Let me set this straight from the start: CoolPaintr VR is not a game. There’s no end, there are no tasks to complete – aside from the Trophy requirements. The fact that it is playable on a games console is not important. It is not a game.
CoolPaintr VR requires a PSVR headset, as well as the PS Move controller. A DualShock 4 won’t help you at all in this one, and, obviously, the PSVR Aim controller gets to take a rest when you strap into CoolPaintr VR.
So, what is CoolPaintr VR if it’s not a game? I’d argue it’s just a VR version of MS Paint – a piece of software that allows you to create images in a digital space, or in the case of CoolPaintr VR, a virtual space.
What you create is entirely up to you. I’ll be the first time admit that my skills as an artist are limited to scrawling my Dad’s mobile number on toilet cubicles, so I struggle to create anything mind-blowing. Or anything else for that matter. But I have seen some truly amazing creations by others – all created using the same kit as me, and it’s amazing what people can do with a little time and effort.
You’ll need to take a little of that time and effort to learn the game’s controls. While there’s no problem in getting the brush to lay the paint, it’s a little tricky going between the in-game menu to change your colours, brushes, and other creation tools. Could it have been better? Yes, but it still works perfectly fine, you just need to get used to the non-traditional input that VR is bringing to the table.
There’s not much else to say, really. It’s a “game” that lets you draw whatever you like, and it provides a decent tool set to do so. I can’t fault it at all, though I guess if there was some sort of challenge aspect – maybe something like a challenge to draw a certain thing or whatever – it’d have bigger hooks, but as it stands it’s a decent little thing and it doesn’t cost very much. cheap and cheerful.
CoolPaintr VR PSVR Review
CoolPaintr VR isn't a traditional game, but if you're looking for an easy way to unwind and let your creative side run wild, within the confines of VR, then you can't do much wrong with this one.
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Reviewed using PS4 Pro.
Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella.