Standing in your room at home or at an event with a big white plastic gun in your hand pretending to shoot deadly spiders the size of a bus might seem a little odd for a fully grown adult. But inside the PSVR headset it’s a matter of life of death!
Farpoint has made a real effort to take legitimate gaming to a VR platform. It’s designed in such a way that it quashes many of the difficulties we see users having in VR. For example, enemies largely approach from straight ahead and movement is for the most part restricted to forwards and backwards to avoid the need to whip your head around - PSVR one, motion sickness zero. But fear not! You’ll have little time to notice the game's limitations as you’re captivated by your Aim Controller.
Looking at the gun in reality you’d be forgiven for mistaking the Aim Controller for a piece of drainage pipe in your bathroom. But inside the PSVR it’s transformed into a deadly weapon. The integration of the Aim Controller is seamless, it’s a thing of beauty! Every shooter should require the aim controller.
Holstering the Aim Controllers makes every battle significantly more realistic. In pulling the trigger you can see every moving part of the gun operate to fire your bullets towards the onslaught of jet-pack wearing baddies. The need to hold the gun up to your eye to utilise the sight on the gun immerses you in the chaos playing out in front of your eyes. The shudder of the gun in your hands as your spray the enemy adds to the realism and in just five minutes you forget you’re not actually holding a shotgun!
Compatible Games with the Aim Controller:
- DOOM: VFR
- Bravo Team
- Dick Wilde
- Arizona Sunshine
- ROM: Extraction
- Special Delivery
- The Brookhaven Experiment
Farpoint feels like a stepping stone to something much greater. The locomotion issues of VR leave the game with little hope of greatness, but it does well to limit game play in such a way that you can experience a first person shooter in a small space in your living room. However this game is elevated by the Aim Controller and we’d buy it over and over again just to experience the controllers brilliance.
We wait in anticipation of a AAA game that can harness the Aim Controller in a FPS with depth to its campaign mode and aesthetics to match.