The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure
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This game presents a unique approach to the franchise on PlayStation VR, though its high cost may deter some players.
Although it may look like a kid's game, The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure is one challenging and rewarding co-op VR experience that'll keep you and a few friends on the edge of your seats.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure ignores the traditional Angry Birds gameplay and goes for something that works more suited for playing with friends.
Look, I honestly expected The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure to have been an obvious stinker with no redeeming qualities. Instead, it's a perfectly solid local co-op game that can be worth a few runs with some friends. Is it great? Nah. Does it have issues? Certainly. But don't be like me and just turn it away because of its dubious origins. More VR games should look at catering to the local co-op crowd anyway.
Like the original franchise that spawned it, The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure starts out simple enough but quickly ramps up in difficulty to the point where it where it will exclude its target audience. On its own, Angry Birds 2 is a fine Overcooked clone, but beware if you plan on playing by yourself or with little kids. At least a couple of experienced gamers are required if you want to see any of the late-game content.
Playing The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure feels a bit like treading water, and while it has some amusing moments there isn’t enough to keep this one afloat for every long.
With simple asymmetric gameplay, this game is great for kids of all ages, and a worthy tie-in to the movie. While the unskippable trailer is a poke in the eye, there's nothing better than the cackling of a five year old while he mercilessly throws his would-be helpers around a submarine full of bombs.