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this bundle fit the bill nicely as the PSVR2 wouldn't provide me anything extra at ...
on December 17, 2017
I knew going in that this was the PSVR1 and not the PSVR2. At the moment, I do not have a 4K TV, much less HDR. Nor do I have the PS4 Pro. But wanting to see what VR was all about, this bundle fit the bill nicely as the PSVR2 wouldn't provide me anything extra at the moment. Simply put, the PSVR1 is the perfect choice for my current setup. I won't spend too much time on the actual design and manufacturing of the unit as it is pretty well known that Sony is generally considered A+ in this area. I will note that the headset fit very nicely, and I like the options provided for adjusting the fit. The unit does not feel bulky or uncomfortable while wearing it. As a bonus, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the camera fit nicely on my years old plasma TV. I had expected that I would have to find a way to position or mount the camera in some other fashion. Regarding the bundled Gran Turismo Sport: I have been a GT fan from the beginning, so it was a pretty sure bet that I would have picked this up at some point even if I didn't have VR. In the VR mode, you can race on any track in the game as long as you've already opened them up. The actual racing is limited to a 2 car race in VR, which is a little disappointing. Plus, you do not have the ability to even tweak the AI settings for your one opponent. In the beginning, you won't care, as just driving around in VR is enough to satisfy. But eventually, the need to have more opponents and tougher opponents will prevail. As it stands now, I've actually put in almost as much time with GT in regular mode as I have with VR mode, although it should be noted that it is necessary in order to level up and open up new tracks for VR mode. One can hope that perhaps a patch somewhere down the line may address these shortcomings. In reality, however, the bundled game really isn't going to make or break the decision on jumping into the VR realm. Now onto the VR itself, which is simply fun. If you go into it expecting the fine detail of the regular PS4 graphics, you will be disappointed. The display can appear a little fuzzy or grainy compared to the normal views the PS4 renders. But don't let that get in the way. Once you've immersed yourself into that VR world, you won't spend too much time thinking about the graphics as you're having too much fun with the experience. Many of the demos included with the set and on PSN have already become wish list candidates. And I've been eyeing other VR titles as well. I've even spent some time playing non VR games in cinematic mode. With GT, this was a good way to level up and open some new tracks for VR mode. I don't foresee VR totally occupying all of my PS time. After a while, I do find that I need to take a break and give my eyes and body a rest. But I do see many more VR titles in my future and more time spent in VR.