DYING: Reborn PSVR Review
Publisher Oasis Games has been consistently releasing games on the PSVR since launch and after playing all of their PSVR titles I can say that DYING: Reborn is their best game yet. The main character, Mathew went out to search for his sister only to find himself locked in a room full of cockroaches, metal bars, and puzzles.
There are a total of three rooms that you have to escape from in the PSVR version compared to the six in the PS4 and PS Vita version. Because you are buying an abridged version, the price comes down to $9.99 instead of $19.99 making DYING: Reborn one of the cheapest PSVR games and not a bad deal.
Usually, when I play puzzle games I find myself overthinking and getting stuck. With DYING: Reborn overthinking is your friend. You have to examine everything in the room because the solution is rarely obvious. The best approach would be to play the game like a point-and-click adventure game where you find an item and interact with every object to see if they work. I did find myself getting stuck one time because of the graphics quality of the game. There's a part when you have to play a melody on a piano and for the longest time I couldn't figure out the hint. There's also a puzzle in final room that I was stuck on for easily over an hour because of no other reason than it was hard to figure out. It's tough for me to criticize the game because the solution was available, I just wasn't prepared for there to be such a difficult objective.
One thing that felt odd was that the game ended abruptly. I'm not sure if it's because it's the abridged version, but you don't really get closure. This, unfortunately, does make the experience feel rather incomplete. The entire game took me about three and half hours to finish and I did enjoy my time with it despite the conclusion and getting stuck on one puzzle for over an hour.
Overall, if you're looking for a PSVR game to play and you want to be challenged, then $9.99 is a low risk. While trophies never determine how I feel about a game, it is nice to know that completing DYING: Reborn PSVR will get you 100% of the trophies in one playthrough.
3.75 out of 5 stars
Thanks to Oasis Games for providing us with the code