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Old 03-10-2023, 07:08 PM   #1121
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Sounds like Sony offered a 30 day money back guarantee for PSVR2. The headset is an investment (but so are video games these days brand new). I don't blame anyone for rethinking the investment if they didn't like it enough. That's understandable.
Depending on how many were sent back, if buying a new one any time soon, I'd be concerned if it was refurbished or actually brand new.

No way Sony is going to throw out a working PSVR2 that costs them $500 or so to make.
They probably wipe it down with sanitizer or something, rebox and repackage it, and then send it out to the next new customer.

Kind of like buying a full face motorcycle helmet, deciding it wasn't a good fit, and then the next new buyer person putting it on them, paying new for a used helmet. I imagine it was a similar case with PSVR1. I got mine new a year later, but it seemed brand new out of the box.

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I played No Man's Sky last night and before I would have to adjust the headset every time I was looking on the wrist menu, which is a big part of the game, because everything was blurry. Now after the update, everything was super clear.

I would expect for the PSVR2 to keep receiving updates constantly improving it, and more game companies will figure out how to tailor the games to the PSVR2. I am still very happy with my purchase and excited for the future possibilities.
I hear a lot had to do with the eye tracking set up. If it wasn't perfectly set before starting with PSVR2, it could affect the clarity of games. That's definitely a flaw of Sony's designers as there should be an option to shut off any blurring effect entirely. Hopefully that's been done if it was in fact an issue.

But good to hear you see a positive improvement.
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Old 03-11-2023, 06:37 PM   #1122
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Sounds like Sony offered a 30 day money back guarantee for PSVR2. The headset is an investment (but so are video games these days brand new). I don't blame anyone for rethinking the investment if they didn't like it enough. That's understandable.
Depending on how many were sent back, if buying a new one any time soon, I'd be concerned if it was refurbished or actually brand new.

No way Sony is going to throw out a working PSVR2 that costs them $500 or so to make.
They probably wipe it down with sanitizer or something, rebox and repackage it, and then send it out to the next new customer.

You could be right but I would hope they will do what apple does when they accept returns and put it as refurbished and you might save $50 or so.
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Old 03-11-2023, 08:56 PM   #1123
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PSVR2.
I need to complete Moss 2 on PSVR1 asap.
And the Fox Tales adventure game too in PSVR1.
Also see what new games are on Dreams PSVR1. That's online only though sadly. No way to download the user-created games.

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You could be right but I would hope they will do what apple does when they accept returns and put it as refurbished and you might save $50 or so.
That would be much better, yes, if they clearly label it as "refurbished" or "used headset". Knowing how much some people sweat (no one here), I would avoid any used PSVRs.

Amazon sends out used, returned items too sometimes, labeling it as new for some things too.
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Old 03-12-2023, 02:05 PM   #1124
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That would be much better, yes, if they clearly label it as "refurbished" or "used headset". Knowing how much some people sweat (no one here), I would avoid any used PSVRs.
What do you mean "no one here"? I sweat like a stuck pig when I play GT7 on my rig. But it's only around the head band. I don't even notice it until the beads of sweat start rolling down my sideburns. I have had to turn on a box fan while I play.
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Old 03-12-2023, 02:25 PM   #1125
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I'm sure I've mentioned how much I sweat like buckets playing Kayak VR? That was my first ever game and was getting worried that's what VR would always be. Thankfully it's the only game that's been like it so far. Everything else has been chill. I really recommend the Moss games as the first thing people try out on VR as you're just sat down chilling unless you want to stand up and look around the corner at something. It makes me hope for the Astrobot game to come over soon. Here's hoping Sony announces that one this year.

Am really curious about Pavlov which people are raving about, however it's for standing only apparently. Will have to see about that one ...
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Old 03-12-2023, 07:45 PM   #1126
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What do you mean "no one here"? I sweat like a stuck pig when I play GT7 on my rig. But it's only around the head band. I don't even notice it until the beads of sweat start rolling down my sideburns. I have had to turn on a box fan while I play.
Ha, sorry about that. I wasn't sure who sweats much with PSVR. It mostly boils down to room temperature. I have my room temperature at a steady comfortable 70˚ F while sitting down, haven't sweated with PSVR1, which keeps it dry. For those who stand up and really move around, or have warmer climate rooms, sweating is understandable.

