With reviews of Tennis League VR, GORN, A Knight in the Attic and a look at the new Temple At Zerzura course for Walkabout Mini Golf, we’re checking out another quartet of new VR releases.
Tennis League VR review (Quest)
While VR can do a lot of cool stuff visually, some of the best experiences out there combine motion controls into the mix as well – which is why Tennis League VR seemed like such an interesting game when it was announced. Developed by AnotheReality, Tennis League VR is a virtual reality tennis game available now for the Quest headset. Offering an immersive and realistic experience that allows players to swing their virtual racket and hit tennis balls on the court – which in VR comes with the limitation of not being able to physically run around like you would in real life. But while it has some limitations, Tennis League VR offers an enjoyable and engaging tennis experience in virtual reality.
One of the best features of Tennis League VR is its realistic physics and ball handling. The game offers a variety of different strokes, including volleys, serves, and smashes, each requiring different techniques and timing to execute properly. The ball physics are also highly realistic, with the ball bouncing and reacting to the court surface in a way that feels authentic and satisfying. If you like Eleven Table Tennis’ recreation of that sport, you’ll appreciate this one as well.
Another positive aspect of Tennis League VR is its multiplayer mode, which allows players to compete against each other in real-time matches. This mode adds a level of competitiveness and engagement to the game, as players can test their skills against others. Additionally, the game offers a variety of different courts to play on, each with their own unique challenges and characteristics – though one of the limitations of Tennis League VR is its lack of single-player content, especially compared to flat screen tennis game.
The game offers a few different modes, such as a tournament and a training mode, but these can become repetitive and don’t offer a lot of replay value. Additionally, the game’s visuals and sound effects could use some improvement, as they feel a bit underwhelming compared to other VR titles. In conclusion, Tennis League VR is a solid tennis game for the Quest headset, offering a realistic and engaging experience that’s fun to play with friends. While it has some limitations, such as a lack of single-player content and underwhelming visuals and sound effects, the game’s multiplayer mode and realistic physics make it a worthwhile purchase for fans of the sport.
GORN review (PSVR2)
GORN, developed by Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital, is a blood-soaked, comedic gladiator simulator that has made its way to the PSVR 2 platform. The game is an updated version of the original title, which was released on Steam, Oculus and the first PSVR earlier – when we reviewed it for the first time. The PSVR 2 version of the game offers improved visuals and gameplay mechanics over its predecessors, while retaining the same over-the-top action and humor that made the original game so popular.
One of the biggest positives of GORN on the PSVR 2 is its improved graphics. The game’s already impressive art style has been given a significant upgrade for the new platform, with sharper textures and improved lighting that make the game’s characters and environments more visually appealing. The game also runs smoothly on the PSVR 2, which makes the experience feel more immersive and responsive – though you can’t escape the thought that this was a game made for far less powerful VR hardware.
In terms of gameplay, GORN on the PSVR 2 offers some notable differences from its previous versions, as it contains all the post-launch updates to its weapons, enemies, and modes. The new weapons, such as the bow and arrow and the whip, add new dimensions to the already varied arsenal of the original game. The new enemies are more challenging and diverse, and the new modes, including the Endless Arena, provide players with fresh ways to enjoy the game’s brutal combat.
Overall, GORN on the PSVR 2 is still fun to play, and the game’s updated visuals, content and gameplay mechanics make it a better game than it was for its initial launch – though the upgrade is lacking in terms of PSVR2-exclusive features. For fans of over-the-top violence and comedic action GORN on the PSVR 2 is definitely worth playing, but don’t expect too much if you already own it on another system.
A Knight In The Attic review (Quest)
A Knight In The Attic is a virtual reality adventure game developed and published by Mighty Yell, available for the Quest 2 headset. The game offers an immersive and interactive experience that allows players to explore an enchanted attic full of mysteries and puzzles. While it has some limitations, A Knight In The Attic is a charming and engaging adventure that’s worth checking out – especially if you enjoy narrative-driven puzzle games and escape rooms.
One of the standout features of A Knight In The Attic is its use of interactive objects and environmental puzzles. The game encourages players to explore the attic and interact with various objects to uncover secrets and progress through the story. The puzzles are cleverly designed and offer a good challenge, without being too frustrating or difficult.
Another positive aspect of A Knight In The Attic is its art style and atmosphere. The game’s visuals are charming and whimsical, with a lot of attention to detail in the environments and character designs. The music and sound effects also help to create a magical and immersive atmosphere, making for a fun experience – though one of the limitations of A Knight In The Attic is that it’s only about three hours long. While it’s a fun and engaging experience, it may not offer enough content for players looking for replay value.
A Knight In The Attic is a charming and well-crafted adventure game that’s well-suited for VR. With its interactive puzzles, enchanting visuals, and immersive atmosphere, it’s a fun and engaging experience that’s worth checking out, despite its limited length. It has a price tag to match though, so A Knight In The Attic is definitely worth a look.
Walkabout Mini Golf: Temple at Zerzura DLC review (Quest)
Temple at Zerzura is the latest DLC for Walkabout Mini Golf, developed by Mighty Coconut. This DLC offers a new and exciting course set in an ancient temple, with unique challenges and obstacles to overcome. While it’s not a huge departure from the core gameplay of Walkabout Mini Golf (like Upside Town was), Temple at Zerzura is a well-designed and fun addition to the game.
One of the standout features of Temple at Zerzura is its level design, which feels inspired by both the game’s “Lost Cities” theme and certain films – complete with traps and rolling boulders. Plenty of attention to detail and little visual touches all add to the immersion, making for another fun gameplay experience. The new obstacles and challenges add some extra complexity to the gameplay, but Walkabout Mini Golf remains a fun and accessible game.
We did notice that this new DLC continues the recent trend of making these courses a bit more expensive than the first batch of courses was, and some will lament that they don’t offer more content than those did. We think that courses like Temple at Zerzura still offer great quality at a bargain price though, so it’s a great choice for fans of Walkabout Mini Golf who are looking for some new content.