Starting today the latest VR game from Survios, Battlewake (hands-on preview), is now available for PC VR headsets and NA PSVR accounts. Its release for Oculus Quest and EU PSVR are still forthcoming.
We’ll have a review for Battlewake later this week after we get the chance to dig into it a bit more and test out the multiplayer modes, but from what we’ve seen it looks to be another unique concept from Survios once again. The studio has really honed in on their skill to create compelling and original gameplay out of pretty much anything from running around race tracks, driving a boat, or boxing Rocky legends.
In Battlewake you take control of a powerful super-powered pirate lord that does battle across various zones in the lush locales of New Urth. Each of the pirate lords have special powers, such as summoning a kraken or beckoning enormous tsunamis in the water, that make them a blast to play.
You stand behind the wheel of your ship at all times spinning it to steer, pulling anchors like aquatic emergency brakes to make sharp turns, and point in various directions to fire different weapons. You don’t need to worry about wind direction at all, instead just focus on the combat and gameplay.
Some of the fights can be quite epic and visually it looks wonderful. From what I’ve played so far I can confirm that I’m enjoying myself and it will be getting a positive review unless it suddenly makes my computer explode or something.