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I'm sure I've mentioned how much I sweat like buckets playing Kayak VR? That was my first ever game and was getting worried that's what VR would always be. Thankfully it's the only game that's been like it so far. Everything else has been chill. I really recommend the Moss games as the first thing people try out on VR as you're just sat down chilling unless you want to stand up and look around the corner at something. It makes me hope for the Astrobot game to come over soon. Here's hoping Sony announces that one this year.

Am really curious about Pavlov which people are raving about, however it's for standing only apparently. Will have to see about that one ...
Kayak looks like it is one of the work out type games, so I can see how people can sweat with it if the room temperature is warmer above 72˚ maybe.
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Old 03-15-2023, 09:16 PM   #1127
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As somebody that blinks more than the average person I'm not sure if I should be hyped for Switchback tonight or scared

So far my PSVR2 tiers would be.

S Tier

Pistol Whip: So good even if it makes you feel even more psychotic than No Russian when you catch yourself dancing along as you shoot away Glad I didn't end up using my PSVR much since I got sick of the setup (Especially with the 1st gen pass through box not allowing the PS4 to output HDR so had to disconnect that every time too) so games like this I might have played on that are a fresh experience.

A Tier

Synth Riders: It would be S Tier based on gameplay but loses a tier for the best music being locked behind DLC and no platinum.

Gran Turismo 7: This really should be S Tier based on quality and gameplay but as great as the experience is it isn't enough to make me jump back into the game that I got my fix from last year already. Realistically if I based it on how much I will play it then it would be lower but the quality is too good to go lower.

Zombieland Headshot Fever: Wasn't overly optimistic with this one since other Zombieland games have been pretty bad but up until playing Pistol Whip it was actually my favorite game.

Thumper: Fun game and one of the most noticeable uses of the headset haptics that at least add one new element to such an old game that isn't a fresh experience.

Les Mills Bodycombat: It works really well and is a fun little workout. But there are two things that almost knocked it down even further and keep it out of S tier.

First something that wouldn't be a big deal to some but as somebody that enjoys trophies this having no trophies at all is a big negative. Not sure if PSVR2 games don't have mandatory trophies or if they found a loophole of claiming it is an app and not a game even though it installs as a game and not an app. Especially annoying since trophies in a fitness game can sometime be that little extra motivation to get a session in if they have a trophy like complete a workout session every day of the week etc.

The other negative would annoy more people and that is the oddity of always connecting with others for workouts. I don't completely hate that since it is fun competing with others live but when you just want to jump into a quick little workout the time searching for others is annoying and also makes me question what it would be like if this completely dies off. Still have not tried seeing what happens if you disconnect your PS5 from the internet so not sure if it is playable offline.

But still it works well and is a fun workout so I simply can't knock it down lower.

B Tier

Job Simulator: Still good and much better with the sense controllers than move controllers but the same problem it has always had of being very light on content.

NFL Pro Era: Kept going back between B and C because it is buggier and more flawed than a B Tier game should be but there is just something about it that makes you want to jump in and still enjoy it despite all the problems.

Drums Rock: Another one I was conflicted between B and C with. When it works it is very enjoyable but on the higher difficulties when the two extra drums come into play I find it hard to get the drums positioned right. To be fair I find this flaw to be as much to blame on the VR2 though since it needs improvements with sitting which is ultimately why I went B tier instead of C. Could use more songs too.

Awesome Asteroids: I have a feeling I am going to overload B tier with games that could have gone other ways. There is nothing special about this but there is also nothing wrong with it short of the controls being a bit odd. For the price it is a surprisingly decent experience.

Pavlov: Another B tier game that could have gone into another tier but in this case A instead of C like the others. Maybe I should have had one more tier It is really good but simply doesn't work sitting and is the kind of game you would rather play sitting. Games like Pistol Whip and Synth Riders are the kind of games you want to play standing but an online shooter where you can end up in a lengthy game is better suited to sitting. With some updates that address the sitting problems it would be one of the best games.

Runner: Pretty much what I said about Asteroids. There is nothing about it that makes it feel special to me but nothing about it that makes it feel flawed at the same time. As far as I recall it was also a bit lower priced too but not as cheap as Asteroids. If it was the same price as Asteroids I would be tempted at A tier.

Kayak VR: It is good at what it is and looks nice (During the day at least) but is a more limited niche experience which holds it back from a higher tier for me.

