Tethered PSVR Review!

Tethered, as close as we’re gonna get to “Black & White” in VR!

VIDEO REVIEW AND GAMEPLAY HERE – https://youtu.be/d40wfwMmEOA

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Tethered might be the first true “game” I have played in VR. It wasn’t a showcase of the tech, or a demo of sorts. It’s a full-fledged god game you play only in VR.

The premise of the game is you’re a benevolent being that watches over these sky islands. Eggs start dropping out of the sky and hatch these little cute “bumbas” (that’s what I call them) you are then tasked to fulfill these bumbas life’s by making them do tasks. Tasks like mine rocks or minerals, chop wood, or farm. From there you can construct buildings like a tavern, a church, barracks and then on top of daily tasks you can assign them jobs like fighter, miner, farmer etc… that will make them more proficient in doing specific tasks.

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Oh no it looks like you’re chopping down all the trees. No problem. Snag a rain cloud and tether it to the trees and it will grow more. There is a weather cloud for each resource so you can keep growing more. There are also crystals which you can mine and these will add to your spirit energy. Once you reach the target spirit amount you have completed that island and can move onto the next.

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The twist though, is at night monsters come out. Send in your fighters and gang up on these beasts to take them down swiftly. Killing beasts as well as completing major tasks will also award spirit points.

You will be going on tether attaching tangents. There are a good amount of tasks that need to be highly regulated. You will be assigning and re assigning tasks constantly. Tethering constantly. As pretty as the visuals are you don’t get too much time to really look around these gorgeous landscapes. There work to be done people!

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The single issue I had though was a big one. The crosshair dot wasn’t centered correctly. I don’t know if this is design or if my head is just lopsided, but I would go to aim and tether and the dot would be slightly left of where my brain thought it should be. Weird.

Besides that Tethered is a wonderful game with lots to offer. It’s a game that doesn’t care how quick your reaction time is and it doesn’t care for complicated control schemes. It takes the VR platform, thrives off its unique ip, and makes an impression. Tethered is here to stay and I hope to see a Tethered 2 in a year or 2. Yes, it’s that fun.

If you have a PSVR this is THE GAME to buy. No gimmicks, no nostalgia, no AAA hype. Just fantastically fun gameplay.

VIDEO REVIEW AND GAMEPLAY HERE – https://youtu.be/d40wfwMmEOA

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