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Developer: Neat Corporation
It’s just a shame that the campaign only lasts a few hours, though there is a separate arcade mode to keep players busy. If you can look past that issue, Budget Cuts is a fantastic experience that all PSVR owners should play. Offering an engaging and fully immersive experience, we can only hope the sequel also makes its way to PSVR in good time.
Budget Cuts surprised me in more ways than I expected – and to clarify, that’s good and bad. What I thought was going to be a fun homage to the likes of Job Simulator turned out to be a game that, more than it had any right to, made me feel like I was in ‘The Matrix.’ It’s easy to feel like a badass when you glide through a room and eliminate all threats without breaking a sweat. But, it’s also easy to get caught up in aggravating tracking issues that you won’t find on top-of-the-line VR headsets. If you can play Budget Cuts on your PC, do so. But if your only option is the PSVR, you aren’t entirely left out in the cold.
Budget Cuts remains a sometimes frustrating, but worthwhile delight to play. It's one of the finest things available on PSVR right now, and those toting Sony's headset should add it to their collections. Blending stealth, action, and deep immersion, Budget Cuts remains one of the best examples of "proper games" on VR.
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Budget Cuts - Vision Summit 2016 Awards (pre-alpha trailer)