Even though many have thought VR (virtual reality) to be a gimmick, perhaps Sony and Capcom have done something right in terms of making VR something to be excited about, especially when looking to the future. And what I mean by that statement is Resident Evil VII: Biohazard. The most recent installment into the Resident Evil series from Capcom, Resident Evil VII is said to go back to the series’ horror roots. And what better way to showcase what exactly PSVR is capable of than with a first-person perspective survival/horror game?
Now, I haven’t personally gotten to play it just yet, but I’ve had many a conversation with those who have. The game is said to be great whether you play it on your PS4 with just your TV screen or with PSVR, although, PSVR adds that little something extra… You feel more immersed in the game, of course, but I’ve had many tell me that the game is even scarier with VR. Just imagine the jump-scares in-game, while it’s like you’re IN THE GAME. Sony did rather well when it comes to VR, because it is so in-depth, you can even hear in what direction certain noises are coming from. One of the main baddies in the game, Jack, has a knack for sneaking up behind you, so you’ll hear something, you’ll physically turn around, and there you are, face-to-face with whatever horror awaits you.
Usually when something gimmicky comes out, the gimmick-ness of it shows with that first full-length game title. For example, I’m sure we all remember when the Kinect came out for the Xbox 360… Anyone remember how awesome Fable: The Journey and Rise of Nightmares was? No? Exactly, because they were horrible! A lot of people feared that PSVR (or VR in general) would be no different. They feared that first full game in VR would show just how gimmicky VR is… Well, we were all proven wrong. I for one can’t wait till I can get my hands on both Resident Evil VII and PSVR, how about you?