Review: Operation Warcade (PlayStation VR)

Operation warcade is a shooter specifically designed for virtual reality, inspired by the late ’80s classic war arcade that now uses the latest technology to convert it into a unique experience.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • Move support (Uses two controllers)
  • Can play with a controller.
  • A love letter to Operation Wolf.
  • Arcade shooter gameplay.
  • Online leaderboard support.
  • Arcade atmosphere.
  • 2.05GB Download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You have two hands- Default is one hand uses a gun and the second one has a grenade.
  • Stars- Do missions in levels to earn them and they unlock bonuses like laser sights or more ammo and open up new levels.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Such an exhilarating experience.
  • Immersion points- On the map, you shoot these to then be transported to a new part of the level. This could be flying a plane and parachuting out or going down on the floor and do some CQC, Jump on a boat and use a rail gun or many others. These are optional.
  • Continue at a game over.
  • Can lean into the game!
  • Weapons- From guns to bows to knives and that is before you even begin to look at mounted weapons.
  • Awesome sound effects and narrator shout outs.
  • Six locations with six scenarios.
  • Tons of replayability.
  • Difficult.
  • Very easy to pick up and play.
  • When selecting the game you are in an arcade and you can look around.

Cons:

  • Bit of black screen wait between immersion points.
  • Can be hard to see some enemies.
  • No real tutorial.
  • No local MP.
  • No multiplayer at all.
  • Grenades seem a bit off.
  • Any tracking issues will ruin it.
  • Bit of locomotion issues especially when in vehicles.
  • Pop up issues.
  • Cant always shoot everyone thanks to invisible walls.
  • Difficulty spikes.
  • Enemies just pop in.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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