Seeking Sawn VR is a multiplayer first-person shooter game that is going to put you on other planets and truly test your will to survive. This isn’t a regular shoot ’em up game though, as your survival skills will be tested throughout your entire time inside of this game. You can hunt or be hunted in groups, and people who take the approach of a lone wolf will often find themselves on the wrong end of a vicious animal or some reckless gunfire.
In our in-depth game reviews, we look to cover everything one might need to know before you go out to buy or try a virtual reality title. From how real the cheeseburgers look in this game to how good your strategies for war are, this game review is going to give you everything you need to know before spending your money on this game. This is one of the biggest adventure shooting game inside of VR, and we are excited to review it for you today.
Getting Up and Running
This game can be found on all major VR storefronts, aside from the PlayStation virtual reality store. The Steam store, the Oculus Store and Viveport are going to have this game. It is also a part of the Viveport Infinity subscription, so if you are looking to get this game at a discounted fee of download, Viveport Infinity is the way to go. It has been there for almost a year now, and it is likely to stay for the foreseeable future on that platform. The price of the game in full is $29.99.
The download file of this game is coming in at 16 GB, something respectably big for a game coming in at $30. If you are connected to some slow internet, this game is going to take over an hour to download. If you are connected to lightning-fast internet, this game could be downloaded and installed within 10 minutes of starting the progress. Getting into this game after the headset is on is just as easy as any game on the market right now.
Type of Game
This is a first-person shooter game with a lot of exploration and adventure threaded into the game. Seeking dawn also has a lot of gore inside of the game, but not a lot of it is realistic gore. It looks real if you have seen 12 legged spiders the size of a table, but not realistic if you have lived a relatively normal life. This game is going to give you plenty of different looks, but most of them are going to be on the gory side. Something to keep in mind when playing this game or allowing a younger one to play the game.
This game doesn’t have a plethora of game modes that allow you to shoot the enemies in different ways. Although that would’ve been fun to see, it wouldn’t have made the game much better. This game thrives on the massive backstory and it plays a part in the game. When you jump into the game, you will be fully immersed into the story. You’ll be traveling a lot, shooting a lot, and eating here and there. This game is a survival game more than anything.
This game is played from the first-person perspective. It is one of the better games in this area, and the rich storyline makes it even better. You will be abler to see your hands, belt, and heads-up AR display throughout the game. Seeing your arms, legs, weren’t body essential, and it wasn’t included for a reason. The heads-up display can get in the way if you aren’t careful, but it proved to be more helpful than not throughout the gameplay.
Theme and Story – Score: 8/10
The theme and story of this game is what propelled it forward to be where it is with the community today. Although it wasn’t perfect and it felt like it didn’t guide you through the game as much as we wanted it to, it was still rich. We won’t spoil too much of it, but we will tell you that Seeking Dawn will be constantly propelling you to seek dawn.
Controls – Score: 6/10
The controls in this game were a bit confused with the Valve Index controllers. We did note halfway through our gameplay that Seeking Dawn wasn’t supported with the Valve controllers, but we continued as not a lot of games say they are, even though they often work just fine. With that being said, there were multiple parts of the game that were clearly missing chances to interact with them.
Music and Sound – Score: 7/10
The music and sound in this game got the job done, but not much more than that. The sounds the aliens would make were eery, but they got repetitive after only 20 minutes of gameplay. The sounds your character would make were often predictable and after just a short amount of time, we were looking for options to turn it off. A more lively soundtrack in the menu could help, but some more sound effects would go a long way in an update as well.
Player Movement – Score: 8/10
The player movement in this game is entirely up to what you decide. You are given multiple options in the tutorial, making this game one of the few that allows you to choose how you get from point A to point B. This new method is called “blink” and can be used throughout the game. It is a fun way to move, but not one we found sustainable. It was fun, but nothing that the entire community would be able to adopt anytime soon.
Kinetosis – Score: 7/10
The motion sickness in this game is nearly eliminated you think, and then the quick action starts. The game is in VR, but that doesn’t mean you want enemies flying at you from 360°. This causes motion sickness quickly, and it not nearly as fun as having only a 180° view of what’s happening. Whipping your head around with a big black box on it isn’t the fastest way to get motion sick, but it’s top 5 for sure.
Environment and Immersion – Score: 10/10
The environment this game creates is an eery one, but it is one that feels complete and real at every turn. The immersion from all of the factors holds strong no matter what you are doing in the game, and the environment is possessive of your attention the entire time. There isn’t a spot in this game that you feel like is an okay time to leave, making you want to stay much longer than you would’ve thought you would.
Overall – Score: 7.6/10
Seeking dawn is incredibly fun, but isn’t one that we will be glued to. It has a lot of similarities with No Man’s Sky, but the game isn’t nearly as finished and impressive. Seeking Dawn has a lot of admirable qualities, enough to get a great score. We don’t think the game is worth the full $30, but we definitely believe if it is on sale, you should capitalize. The game will be on Viveport Infinity for some time as well, so pick it up there if you have a subscription.