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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Game Changer--- Literally!

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    TechGuyT
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    I had a chance to play VR about 2 years back (2016) on the Oculus Rift-- right before it was hitting the market-- and the experience I had was HORRIBLE. It caused me a terrible amount of motion-sickness, and I had basically vowed within myself that "Yeah, VR is not for me... I'm out." Fast forward to today, and there's a number of VR sets that have leapt out into the playing field: the HTC Vive, Google Daydream, and the Samsung Gear (just to name a few). But the big one that I kept hearing about: Playstation VR. As an enormous Playstation fan in general (I have over 300+ games on my PS4), I'd always contemplated trying out the PSVR. Not as much for seeing if I'd like the VR, but more in terms of being able to say as a fan, "I've tried that." However, with no retailers within a 100 mile radius from me offering the 'Playstation VR Experience,' then combined with the $249 price point for the holidays, and after constantly thinking about it for months (lol), I opted to just pick it up and try it out. What did I have to lose? To be honest, I was hesitant to try out VR again given my prior experience. But at the same time I was excited to see someone like Sony (who really knows about gaming) giving a try at this new technology, because if anyone had a shot of nailing it: it was Sony. And let me tell you the PSVR is easily, for all intents and purposes, the best VR headset I've ever used. Needless to say: I'm keeping it! It's impressive because setting it all up on your system is fairly simple. Sure, there was a bit of trial-and-error I had to do in terms of adjusting and angling the camera so that it would point in the right spot; but in general it was super easy. I got the Beat Saber and Borderlands 2 bundle, and I must say, I think those two games are wonderful as a start point to VR. Beat Saber is essentially Guitar Hero, but using a l̶i̶g̶h̶t̶beat saber to slice and dice the notes coming your way. Then with Borderlands 2, it's a super polished game, and a great way to try first-person shooters in VR. I also picked up both AstroBot: Rescue Mission and Moss. AstroBot plays a bit like a 3D Mario game (say Mario64 or Galaxy), but the main difference being that you use your head to change the view (camera), and then control your character within that space. Moss is similar, but doesn't have the same fluidity of movement. It's more of a game where you move you character to a place, and then manipulate the world around him in order to progress further... A lot more puzzle-based! On paper, these things don't sound too dazzling, but these two games seriously redefined gaming for me. After Playstation's E3 event last year, it seems that the company is indeed doubling-down on the PSVR and putting more of an emphasis on getting new content to it-- which I'm super happy about! All in all, I'd say that the PSVR is totally worth it at the current price ($249). It's comfortable, it works well, and it looks like it'll be receiving a great deal of support down the line. Very excited to see what other amazing experiences it will have to offer in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Should Be 5 Stars

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    CreepyTeddyBear
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    I wanted to give this 5 stars, but I didn't want this to get lost in the abundance of 5 star reviews. If you're looking to get a VR and you don't have a high performance gaming computer then this is the way to go. If you do have a high performance computer then the other VR units really aren't THAT much more expensive. If you just have a PS4 then this is your only option and it is absolutely worth it. This was a great deal (partly because I got it on sale for $100 off) because it came with the move controllers. You basically get a free one. I highly recommend you go look up some different reviews on YouTube and compare what people have to say about it. Some quick points: If you have an HD or 4k TV, you should know that the video quality is not going to match it. It's still good, just not AS good. Some games make you more motion sickness than others. Borderlands 2 did, but Beat Saber and Rush of Blood didn't at all. Nor did the Astro Bot and Moss demos I played. Skyrim did a little at first, but now I can play a good hour and a half with taking it off for a break (controls in Skyrim are better than BL2 also). Flight simulators will make you a little sick/dizzy, but they're so cool you won't care. Playstation has a decent amount and variety of VR games, so content is not an issue. You'll also need to figure out what settings for each game are the most comfortable for you. Figure out the best spot for the camera and the best spot to stand, as some games have you put your hands up high and down low. I also try to keep the couch close to my foot so I don't inch too close to the TV or anything else. It comes with a microfiber cloth, so carefully clean the lenses regularly. At first, it seems like a lot to set up every time you want to play, but as you use it more it gets easier and you don't even notice. It's also just as fun to watch people experience it. To me it's worth every penny. Beat Saber is a must have. Beat Saber, Must Have. { B E A T ~ S A B E R }

