Friday, 25 November 2016

Call of Duty: Jackal Assault PS VR Review

Call of Duty: Jackal Assault PS VR Review

Developer: Activision
Platform: PS Vr

The latest iteration of Call of Duty heads to space, and that's what the free VR update, Jackal Assault, decides to concentrate on.

It's fortunate that it's free as well, as it's so short that it's frustrating when it ends.

Set in space, you basically are on a recon mission to see what's wrong with a satellite when a horde of bad guys warp in and start shooting - all you have to do is fly around and shoot back.

It's a simple premise, and to be honest, it's simply and tautly executed, that you feel like this is a mere morsel and you could handle a full meal.

Using the twin sticks to pilot your craft, the game's extremely responsive and utterly compelling in its smoothness and simplicity. Marking targets and firing rockets give the incoming craft very little chance, but given how many of them there are, it's anything but simple to fire through Jackal Assault. It requires a few tactics and some smart manoeuvring to ensure you don't go down when you're so close to achieving your objective.

It's just a shame that this well-crafted VR Experience is so damned short. Sure, there's replayability in beating your own score, but the repetitive factor becomes an issue.

While there's an argument not to bleat because it's free, Call of Duty: Jackal Assault is a title that you'd happily part money with for more of - it's engaging, beautifully pulled together, smooth and slick.

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