmosphere from the breezy wide open space like the crows level to the claustrophobic fungus level. There's also those brilliant challenge levels for finding hidden chameleons. Absolutely awesome. It only causes a small amount of discomfort to me, but it's manageable.

Easily the best platformer I have played since Fez.

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themcnoisy

Astrobot is my GOTY 2018 now. Spiderman can go swing.

It's just so good and inventive. The beach level when you head underwater has just beaten every single underwater level in computer games ever. The physics, immersion, fish everything just feels fantastic.

One of the best things in this game are the materials / graphics on the objects. They all look like you can pull them into the real world.


My middle son who is autistic has never played on VR for longer than 5 minutes. Last night he played through the opening 2 levels on Astrobot and said it was well better than anything he's seen before. That alone makes Astrobot my GOTY as he won't play anything other than Fortnite.

Honestly if anyone reads this comment and doesn't have PSVR. Just go out and buy it. This game is special.

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Octane

@themcnoisy I love seeing how you went from cautiously optimistic to fanatic!

Did it impress your friends by the way?

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themcnoisy

@Octane loads. They were thinking about getting PSVR anyway and now they will definitely pick one up. Played through danger ball, shark attack and then Astrobots first mission.

What's great about Astrobot now I've watched someone else play it, is how you need to look around. It was amazing how the first jump pad (by the signs the gorilla hands pull off) from taking it casually mostly looking ahead and down throughout the level, to all of a sudden looking up and down and to the left, in the real world my wife and my friends wife sat in his view they burst out laughing as he was trying to keep Astrobot in shot.

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Octane

@themcnoisy lol yeah, I guess you don't realise how silly you look whilst playing VR. The shark level was great. I don't remember danger ball, but I'm sure it was good as well. I personally loved the mine cart level, and the underwater level for the seaweed at the end; brilliant usage of VR.

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themcnoisy

@Octane sorry Dangerball is on VR worlds.

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themcnoisy

Astrobot is one of the best games I have ever played.

The Whale level is really really well done. Especially the start. I was genuinely worried for Astrobot (and myself). It cemented my opinion of how great it really is.

I have no idea how this isn't the game of the generation. Is it because PlayStation isn't the home of the cute platformer because I don't understand why RDR and GoW are better games somehow from last year? Maybe it's the simple set up but for me right now that's a bonus and the ingenuity comes within the levels.

What a game. I genuinely thought my time with Platform games was at an end, I've enjoyed some (Fez, Rogue Legacy, Super Time Force) usually due to a gimmick. But I had become less and less interested over the last 10 or so years. I can't even be bothered finishing Sonic Mania. So Astrobot blowing me away like this is a shock to say the least.

VR has quietened down of late. Which is a shame. But playing Astrobot has been worth the price of entree alone and I'm so glad I have experienced the best Platform game in the world right now.

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Nintendo 2017: Super Mario Bros 3
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Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

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Rudy_Manchego

@themcnoisy I am delaying playing the last world because I love it so much. It is really unique and I am not a massive platformer. To me, this has created the best VR experience I have had.

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