Super Stardust Ultra VR (PSVR) Review

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After 4 versions of Super Stardust in the last 10 years, can PlayStation VR renew our love for this game?

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18 thoughts on “Super Stardust Ultra VR (PSVR) Review”

  1. I know this is an old title but I just picked this game up. The VR specific invasion mode is sorely lacking. But MAN! All the original stuff in VR is EPIC! Play it in VR and then take off the headset and try it in 2D mode. The direct comparison and how much better it is in VR is amazing! So much more object awareness, Crazy!

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  2. Housemarque should have stuck with twin stick shooters but tackled a ground-up for VR game. So disappointed that undeserved underperformance in sales forced them to stop developing for the genre πŸ™

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  3. Just played this for first time. On sale for like $7. I’ve noticed that with the exception of Brookhaven mostly all the launch titles or close to launch titles have far better graphics then most new games. Probably bc more time was spent on them as well as help from Sony. I wish there was more levels in the first person mode of this the level is beautiful. It’s better looking then battleZone. I wish this and battleZone had the pvp option in tanks. Especially battleZone. Infact when I purchased battleZone I assumed it was pvp.

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  4. I'm hoping I can play the VR version without the headset and get 4K goodness on my TV if I choose? I'm guessing you do not have that choice? Can't find that info anywhere. Not interested in the new invasion VR mode but would like the option to play the main game in VR as a choice.

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  5. The normal version has a stereoscopic 3d mode included. So my question is this: I don't own a 3d-tv, but would like to experience this game in 3d via PSVR. Is that even possible with this or the non-VR version of the game for that matter?

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  6. I love the VR Invasion mode I play it at least once a day ..I just wish that there was more to it though..If the Dev team made it into a more fleshed out game like a full on horde mode with like 20 to 40 waves and a boss fight on every 10th wave would've been awesome. Hell if they did that and sold it separate I would've gladly paid for it…plus with a few new stages & weapons upgrades in the mix. Also I would love to have Dead Nation with a VR option too…hell why not.

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  7. 0:45 "Can VR breathe new life into Housemarques' old game?"
    Spoilers : yes.

    It's the same game obviously, but the difference between TV and VR is as gigantic a change as switching from SD/CRT TV to HD/LED TV for this game was. The ability to see everything in so much more detail – not because it's a higher res, but because the objects themselves appear larger – actually makes the game 'easier'. I guess that's bad wording. It's not the game that's easier, obviously, but your ability to perceive what is coming at you and which direction to go to shoot at what is heightened dramatically.

    I'm not the sort of guy who buys the same game for multiple platforms and had no interest in the PS4 port after playing the PS3 version to death. But SSHDVR was the second game I pre-ordered for PSVR (first was Tumble) and unlike Trackmania Turbo, the VR implementation did not disappoint whatsoever – it's exactly what you WANT from a VR upgrade – the ability to be inside the exact same game you already knew and loved. Not guided to the side for some half arsed additional content separate from the rest of the game.

    And as a great demonstration of why I don't like being herded off to the side for some half arsed additional content separate from the rest of the game is the new VR Invader mode in SSHDVR specifically designed for PSVR. The problem with that mode is that Battlezone already exists, and it's not half arsed. If this mode were all that SSHDVR offered and the main game was on a flat screen I would have been so sorely disappointed.

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  8. I'm trying to find out whether or not this has a multiplayer mode similar to Wii-U's version where somebody plays on the VR headset while somebody plays on the TV (on the Wii-U, you can have someone play on the gamepad, while the other person plays on the TV). I'm guessing this isn't an option in the game as I see only mention of split-screen play, but can you 'yay' or 'nay' this so I have an idea whether or not that is a thing?

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  9. Great review sir, problem is, the price…..i already played this on ps3/vita and i am reluctant to pay more for it…also with the money i had in the psn wallet, i got 2 far superior games, THUMPER , a game that redifined the genre with awesome viusals and music….and also REZ INFINITE that i think might be the best PSVR experience so far, especially the AREA-X option that simply bllew my mind…. so for this, i might pick it up when it gets a discount…..

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  10. Nice review man. I've had this one on my radar for a while but haven't been able to make up my mind. As always you may have just pushed me to give it a shot;) so thir standard game still looks cool in VR?

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