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of Fun

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    Tiffany
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    Previously tried the Oculus Rift at the store. I had low expectations for the PSVR. Now that I have played it, the PSVR is great for the price point. A bit more pixelated but I don't notice as much once I start playing. The Beat Saber game is really fun. You may want to stretch before hand because you will get a workout with it. Tips: 1. For those that wear glasses, consider buying aftermarket spacers or make some yourself. If the lenses are too close while you have the headset on, it can be easy to scratch the lens on both the PSVR and your glasses. If you feel too much pressure pushing on your glasses, your lens may be touching the PSVR lens. Farsighted eyeglass wearers may not need to wear their eyeglasses while playing. 2. Use a mat such as a puzzle gym mat or textured thick fabric to use as the play area. If using fabric, fold the edges in and tape them so the players will know when they have stepped off the play area. This will help you have a safer experience with the PSVR. 3. The PSVR can be used while someone else is watching their favorite shows on the TV. 4. The PSVR has 3 different screen settings. The setting when shipped is Medium. You can change this setting at any time in the Settings>Device>PSVR menu.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first VR kit and I'm pleased

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    C3nMe
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    I bought the PS4 because I knew I was going to buy the VR kit to go with it. I've played a few times and it is a fun and immersive way to play games. The system is fast enough that I don't notice any lag as I was rotating my head around and it is interesting how you feel like there is a whole world around you. Having the headphones on the helmet is nice to provide some sense of depth and direction. I have an AV system that is on so the loud noises get the booms they need from there and the voices are filled in nicely by the headphones. A great combination. The resolution of the display in the headset is just a tick too low meaning you can see the pixels, at least when you're looking for them. After you start playing a game, it doesn't seem to matter. I have an issue where I have not got the balance of the tensions on the headset set right so I tend to feel fatigued and there are specific pain points from wearing the helmet. It't not major, but if you play for an extended period of time, you may notice. For me, Borderlands 2 VR was the exciting part of the bundle. It doesn't come on media in the box, so be prepared to download it before you play. However, I love that game and playing in VR is like playing a new game that is familiar all over again. I'm also looking forward to playing Doom VFR. Setup was easy. Took a little getting used to experience, but it has been fun since.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great immersive experience!

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    Afam
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    I wasn’t sure how well sony’s psvr system would be in terms of an immersive experience or just plain fun. I never found a place with a free demo. After purchasing, I started by trying some free games and demoes offered at the online PlayStation store and the demo disk that came with this set and...Wow!!! You really feel like you’re inside an entirely different world once you put on that headset. At times I forget I’m sitting in my living room. Some of the really fun demoes were Astro Bot, Spider-Man, Rush of Blood, Allumete, and Battlezone, to name a few. There are also a lot of VR/360 videos on YouTube. Check out Google Shorties. I tried Beat Saber a few days ago and it’s a blast. My whole family plays together. Tried Borderlands just today and it was awesome being able to run around in that world. I got the bundle on sale for $250. Based on all the free content and large selection of games available to buy for the psvr, plus the Beat Saber and Borderlands games and the Move controllers that are included - I think it’s a great deal. Paying that much for a system that lets you immerse yourself into a different world is really worth it. You do have to worry about motion sickness with some games but it gets better as you play more and get used to it. Overall, it’s just a great immersive experience. I feel like a kid again. It’ll save me a bundle since I’ll no longer have to take the family to Universal Studios for their virtual reality rides. It’s a shame how expensive theme parks are. I can get a similar experience at home and no waiting on lines :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    i’ll be honest

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    fastlanejames
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    i went to a VR cafe in New York and had a blast. learned a bit about the different systems , (they along with most others use the HTC vive) asked the dude what he recommended and ps4 was not at the top of his list. Mostly because he fears development will eventually stop as another hardware/platform takes over the market. I bought one anyway. I also bought an Oculus go. (winner by far) My personal opinion after purchasing anyway; I learned there’s a big difference between the PS4 PRO vs non pro. Non pro graphics kind of suck. It’s hard to have a genuine “vr experience” when the graphics are wack Also, the headset seems to never fit snug. light is always coming in on the bottom adding to the annoyance of the experience already not being HD. The wires are a pain.... no where for them to go so you’re constantlt obstructed by them. I was pretty disappointed. The oculus go is wireless, seems to have better graphics, and although not so driven by games it seems, the apps are very cool. Also you can access VR via browser (incase anyone wants to try adult VR. it’s def worth a try LOL) at the same price, oculus has no tracking which means you have to use it while stationary. your head and controller will move you around but the system does not recognize you walking moving etc. hope this helps!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Immersive Experience

