Ever since playing Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, we have been looking for more games featuring pirates. In the virtual reality world, we came across Heroes of the Seven Seas, which is available on PlayStation VR as we speak. While the cartoonish art style is a bit of hit and miss, the game provides some degree of entertainment. Sadly, it will be over well before you realize it.
Heroes of the Seven Seas Lacks Content
Being able to navigate the waters with a pirate ship is quite exhilarating, even in virtual reality. Although the water dynamics are far blander than they could be, it is still quite fun to maneuver your vessel around in different directions. The fact Heroes of the Seven Seas can be played with just a regular DS4 controller certainly helps as well. The only direction you can’t move in is backward, but that shouldn’t surprise anyone. First-person navigation is a smart decision by the developers, to say the least.
One thing that becomes glaringly obvious is the low resolution of the game. More specifically, it feels as if you are playing a cheap mobile VR game, rather than a PlayStation offering. Granted, the cartoonish animations are quite nice at some points, but if you look closely, you will see jagged edges, blurry actions, and a severe lack of facial expressions. Perhaps the NPCs in this game all have tired faces, just like in Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Although the game breaks up content into different chapters, ti won’t take long to get through it all. More specifically, average players require less than two hours to complete the missions. There is no multiplayer element either for now, which means this game is turn and burn for most players. Thankfully, there are some difficulty spikes to extend the playtime, otherwise, it would take about 60 minutes to wrap everything up. There is a dire need for more content, that much is evident.
While Heroes of the Seven Seas is an OK game, it just doesn’t feel PlayStation VR worthy, in all honesty. It is a slightly upgraded mobile VR game which is thankfully priced somewhat accordingly. Spending US$7 for two hours of fun on a game you will probably never play again may not be worth it to everyone, though. It wouldn’t be surprising if the price dropped below US$5 in the next few weeks.
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