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Crytek's expertise of crafting visually stunning experiences holds true in Robinson: The Journey. Robin’s tale of survival is the greatest yet on PlayStation VR, even if some control issues keep it from being a perfect experience.
Robinson: The Journey is sure to divide opinion with its slower gameplay and short running time in contrast with its high retail price. Those aside, the game's a marvel to look at and the audio work is sublime. An action-packed adventure, this is not, but for those who relish exploration and have a keen mind for problem solving, Robinson: The Journey will provide in buckets.
Robinson: The Journey bietet eine der besten Geschichten und auch Welten der bisher veröffentlichten PlayStation VR Spielen. Bis auf wiederholende Kletter-Passagen und verschenktes Potenzial durch fehlenden Move-Controller Support, liefert der Titel eine solide Leistung ab. Fans von Erkundungstouren und Dinosauriern, werden auf jeden Fall ihren Spaß haben.
Review in German | Read full review
Robinson: The Journey is absolutely a journey worth going on if you have a PlayStation VR. It’s one of if not the best looking games on the platform right now as well as one of the lengthiest.
Robinson: The Journey is the best looking PlayStation VR game currently available, complete with PlayStation 4 Pro support. With the extra power gained from the PS4 Pro, textures are cleaner and sharper looking, edges are smoother, and the draw distance has been expanded providing some awe-inspiring scenery moments. Exploring Tyson III walking beside huge dinosaurs is certainly the highlight of the experience. The puzzles are largely fetch based, and rather rudimentary in design, but help push the narrative forward. The true reason to play the game is to explore a prehistoric sci-fi setting, watching pterodactyls soar in the distance, and lumbering giant brontosaurus walking right passed you.
Robinson provides an incredible adventure that meshes the future with the past and allows players to walk among prehistoric greats in an immersive experience unlike any other on the platform. Sony’s got a real feather in their cap with this PlayStation VR exclusive, just remember to take breaks for the sake of your head and stomach.
Virtual reality has given developers everywhere the greatest gift a creator can hope for – a new medium to explore. Without a design rule book to follow, Crytek have gleefully created a first person walking simulator that manages to feel completely unique. While many PSVR experiences claim to let you inhabit another world, Robinson: The Journey fully embraces the medium and in doing so comes the closest to actually delivering on that promise. It’s not without its flaws, but still manages to deliver an ambitious, narrative-led experience that offers the kind of immersive escapism the medium was made for. It may be overpriced and not much of a looker, but Crytek’s latest still sits comfortably as one of the most essential PSVR titles to date.
If you want to show off PSVR to your friends, Robinson: The Journey is the game that you use to do it. Equally, if you want to lose yourself in your very own Jurassic Park style fantasy, Robinson: The Journey is undoubtedly a triumph in this respect; just don’t expect to find an overly challenging core lurking underneath its resplendent veneer.
This game does everything, to appear normal, the first "real game" for virtual reality; and yet paradoxically amazes less than other titles already available ofor PlayStation VR; little titles that actually appear much more in line with the technology itself, and slightly surpass the the (still) majestic Robinson the Journey.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Robinson is one of the first games that shows us the true potential of VR. The immersion in a jurassic park-like world shows players a prehistoric setting in a never before seen way. It is short for its original price, but one of the best VR games of VR in its first year.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Robinson The Journey is a prime example of where VR technology is going to take us as gamers in the coming years. Unfortunately, controls within a 3D environment are holding back games like Robinson from being great and instead are relegating them to being average at best. That being said, Robinson The Journey is perhaps the best showpiece for gaming on PlayStation VR currently available on the market, and for those that can stomach the controls and motion, it should absolutely be experienced at least one time through.
Robinson: The Journey is a capable VR experience for the PSVR that has great visuals and a cool setting, but a high price tag, slow movement speeds, and the lack of Move support hold it back from being a must buy experience.
Robinson: The Journey does some things well (graphics, environment, scanning of animals, environmental storytelling) but the actual act of playing the game can sometimes be frustrating.
Unfortunately Robinson: The Journey is not the next big thing on the VR scene: despite the premise and the efforts, Crytek was not able to create a convincing blend of a traditional adventure game with a full blown VR experience. In the end, this prehistoric space safari will probably somehow entertain you, without however being as mindblowing and groundbreaking as you might expect. Give it a chance if you dig the idea, but without too many expectations and absolutely not at full price.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The straightforward and flat story of Robinson is quite expected especially in most VR games anyway. Nobody can simply put 8 hours in a whole VR experience because of the motion sickness problem. But adding that aside, Robinson: The Journey did allure me enough with its visuals and adorable characters, and its thrilling up-close experience with dinosaurs, but not enough to make me replay the whole game from the beginning for a second time.
A solid ending and the ability to get up close and personal with dinosaurs is Robinson’s saving grace, but it’s a bit of a slog to get to those bits. Robinson showed a great deal of promise, but ended up much like any other VR game in this launch window. You’ll be amazed by the sights until they become commonplace. Then, you’ll get frustrated by controls and ultimately, start to count down the minutes until you’re finished with it.
While Robinson: the Journey looks great and has a decent conclusion, it seems like Crytek didn’t put any of its time into any other aspects of the game. It suffers immensely from repetitive gameplay, a short story and confusing puzzles. While I would definitely recommend that you experience this amazing world, the rest of the game doesn’t really make enough of a mark to justify its high selling price.
A beautiful game that succeeds in presenting a virtual world that you’ll want to visit and explore. As a full priced game it's lacking in length, complexity and polish, but as a tour of a virtual world it's entertaining.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
VR's viability hinges on making sensible objectives integral to the wonder implicit in its format. Robinson: The Journey understands this and makes visible strides to balance astonishment and curiosity. Too often, however, it gets tripped up by contrasting wandering ambition against capricious behavior. Ideas fight, rather than support, one another, ensuring Robinson's first steps are also its last.
Robinson: The Journey is beautiful, but ultimately too light on content and reliant on overly traditional game design. It’s a wonderful insight into the future of PSVR that sadly remains trapped in the past.
This is a game I was so ready to fall in love with, but it ultimately comes up short. After a couple of hours, I began to wonder, "Is this it? Dinosaur planet sight-seeing?" Basically, yeah. And at its high price point, that's going to be a tough sell. But Robinson is doing things no other PSVR title has been able to accomplish, visually speaking, and for that reason alone it'll be worth considering down the road.
Robinson: The Journey was one of my most anticipated VR titles and the final outcome is incredibly disappointing. The control scheme feels like an afterthought, motion sickness plagues the exploration and puzzle-based gameplay, and a number of technical hiccups lead to things taking far longer than they really should or, in some cases, so infuriating you’ll feel like giving up.
A gorgeous world and wonderful creatures can't save Robinson: The Journey from its two main flaws: intolerable motion-sickness and lackluster gameplay.
Review in Italian | Read full review
It feels like such an almighty shame that a game this beautiful, with such a compelling premise, should be let down by a failure to include anything approaching interesting gameplay.
As a graphical showcase there’s nothing better on PlayStation VR, but in terms of gameplay there are far more entertaining tech demos available – let alone proper games.