Platformers are weird ones when it comes to virtual reality (VR), especially when trying to get the best experience out of them without either not utilising the VR whatsoever, or doing it so much so that it becomes unnatural to watch and ruins the enjoyment. Just the word freerunning in regards to VR gaming can make those with the strongest stomachs cower away. However, VRFocus believes that there are a couple of PlayStation VR launch titles that you will most certainly be playing when the head-mounted display (HMD) finally launches.
Below are two platform games that have a mix of adventure, character, and creative spark that fuel the enjoyment factor that will ensure your VR experience is pretty great. The two chose are Bound from Plastic, and Wayward Sky from Uber Entertainment.
Bound – Plastic
This is something that you wouldn’t have expected, and didn’t know that you wanted – until now. Taking the form of an elegant dancer, you discover the story at your own rhythmic pace. It is something that could remind you of Journey in the way that the art is contemporary, and the story is what you make of it. The developers have admitted that not much has actually been shared about this title, and even though the trailer is intriguing beyond doubt you still don’t quite know what to make of the story. What’s more – there are 120 ways to complete the game. Either way, it is a title full of substance, and if you love platformers then you will find yourself considering this title.
Wayward Sky – Uber Entertainment
Warward Sky is a look and click type of title, but don’t let this put you off of it in the slightest. When in VR and playing Wayward Sky, you will be surrounded by the cinematic aesthetics and events, interacting at times that are appropriate and won’t overload you with wondering what the heck is going on in this fast paced game. You will be taking on the role of Bess, a young co-pilot who has to risk her life in order to find her father, and you will not only experience some thrilling gameplay, but also a great amount of puzzle solving to shake up the pace.