C Tier

Unplugged Air Guitar: Such a letdown. Hard to get the guitar positioned where you want it and for some reason by default it loads the guitar way to the left where it wouldn't even be possible to play which seems odd. So hopefully something they address. Like all the music based VR2 games so far it has the same problem of limited music (I would put this at the top in terms of music I enjoy though I just want more). Combine those problems with no platinum and glitched trophies and it is lucky to not be in shit tier but I save that for games I simply don't enjoy at all and there are still times where I have some fun with this.

Rez Infinite: It is a good VR experience but I just never got into this game. I was considering B Tier but I felt like I was already overloading it. But at the same time I don't really think C tier is right for it since it isn't a bad or flawed games like other games I have in C. It simply just isn't for me. Again I should have had one more tier I think.

Puzzling Places: So much potential for a relaxing VR game wasted by problematic controls since battling controls isn't relaxing. With some fine tuning in future updates it could move up.

Shit Tier

Horizon Call of the Mountain: Nice visuals but I don't find anything else about it enjoyable in the slightest. Massive mistake having a bundle with this in my opinion since I have lost count of how many people say they are returning their VR after only playing this including somebody here. Out of what I have played it is by far the worst PSVR2 experience so bundling it and having that be the first experience people have with the VR2 is not good. They really shoud have had either an Astro Bot Rescue Mission port, an Astro Bot VR2 tech showcase like the PS5 tech showcase or an Astro Bot Rescue Mission 2 to bundle with it instead for a much better first impression. Sony seem completely clueless what they have with Astro.


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Still need to play Fantavision 202X, Resident Evil Village and whatever that free game with a cactus is called that I full expect to be in shit tier

Fantavision needed the Dualsense to select the VR mode (Not sure if the Sense controllers can be used after that) and when I went to play it in VR I was charging controllers so still need to get around to that. Only ended up playing it for a bit later in non-VR mode. Fantavision is always going to have a soft spot in my heart since it was one of the most surprising launch games ever for me. I wouldn't have even bought it on PS2 but where I got my PS2 tossed it in for free and I really ended up enjoying it. So my tier might have been a little biased had I played it already

Only just bought Village with the Gold Edition on sale and have not played it at all yet. A bit concerned about it though in VR since the reason I never ended up buying the game before now was that the demo in non-VR oddly made me feel extremely sick which is not a problem I tend to have with games outside of VR (Even in VR I'm not that bad). So I don't know what was going on with that and if it bugs me in the normal mode then VR could be really bad. Only reason I finally bought it with this recent sale was the third person mode the Gold Edition adds that I'm hoping will allow me to finally experience this.

And again the free game that I can't even be bothered to remember the name of that is a shooter with a cactus or something. I just expect it to be so bad that I can never get motivated to boot it up over something else. You never though maybe it will be a surprise. Being free will give it some leway a paid game wouldn't have.

Then of course what started this post with Switchback just hours away and something I fully expect to be S Tier since Rush of Blood would have been S Tier for me on PSVR. Can't wait.

As for the PSVR2 itself it is a massive upgrade over the PSVR. The sitting needs to be addressed though. The barrier is way too small when you set it up for sitting (Especially as a tall person with a long wingspan) so I am constantly being bombared with the barrier warnings. I wasn't having the tracking issues some people have been having in a mostly white room but the update the other day has been making the tracking go wonky at times so a bit concerned about that. I'm also getting a lot of lens fog to the point I question if I broke the fan in my headset when I dropped it after my first session (Had a brain fart that I was using the Pulse with it and that it wasn't all one thing on my head so I was holding the Pulse as I removed it and the VR2 went crashing to the floor ). But I'm also somebody that lets off a lot of body heat to the point I fog car windows and stuff too when other people in the vehicle are not so it is more likely just an individualized problem of how hot I run to begin with and then adding a VR headset, audio headset and headband

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Old 03-16-2023, 12:33 AM   #1128
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I wouldn’t rate Horizon below some of the other stuff I’ve played in those tiers. Horses for courses as they say. I really liked its variety of enemies and combat encounters and how it shows off lots of what VR is to a newcomer. Even the climbing which does get tiring has variety in it. I didn’t hate the traversal, but wasn’t my favourite part.

