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Rez Infinite Review

Rez Infinite is here, offering something a little different from the crowd, thanks to its thumping music and visual splendour. Playing this one on TV, you’ll appreciate the bright colours and very different from the norm gameplay, however put on your PlayStation VR and it’ll blow your mind.

Taking place in a colourful and very immersive, virtual environment, Rez Infinite transports you through a wireframe computer network where your task is to destroy viruses and firewalls. This is done by looking around, aiming and firing. It’s all quite simple really, but such is the visual beauty of what’s in offer, that sometimes you just want to forget about playing the actual game, sit back and take it all in.

As you shoot down enemies the beat will play along, all while the environments fly by at supersonic speed. In fact I’m surprised that this game didn’t have me reaching for the sick bucket to be honest, but somehow it didn’t, despite the fact that everything seemed to be flying past my face at 100 MPH.

In all, there are several modes, such as arcade mode, which includes five stages and also various bonus modes including the likes of Beyond. There’s also the score attack mode too, meaning that there is a fair bit of content here, especially since getting through the arcade mode will likely take you a fair bit of time, thanks to some pesky bosses.

Realistically this is the same game that has been around for quite a long time, since the Dreamcast days in fact. So what’s new? Well, the developer has added in Area X. Here you’ll be treated to brand new visuals, new sound effects and the ability to go off the rails and it’s all pretty amazing really. The main problem is that it doesn’t really last long enough.

It’s fair to say, that other than the new Area X, there isn’t really all that many extras in Rez Infinite at all, although the fact that you can now play using PlayStation VR makes it feel like an entirely new game anyway, so there’s always that.

As far as presentation goes, Rez Infinite is probably one of the best-looking VR games that we have played and is especially complimented by the soundtrack, which just seems to suit what you are seeing perfectly. Really though, it’s just so hard to explain how good it looks, what it looks like and how it sounds, without trying it for yourself.

Who would have thought that PlayStation VR could make a game better, but based on some of the titles we have played so far, including Rez, there is no doubt that it can do just that.

Words by Joe Anderson
Twitter: @_wotta | PSN/XBLA: wotta

(Version Tested: PlayStation VR)


+ Looks amazing
+ Very fast paced


- Not too many new extras

Edited On 18 Oct, 2016

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