Overall, Modus Games had the recipe for potential greatness and it looked good in the pictures, but it didn’t taste as good as it looked. Hindered by lack of options and accessibility, too much focus on the fighting game presentation, and not enough on rhythm which is the main aspect of the game, their attempt to marry the two genres ended up missing on both. There are other rhythm games that attempts to incorporate a different genre (like JRPG) such as Theatrhythm and does so expertly, sadly, this did not.
Creed: Rise to Glory – Championship Edition has its faults, but it definitely has its place in every PSVR2 library. As one of the few melee based games, with high focus on cardio and fitness, it’s a great way to take advantage of the unique immersive gameplay aspects that can only be done in VR. Pick it up and play the campaign mode, then continue picking it up to work out!
As a non-guitar player, in my opinion, you really need to get into the groove and enjoy the music to do well. Switching between blue/green and yellow/red, knowing when strum, find the courage to let go of your strumming hand to raise your hand to hype up the crowd gets to be too much. However, these can be overcome by more play time.
Amidst some of my suffering, I did enjoy the story and the game. The game has nice VR interaction, with good motion sickness/accessibility options (minus the subtitles). It’s a game that is played while seated, with very minimal movements required. It is heavy in dialogue since it is a sci-fi detective game which may not be for everyone.
Synth Riders is a must for anyone that is a fan of rhythm games. Immersive, beautiful, really fun gameplay, and best of all, a great collection of tracks! A rhythm game to rival and tide you over while waiting for Beat Saber for PSVR2.
Overall, the game has eight stages, which is fun to do in short sessions; sit back and enjoy Replay mode, or aim for high scores. Gamers looking for a simple firework experience may see this as a high price tag, but fans of match-three puzzle type games will definitely get more out of this. A fun VR game, but with optimization issues, isn’t really a must-buy from the wide selection of games already available on launch for PSVR2.