It’s important to get your eight hours of beauty sleep every night, so maybe skip Afterlife VR if you’re susceptible to night terrors. Officially scheduled to release on 19th April – following a PC-based launch last year – the survival horror will be haunting PSVR2 headsets all around the world. Judging by the trailer, this won’t be for the faint of heart.
“What is really lurking behind the door of a well-known mental facility, where protagonist Adam’s younger sister, Allison, was recently sent?” the press release ponders. “Is there any connection between missing patients and hospital workers and the ground-breaking study about the Indigo Children phenomena?”
To be fair, the trailer looks fairly boilerplate, but as PSVR2 owners will no doubt appreciate, traditional experiences are transformed by the inherent interactivity of virtual reality games. Reviews of the PC release have been largely positive, and considering The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR was such a damp squib, we’re somewhat hopeful this can pick up some of the slack.
Hope it turns out good. My niece has been begging me for a truly scary game on PSVR2. At this point, I'm willing to try any game, even if it isn't outstanding.
I haven't got PSVR2 yet but this game would make me poo my pants 😱
I played Until Dawn: Rush of Blood on PSVR1 and that got me jumping a few times.
@naruball I scarred my youngest brother for life when I let him watch when I was playing Resident Evil that wont happen again. That will not happen with my younger nephew we are sticking to kids games.
@naruball If your niece isn’t scared of Resident Evil Village, she must be pretty hardcore! Some people can’t make it past the tutorial. I have a friend who is a horror fan in his forties and he only made it a little further than that.
Personally, I’m begging for more PSVR2 games that aren’t horror themed. Seems like almost every campaign-oriented game is so dreary and terrifying. Not my preferred variety of escapism.
Agree less horror games please VR has so much potential
@Hoodie718 Resident Evil has a vibe or tone that I just can't take seriously so I don't find it the least bit scary. Horror is kinda like that though. If it can't hit just the right notes it can come off unintentionally comical.
I'm still holding out for Alien Isolation in VR. That's true fear for me. Or maybe a Silent Hill.
Hmm depends on reviews and cost
@zupertramp I envy you! In VR, just making my way through the dark (with those deep OLED blacks) is plenty scary for me.
Personally Switchback looks so much better. Like others have commented VR has more potential than just horror. Give me more Astrobot, Moss style games or for me personally Sci-fi rail shooters like Starwars arcade, Starblade, Silpheed. These games in VR would be AMAZING!! Not all of us want endless horror or fps shooters.
Guess who's not buying this game. I'll add this to the list of two or three PSVR2 games I haven't bought yet....
@Hoodie718 LOL, that's the game @thefourfoldroot1 and @neonpizza keep telling me, the scaredy cat, isn't actually scary/horror it's just a spooky action game.
@naruball you're willing to try any game because PSVR2 is dry. As I said all along, 95% of games will be borderline shovelware, just like PSVR1
@TrickyDicky99 I feel like there is far more quality launch games than most consoles have. This is my first VR headset so both Moss games are new to me and GT7 and RE Village are amazing. Also got the saints and sinners games which I haven't played yet but heard good things.. And The Last Clockwinder and Horizon were good
@mvhess Your 7 years late to the party and now you're defending VR. Where were you 7 years ago?
It's not 2016 anymore, you hyping up old VR games that didn't move the needle many years ago
You people are like PS1 owners thinking console gaming has just begun, VR became readily available 7 years ago, yet people are out here acting like VR is new tech and defending tech demos and experiences like it's 2017 all over again.
@TrickyDicky99 I don't know what's going on in your life but it's really sad to see someone being so negative all the time. Obviously, something is going on to act this way but I hope one day your life improves. You may not realize it, but for anyone reading your comments, it's clear as day. You're hurting and you're trying to take it out on others even by making all sorts of negative assumptions about them. Think about it for a second. I went through something similar about 10 years ago and when someone pointed it out to me, it got me thinking and I started improving my life instead of focusing on all the negative (much of which was in my head, as in this case with you).
Just to give you an idea of how wrong you are about me, I was specifically talking about my niece who's into horror/scary games. I'm not into them, but she's visiting for the holidays, so I was hoping I'd find a scary game to show her.
As for me, I've bought the following PSVR games:
1. Puzzling places: so far it's my favourite. I've spent countless hours playing it and relaxing. For me, no video game experience beats this. It's simply wonderful.
