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CastleStorm (VR)

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Available on:Oculus RiftJul 7, 2016
PlayStation VRAug 1, 2017

Developer: Zen Studios

Genre: Strategy

Get ready to raze castles and conquer your rivals in CastleStorm VR, an exciting new take on the tower-defense action-RPG phenomenon! Experience CastleStorm, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with a tower defense brawler, in full VR that catapults you onto the battlefield. Throw yourself into the heat of battle as you pit knights, soldiers, archers and even griffins against formidable foes in castle vs. castle combat! CastleStorm VR takes full advantage of the Oculus Rift and its amazingly immersive technical capabilities to place you directly onto the field of battle, where you’ll see, feel and hear every whizzing arrow, battle cry, horse gallop and ballista shot as though you are really in the midst of combat. Get medieval in a whole new way with CastleStorm VR!

CastleStorm (VR) Critic Reviews

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The virtual reality in CastleStorm VR does not add much to the original game's formula, that still remains as exciting as four years ago.

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CastleStorm crops up everywhere, so chances are you've already played this game before. To be fair, the PlayStation VR version improves on what's come before, by leveraging the technology to give you a better view of the battlefield before you. The game's still a little overcomplicated for our tastes, but those who like multitasking may enjoy that aspect. And if you do, then the addictive reward loop and customisable castles will probably keep you hooked longer than you anticipate.

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CastleStorm VR is the same awesome experience from a new visual perspective. The core game remains as fun and polished as ever, but the perspective offered with the GearVR adds a fresh take on the battlefield. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the perspectives used between battles.

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CastleStorm VR is a relatively enjoyable game with an addictive loop, and it's easy to lose hours to it. While I wish more was done on the VR side, it's a solid addition to the game. It doesn't do much to improve the lackluster story or repetitive gameplay, however. Addictive or not, some variety would not hurt at all.

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CastleStorm VR for Oculus Rift and Gear VR E3 2016 Launch Trailer

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