I picked up Megaton Rainfall this morning for PSVR. It’d been sitting in my shopping cart on the playstation store, waiting for a sale that never came, and when I went to pick up Sinking City this morning, I just decided ‘screw it, $15 isn’t too much’.
It downloaded quickly, so I decided to mess around with it while SC was still downloading. It’s a superhero simulator, with the aesthetics and budget of an Earth Defense Force game. Also, a really weird quasi-religious thing going on, but lets just skip over that. Also, also, apparently built pretty much by one dude, and it’s pretty impressive for that.
After a few missions in, I’d say it was certainly worth the $15. Some of the controls and gestures are a bit wonky and don’t always trigger when you want them to, but on some level, that’s kind of the point. You’re invulnerable, and can fly. The only way you ‘lose’ is by too much of the city and its people getting killed. So causing collateral damage is bad, but the aiming/triggering is bad, so you kind of can’t help it. That said, there are leaderboards for a ‘Score Attack’ mode on each of the missions, and people get through them with an A rating, so obviously it’s possible to get better. In between each mission you get new powers, so always something new happening. Oh, yeah, and the game is a crazy kind of open world- I’m pretty sure he imported real satellite data of some sort, you can (and do) fly up into orbit (or farther…), and come down anywhere you want- there’s landmarks and cities and whatnot (pyramids in egypt, and the Taj Mahal, for example). Sure, it’s all pretty janky and low-res, but the scope is neat.