2. Rez infinite: I heard great things about it, gave it a try, but I wasn't blown away. Maybe it just isn't for me.
3. Pavlol: Haven't even had the time to properly play it yet. Gave it a go and was amazed by how realistic it felt. I just need to beat some other games first.
4. Pistol Whip: This was one of my favourite PSVR games. It was a free upgrade and I'm having a blast all over again.
5. Les Mills Body Combat: I used to do Body Combat in real life and I was really excited to play it. Unfortunately, I need a bigger space, so I'm considering rearranging my entire living room just to play it.
6. Job Simulator: Was a free upgrade. Looking forward to trying it for the first time.
7. Creed: Love boxing games. Played the PSVR version for a bit but the tracking was off (one of my MOVEs wasn't working properly), so really looking forward to this one.
8. No Man's Sky: Recently bought this one. Don't know if I'll enjoy it.
9. Swordsman: Haven't tried it, but it's definitely my cup of tea. Looking forward to playing it soon.
10. Thumber: Haven't tried it either. Got the upgrade. We'll see.
11. Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners: Played it 2 days ago with members of my family and we all loved it. Can't wait to get back to it! Push square gave it a 10/10 and I can see why!
Games I'm looking forward to buying (in no particular order):
1. Horizon: The demo was great. Just waiting for a price cut.
2. Tetris: It's too expensive at the moment
3. Moss I and II: They look great, but they're a tad expensive even as a bundle
4. Demeo: as a huge D&D fan, I can't wait to play it. It's just way too expensive at the moment.
5. Zombieland: I read it's an awesome game and all its drawbacks don't matter to me (e.g. that it has very little to do with the movie, which I haven't seen anyway)
6. Walking Dead Retribution: An absolute must have.
7. Kayak Vr Mirage: It looks really fun and I may even get it today, since the price is right. But I barely have enough time to play the ones I own, so I think I might wait a bit.
As an academic with very limited time, even if I could easily afford all the games I'm currently very interested in, I wouldn't be able to play them. So, I'm sorry to inform you, but your assertion couldn't be any more wrong.
@Hoodie718 for some reason I completely forgot about Resident Evil Village. I wish I had bought it when it was on sale :/
Her favourite video game is P.T. I even gave her my ps4 just so that she can play it. She's 12, by the way. A total scaredy-cat, who, nonetheless, loves horror more than anything.
@Flaming_Kaiser I was just like your younger brother when I was young. Still scarred after seeing in a very young age a movie where a guy was cut in half by a door that was closing. 30 years later, I still dream about it...
@TrickyDicky99 chill man. Are you the guy who wouldn't play GoW Ragnarok because it was cross Gen and was bragging about all the VR games you had? Cool bro
@mvhess yep, I'm not buying last gen games once a new gen is out. Never have never will.
And yes I have around 130 PSVR games and aren't buying a PSVR2, even the VR enthusiasts are skipping it. It's a sales flop.
@naruball most of those games you listed I already had last gen. VR needs to move on from those smaller types of games and experiences, it's been 7 years now since VR has been consumer ready.
People weren't excited to play Pong 7 years after it came out.
@TrickyDicky99 wow, we are all jealous of you. It won't be a flop with a price drop at the holidays. Nobody wants the crap that was ps vr1, what with it's ridiculous controllers, camera, wires, and inferior visual fidelity
@TrickyDicky99 lol, Pong... Ps1, you're references are so outlandish it makes me wonder if you're that dumb or if you are just a troll. I'm going with both. You were bragging and gloating a few months ago that we were all stuck in the stone age playing GoW while you were playing these awesome VR games. Now they are like Pong?
It's definitely on my wish list.
Afterlife aside, I assumed Resident Evil 4's VR Content would release along side the actual game. But it seems Capcom just started development around a month ago. Who knows, we may in fact get the actual main Campaign in VR reminiscent of What Capcom did with Village. If they didn't, it would be such a missed oppertunity.
And while they're at it, it wouldn't hurt to VR-ify RE2 & RE3.
@mvhess PSVR2 already is a flop, it was DOA when they revealed the price, not to mention the new management don't even care about VR.
It was in development way before Jim took over, he doesn't care about VR hence he literally dismissed VR a few months before they revealed PSVR2 was in development.
