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Ghost Giant (PSVR) - Review Thread

Electro

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Oct 25, 2017
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Push Square - 9/10
http://www.pushsquare.com/reviews/ps4/ghost_giant
Ghost Giant belongs in the conversation for the very best PSVR game. Its utterly phenomenal series of scenes will live long in the memory, complemented by a narrative that demands immediate investment. Louis is a wonderful companion, too – a relatable character who you’ll quickly learn to care for. Outstanding presentation that rewards exploration is the cherry on top of a title we won’t be forgetting about any time soon. If you own one of Sony's headsets, you absolutely cannot miss out on this special experience.

IGN - 8,3/10
https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/04/11/ghost-giant-review
Ghost Giant may look like just another VR object-based puzzle-playground from the outside, but its charming world and beautiful story tugged on my heartstrings in a way I wasn't expecting. Considering its only three or four hours long, it’s a PSVR game worth making time for.

Destructoid - 7/10
https://www.destructoid.com/review-ghost-giant-549677.phtml
Ghost Giant isn't revolutionary. It feels like a VR advancement of a classic PC point-and-click adventure game, albeit one with a great look, phenomenal sound design, and a story I'm not ashamed to admit had me choking up a bit toward the end. You won't be blown away by the immersion here, but it's fun to interact with the dollhouse-like sets and just sort of goof around. Like a lot of VR titles, Ghost Giant is a shorter experience, but it's a solid one that tells a charming story in a vibrant and colorful world.

PlayStation Universe - 8.5/10
https://www.psu.com/reviews/ghost-giant-psvr-review/
Ghost Giant might not be the most deep or taxing title on PSVR but it does have an abundance of heart and soul-reassuringly large amounts of goodwill. Surely then, in a world that we keep being told is increasingly awful, that counts for something more than just the sum of mechanical and unfeeling parts that so many games are often content to be.

Well Played - 9/10
https://www.well-played.com.au/ghost-giant-review/
Ghost Giant is hard to talk about without spoiling too much of the story or gameplay, but I can say unequivocally that it is magical. It takes great advantage of the VR platform too, with the only real issue being that not everyone has a VR to experience it. This might be my new favourite Zoink game.

Eurogamer Italy - 9/10
https://www.eurogamer.it/articles/2019-04-11-ghost-giant-recensione
Tutti i possessori di PlayStation VR dovrebbero giocare Ghost Giant, senza limiti di età (proprio come tutti dovrebbero vedere Inside Out almeno una volta nella vita). L'opera offre tre ore intense da ogni punto di vista: visivo, uditivo e immersivo; regalando un'esperienza emozionante e piacevolissima da giocare, con un gameplay fresco, veloce, interattivo e sempre vario. Ci dispiace solo che alcuni elementi, presenti nel trailer di annuncio, siano stati tagliati in fase di sviluppo e che conclusi i tredici capitoli in cui è suddivisa la storia si senta il bisogno irrefrenabile di volerne ancora. Quanto vorremmo che Nintendo si ispirasse a Ghost Giant per sviluppare un Animal Crossing in realtà virtuale.

Handsome Phantom - 8,5/10
https://www.handsomephantom.com/experience-friendship-and-overwhelming-cuteness-in-ghost-giant-review-psvr/
There are some aggravating parts of Ghost Giant. Hearing important prompts is very nearly impossible in certain situations due to other characters speaking and making noise. Sometimes a puzzle will not work correctly for a few tries even though you will later get it to work by doing the exact same thing. Still, Ghost Giant is an instant PSVR classic. It tells a uniquely human story with non-humans at the helm. The art style is immaculate and beautiful in nearly every way, giving testament to the creators’ vision of a world that is alive and breathing. And let’s not forget about the fact that this game is just straight up adorable in every aspect.

GamePitt - 9,5/10
https://www.gamepitt.co.uk/ghost-giant-psvr-review/
Ghost Giant is a must-own PSVR title, there are no two ways about it – if you own a PSVR headset, you need this game. Zonik Games have truly modernised storytelling as they not only bring interactive storytelling into the 21st century, they go even further and perfectly recreate the sense of awe and excitement through the means of Virtual Reality. Gamers, both old and young, will instantly fall in love with the beautiful art design, the awesome voice acting, the enchanting music, and the clever puzzles shoved into their eyeballs as each scene lights up for the first time. The story is also held together with the perfect pace and a very good narrative which everyone can enjoy.

Metro UK - 8/10
https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/12/ghost-giant-review-feel-good-vr-9177518/
A wonderful mix of cutting edge technology and nuanced storytelling that instantly becomes one of the best games for PlayStation VR.

IGN Spain - 8/10
https://es.ign.com/ghost-giant-ps4/148180/review/analisis-de-ghost-giant-para-ps4
An interesting narrative adventure closer to some point'n click games than to any other game. It's cute graphics and character are what make this game special, despite some minor technical flaws and the feeling that we wanted to have a little bit more of everything on Ghost Giant.

