PlayStation®VR Aim Controller Farpoint Bundle - PlayStation 4

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Overview

What's Included


  • PlayStation®VR Aim Controller Farpoint Bundle

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1347 out of 1359)

Product Details


  • Publisher: Sony
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release Date: 05/16/2017
  • Edition: Standard Edition

Synopsis


Fight your way through alien territory with this Farpoint bundle for the PlayStation 4. Rescue lost teammates and retrieve the necessary holographic logs to survive and escape the godforsaken planet. This Farpoint bundle includes the Aim Controller for precise, lifelike handling of your weapon, so you won't miss a beat.

Features


Feel the action with PlayStation®VR Aim Controller's precise motion tracking and deeply intuitive controls as you are transported to this Farpoint game world

Traverse an unnerving alien world as you search for survivors and a way home

Master various weapons - from charged plasma rifles to a railgun - in the fight through packs of hostile alien life

Explore and fight together with a friend in 2-player co-op

For 1 to 2 players

Playstation®4 system, PlayStation®VR and PlayStation®Camera (all sold separately) are required to experience VR functionality

"PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks and "PS4" is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. Farpoint is a trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC.

Created and developed by Impulse Gear, Inc.



Overall customer rating

4.7
100%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Setting The Bar For PSVR Shooters

    Posted
    NoobSaibot
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I solely bought my PSVR for racing games and for a little thrill of some shooters to compliment how awesome VR is. It is sad to see many potentially good shooters last for a few hours if not minutes and provide no replay value. I was beginning to doubt PSVR games thinking, “Is this how ALL the games going to be: short-lived and nothing new to play?” However, when I saw Far Point and how the aim controller operates released- I could not resist getting it. - PSVR AIM CONTROLLER - Let me explain about the controller- it is sleek, lightweight, and once you know where your buttons are, it is VERY convenient with just a slide of your thumb when you need to switch weapons, reload, or whatever. For those few of you who owned the Move Controller (not the actual controller, but the one with the thumb stick, which supported hardly any move games), imagine both controllers merged as one with an additional thumb stick behind the controller this time. Your □, ○, ∆, and X buttons encircle the rear stick and are convenient push buttons, especially when you need to reload quickly in Far Point! Overall, the comfortability of this controller is great in my opinion and is a must-have for games like this and Arizona Sunshine. - FAR POINT - The gameplay is obviously unlike any other shooters on the PSVR so far- you can move around your physical room, when you make a turn, you turn your physical body while pressing forward on the controller. To strafe, simply turn your controller to the side some. With a little practice, evasion will become second nature as if you really are ducking projectiles and ugly spider creatures jumping on your face. The game will thoroughly assist you via initial set up on the tracking, which resulted in a very smooth gameplay with no motion issues like aiming or looking. (For your safety), do not expect to be able to do a 360 turn in the game because you will high and likely get tangled up in your wires or cause an accident. Instead, the game limits you to turn (I am no geometric guru here but I am guessing it is) 320. Most people may wonder will the game give you motion sickness. I have not experienced any motion sickness while playing the game however, I long since went through what I call, “The Boot Camp of VR” to get used to any extreme movements called Eve: Valkyrie. Therefore, it varies from gamer to gamer. Playing the game in short sessions should do the trick to getting used to the motion so do not let it discourage you from getting this game. You are going to be doing a lot of running and gunning in that game as you take on swarms of enemies of all sizes! I got the game yesterday along with the PS4 Pro so as far as the story mode goes, I honestly cannot say much about it. As far as my first impression goes, it has a very interesting storyline to follow throughout the campaign complimented with good voice actors/motion captures. Complimented with co-op mode and challenges, it has a good amount of content to do and they recently added more challenges via patch! The conclusion to my review is it is a great game to play. It does not seem to be a short, simplistic game with a cheesy storyline and the replay value may seem promising. When using the aim controller, you really feel like you are using an actual rifle using the sights to aim or (what I get a kick out of doing) physically switching weapons in the midst of a gunfight. It just makes you want to blow the smoke off the tip of the barrel after doing some fancy shooting and footwork. Revolver Ocelot would be proud. Like many gamers before my comment mentioned, it may not be up there with the popular games like Halo, CoD, or whatever other top selling FPS that provide a lot of content, but I will say it holds its own in the PSVR universe and set the standard of how a VR FPS game should play. The stages are linear, but that is not much of an issue since games like this is only the start of a new play style. Let’s hope this gameplay style continue on with improvements in the future of VR gaming!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What an experience to behold!