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    RJM85
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    I purchased the Borderlands VR Bundle before Christmas. In general, the PS VR experience fully immerses me in four games that I've played. The majority of the games have been horror, such as Persistence, but compared to playing horror games on a TV screen, VR succeeds at scaring me beyond the standard TV screen experience. However, there are 3 disadvantages to the PS VR experience. (1) the built-in lenses scratch far too easily. I acquired my first scratch from my glasses and the lenses coming into light contact. (2) the motion controllers are not well designed for VR. They should have been redesigned to include joysticks or a motion pad to allow you to have complete mobility like with the HTC Vive. Finally, (3) the camera allows only very limited range of motion of the headset. If you duck too low or stand to high, then a black screen shows up telling you that your out of range. All in all, the price is perfect and every gamer should at least try VR to have a completely different experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Takes gaming to a new level!

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    Techhead
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    I avoided getting this system when it was first released because I wasn't sure how committed Sony was to VR. After reading reviews, and checking out the PSVR game library(over 200 games!), I decided to give in and buy one. I originally purchased this bundle for $350, but 2 days later the price was reduced to $250. Bestbuy came through with excellent customer service and refunded me the difference. As for the system itself, I love it. My whole family loves it. Borderlands 2 is great(still getting use to the controls), and Beat Saber is fantastic. Again, there are a ton of games to choose from. I've spent a small fortune to build my gaming library, and I've only had it for 2 days. I thought this was a great value at $350, but it's an amazing deal at $250. I highly recommend getting this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

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    DCinKnox
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    I have not been into all of the VR hype. However, this bundle was on a great discount; so, I thought I'd give it a try for Christmas. I've been blow away be many things. Beat Saber is a blast. Not very graphically complex, but very immersive. Borderlands 2 VR is good, but I did struggle with a bit a motion sickness with it. I've also picked up Skyrim VR and Astro Bot Rescue Mission. I could spend hours just walking around Skyrim. The enemies feel so much larger and more intense. Less motion sickness with Skyrim VR than with Borderland 2 VR. Astro Bot Rescue is very cute and makes such clever use of VR. It's hard to believe that a platformer would work so well in VR. There are some drawbacks. Yes, you're tethered to your console. Yes, the screen resolution in the VR headpiece could be a bit better, but overall... this is well worth the money I paid for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A new dimension of gameplay

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    RVAwriter
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    The promise of VR delivers on Sony PS4! I've been incredibly impressed by the immersive, high-quality visuals in games such as Astro Bot Rescue Mission (THE reason to get the VR package). The experience definitely depends on the game and the strength of your stomach. I've gotten nauseous from games that have a too-realistic first-person walking experience like Resident Evil 7. It's better to play games in which your character is standing still and then gliding to a new spot. Hoping eventually Sony can crack this because it would be nice to have a real, first-person experience and walk in place without nausea. That said, there are plenty of games that don't give you this experience, hence my four-star review. And I will say I was surprised to find that the VR and graphics are higher quality than a VR helmet ride I tried at a major theme park.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beat Saber made it worth the purchase!

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    poprawks
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    I've been wanting to get into VR for years now. Basically since trying the Oculus at a convention before they were even selling them to the public. Sadly, VR is still quite the investment if you're looking to go the PC route. When I saw this bundle (on sale no less) I decided to finally curb my VR cravings with this cheaper alternative. While Boarderlands VR is definitely cool in theory, I personally get extremely motion sick playing it but luckily, this bundle came with Beat Saber which is definitely worth all the praise it gets! Not only is it a fun game, but playing on the harder difficulties even works up a sweat. Getting a bundle is definitely the way to go. I gave this one 4 stars because I feel they somehow knew BLvr wasn't going to be a success so they bundled it with a highly anticipated game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm absolutely hooked

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    jcub
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    So I've always been skeptical that a VR system would provide video quality worth having. I must say though, after reading several reviews, I purchased this for my husbands birthday. That moment of first placing the headset on to see what it looked like, definitely did not disappoint. The quality was better than I expected and the Beat Saber (my favorite now of course) game is amazing! Great purchase. I also experienced the original bundle price of $350, and Best Buy did not hesitate to offer me a credit for the price drop to $250. Excellent product, excellent guest service. I'll be doing most of my holiday shopping right here at Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect but still lots of fun

