Gamescom 2019 Day #1: Groundhog Day, VR Showcase And Paper Beasts

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We’re at Gamescom! We’ve seen some VR games! Lots of them! Too many of them!

Yes, the annual gigantic games celebration is underway in Cologne, Germany. We’ve been here for a day and already seen eight games, which is just the tip of the iceberg. Today we’ve been down to the PlayStation Booth to see Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son and dived into the VR Showcase and played Down the Rabbit Hole, among others. We’ll be bringing you full impressions of everything we’ve seen but, for now, we thought we’d round up some quick day one impressions on video.

So we sat out in the sun and talked it over. All in all it’s been a pretty encouraging day; VR developers really seem to be getting a grasp on the medium. Whether it’s marveling at the adorable animations in The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets or getting gruesome with The Walking Dead: Onslaught, everything seemed like a great fit for VR. There’s some new games in here that are definitely worth paying attention to, too.

This is just a quick skim of what we saw; I’ll be doing full impressions of each game and we’ll have more video coverage too. I’ve only got one pair of hands, though, so we thought best get some thoughts down now while the German sun is out.

There’s still plenty to see, though. I’m yet to get my hands into Iron Man VR and I haven’t even had a nose around the various indie booths yet. We’ll be back tomorrow with yet more impressions!



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