The worst game I’ve played so far I would give a B tier (Kayak). I don’t have the time to be able to have formed an opinion on nearly 20 games. For me A and S tier stuff: Moss and Moss 2, Star Wars, GT7, RE8, Thumper, Horizon etc.
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Old 03-16-2023, 01:24 AM   #1129
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As somebody that blinks more than the average person I'm not sure if I should be hyped for Switchback tonight or scared

So far my PSVR2 tiers would be.
[Show spoiler]
S Tier

Pistol Whip: So good even if it makes you feel even more psychotic than No Russian when you catch yourself dancing along as you shoot away Glad I didn't end up using my PSVR much since I got sick of the setup (Especially with the 1st gen pass through box not allowing the PS4 to output HDR so had to disconnect that every time too) so games like this I might have played on that are a fresh experience.

A Tier

Synth Riders: It would be S Tier based on gameplay but loses a tier for the best music being locked behind DLC and no platinum.

Gran Turismo 7: This really should be S Tier based on quality and gameplay but as great as the experience is it isn't enough to make me jump back into the game that I got my fix from last year already. Realistically if I based it on how much I will play it then it would be lower but the quality is too good to go lower.

Zombieland Headshot Fever: Wasn't overly optimistic with this one since other Zombieland games have been pretty bad but up until playing Pistol Whip it was actually my favorite game.

Thumper: Fun game and one of the most noticeable uses of the headset haptics that at least add one new element to such an old game that isn't a fresh experience.

Les Mills Bodycombat: It works really well and is a fun little workout. But there are two things that almost knocked it down even further and keep it out of S tier.

First something that wouldn't be a big deal to some but as somebody that enjoys trophies this having no trophies at all is a big negative. Not sure if PSVR2 games don't have mandatory trophies or if they found a loophole of claiming it is an app and not a game even though it installs as a game and not an app. Especially annoying since trophies in a fitness game can sometime be that little extra motivation to get a session in if they have a trophy like complete a workout session every day of the week etc.

The other negative would annoy more people and that is the oddity of always connecting with others for workouts. I don't completely hate that since it is fun competing with others live but when you just want to jump into a quick little workout the time searching for others is annoying and also makes me question what it would be like if this completely dies off. Still have not tried seeing what happens if you disconnect your PS5 from the internet so not sure if it is playable offline.

But still it works well and is a fun workout so I simply can't knock it down lower.

B Tier

Job Simulator: Still good and much better with the sense controllers than move controllers but the same problem it has always had of being very light on content.

NFL Pro Era: Kept going back between B and C because it is buggier and more flawed than a B Tier game should be but there is just something about it that makes you want to jump in and still enjoy it despite all the problems.

Drums Rock: Another one I was conflicted between B and C with. When it works it is very enjoyable but on the higher difficulties when the two extra drums come into play I find it hard to get the drums positioned right. To be fair I find this flaw to be as much to blame on the VR2 though since it needs improvements with sitting which is ultimately why I went B tier instead of C. Could use more songs too.

Awesome Asteroids: I have a feeling I am going to overload B tier with games that could have gone other ways. There is nothing special about this but there is also nothing wrong with it short of the controls being a bit odd. For the price it is a surprisingly decent experience.

Pavlov: Another B tier game that could have gone into another tier but in this case A instead of C like the others. Maybe I should have had one more tier It is really good but simply doesn't work sitting and is the kind of game you would rather play sitting. Games like Pistol Whip and Synth Riders are the kind of games you want to play standing but an online shooter where you can end up in a lengthy game is better suited to sitting. With some updates that address the sitting problems it would be one of the best games.

Runner: Pretty much what I said about Asteroids. There is nothing about it that makes it feel special to me but nothing about it that makes it feel flawed at the same time. As far as I recall it was also a bit lower priced too but not as cheap as Asteroids. If it was the same price as Asteroids I would be tempted at A tier.

Kayak VR: It is good at what it is and looks nice (During the day at least) but is a more limited niche experience which holds it back from a higher tier for me.

C Tier

Unplugged Air Guitar: Such a letdown. Hard to get the guitar positioned where you want it and for some reason by default it loads the guitar way to the left where it wouldn't even be possible to play which seems odd. So hopefully something they address. Like all the music based VR2 games so far it has the same problem of limited music (I would put this at the top in terms of music I enjoy though I just want more). Combine those problems with no platinum and glitched trophies and it is lucky to not be in shit tier but I save that for games I simply don't enjoy at all and there are still times where I have some fun with this.