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    Jeff
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    I have gone through a few games now and, while it is not always perfect for sensing where you are, it is still is much more enjoyable than I was expecting. So far, I have played Astro Bots (extremely cute and fun), Beat Saber (great rhythm game) and Zone of the Enders (PS2 port given VR treatment). Sometimes the focus can get a little off and the headset will need adjusting, but is not hard to do. The light is not as bad as I was expecting, being as close to the face as it is. You can see some graininess if you really look for it, but was not nearly as bad with the phone "vr" and is still better than any other I have played before. Definitely going to be picking up Ace Combat 7 and see how good this thing can get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great - but I returned it

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    Jershy88
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    I did really like my PS VR. I got it mostly for FPS gaming, but I really couldn't get the controls down in the few games I tried. I also couldn't play it that often - I didn't like the fact that you basically are tuning everyone out when you put the headset on. I also have a 1 year old son at home who LOVES wires, so there was no chance to play when he was awake. I am a bit of a graphics snob and the PS VR does not match the graphic quality I was used to with the PS4 Pro. It was VERY cool though, I would recommend it to a friend. I ended up getting a Oculus Go and I am happy with that purchase, its really easy to get in and out of, no wires, and it is perfect for media viewing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the VR

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    BryBry
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    The VR system on the PS4 is amazing. My only complaint about the bundle is that it doesn’t actually come with the disks in the package, just the digital download key. And the only reason this is even a problem is because it locks you into only one user being able to play. Being in a household where I share my PS4 with a buddy, if he wants to play the beat saber game, he has to be on my account to play it which is a bit annoying. Other than that, good choice for the games to be bundled with and I definitely suggest the VR system as a whole which is the reason why I am giving it 5 stars instead of 4 since the download codes are more of a Sony issue than an overall product issue...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great combo!

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    KevinSTL
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    Love this vr setup and games. The hardware The headset is wonderful. I was really on the fence about this as I have played on the rift before and was worried I’d be disappointed. I was absolutely wrong. It’s comfortable, does not get hot and fits with glasses. The graphics are clear and immersive. The earphones are good, but I would recommended a over the ear ones for a more immersive experience Beatsaber A fun game. Rhythm based and you get to swing light sabers. Can be a good workout on hard or above levels. Boarderlands 2 What more can you say about this game. So well done and it plays great. The movement takes some getting used to but is easy once you learn how it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Experience

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    RDH601
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    Having experienced VR only twice prior to this on a Galaxy Note setup and also at the other extreme, a room sized experience produced by The Void, I wasn't quite sure I was going to be satisfied with the PSVR. Thankfully, I am impressed with what it can offer. Mostly playing Beat Saber and other party games, the display, tracking and controls are very good. I've also given Borderlands and Farpoint a try. Graphics are good, play is fun, but these do give me a bit of motion sickness after some time. This is probably more of a me issue than a system issue. Keep your expectations in line and I think you'll have yourself a great time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect bundle for getting started with VR

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    Brady
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    Obviously this requires a PS4, but once you get this setup, it's super easy to use. My wife and I have quickly become engrossed in Beat Saber, leveling up to Expert level in about 2 weeks. I would recommend PSVR to any level of gamer, casual or veteran. There are a ton of underrated gems on the platform, from Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Moss to Tetris Effect and Arkham VR. It can get a little sweaty, so I recommend keeping a lens cloth to defog the lens when you swap with a friend and something to clean the sweat off the headband. Store it away from windows so the sun doesn't damage the lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    User Beware

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    Tlee
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    I had only experienced VR for a very brief period before purchasing the PS VR unit. In my hour or so long period, I had no issues and thought it was a lot of fun. In playing Borderlands, a game that has a lot more movement than the demo game I had played previously, I found out that I suffer from motion sickness for anything more than 45 minutes of a game that is more motion based. Beyond this issue, I thought it was a great way to get into VR at a fair price (purchased on sale for $250). Only complaint is set up. I found it to be way more challenging than it should be to set it up. Too many cords.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The immersion is truly a gamechanger

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    Linux
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    I bought the psvr bundle when it was $250 and for that price you get a new way of playing games. The first time i put the psvr on i tried it with gran turismo sport and it was really amazing, i felt like i was literally inside of a ferrari. Dont listen to the people that say that it doesnt have good graphics, you are transported to a virtual word and the reactions are priceless. Also you can use it for watching youtube , both normal and 360 degrees videos, and it works with netflix too. If you want a new experience in videogame , this is it.

    I would recommend this to a friend