Upload VR - 9/10
https://uploadvr.com/ghost-giant-review/
Ghost Giant feels significant. Not just in its assured navigation of heavy subject matter, but in the way those themes bleed out into the wider world and the interactions you share with Louis. It’s an experience in which emotional weight guides your each and every action, giving you reason to act beyond a simple state of failing and succeeding. It is at times delightful and at others unflinching, with moments of VR purity that tear down the barrier between you and your companion. If you want a look at where the true power of VR lies, look no further than Ghost Giant.

PlayStation LifeStyle - 9/10
https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2019/04/12/ghost-giant-review/
For Zoink’s first foray into the VR space, they’ve done on incredible job. Ghost Giant is one of those unique must-play VR experiences that effectively demonstrates just what VR can do that traditional screens can’t. It’s a game that effectively makes you feel a strong bond and connection with its world and its characters. It deftly weaves between humor and deep emotion, elation and sadness. It’s not a difficult game, but that’s not the point. Ghost Giant wants you to play in its world, but also engage with its heart. It’s a beautiful experience that really highlights what not just VR, but games overall, are all about.


Metacritic - 82
https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/ghost-giant
 
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PlayStation Universe - 8.5/10
https://www.psu.com/reviews/ghost-giant-psvr-review/

"Ghost Giant might not be the most deep or taxing title on PSVR but it does have an abundance of heart and soul-reassuringly large amounts of goodwill. Surely then, in a world that we keep being told is increasingly awful, that counts for something more than just the sum of mechanical and unfeeling parts that so many games are often content to be."
 

Killthem

Member
Oct 26, 2017
618
For some reason, I thought this was supposed to come out on Oculus Quest too.

Might have to get this sooner than I thought.
 

Vampirolol

Member
Dec 13, 2017
2,369
With this lineup, buying PSVR near Christmas seems like an inevitable choice now, at least for me.
 

Kenjovani

Banned
Oct 28, 2017
1,158
Another nail in the coffin for the trolls that say "but psvr doesn't have worthwhile, real games" 😁

Didn't even know about this game, now it's on my radar.
 

Slixshot

Member
Oct 27, 2017
701
I wish I had a PSVR again... but I want to wait for the Oculus Rift S so I can dev in VR...
 

Riderz1337

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,717
Wow didn't realize this was coming out. Haven't used my VR headset in a while but I'll definitely play this.
 
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Electro

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Oct 25, 2017
5,479
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Handsome Phantom - 8,5/10
https://www.handsomephantom.com/experience-friendship-and-overwhelming-cuteness-in-ghost-giant-review-psvr/

There are some aggravating parts of Ghost Giant. Hearing important prompts is very nearly impossible in certain situations due to other characters speaking and making noise. Sometimes a puzzle will not work correctly for a few tries even though you will later get it to work by doing the exact same thing. Still, Ghost Giant is an instant PSVR classic. It tells a uniquely human story with non-humans at the helm. The art style is immaculate and beautiful in nearly every way, giving testament to the creators’ vision of a world that is alive and breathing. And let’s not forget about the fact that this game is just straight up adorable in every aspect.
 

Cactuar

Member
Nov 30, 2018
3,019
Damn, another one to add to the list. I forgot this was even coming out so soon, they didn't even have it in State of Play and apparently the game is great. PSVR has been killing it this will be the best year.
 

astroturfing

Member
Nov 1, 2017
2,588
HOLD UP with the must play PSVR games already, please. i still need to play most of the Wipeout collection, finish Astro Bot.. oh and start Skyrim VR :|
 

Ryengeku

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,025
Georgia, US
These 3rd person VR games with you as an out-of-body entity helping the cute little protagonist seems to really shine with people. Moss, Astrobot, and now Ghost Giant are all hits.
 

Qudi

Member
Jul 26, 2018
1,979
A quick question from a non-psvr user. How much light in the room is needed for it to work? Can i play in the dark? This games looks lovely.
 
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Qudi

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Jul 26, 2018
1,979
I dont know if i should invest in PsVr right now or wait for the second generation :S
 

Ryengeku

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,025
Georgia, US
If psvr2 come out with new controller and backward compatible. Will all gen 1 games automatically get better thanks for the new controller?
I don't think so. Many PSVR games have been made with using the move button to move instead of analog sticks. So developers would have to go back to older games to patch it in. I can only see that happening on a case by case basis due to fan outcry.

And we also don't know what tracking solution will be used for PSVR 2. Will it be inside out tracking or multiple light towers/cameras?

PSVR games are just using one camera so devs would also need to reconstruct their old games for the new tracking solutions so that will most likely be more effort than it is worth.
 
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Electro

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Oct 25, 2017
5,479
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GamePitt - 9,5/10
https://www.gamepitt.co.uk/ghost-giant-psvr-review/
Ghost Giant is a must-own PSVR title, there are no two ways about it – if you own a PSVR headset, you need this game. Zonik Games have truly modernised storytelling as they not only bring interactive storytelling into the 21st century, they go even further and perfectly recreate the sense of awe and excitement through the means of Virtual Reality. Gamers, both old and young, will instantly fall in love with the beautiful art design, the awesome voice acting, the enchanting music, and the clever puzzles shoved into their eyeballs as each scene lights up for the first time. The story is also held together with the perfect pace and a very good narrative which everyone can enjoy.