@TrickyDicky99 lol, dude, I've played VR games before. Many in fact.not that it matters. And Jim took over way before psvr came out. Building a second headset, let alone a high quality one, and buying a huge studio known for VR games sure shows they don't care about VR. The fact is that most people don't care about VR. The market was shrinking well before the headset was released. And it's not like it's even close to the most expensive one on the market. It probably will always be a niche thing. So I don't care that you got vr 7 years ago or that you have 130 games. Doesn't change the fact that this new headset is amazing.
An amazing headset is pretty pointless without amazing games. PCVR has amazing headsets but there are no games, people are having to rely on people nodding flat screen games.
We need a steady stream of proper full length AAA games.
Definitely get on Moss Book 2, and especially Resident Evil Village VR. Once you get to Castle D, i guarantee you you'll be blown away during the 5 mistress/Lord underground gathering in-game cut scene where you wake up to a rambling zombie puppet and cackling ogre 2-3 feet away from your face. I was floored. Jaw hit the floor, the works. It was just magical! It's moments like that in VR, that make me so enthusiastic and excited for the technology.
Resident Evil 8 has definitely been amazing. I've said this countless times, but if that was the ONLY VR2 game i could expereince and re-experience, I'd happily keep the PSVR2 just for that game alone.
I just wish it ran at 90fps instead of 60fps(+ reprojection)....I'm not even sure a PS5 Pro could do the job.
We've also got Resident Evil 4 VR on the way, hopefully it's the full main campaign. But Capcom has been Silent on the matter.
@NeonPizza Your willing to pay nearly £600 for just one game?
I'm the furthest thing from a cheap skate, and can easily afford that. Village is a 14+ hour VR Thrill-ride of an experience that obviously isn't possible on a flat screen. Besides, I don't spend the majority of my free time gaming, i don't need 100's of games to make the VR2 worth while. Give me about 50, and I'm content.
If anything, i just wish there wasn't such a finicky sweet spot, and that it offered more brightness with lower motion persitence(0 on the brightness slider dial) and adopted Quest Pro's superior motion tracking system + Ring-less VR controllers and had a VR Eco System.
PSVR had about maybe 7-10 top tier games during its 7 year life cycle, I doubt PSVR2 will have 50.
Sure there are plenty of filler games, I have around 130 PSVR games, but most are very mediocre at best.
What I don't understand is people championing mediocrity, it sounds like you are content with poor support. Very strange.
Why on earth would anybody expect strong and continues AAA support coming from a tethered aesthetically chunky/bulky $749 CAD headset that requires a $600+ Console to get it up and running? Strange.
it's going to be another Indie cesspool with the occasional Big game, but I'm ok with that. It was expected from the get-go.
In the end, it's all about being entertained, and if people, including myself, are having a blast with VR2 than that's great, and good enough in my books. I expect Quest 3 to Quadruple and then some, PSVR1 5 million. And if Apple's VR/AR headset(4000x4000 per eye, 120d FOV, Micro-oled+Pancake lenses etc) can be purchased ala' contract and monthly payments like a line of cell phones, it will open up the doors and potentially make VR mainstream.
The fact that you're wasting your day spewing out a bunch of negative nonsense is pretty telling. If you have no interest in PSVR2, where are you even commenting? time well spent.
Maybe you're new to VR, I'm not, been playing it since 2017.
For years VR gamers have been wanting more AAA games to come to VR, even if it's old AAA games like Skyrim which can be easily ported to VR, and I platinumed Skyrim in VR.
PCVR is dead, Quest has mobile quality games, PSVR2 was the last hope. Now it's DOA due to it being overpriced and to top it off we have idiots defending that 95% of games will be low quality meh games just like last gen. SMH
@NeonPizza if PSVR3 comes out in 7 years from now are you still going to defend it if 95% of the games are indies and we hardly get any AAA games? What's wrong with you?
It sounds like you trying to justify your purchase to yourself.
Believe me, if i were unhappy with the thing I'd be sending it back, or at worse selling it off. I don't try and justify my purchases, i say it like it is.
@naruball As a younger kid you don't think a out but parents should really watch what their children are playing that's for sure.
@Flaming_Kaiser absolutely. As an uncle, I sometimes forget what's appropriate and what's not for them, so I go for the safe(r) options, unless I get their parent's permission (for scary stuff).
@naruball My mom told me don't let your little brother watch but he always sat with me watching games i felt so stupid... ☹️
@Flaming_Kaiser oh, man...
@naruball Its a pity you find out how stupid you was when you are older.
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