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New Star Wars games
I like Star Wars games. I’m not a dire fan of the franchise, but I like the movies and games. The latest I’ve played was LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. As I just bought PSVR2 system I wanted to play as many good games as possible. So, I chose Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition that was first released on Oculus Quest (PC) back in 2020.
Star Wars universe in VR
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition is an action-adventure experience where you’ll play the role of a droid repair technician operating near the Outer Rim. Player must do various missions in the Star War universe and in different timelines. I could play, along with the main character, an assassin robot and a Jedi. The gameplay varies on what character you play. I think it was refreshing to be able to play different stories, characters missions and side missions.
The gameplay was rather simple and nothing sort of complex (like some other VR games tend to be). When I played with the main character I had to use guns to kill the enemies. The guns could over heat easily, but I always kept two guns with me so I could use the other while the gun was cooling. I also had little flying bots that helped me to shoot the enemies. When playing with Jedi, I had Lightsaber that I used to kill enemies and I also could use the Force.
The story wasn’t one continuous, but a collection of different stories on various timelines. It was easy to follow and there were old characters like R2-D2 and C-3PO, and bunch of new characters.
Technically the game works just fine. Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition has lots of setting for the VR, which is always a nice welcome. Only little negative thing I found was when I was playing on sitting mode. Then it was difficult to reach my weapons when my couch always came into my way. But sitting on the edge of the couch and tweaking the settings fixed this little issue.
The game uses nicely all the PSVR2 new features; foveated renderineye tracking, headset feedback, 3D audio, and the PSVR2 Sense controllers that has adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, precision tracking and finger touch detection.
Graphically the game looks good. All the environments and characters are detailed and well-designed. The sound design was also very movie-like, very much like in the Star Wars movies.
The final venture
I did enjoy Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition a lot. It has old and new characters and nice stories. The game is about 2-4 hours long, so it isn’t a fully fledged game, but don’t worry, you’ll not be paying a full price either. Like some other games did (looking at you Horizon Call of the Mountain).
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition is a good PSVR2 game. Even though it doesn’t give a long playtime it still is enough to be engaged.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition is available for PSVR2, Oculus Quest 2 and Meta Quest.
(Review copy kindly provided by the publisher)
“The story wasn’t one continuous, but a collection of different stories on various timelines”