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Statik Review – A Brilliantly Frustrating Puzzler

There is a wide selection of video games for the virtual reality ecosystem right now. Although not every game is catering toward every VR user, there are some traits most people look out for. Statik, a game available on the Playstation VR, checks a lot of the right boxes for us, and here is why.

Statik is Quite Funny And Entertaining

It has to be said, Statik is not a game everyone will like. It mixes elements of puzzles with some very quirky humor and gameplay that will even drive the most patient players mad at times. That is all part of its charm, though, as the game makes for an excellent VR experience all things considered. Moreover, the game uses the Dualshock 4 controller, which will be of great delight to many PlayStation VR headset owners.

One thing becomes clear off the bat: Statik is not designed to coax you through the early stages of the game. Players are put into the game environment and have to figure out everything on their own. It is all about using skills Mother Nature gave us, combined with the clues found throughout the levels. It makes for a very challenging puzzler that will make you feel absolutely stupid at one time, and a brilliant mastermind the next.

Statik is a very odd but quite entertaining game to play. On the graphics front, the game is by far the top of its class compared to nearly every other PlayStation VR game out there. It is as impressive as it can get with the current technology available to us. The game also makes good use of ambient occlusion, which sometimes lets you forget you have been starting at the puzzles for over fifteen minutes without making a move.

Humor is not hard to find in this game either, thanks to Dr. Ingen overseeing your activities at all times. The voice acting deserves a lot of praise in this regard, as it sounds and feels very realistic. Anyone who is easily annoyed by puzzle games may not necessarily want to pick up Statik, although frustrating the gamer is part of its charm. Rest assured you will spend a fair bit of time solving all of the puzzles. It does lack replay value, though, but it is a more than solid effort.

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By Mark Arguinbaev

Mark is a 28 year old internet entrepreneur. He is a bitcoin enthusiast and a technology addict. He loves writing and educating readers about the newest tech trends.