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Space Channel 5 VR review: The worst value proposition for a PSVR game yet

Space Channel
Kinda Funky News Flash
Grounding Inc.
the Ars Orbital Transmission
CNMN Collection WIRED Media Group
Condé Nast

Sam Machkovech

Hatsune Miku VR


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Positivity     37.00%   
   Negativity   63.00%
The New York Times
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And while this Dreamcast-era revival's issues could be forgiven in isolation, the game's mix of price, brevity, simplicity, and ho-hum aesthetics makes it a bummer for anybody with hopes of a new, solid VR-dancing option.Space Channel 5, for the uninitiated, is a beloved rhythm game made by Sega for the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2. It's similar to rhythm-gaming classics like Parappa the Rapper.The best thing I can say about Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!, which is currently a PlayStation VR exclusive, is that it neatly translates the original game's formula to a version with motion controls. And the game's dancing characters share identical animation routines and nearly identical body and face proportions—which looks weirder when you're surrounded by dancers in VR than when you're playing the original games on a decades-old console.Between all of the above issues and a lack of storytelling to explain the original series to newcomers, I struggle to recommend SC5VR to anybody who owns PlayStation VR. The worst part is that the game's solid core gameplay is a clear sign that its dev team could have made an excellent and unique VR rhythm game instead of rushing this scant disappointment out for $40.You must login or create an account to comment.Join the Ars Orbital Transmission mailing list to get weekly updates delivered to your inbox.

As said here by Sam Machkovech