PlayStation VR is nearly a day away from its official release and a lot of fans are already eager to get their first grasp of virtual reality on several new titles. PSVR will come with an astonishing list of VR games including the biggest comeback of Rise of the Tomb Raider for PlayStation fans. ROTTR was originally set to be an Xbox One exclusive only but after almost a year upon its release, ROTTR has returned to the PlayStation platform together with numerous features and a full DLC bundle.
Lara Croft's Rise Of The Tomb Raider
The newest of Lara Croft's adventure, Rise of the Tomb Raider, came back to Sony PS 4 with brand new and exclusive features including a full DLC bundle of the game. The most outstanding mode so far is its added VR support for its DLC Blood Ties. Note that the added DLC serves as the epilogue of the story, where you find yourself at Croft Manor, trying to solve puzzles in order to open a safe (probably hoping to find a will or something).
The Rise Of The Tomb Raider PSVR downside
The added Rise of the Tomb Raider bundle which includes all the of game's DLC and VR support feature might be enticing for most PlayStation users but a lot of people are considering the game primarily due to its supposedly new VR experience which to most critics, fail to provide a significant impact to the game itself.
The main reason is that the added Rise of the Tomb Raider VR support is only for its latest DLC, the Blood Ties which mainly revolves around solving puzzles and reading journals all throughout. Fans that are hoping for some immersive gaming action will surely be disappointed for this matter. Another thing to note is that, when you have both the PS 4 and PSVR, the game will then prompt you to choose two options: first one is to play seated and the other one is to play while standing still.
The first option will enable you to move around and control the camera via controller while the second option requires you to physically move, which to most reviewers, find to be the ideal option to go to as the latter will leave you nauseous after a couple of minutes into the game.
Although Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC is not a drawback of the game, the added PSVR feature fails to provide a significant VR experience to the user especially for those that are looking for an immersive combat game experience. But if you're contented just to "peak" through Lara Croft's perspective, then Blood Ties can still be a good VR experience for you.