Rez Infinite: It is a good VR experience but I just never got into this game. I was considering B Tier but I felt like I was already overloading it. But at the same time I don't really think C tier is right for it since it isn't a bad or flawed games like other games I have in C. It simply just isn't for me. Again I should have had one more tier I think.

Puzzling Places: So much potential for a relaxing VR game wasted by problematic controls since battling controls isn't relaxing. With some fine tuning in future updates it could move up.

Shit Tier

Horizon Call of the Mountain: Nice visuals but I don't find anything else about it enjoyable in the slightest. Massive mistake having a bundle with this in my opinion since I have lost count of how many people say they are returning their VR after only playing this including somebody here. Out of what I have played it is by far the worst PSVR2 experience so bundling it and having that be the first experience people have with the VR2 is not good. They really shoud have had either an Astro Bot Rescue Mission port, an Astro Bot VR2 tech showcase like the PS5 tech showcase or an Astro Bot Rescue Mission 2 to bundle with it instead for a much better first impression. Sony seem completely clueless what they have with Astro.


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Still need to play Fantavision 202X, Resident Evil Village and whatever that free game with a cactus is called that I full expect to be in shit tier

Fantavision needed the Dualsense to select the VR mode (Not sure if the Sense controllers can be used after that) and when I went to play it in VR I was charging controllers so still need to get around to that. Only ended up playing it for a bit later in non-VR mode. Fantavision is always going to have a soft spot in my heart since it was one of the most surprising launch games ever for me. I wouldn't have even bought it on PS2 but where I got my PS2 tossed it in for free and I really ended up enjoying it. So my tier might have been a little biased had I played it already

Only just bought Village with the Gold Edition on sale and have not played it at all yet. A bit concerned about it though in VR since the reason I never ended up buying the game before now was that the demo in non-VR oddly made me feel extremely sick which is not a problem I tend to have with games outside of VR (Even in VR I'm not that bad). So I don't know what was going on with that and if it bugs me in the normal mode then VR could be really bad. Only reason I finally bought it with this recent sale was the third person mode the Gold Edition adds that I'm hoping will allow me to finally experience this.

And again the free game that I can't even be bothered to remember the name of that is a shooter with a cactus or something. I just expect it to be so bad that I can never get motivated to boot it up over something else. You never though maybe it will be a surprise. Being free will give it some leway a paid game wouldn't have.

Then of course what started this post with Switchback just hours away and something I fully expect to be S Tier since Rush of Blood would have been S Tier for me on PSVR. Can't wait.


As for the PSVR2 itself it is a massive upgrade over the PSVR. The sitting needs to be addressed though. The barrier is way too small when you set it up for sitting (Especially as a tall person with a long wingspan) so I am constantly being bombared with the barrier warnings.

I wasn't having the tracking issues some people have been having in a mostly white room but the update the other day has been making the tracking go wonky at times so a bit concerned about that. I'm also getting a lot of lens fog to the point I question if I broke the fan in my headset when I dropped it after my first session (Had a brain fart that I was using the Pulse with it and that it wasn't all one thing on my head so I was holding the Pulse as I removed it and the VR2 went crashing to the floor ). But I'm also somebody that lets off a lot of body heat to the point I fog car windows and stuff too when other people in the vehicle are not so it is more likely just an individualized problem of how hot I run to begin with and then adding a VR headset, audio headset and headband
You bought a lot of PSVR2 games, thanks for your thoughts on them.
Ha, that was funny when you listed "Sh_t Tier". I am surprised to see what game was listed there but everyone has something different they're looking for from a game. But I did hear it's mostly climbing.

Yes, the lack of trophies in PSVR2 games sounds disappointing for those who enjoy that aspect of gaming.

I think to reduce fogging, there is some kind of solution that can be put onto a window to stop it from fogging up. I forget what it was. Maybe that was only for winter to prevent ice from forming. Actually, it was for motorcycle full face helmets, as fog in the mirror lens on those during cold days can be critical.
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I did not notice any increase in graphics with the update. At least not in Call of the Mountain which is all I had played.

