This is where I usually babble incessantly about how I love many types of games, but it’s VR that really rumbles my DualShock. I’m not going to do that again. Instead, I’ll get straight to the point and tell you what games I’m most looking forward to diving into this year.
5. Dreams – The degree of difficulty for what Media Molecule is attempting here is ridiculously high. But with great risk, comes great blah blah blah, you know the story. I’m so excited that they are bringing PSVR support on day one, but I’d be excited for this one even if it was strictly a flat game. I’ll be surprised if I can make a video game worth playing, but I can’t wait to try.
4. Everybody’s Golf VR – I want to do great and amazing things in virtual reality. Things I will never do in real life. That’s the point of VR, for god’s sake. Playing golf isn’t that “great”, I suppose, but I still want to swing my Move controller in the privacy of my own living room and win a golf tournament on an amazing course. Thank you, Sony Interactive Entertainment, for giving me the chance.
3. Cyberpunk 2077 – This game is probably going to sell a billion copies and be awesome. I’ve already earmarked it as my “yearly purchase of a large, open world game that I’ll play day one, be amazed by, and eventually put away about halfway through because it’s just so damn long”. Having said that, it looks amazing, and I seriously can’t wait to try it.
2. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – As a fan of Metroidvanias and the Pure PlayStation resident old guy, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is right up my alley. If it looks familiar, that’s no mistake, as it comes from the mind of Koji Igarashi, former Castlevania series producer at Konami. The graphics and 2.5D design will hopefully fill the void left by the aforementioned classic Castlevania series and a personal favorite of mine, Salt and Sanctuary.
1. Zero Caliber – If I’m honest with myself, this game is the one I spend the most time thinking about and watching videos of, and yet it’s also the game on this list most likely to disappoint. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with PSVR’s Firewall Zero Hour despite its flaws, so another tactical shooter in VR has me extremely excited. The PCVR version is currently in early access, and the reviews are tepid at best. But hope springs eternal, and despite the lukewarm reception, Zero Caliber’s potential is too much for me to resist. If it supports the new foot controller called the 3d Rudder, then even better. I also want to take this time to mention that I reserve the right to switch this game with Zero Killed, another tactical VR shooter that is slated to be ported over from the PC. I chose Zero Caliber simply because it looks like it’s coming sooner, and it looks a bit more polished. But who am I kidding, I’m buying both day one.
-The Division 2
-Shakedown: Hawaii – PS Vita
-Blood and Truth – PSVR
-and any other dope VR shooters that haven’t been announced yet or that I missed.
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When Jeremy isn’t writing books or playing video games, he’s living his life one random movie references at a time.