    Posted
    StraightUp
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Basing my rating on pure fun and experience, it is definitely an excellent thing! So the AIM controller whilst playing feels really good, looking at it and hearing about how it works is a lot more strange than when it's in your grip. Moving is easy, turning is easy, you can even reverse the analogs. The buttons are placed well too and all accessible. In-game (Farpoint) it's very trippy! Even though you hold this pretty ugly and basic looking aim controller, inside the game you're holding different weapons, which actually feels very believable and also mind-blowing. The way the aiming mechanic works feels very good too. At first I was wondering how sights would work and such, with big goggles on your face, but when you actually play it, you'll understand! I think the thing about this and VR in general is that to truly get an idea or understanding, you've gotta experience for yourself. It's really hard to explain I find. Like when I was outside of the VR and also the AIM controller and looking at it, I couldn't fully understand how it worked or what the experience was like. But I'm glad I decided to take the jump! Onto the game itself, it has a space story that reminds me of Interstellar in a way. I think the neatest thing is the whole being there experience the story as if yourself is there, either through the character or just watching it. It's kind of like those movies/shows where someone goes back in time but cannot be seen but they're actually there, that's what it is like. Other times you are the head of the person in the cutscene, which helps make you experience it more personally, than just watching. It's a really neat thing and I can imagine movies and games cutscenes really being neat to live inside like this. The shooting is great and I think they did a good job! Especially since the tech is so young, I cannot wait to enjoy the future! I'll try to hold my tongue now and let you experience it for yourself. Final conclusion: Like shooting? Like FPS but always wanted to be the one shooting with the weapon rather than using a regular controller or keyboard and mouse? Then this is a great thing to try! It's sort of like those arcade guns, except now instead of a flat screen, you're in the screen, able to turn, look around, point and shoot!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    System seller

    Posted
    bigbossbyu
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This game is amazing. What they have done to the first person shooter genre is incredible. The Aim controller is very accurate, and is very satisfying blasting enemies away with it. I have had no problems with the accuracy of the tracking. There's nothing like bringing your gun up and aiming down the sights, it's awesome. The game itself is well done. I play on the original PS4 and the graphics are probably the best I've seen for VR, and I've played most of the heavy hitters. The campaign is about 6 hours long and actually has a decent and entertaining story ( I was most worried about that). The Co-op mode is fantastic as well and has a very Halo 1 vibe, as in it's revolutionary to the genre. The only negative is that it's fairly linear. But being the first VR FPS of its kind I'll let it slide. Definitely don't go into this comparing it to other big FPS though. It's not quite there, but the immersion of the Aim controller far outweigh the little shortcomings of Farpoint compared to say Killzone, Halo, or Call of Duty. I'd give it a very solid 9/10 and a must own for PSVR gamers. If you're a huge shooter fan, I would even say this alone is worth jumping into VR for. Now I just want to see SOCOM remade with the Aim controller, and future support of Battlefront, CoD, and Battlefield!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A gamers dream

    Posted
    Dunrite
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Farpoint with the aim shooter makes the price of the Sony vr well worth it. When I first played this game, I was in awe of how realistic the developers designed it. Like when I was in a real sunny area in the game then looked at the shadow of my character, at the same time, his shadow turned its head as I did. The character mimicked everything I did with the head unit and shooter and the body of the character adjusted to the movements according to human Dynamics. This is what I've been waiting for, a game I can use my own aiming, my own reflexes (your will need them!) to play. The online play is even better, team up with a friend or a random player, move through different terrains and levels and have a full conversation while doing it (the head unit has a built in mic). There is also 3D audio so when an alien is in a cave on your right, you can hear him in your right ear only, loud if he's close, low if he's far away. The aim shooter is essential to the real feel of the game and it's pretty accurate too. You can look through the scope or sight of it by looking through the sight of the gun (there's no zoom in button, you have to literally look through the scope). The aim shooter looks a bit corny outside the game, but in the game all you see is what ever rifle your your character is using at the time. Quick note. You can enable 360 degrees movements to use the other thumb stick but that can make you feel a bit nauseous. It will be better to stand and play, using your body to turn around. If you prefer to sit and use the second thumb stick, I found if you turn your head in the same direction as you turn the thumb stick it can eliminate that feeling or help to. With the positive opinions I have on this bundle, I can write a book and still have more to say. I can't wait for other FPS game developers to make games for the Sony vr and aim shooter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous and fun when it's not drifting

