PlayStation VR has recently launched. Hats off to Sony for doing a nice job keeping its games on point. Fans all over the world are currently addicted, if not engrossed to the immersive gaming experience it offers. However, the extensive list of games PSVR has can be quite overwhelming if you try playing it one by one.
Of all the VR games I came across last week, Batman Arkham probably flies out. Being the Batman is no easy job, but it can be fun and compelling. Developed by Rocksteady, Batman Arkham VR lets you play a first-person experience that provides a great level of superhero immersion, which can't simply be found anywhere.
Batman: Arkham VR, Dons A Realistic And Compelling Sequel
The game opens in a dark alley where the young Bruce Wayne witnesses the killing of his parents' right before his - or your eyes. Soon after they are gunned down, the assailant focuses and slowly walks towards you until you stand an inch from him. You might want to kill him for what he has done, but since it's just a game, you can't. The introduction is staged extremely well for a VR experience.
Taking place in the Wayne Manor, Batman Arkham VR then shifts forward to the moment he is tasked to save the day. Alfred, your trusty old butler, alerts you to a situation about your protégés - Robin and Nightwing. A short scene plays and Batman is slowly lowered into the Batcave through what seems to be a hidden elevator. The actual feeling of being lowered is quite realistic. What's more is that when you don the iconic batsuit, for a moment, you literally feel like you are the batman and its pretty cool.
Gameplay wise, the Arkham VR may be slightly limited but its characters and settings are well designed to hook you in for a longer period.
Batman: Arkham VR, Short And Impressive Gameplay
The Batman is packed with detective mode and it's up to you to accurately scan the environment for clues about the fate of your Robin and Nightwing, Express reported. You may occasionally use your grappling hook but it's the scanning tool that is often used as you examine bodies and recreate fight scenes of your own.
At $17.59, the game is a lot more immersive than watching a film and it does leave you wanting more. For more than an hour the Arkham VR feels like a impressively told tale. The game is a testament to Rocksteady's impressive story telling techniques. You can also explore Gotham in your Batman suit thanks to the wonderful recreation of one of the most iconic cities in superhero history.
It may not be the 20-hour epic you usually play, but if you want a completely immersive experience that demonstrates the kind of storytelling power the PSVR headset is capable, then Batman's Arkham VR is the best debut virtual reality adventure.