When a virtual reality game named Arizona Sunshine comes on the scene, one is never quite sure what to expect. As it turns out, this particular game is one of the many horror experiences VR users can enjoy. Arizona Sunshine is available on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift. That doesn’t mean you should necessarily pick it up, though.
Arizona Sunshine Wants you to Shoot Zombies
Unfortunately, there is no real story whatsoever as far as Arizona Sunshine is concerned. While that is not uncommon where most horror games – and even movies – are concerned, it is not necessarily a great way to promote this game either. Players are dropped in Arizona and task with surviving the hordes of zombies. That is much easier said than done, though, and the fact your character mutters to itself every so often isn’t helping much either.
Thankfully, the game also has some fun elements, even though they are not free from frustration either. More specifically, the controls of this game are quite cumbersome more often than not. Even shooting zombies, which is the bread and butter of this game, doesn’t feel as intuitive as it should. Many players will feel a disconnect with the game world pretty quickly, which can never be a good thing for anyone.
Weapons are equipped with a feature known as “Aim Down the Sights”, but there is no reason to make use of it whatsoever. Some guns work better than others, but they are often limited to being used from a static location. It takes some time getting used to how the guns in this game work, and if you take the time to get acquainted, the experience starts picking up a bit. The vast diversity of weapons to kill zombies with also helps to create a fun experience in our book.
Sadly, Arizona Sunshine also suffers from some in-game bugs which spoil the fun pretty quickly. Random lag, interacting with doors, and in-game crashes are just some of the issues players will encounter. Sound also seems to drop in and out every now and then, albeit that is something one can fix with a software update. The game never excels in any category and is a moderate experience at best. Even without the bugs and annoyances, it would be hard to give this game more than three stars.
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