    Posted
    Colin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I'm a sucker for a good story, and Farpoint has combined a moving and immersive story with exciting gameplay for a short but sweet experience. This game is a demonstration of how your experience of a narrative can change when you're in VR and standing right next to the characters as the story plays out. I've seen more cutscenes than I can count in my gaming life so far, but watching holograms of characters standing, walking, and talking around me as I grew to care about them, their relationships, and their fates was something else. The gameplay itself is lean, but rewarding. The Aim controller is a fun and immersive way to engage with the world, though it can feel a bit limiting to have your virtual hands perpetually glued to a rifle. The shooting feels solid, if a little lacking in oomph, and the creatures are appropriately terrifying when they fly screeching at your face. My biggest complaint by far is that the Aim controller has a tendency to drift slowly to the left or right. Over time this doesn't necessarily impact your aim, as you can still look down the super-cool holographic sight on your virtual gun, but it does impact the immersion as your hands need to be rotated off-axis in order to properly line the shot up. I've heard that illuminating the room with green light helps fix the drift, and I intend to try that tonight. It's kind of a stupid fix though, and not everybody just has a green light bulb hanging around that they can flip on when playing PSVR. For 5-6 hours, Farpoint is like a one-man/woman Starship Troopers with a much better, fascinatingly immersive plot. It's well worth experiencing if you have the opportunity, and I haven't even tried the co-op challenges. The Aim controller's drift issue is the biggest caveat, and unfortunately I can't say how badly that will affect you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun, Exciting, and Challenging Experience

    Posted
    Tigg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let's start with the negative Honestly my only complaints with this game are: lack of subtitles, as a deaf person I would have liked to have enjoyed anything about the story behind this, and the fact that you can't jump or climb anything which makes some buttons on the Aim controller pointless for this game. Presumably, while using in later games they will serve a purpose. Coop limited to only two is kind of a downer as well. Positives The aim controller is extremely accurate making pointing and shooting very enjoyable. I look forward to doing this in other games because honestly I hate aiming with a thumbstick, which generally causes me to shy away from 1st person shooter games. Its very fun and challenging experience which keeps you wanting to continue and figure out how to get through large amounts of multiple enemies varying in size. Coop is difficult, even on easy, but that didn't stop a friend of mine and I from making our way through it entirely. It's good to play through the game first so you have weapons to select from and start coop with. Overall Huge thumbs up for the entertaining experience and game play. Thumbs down on leaving out the deaf community and lacking the simple abilities of being able to jump, climb or walk over some not all that large pieces of landscape. Hence my 4 of rating

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best (Only?) FPS done well in VR!

    Posted
    Debu
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Farpoint is a very interesting game. I won't spoil it, but I will talk about how the Aim Controller works in a FPS in VR. First and foremost, it is the most accurate controller out there. It makes the move controllers feel like jello. It is dead accurate and you can head shot looking down the sights. Now, the way you move is with the forward thumbstick near the bulb. The direction you point your gun is the direction your will move as you hold the thumbstick forward. There are a few other options, but this is the one that is default. The gun will have different skins in VR with all different types, like auto-rifles, shotguns etc. So it will look really cool in VR. You actually have a scope in VR that you can look through and it again is dead accurate. The 3D sound in the game is incredible. You really do hear stuff above and below you. It is really immersive. And here is where it gets tough. There is so much going on and it is so intense, you hairs will stick up on your arms that you need to take breaks. It is just so much to process. This might sound bad, but it's really good. The game is that real. I play for about an hour or so and take a break just to relax a bit. I feel this is the best VR game I have played to date and I'm very excited to see what is next. Buy this. You'll love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great vr experience, can't find it anywhere else

    Posted
    tommy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    An amazing vr experience, i did get motion sick when i first started playing, it took a while to get used to, before i stopped keeling over, about to puke. Once you get used to moving like you do in the game, it becomes very fun, i reccomend using click for the turn control in the game, smooth causes a huge vr brain to body disconnect and will result in extreme motion sickness, and the enemies try to scurry into your fov, so it isn't much of a problem. the gun can be used with other games as well, such as arizona sunshine, but it doesn't come in a bundle. At the moment, best buy is the only place to buy the bundle at its original price, all gamestops are sold out, and newegg and amazon offer it for a much higher price and you can't pick it up in stores from other places. Sadly, nobody uses the multiplayer and it took about ten minutes to find a single person to interact with, other vr headsets have more people playing if you want to play with other people and not alone or with ai. Overall, this is a great package and i highly recommend buying this product, if you have a psvr headset, if you don't i recommend buying a different headset such as the htc vive, i also recommend it if you have a good resistance to motion sickness, I also recommend not eating at least 30 minutes before using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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