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"Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin" available for even more heads

20 Apr, 2018, 20:41 | Posted by: Remi

Me, I don’t get the whole "play a game with a torture device on your head" thing, but if you do, you no longer need a PS4 to play Rhombus of Ruin. Starting right now you can play the game on the HTC Vive through Steam, and also through Oculus Home.

Here at Mojo, we’re waiting for Jennifer’s review, a mere year plus change later. ;

What does everyone else think about this?

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    Comment by: Jennifer | Posted 10 May, 2018, 10:39 | Quote
    Yeah, I believe VR has staying power finally. Back in the 90s, it was a fad because the technology wasn't capable enough. Now we have 360 degree experiences, even on a phone with Google Cardboard (the Discovery Channel VR videos on Hulu in VR (I think that's still PS4 only unfortunately) are particularly exciting).

    Some of the games are fun too of course (Arkham VR, Rhombus of Ruin and LA Noire: The VR Cases all really show what the technology can do at this point.

    Though, I agree with Bill Gates when he said that Augmented and Virtual Reality together is the future, but we're not quite there yet.
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    Comment by: ThunderPeel2001 | Posted 24 Apr, 2018, 13:29 | Quote
    I don't believe VR is a fad. How long it takes until there's a groundbreaking app for it, I don't know, but we're a long way away from it dying.
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    Comment by: AlfredJ | Posted 22 Apr, 2018, 21:13 | Quote
    Yeah I don't have any type of VR, but I played this at a friends' place when it came out on Playstation. It's a really great experience, and it was surprisingly touching to see a new story with all these old characters, with new Tim Schafer-dialogue and everything. I don't know what I expected before I started it, but it felt slightly surreal.

    I wish everyone would be able to experience this without paying through the nose for a VR set (and I totally get why it's a bummer that the first Psychonauts story in years is on such a limited set of devices). I suppose they could technically release it as a non-VR version one day, although you would actually lose a lot from the experience. Probably too much. The entire game is made for the experience of being this tiny little person looking around these giant, detailed Psychonauts environments. The sense of scale is actually important to the experience (especially as you get further into the story), and there's no way to completely translate that to a tv/pc screen. It would probably still be worth it for the die hard fans just to see the story unfold, but it would definitely be a lesser experience. Sadly, like their Kinect games, I think this is one DF game that will slowly disappear into history, with no real way to replay it in 10 years time.

    But, still, really fun and funny experience. The finale alone is worth the price of admission.
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    Comment by: manny_c44 | Posted 21 Apr, 2018, 20:54 | Quote
    I have it on PSVR and it really surprised me, being inside of a Schafer game is really a treat-- great material art and great visual design.
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    Comment by: Call me Squinky | Posted 21 Apr, 2018, 15:31 | Quote
    I don't have a VR headset but I bought the game anyway to support DF - who knows, I may get one eventually.
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    Comment by: St_Eddie | Posted 21 Apr, 2018, 00:42 | Quote
    VR is a fad, as is always the way with such things but if I were to buy into the fad (which I won't), then I'd do it for this game because Tim Schafer is a God (and also Devilishly handsome).

    Aren't you glad that you read this comment? You now know the thoughts of a person whom is of no consequence whatsoever. You've wasted your time. Sorry.
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    Comment by: Scummbuddy | Posted 20 Apr, 2018, 22:32 | Quote
    This is fantastic. Thank you for the news! I no longer have to just watch the game through Twitch playthroughs. Thank you Doublefine

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