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It’s a pity the pricing isn’t as accessible as the action, but this is a fun and unusual online shooter that suits PlayStation VR surprisingly well.
Starblood Arena gets a lot of things right, but it failed to pull me into its world and feels dated on arrival. Although the fact that loot boxes aren't tied to microtransactions is appreciated, it would have been much better served as a budget or even free-to-play game to help push the PlayStation VR. It's weird to see the PlayStation VR launch with RIGS, an insanely polished game from a now defunct Guerrilla Cambridge, then put out Starblood months later.
As we saw with RIGS and how Sony abruptly axed its life support, the same could very well happen to StarBlood Arena and that's a bloody shame. I want this game to do well, I really do, but as a multiplayer VR title with a non-existent server population and an exorbitant price tag, it's fighting an impossible fight.
Starblood Arena is an inmersive PSVR shooter, that lacks of game modes and different arenas. Game progression is limited to visual elements, and sometimes can make you dizzy.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
StarBlood Arena is a likeable PlayStation VR shooter that's well-presented and pretty fun to play. The problem is that there simply aren't enough people playing it, and with the online experience being far-and-away the biggest selling point here, that's a problem. If you can convince your friends to pick it up then there's fun to be had here, but with very little single player content it's a risk entering this minefield on your own.
Though the premise is intriguing, and the game does have its moments from time to time, StarBlood Arena isn’t quite in the same league as PSVR’s launch effort, RIGS.
We can conclude that Starblood Arena is colorful action game and is delightfully fun. You ears will enjoy the rock tracks and your eyes the cartoonish explosions. The skimpy level design of the maps provides dynamic combats in which you will almost never have a breathing space. The Gridiron mode, or when Rocket League meets Overwatch, is by far our favorite. It remains to be seen whether it will still be improved, because the game still lacks of another play mode like Gridiron. Still, Starblood Arena is an excellent choice for your PlayStation VR.
Review in French | Read full review
Starblood Arena is a competitive VR game that proves to be fun and well-developed, similiar to EVE or RIGS. However, the game features few maps and game modes.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Starblood Arena has the mechanics to be a compelling online VR shooter. But the lack of any compelling content and the difficulty of finding other people to play with proves to be one too many obstacles you shouldn't need to be facing for a game this expensive.
StarBlood Arena is VR’s Overwatch. Oozing with personality, it explodes with a style and grace that one might not expect to come from the scrappiest corners of the galaxy. The tight, frenetic combat takes some standard shooter ideas and literally turns them on their head, putting you in the pilot’s seat in a way only possible with virtual reality. If you haven’t taken the plunge, StarBlood Arena is a damn good reason to get PSVR. If you already own one, I’ll see you in the arena.