John Wick Chronicles is one of those virtual reality games people have no real expectations for. That can be both a good and a bad thing, depending on the end result. In this particular case, the game itself is available for the HTC VIve at a price of $19.99. Given the short narrative and the performance drops, it feels a bit overpriced. However, there are so many strong points few people will mind paying the full price.
John Wick Chronicles is Actually Quite Good
Every time developers turn a movie franchise into a video game, the end result is usually less than spectacular. The number of decent game-movie adaptations can be counted on the fingers of one hand, unfortunately. John Wick Chronicles is a sign of how these both worlds can come together in a pretty solid environment tailored toward virtual reality games. Violence, bloody revenge, and foul language are as much part of the game as they are present in the movies, which is a good start.
It is evident John Wick Chronicles is designed to promote the John Wick 2 movie, even though there are no real spoilers to speak of whatsoever. The voice acting in this game is of superb quality and leaves virtually all other VR games in the dust with relative ease. It is almost as if you are within the John Wick “saga” itself, which indicates a job well done by the game developers. Moreover, the action in this game is top-notch and feels utterly satisfying, to say the very least.
As one would expect from an action-packed game, there is plenty of killing to do. Blood and gore effects in the game are done pretty well, as is the loot system. Players can unlock additional weapons in training mode, as it affects what type of weapons show up during the regular gameplay. The developers ensured the gunplay is accurate and doesn’t cause any unnecessary frustration. Plus, you can use the environment to your advantage when it comes to killing enemies. A very fun and enjoyable game that complements the John Wick saga quite well.
One thing some users may dislike is how there is not too much content in this game. More specifically, other than the training room, there are just four levels to explore. That doesn’t sound like much, and in reality, it isn’t much. We finished the game in a good two hours after thoroughly exploring every nook and cranny of individual levels. It is a bit on the short side, but the overall package is quite appealing and well worth the $19.99 price tag associated with it.
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