Now I did kayak Vr. it was really hard getting used to kayaking and paddling, which I have never done before, but I got the hang of it. I tired of that though and just did tours of the various locations, some at day and night. The boat moves for you and you can just sit there and take it in without doing anything. My favorite locations were Antarctica (night and day) and Norway, during the storm and and night. I recommend this if you have PSVR2 but maybe wait until the price drops unless you know you're going to out a lot of time in the races and stuff. I can't be bothered lol. I have already stopped with the game, after doing the tours.
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Now I did kayak Vr. it was really hard getting used to kayaking and paddling, which I have never done before, but I got the hang of it. I tired of that though and just did tours of the various locations, some at day and night. The boat moves for you and you can just sit there and take it in without doing anything. My favorite locations were Antarctica (night and day) and Norway, during the storm and and night. I recommend this if you have PSVR2 but maybe wait until the price drops unless you know you're going to out a lot of time in the races and stuff. I can't be bothered lol. I have already stopped with the game, after doing the tours.
Glad to hear it has tour mode. Not that I mind getting some exercise but I'm very much against having my headset soaked in sweat and this is one of the few PSVR2 games I'm really interested in. Sounds like the perfect game to pick up on the cheap when I get around to buying one of these.
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What is the next big 2023 release game for PSVR2 aside from the games already announced? Any summer PSVR2 must-play games made specifically for VR?

I ask as I saw a lot of FPS games, and ports from the old system. I might have been concerned with the lack of more AAA VR games, but in general, AAA developers are missing in action in recent years compared to pre-2020 volume of new 2D console games, now almost Spring 2023.
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Iím having fun with Switchbsck.

It was fun from the start. Itís a lot like the Rush of Blood from the PSVR1 but I liked that game a lot also. Iíve been reading the graphics arenít that good, but I found the sweet spot that my headset fit and it looks pretty damn good for me

Iím not done but each level gets better and I just played a level where I went through a ballroom with tables and Mannequins that was very very fun.

Lots of replay value for me here.
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Old 03-18-2023, 02:42 PM   #1134
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What is the next big 2023 release game for PSVR2 aside from the games already announced? Any summer PSVR2 must-play games made specifically for VR?

I ask as I saw a lot of FPS games, and ports from the old system. I might have been concerned with the lack of more AAA VR games, but in general, AAA developers are missing in action in recent years compared to pre-2020 volume of new 2D console games, now almost Spring 2023.
You might want to think that question through a little more.
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Can anyone confirm if the MSRP for PSVR2 and the amount of games released makes it worth the cost?
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Can anyone confirm if the MSRP for PSVR2 and the amount of games released makes it worth the cost?
I can confirm it's not worth it for me which is why I haven't bought one yet. But other people are certainly happy with theirs. Really, this is a question you can only answer for yourself.
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Can anyone confirm if the MSRP for PSVR2 and the amount of games released makes it worth the cost?
I'm a PSVR1 fan with over 60 PSVR games or so, so I am one of Sony's audience members to market to. Sadly, they didn't convince me yet to jump in with PSVR2. Sony jumped the gun IMO by a year. I believe PSVR2 would've been better ready for the market in 2024. I think they went ahead now because they already invested millions into it, and Sony said "Get this project out there, we're losing money now."

I need to see the following by 2024 to make it worth it for me:

+$249.99 for the PSVR2 headset with two controls.
+Most games at $19.99 or less.
+A library of 100 brand new PSVR2 VR games. Not counting ports from PSVR1.
+Many more inventive games.
+I'd like simulation truck, bus, lawn mowing, trains, touring real cities and landscapes kind of PSVR2 games. But there are none yet other than maybe Kayak.
+I'd really would like more 3rd person VR games like Astrobot Missions 1. That game is the most fun I've had playing a video game on PSVR1 and still is today. Incredible replay value. 10/10 game and one of my favorite PS4 games too. It's not even open world, but linear based levels, which are a lot of fun and a great challenge. It's actually a better game than the Astrobot Playroom on PS5.
+The prospect that PSVR2 will last at least 4 years before Sony abandons it like PSVR1 with no new content.
+And PSVR2 support for blu ray 3D playback, since PSVR2 is a stereo 3D gaming device. Yet no 3D movie playback? Disappointing, as I have a library of 200+ blu ray 3D movies (which I watch on a 3D/2D projector).
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Can anyone confirm if the MSRP for PSVR2 and the amount of games released makes it worth the cost?
I would say 100% assuming you’re new to VR. I’ve been having a blast. The price of the set is well-priced for its spec compared to similar spec versions on PC. And I’d be skeptical about any price drops in the current market. If anything, they probably had to raise its price a little.

