Gaming in virtual reality should be all about having fun first and foremost. In the case of Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives, there is good fun to be had while actually working a job. Although somewhat limited in appeal and replayability, this game is pretty interesting for owners of the PlayStation VR. For the price of $29.99, it doesn’t necessarily offer enough content to warrant such a large amount of money. It may be worth picking up if the game ever goes on sale, though.
Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives is A Unique Game
First of all, we have to commend developers Owlchemy Labs for thinking outside the box when it comes to VR gaming. Although job simulator games are not that hard to find in virtual reality right now, this particular version for the PlayStation VR is well worth checking out. Not necessarily at full price, mind you, as the $30 price tag is far too high for what you get in return. Moreover, players will need two Move controllers, as there is no DualShock 4 support whatsoever.
Games like these hinge on proper Move controller calibration. Unfortunately, this can be a cumbersome experience, as there is some tweaking to do. In most cases, it takes about 5 minutes at most to get things set up. Once that step is done, you can effectively get into performing different jobs. Ranging from office work to cooking and repairing cars, there are plenty of options at your disposal. Some of the tasks are outright funny, which further confirms Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives is a humoristic game first and foremost.
As one would expect from any of these jobs, they are quite demanding. Players need to remain on their toes at all times, which much easier said than done. Especially when working as a chef, things can get out of hand pretty quickly. This is how the real world job would need to be performed as well, although it requires far less frantic arm waving than this game does. Unfortunately, there isn’t necessarily a lot of replay value in this game, as the jobs will remain the same at all times.
On the positive side, Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives has great visuals, excellent audio, and doesn’t come with a multiplayer option. The content provided is sufficient to keep players engaged for several hours, but in the end, you are working instead of playing a game.Games like these are not for everyone, but that is only to be expected. It’s a difficult game at times and one that can become frustrating pretty quickly too. However, there is good fun to be had by giving the game a fair chance as well.
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