I don’t know what I really expected going into VRog, but I know I didn’t expect to feel genuinely robbed of my time and money. With VR still finding its feed and big releases being so few and far between, there’s ample opportunity for indie studios to take the lead and give the platform a reason to exist. It’s easy money with the competition pool being much smaller, but that’s not a good thing for the end users – us, the paying customers.
VRog is a PSVR game, so you’ll need a PSVR headset to play. There’s no need for extra controllers as the DualShock 4 that you use for general gaming, Netflix, and browsing Pure PlayStation on the PS4’s web browser (1% of our readers do just that!) will suffice.
There are two game modes in VRog: Arcade and Survival. They’re both as awful as each other. Arcade has you eating swamp insects to a timer, while Survival has you doing the same thing but with the added risk of death, though I’d argue actual death would be preferable to playing this waste of code.
You’re a frog, and you need to eat insects. You do this by aiming which is done by moving your head to move the reticule, then you press the cross button to fire your tongue and eat the insects. Once you’ve munched the insects in a given area, you jump over to another lily pad and do it all again. It’s boring as shit and I don’t think I’ve ever been so bored with a VR game. I’m struggling to make this review worth reading, to be honest, because the game just doesn’t inspire any decent choice of words. The gameplay is crap, the graphics are just about passable for a VR release.
If you ever find yourself owning this game – poor you – then there are leaderboards, though they’re not online. Instead they’re populated with fictitious players who aren’t all the difficult to beat; I managed to top the leaderboards on my first – and last – attempts, and I’ve no desire to ever reinstall VRog ever again. Basically, it’s a shameless cash-grab hoping to cash in on the goodwill of early adopters, and it sucks.
VRog PS4/PSVR Review
I have nothing nice to say about this game. Please, don't waste your money. Go and buy something decent in a sale or take your mum out for lunch instead.
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