Kayak VR: Mirage for PS VR2 is an adventure/exploration game developed and published by Better Than Life Studio. As the name suggests, players take on the role of a kayaker who embarks on an epic journey through breathtaking landscapes. Having previously launched on PC VR, the title makes its way onto the newly released PS VR2 headset and, in this review, we will be examining the game’s visuals and gameplay to see if it’s one of the launch titles worth picking up.
Kayak VR: Mirage is an adventure game at heart, and its gameplay revolves around exploration and discovery of various locales around the world including Australia, Norway and Costa Rica. Players take on the role of a kayaker and must navigate through various waterways, each with its own unique challenges and obstacles.
The game’s controls are intuitive and easy to learn. Players use the new Sense Controllers for PS VR2 to paddle the kayak, and the game’s physics engine accurately simulates the movement of the kayak through the water. This makes for a deeply satisfying gameplay experience, as players must carefully time their strokes to navigate through rapids and other obstacles.
One of the standout features of the gameplay is the sense of freedom it provides. Players are free to explore the game’s world at their own pace. This allows players to simply enjoy the experience of kayaking through a stunning virtual world. You can take part in time trail like races too against other kayakers if you want to up the ante and like a challenge.
Overall, the gameplay in Kayak VR: Mirage is both satisfying and engaging. The sense of freedom it provides combined with the challenges it presents make for an incredibly immersive and enjoyable experience.
One of the most striking aspects of Kayak VR: Mirage is its visuals. The game features stunning, photorealistic environments that are beautifully rendered in 4K resolution, which look fantastic on the PS VR2’s OLED panel. From the crystal-clear waters of the rivers and lakes to the towering mountains and dense forests, each location in the game is intricately detailed and incredibly immersive.
The developers have gone to great lengths to ensure that the visuals are optimized for VR, and it shows. The sense of depth and scale is truly impressive, and the game’s use of lighting and shadows creates a sense of realism that is truly breathtaking.
The game’s water physics are particularly impressive. As players navigate their way through the various waterways, the water realistically responds to the player’s movements, creating a sense of immersion that is difficult to achieve in traditional gaming.
Overall, the visuals in Kayak VR: Mirage are simply stunning. The attention to detail and the implementation of the PS VR2’s USPs such as headset haptic feedback combine to create a truly immersive and breathtaking world that players will find difficult to forget.
Kayak VR: Mirage for PS VR2 is a truly stunning game that combines breathtaking visuals with engaging gameplay. The game’s use of VR technology creates a sense of immersion that is difficult to achieve in traditional gaming, and the attention to detail in the game’s world is truly impressive.
The gameplay is both satisfying and engaging, providing players with a sense of freedom and exploration that is rarely found in traditional adventure games. The challenges and obstacles that players must overcome create a sense of tension and excitement that is sure to keep players engaged for hours on end.
Overall, Kayak VR: Mirage is a must-play for any PS VR2 owner. Its stunning visuals, engaging gameplay, and immersive world combine to create a gaming experience that is truly unforgettable. Whether you’re a fan of adventure games or simply looking for a unique VR experience, Kayak VR: Mirage is a game that you won’t want to miss.
Kayak VR: Mirage is available for PS VR2 for €23.99 from the official PlayStation Ireland store.
REVIEW: Kayak VR: Mirage (PS VR2)
Overall, Kayak VR: Mirage is a must-play for any PS VR2 owner. Its stunning visuals, engaging gameplay, and immersive world combine to create a gaming experience that is truly unforgettable.