The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Transforms Into Something Special With PSVR 2
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is widely considered one of the best VR games, and with the new patch that has added support for PSVR 2, it has become even better.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is the first chapter in this VR franchise set in The Walking Dead universe. I have always been a fan of the TV show and any games that take advantage of the source material, but as a VR game, this felt like a hurdle that needed to be overcome at first. I was never a fan of the move-based controls for PSVR, but the jump to PSVR 2 has opened new possibilities. Thanks to the launch of the first chapter for the PSVR 2, it is possible to experience the game in a new light.
Immediately after booting up Saints and Sinners, it is clear how much of an upgrade is offered here. The visuals are a significant jump over the PSVR version of the game, while the controls have been completely revamped to support the Sense controllers. This means we have the advantage of haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and the eye-tracking features of the PSVR 2.
In the game, we play a character called “Tourist,” who ends up in the post-apocalyptic world of New Orleans, which is flooded and filled with menacing threats in the form of decaying zombies and desperate humans. It is quite fun to stick a screwdriver in the head of each zombie we encounter, just like in the TV show, but this can get old over time. The lack of enemy variety in Saints and Sinners is a bummer. On the other hand, it is possible to craft new weapons and swing them around in this virtual world, and this is something that never ceases to be entertaining. The gunplay is also excellent.
The story is quite good, with two opposing factions trying to survive in this world. Since resources are scarce, these factions are only out in the world to look after their interests. The story offers some branching paths that open it up for additional replay value down the line. The visual style is not realistic in the game, but it doesn’t look bad either. As mentioned before, the jump to PSVR 2 has brought improvements to every facet of the visual design. The characters, the zombies, and even the environments simply look better now.
If you are in the market for a zombie VR game, there is no better choice than The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners and its recently launched second chapter. You can learn more about the game from a detailed review that we covered earlier for the PSVR.