Having Quest 2 or PSVR1 ports in enhanced versions isn’t an issue for me as 99% of them are enhanced versions of things I’ve never played. Like Galaxy’s Edge, Saints & Sinners 2 and Pavlov are as good, if not better than the PC versions. I haven’t played Saints & Sinners 2 yet as its not out but there’s an example of a game getting praise for its visuals & boost over Quest 2.

I doubt we’ll ever see exclusives on PSVR2 to the same scale as PS5 by the way, but that’s not an issue to me. I’m not investing in a high spec gaming PC to experience what i can with the PSVR2 so having great versions of PCVR or PSVR1 games I’ve never played anyway is still awesome.

No support for 3D movies or surround sound support for when watching movies is its biggest downer for me.
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I’m having fun with Switchbsck.

It was fun from the start. It’s a lot like the Rush of Blood from the PSVR1 but I liked that game a lot also. I’ve been reading the graphics aren’t that good, but I found the sweet spot that my headset fit and it looks pretty damn good for me

I’m not done but each level gets better and I just played a level where I went through a ballroom with tables and Mannequins that was very very fun.

Lots of replay value for me here.
Thanks for the info. Good to hear it's working well.

Rush of Blood, on PSVR1, there is a glitch in my game, where the lady who moves really fast, I cannot get past her no matter what. She gets stuck into the wall on the left of the track rail doorway, and then the cart just stopped moving for 10 minutes, so I knew something went wrong. It happens each time I get to that point. I should try to update that game next time, as it's broken.


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You might want to think that question through a little more.
Hmmm. New PSVR2 game for later in 2023? I'm not sure. Is there a brand new VR must-have game PSVR2 system seller being released by late 2023?
I honestly have to check the list of upcoming titles. Half Life Alyx was never confirmed yet.

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I would say 100% assuming you’re new to VR. I’ve been having a blast. The price of the set is well-priced for its spec compared to similar spec versions on PC. And I’d be skeptical about any price drops in the current market. If anything, they probably had to raise its price a little.

Having Quest 2 or PSVR1 ports in enhanced versions isn’t an issue for me as 99% of them are enhanced versions of things I’ve never played. Like Galaxy’s Edge, Saints & Sinners 2 and Pavlov are as good, if not better than the PC versions. I haven’t played Saints & Sinners 2 yet as its not out but there’s an example of a game getting praise for its visuals & boost over Quest 2.

I doubt we’ll ever see exclusives on PSVR2 to the same scale as PS5 by the way, but that’s not an issue to me. I’m not investing in a high spec gaming PC to experience what i can with the PSVR2 so having great versions of PCVR or PSVR1 games I’ve never played anyway is still awesome.

No support for 3D movies or surround sound support for when watching movies is its biggest downer for me.
Considering how costs of everything have gone up 100% or more recently in 2023 grocery stores especially, you are probably right that the $599 price tag for PSVR2 is justified versus other VR headsets.
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I'm a PSVR1 fan with over 60 PSVR games or so, so I am one of Sony's audience members to market to. Sadly, they didn't convince me yet to jump in with PSVR2. Sony jumped the gun IMO by a year. I believe PSVR2 would've been better ready for the market in 2024. I think they went ahead now because they already invested millions into it, and Sony said "Get this project out there, we're losing money now."

I need to see the following by 2024 to make it worth it for me:

+$249.99 for the PSVR2 headset with two controls.
+Most games at $19.99 or less.
+A library of 100 brand new PSVR2 VR games. Not counting ports from PSVR1.
+Many more inventive games.
+I'd like simulation truck, bus, lawn mowing, trains, touring real cities and landscapes kind of PSVR2 games. But there are none yet other than maybe Kayak.
+I'd really would like more 3rd person VR games like Astrobot Missions 1. That game is the most fun I've had playing a video game on PSVR1 and still is today. Incredible replay value. 10/10 game and one of my favorite PS4 games too. It's not even open world, but linear based levels, which are a lot of fun and a great challenge. It's actually a better game than the Astrobot Playroom on PS5.
+The prospect that PSVR2 will last at least 4 years before Sony abandons it like PSVR1 with no new content.
+And PSVR2 support for blu ray 3D playback, since PSVR2 is a stereo 3D gaming device. Yet no 3D movie playback? Disappointing, as I have a library of 200+ blu ray 3D movies (which I watch on a 3D/2D projector).
As a fellow early adopter of VR, I second these opinions with the exception of the first two points. Would pay £350-£400 and would pay up to £50 for a game that was 9+ hours.
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