PlayStation VR needs real games and Rez Infinite delivers. Players want to see that there’s more to VR than just experiences; they want genuine benefits to gameplay. Whilst it may simply be a port of a previously released title – Rez was initially released on Sega’s Dreamcast in 2001 – Infinite is a step in the right direction.
Rez is an adrenaline fueled arcade shooter complemented by a beautiful wireframe art style and a heart-pumping electronic soundtrack. It’s the collaboration of video game designers, graphic artists, musicians and storytellers in a surprisingly thought-provoking game that tackles human evolution; the conflict between man, machine and nature; and self-aware artificial intelligence.
But being fifteen years old, you may already know all this. To reiterate, it’s an ambitious concept constructed with complicated messages and themes. Developers United Game Artists conveyed the idea in a commendable way, albeit simplistically with a heavy reliance on text to convey the plot, as was typical for games of that era.