Review: Gungrave VR Loaded Coffin (PlayStation VR)

Mika Asagi lived a quiet life watching over the undead soldier Beyond the Grave (Grave, for short), who returned to his slumber. Those halcyon days ended suddenly, as South City turned into a war zone torn apart by Orgmen, humans infected with SEED. ‘…Please lend me your strength once again, Beyond the Grave.’

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • English/Japanese voice over option.
  • Opening tutorial. Can skip it.
  • Two games-GUNGRAVE VR and GUNGRAVE VR U.N (Separate downloads/entries)
  • Trophies- Gungrave VR- 13 trophies and Gungrave UN VR- 12 trophies.
  • Download sizes- Gungrave VR- 4.52GB and Gungrave UN VR- 2.75GB.
  • Average loading times.
  • Uses third and first-person views.
  • Your head/the visor is used for targeting.
  • Three difficulties- Normal, Hard and Kickass.
  • Hub- Training center, character select, stage select, and options.
  • Controls- Uses DS4.
  • GUNGRAVE VR U.N:
    * 3 New Levels
    * New side-scrolling and sliding gameplay
    * New Opening and Ending animated movies
  • Combo counter.
  • GUNGRAVE VR:
    * 6 Levels with unique environments
    * Big boss fights

 

Cons:

  • No comfort settings.
  • Only one control layout.
  • Minimal settings in general.
  • Vomit comet in third person view.
  • Full locomotive in the third person.
  • Pop in textures.
  • Had weird issues like enemies spawning out of nowhere.
  • The VR seemed to drift a lot in this game.
  • Some really ugly animations and textures.
  • Not that fun to play.
  • Very jarring experience.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 5/10
    Accessability - 5/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.2/10

Summary

Ok so you get two games for your money but man you only need one. Its just a few mechanics different from the two but overall its the same experience. I had to play the game over a series of days as the third person view has no comfort setting support, Mixed with weird graphical glitches and drifting headset, Vomit comet is the word to describe my time with the game. I wanted to like it as at first I thought it looked a bit devil may cry-ish with its banging soundtrack and combo happy combat. That soon fizzled out and I found myself not enjoying the combat, First person stationery stuff was fine but it was just a glorified basic shooting gallery, But with so much of it being in the third person, I had to shelve the game for my own health. In short, it is not a fun game and not well optimized for VR and should only be played by die-hard fans of the series. Just thinking about the game gives me a headache.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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