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What the Bat?

Nov 17, 2022 - PC, HTC Vive, Meta Quest, PlayStation 5

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7 / 10
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7 / 10
Gaming Nexus
7.4 / 10
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8 / 10
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7 / 10
8 / 10
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7.5 / 10
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WHAT THE BAT? | Launch Trailer

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WHAT THE BAT? | Official Announce Trailer

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Critic Reviews for What the Bat?

With a positively batty sense of humour, What The Bat? is a thoroughly daft VR successor to What The Golf? and the best baseball game I've played in years – also the only baseball game I've played.

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What the Bat is fun if you just want to kill half an hour, and its humour and variety make it colourful and unpredictable every time.

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What the Bat? isn't going to set the VR world on fire with it's ground-breaking use of VR tech, but it is going to make VR fans looking for a simple, fun game smile and laugh for a few hours. With a barrage of minigames and weirdo mechanics, this game radiates creativity and fun. Just, uh, don't expect any baseball.

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What The Bat? doesn't really do a whole lot to make it an essential experience among the PlayStation VR2 launch window of titles, but if PSVR2 is your first VR headset ever, then you'd only be doing yourself a favour to jump into Triband's hilarious and fun bats-for-hands world.

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You will need some space to play; the game requires a roomscale environment, owing to all the arm-swinging. You won't need to move from your standing position, so the requirement feels a touch restrictive. Still, if you're able to meet the necessary floorspace, What the Bat is a very silly but entertaining PSVR2 title. While short, the good news is that more content is on the way, so there's even more madness to enjoy beyond launch.

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Don’t let What the Bat’s absurd premise stop your baseball bat for hands move through hours of hilarious puzzles - and recapturing simple childhood fun - that hits a home run over the new PSVR 2 console.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my time with WHAT THE BAT? and will likely play through it again in the future seeing as it's such a funny and unique experience while also being surprisingly heartfelt. ❤️

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I get that this review, when taking the pure scoreboard statistics out of context, sounds overly harsh. Please allow me, then, to add the context. When you take simple toy avatars, drop them in a child’s playset, introduce catchy music and a theme song that gets stuck in your head, and you deliver simple and repetitive gameplay, all in two minute long levels that keep you moving along, then something wacky happens. You end up with something extremely fun. You end up with What the Bat?.

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