Review: Weeping Doll (PSVR)

Just in time for Halloween, We review Oasis Games newest PSVR horror game…Weeping Doll. An ordinary family. A beautiful home. But, who’s crying? The picture of domestic bliss suddenly dissolves. Search the home, scour every room and scrutinize over every detail to piece together the story that has been kept locked away all this time.

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Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 1.16GB Download size.
  • 14 Trophies.
  • Horror game them.
  • Uses the DS4.
  • Game play involves you solving puzzles, Walking around the house and working out what is going on.
  • Very atmospheric thanks to the setting and music.
  • Really clever movement for VR. You use the left stick to move your ghost around then press x to teleport there. You can adjust which way you look with the quick turn on thr right stick. Or just use the headset but right stick is alot easier and quicker.
  • Inventory system is also very clever. Press square and a load of boxes surround you, Just drag them out or drop them in with the L2 and R2 buttons.
  • Puzzles are varied and quite clever. I dont want to give away too much but much to say a few classics are in there whilst a few cool new ones are in there.
  • Easy trophy game.
  • Tutorial pop ups.
  • Story pictures will pop up at certain parts.
  • Full voice cast from a bit of narration to descriptions of items and of course the story pictures.
  • Has a few moments that *may* cause jump scares.
  • Free roam once you finish, You can just walk around the house freely.

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Cons:

  • More of a thriller than horror game.
  • Extremely short game. I clocked it well under a hour and got nearly all the trophies.
  • Long loading times at the the start.
  • Average voice work as for every good performance there is a few with a side order of cheese.
  • Collision issues in some rooms like spaces you cannot walk through or appearing on top of stuff.
  • Interactions dont always register.
  • The game just ends abruptly.

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

Summary

Weeping doll is a game that has a lot of great ideas but never really gets going. Off the bat it is not what I would call a horror game as it has minimal jump scares and only a few cliche musical judders. It does how ever have an excellent movement method, Perfectly suited to people who may get motion sickness from VR. For this I cannot hate on the game as much. The story is a dark one and it does have decent puzzles. I just wish it had more to it. Taking me like 45 minutes meant I never felt totally immersed in the world. Huge shame as it does show promise. Still I would say for the price and the controls it is still worth a look and a play. Hopefully Oasis games bring out a much longer deeper experience.

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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