PlayStation VR owners have had the opportunity since launch to play through a bunch of great experiences, but often there are short and feel more like tech demos, despite the level of polish. However, the latest game and exclusive to join the lineup promises to bring the first fully-fledged AAA experience to come to the platform.
Farpoint, created by Impulse Gear feels like the game PSVR owners have been waiting for since picking up the unit. This is largely thanks to the PS VR Aim Controller which releases alongside the game. It’s hard to talk about the game without mentioning the peripheral and visa versa, but I’ll be splitting this review into two sections, as I know that the PS VR peripheral will be used in VR games going forward.
As soon as you boot up Farpoint, you’re thrusted straight into the campaign. From that first cutscene, which lasts about 5+ minutes in total Farpoint has all the signs of AAA experience. It does a great job at making you feel immersed from the get-go, providing you with the ability to walk around and explore areas mid cut-scene. It rarely keeps you still and has you feeling like a real part of the foreign planet which you’ve crash-landed on.