Most gamers will be quite familiar with the name PixelJunk. This particular type of games is pretty unique in their own regard, and the latest tile is now available to owners of the PlayStation VR. PixelJunk Monsters VR Dead Hungry is a valiant first attempt to merge addictive gameplay with virtual reality, even though it is far from perfect. The lack of DualShock 4 support, for starters, will irk a fair few players from day one.
PixelJunk VR Dead Hungry is Decent
It is not the first time we see zombie games make their way to the virtual reality market. While PixelJunk VR Dead Hungry taps into this market as well, the objective isn’t to shoot them in the head. Instead, you need to feed them so much their health bar depletes. It is, effectively, your job to feed the dead with hamburgers and other types of fast food. Not necessarily the type of game we were expecting at first, but our interest was piqued right away.
While you will be waving your arms around like a madman, there are so many things to keep tabs on as well. First of all, you have to make sure your food isn’t burnt too much. Burgers and pizzas have different cooking times and need to be pulled out accordingly. We did wish we had an octopus friend to help us out at times, but it was all in good fun in the end. Failing to provide dinner to the hungry zombies will result in you becoming their dinner.
Sadly, the experience and novelty factor wears off pretty quickly. After about an hour or so, it all feels like “seen it done that”. A sad development, even though we still enjoy PixelJunk VR Dead Hungry now and then. It is a perfect game to kill 30 minutes or so before moving on to other things. This can’t have been the objective by the developers, but it is the situation the game finds itself in pretty quickly. The lack of variety in level design isn’t helping matters either.
In the end, we get a simple but enjoyable VR game which can get boring pretty fast. The length of the game itself is pretty decent, although it is not necessarily more exciting compared to the beginning. Everything is thrown at you from the first level and nothing ever really changes. Some levels have different modifiers to spice things up, but in the end, it is all trivial. PixelJunk VR Dead Hungry is a great game if you adjust your expectations, and certainly worth picking up.
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