Dan Rizzo says "The novelty of its immersion is superseded by its quality aspects. It’s no toy, nor is it a budget headset like its previous counterpart. It delivers a high-end AAA experience first-hand without the gimmick of quickly giving players their VR fix."
"However, I can most definitely put those fears to rest as the PSVR2 is above and beyond its predecessor in every way, making the old model look like a baby’s toy. With resounding positivity put toward its upgrades and changes to the way you control the unit, this is indeed a quality VR experience that is set to take on the market with unequivocal force."
It's nice to see the gaming press finally getting it, now they've had the chance to play it for some time. This is a giant leap forward and the price represents amazing value. The bad thing about the price is that it's a lot for people to pay in the current climate; the value on the other hand, is beyond question!
Man I cant wait for even more games for this. Its been great so far.
i've had mine for almost 2 weeks now. its pretty great and had has exceeded my expectations. Its not as sharp as the HTC Vive Pro 2 but waaaay better than a Quest 2 and pretty on par with the Steam Index in terms of image quality etc. Its leaps and bounds better than the original psvr in pretty much every aspect. Screen door effect has been reduced down to basically a subtle grain in the image that you forget about pretty quickly. Image quality is sharp and theres no ghosting in the 3D representation. Refresh is smooth and glassy.
Its very light and comfortable. I could see that some might say the light plastic makes it feel kinda cheap, but its probably better than having this thing weigh more on your face. the soft rubber accordion piece that blocks the outside light from your eyes is a nice touch.
theres not really any lag in the system. the outside cameras work as advertised for giving you a window out to the real world when you break your play boundary and the inside out tracking is tight.
The included earbuds snap into the back of the headset and are passable, but its a better experience with the Pulse3D headset (steelseries are still my fav headsets tho).
The sense controllers are as you expect. its like a ds5 controller split in half with the L2/R2 triggers on the top of each and the L1/R1 buttons in the handle by your index fingers. In true Sony fashion, the battery life on them isn't stellar, but not horrible. you will find yourself charging them pretty often tho and Sony only gives you a single usb cord to charge them with so unless you dig up another cord, you have to charge them one at a time. takes about 1.5 hours each for a full charge.
The software lineup at launch is just ok. GT7 is amazing, Call of the Mountain is an impressive technical showcase, as is Resident Evil Village (i played the demo). The rest of the games are pretty much the same kinda smaller, cutesy simpler vr games - most of which you could probably play and or get a similar experience on a Quest 2. I'm sure (hoping) this will obviously get better over time, but I am concerned that most of the games won't be the super high quality AAA experiences you go to Sony for in the first place. Time will tell I suppose.
this will sound uplifting but I am now able to play the first VR for longer periods of time, thanks to playing the VR2. The VR2 has helped me get my VR legs to the point that i decided to set up my Pro and VR1 and have a go at many titles i could not play initially. I found a way to deal with the VR sweats (as they are called) which results in no longer having foggy lenses and its an amazing experience to be able to play games like beat sabre, rush of blood, ace combat 7 and squadrons (all of which are not VR2 compatible). I have to say the first time being catapulted off the deck of an air craft carrier was friggen sweet!!! And it made my head feel woozy but I stuck it out and took down 5 bandits in the process.
All i can say is that if there are those out there like me, and could not stomach the first VR... play the second. it really helped me appreciate the tech and the experiences that the first round of titles had to offer. Rush of blood is bloody good time and my kids and i took turns in different levels. We had a great time trading off and watching each other get scared. I only hope that these games will get VR2 updates or better yet, sequels that really take those experiences to an entire new level.
Going to pick up my T150 tonight and get back into GT7.