PlayStation Farpoint & Aim controller. The future of FPS?

PlayStation recently released a combo package, priced a £74 this package included the newly touted PlayStation aim controller and the only game thus far that can use it far point. How does it perform? Does it add anything to an already oversaturated segment of the gaming industry? Let’s find out.


How long will it last you?

Farpoint will only last you 4/5 hours of gameplay, not a massive an amount, given the price but on a par with the Call of Duty games. Also, remember as this is a VR game you going to be taking far more breaks while playing (VR fatigue) so in the real world it’s going to last you a bit longer. This can also be extended by playing the co-op mode.

How’s the story?

The story here isn’t bad and well fleshed out using hologram video type sequences built into the gameplay. Long and short of it, you’re stranded on an alien planet and need to survive.

Hows the game-play?

This is a lot of fun. The PlayStation aim controller why it looks weird out of the game feels immense. It tracks brilliantly in the game, for example, to look down a scope you need to bring it up to your eye. It also vibrates to give you that feedback of firing a gun.

The game itself is a solid first attempt into utilising the aim. If I’m being uber critical I would have liked to see a bit more variety both in enemies and gun types but as a first attempt the game plays really well.

Should I buy it?

It’s a difficult one to answer, firstly it’s not cheap. If it was £40 it would be an easy impulse buy but at £74 I’d probably wait until there are more games for the aim, to be honest. If you have a spare £74 though you won’t be disappointed.

I’m going to give it a “TRY IT” rating.