Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out now | Metacritic 90 | Demo coming 16/10/2018

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 89
by fry87 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:08 pm

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fry87 wrote:Been swayed by the reviews and videos to pick this up.

Decided to try Monster-Shop even though I've never used them before as they're selling for just £19.99 (cheapest I've seen elsewhere is closer to £25):
https://www.monster-shop.co.uk/product/ ... sion-psvr/


Just to say, my order of this from Monster-Shop turned up today. So can certainly recommend them for price and speed of service!


Price has gone up to £29.99 now. Looks like I'll be getting it off the PS Store digitally.

Sorry to see you weren't able to get it. I don't recall issues signing up to the site but I may have just gone through as a guest!

In terms of the game itself I've played the first 4 levels and so far I'd say the hype is definitely justified. It's just such an adorable, enjoyable game that will leave you with a huge smile on your face. Very interested to see how it develops and the different ideas it continues to bring to the table.

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 89
by KjGarly » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:15 pm

fry87 wrote:
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fry87 wrote:
fry87 wrote:Been swayed by the reviews and videos to pick this up.

Decided to try Monster-Shop even though I've never used them before as they're selling for just £19.99 (cheapest I've seen elsewhere is closer to £25):
https://www.monster-shop.co.uk/product/ ... sion-psvr/


Just to say, my order of this from Monster-Shop turned up today. So can certainly recommend them for price and speed of service!


Price has gone up to £29.99 now. Looks like I'll be getting it off the PS Store digitally.

Sorry to see you weren't able to get it. I don't recall issues signing up to the site but I may have just gone through as a guest!

In terms of the game itself I've played the first 4 levels and so far I'd say the hype is definitely justified. It's just such an adorable, enjoyable game that will leave you with a huge smile on your face. Very interested to see how it develops and the different ideas it continues to bring to the table.


I've done the first 2 levels from World 1 and replayed level 2 about 5 times trying to find the last bloody Bot on that stage (think it was number 4 or 5 that's missing) and also found the hidden chameleons from the first 2 levels. Bloody lovely and charming game.

I absolutely loved Mario Odyssey but for me this tops it and I've only played the first 2 levels :lol:

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 89
by Venom » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:46 pm

KjGarly wrote:I absolutely loved Mario Odyssey but for me this tops it and I've only played the first 2 levels :lol:


Amazing! I enjoyed the original Astro Bot games but they were mini-games for showcasing hardware. So it's a nice surprise to see such widespread comments for a VR specific title. I can't wait to check it out as I do like these Astro Bot characters, a bit clumsy but funny.

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 89
by OrangeRKN » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:47 am

KjGarly wrote:I absolutely loved Mario Odyssey but for me this tops it and I've only played the first 2 levels :lol:


Now that's praise

I've pretty much decided I'm going to get PSVR when I move into a house as then I'll have more space for keeping things. This is right up there on my wanted list

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 89
by fry87 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:48 am

Venom wrote:
KjGarly wrote:I absolutely loved Mario Odyssey but for me this tops it and I've only played the first 2 levels :lol:


Amazing! I enjoyed the original Astro Bot games but they were mini-games for showcasing hardware. So it's a nice surprise to see such widespread comments for a VR specific title. I can't wait to check it out as I do like these Astro Bot characters, a bit clumsy but funny.

Have to say I agree with KjGarly. Completed the 2nd world and so far I'd say I've enjoyed this more than Odyssey too. Genuinely a game of the year contender for me and given the standard of the likes of God of War and Spiderman this year I'd never have thought I'd be saying that going into the game!

The game this most reminds me of, not in art style but in its charm and clever uses of the technology, is Tearaway. That was a game perfectly suited to the Vitas unique features and qualities and this does similarly for VR.

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 90
by KjGarly » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:53 am

From what I've read on Facebook groups World 3 is all kinds of awesome. Can't wait to finish work and try and get on it again. I agree with the Tearaway comment, another platformer I absolutely loved on the Vita.

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 90
by OrangeRKN » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:11 am

Better than Odyssey and Tearaway comparisons

You know how to make me want a game

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by NickSCFC » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:15 am

OrangeRKN wrote:Better than Odyssey and Tearaway comparisons

You know how to make me want a game


Some of the review were calling it "VR's Mario 64 moment" :)

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 90 | "VR's Super Mario 64 moment"
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:38 am

Amazon cancelled my order so I think I will be holding off until it is back in stock at a sensible price (using Amazon credit for purchase).
In the mean time I will try and clear some of my VR backlog.

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 90 | "VR's Super Mario 64 moment"
by Preezy » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:54 am

£24.99 at Smyths. I might pick up a copy today as they've got them in stock at my local store.

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 90 | "VR's Super Mario 64 moment"
by KjGarly » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:59 am

I went with it on digital from the PS Store, £34.99, I know its £10 more but just got a £35 Playstation top up code from CDKeys for £30.

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 90 | "VR's Super Mario 64 moment"
by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:35 pm

God damn it's annoying that I've got a busy weekend ahead. Might pick it up tonight and try to fit in some time with it. From everyone's impressions it sounds awesome.

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by fry87 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:49 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:God damn it's annoying that I've got a busy weekend ahead. Might pick it up tonight and try to fit in some time with it. From everyone's impressions it sounds awesome.

The levels are quite short so even with the headset and setup it's a fairly good game to play in short bursts

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:51 pm

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Cheeky Devlin wrote:God damn it's annoying that I've got a busy weekend ahead. Might pick it up tonight and try to fit in some time with it. From everyone's impressions it sounds awesome.

The levels are quite short so even with the headset and setup it's a fairly good game to play in short bursts

Good to know.

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 90 | "VR's Super Mario 64 moment"
by Ad7 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:32 am

I'd love to play this but as I already have a vr setup I can't justify getting psvr for one game. Hopefully one day I'll be able to borrow a headset or something.

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out 3rd Oct 2018 | Metacritic 90 | "VR's Super Mario 64 moment"
by Preezy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:38 am

I didn't end up getting this as the sensible part of my brain stormed the embassy and killed my impulsive side, ive spent far too much in a short space of time, but this is definitely top of my VR list.

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out now | Metacritic 90 | "VR's Super Mario 64 moment"
by KjGarly » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:30 am

It's a crime to own a PSVR and not Astro Bot I tell thee :capnscotty:

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out now | Metacritic 90 | "VR's Super Mario 64 moment"
by Rubix » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:26 pm

Is it that good?

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out now | Metacritic 90 | "VR's Super Mario 64 moment"
by HSH28 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:30 pm

KjGarly wrote:It's a crime to own a PSVR and not Astro Bot I tell thee :capnscotty:


There are people who own PSVR and won't play Resident Evil 7...that is a crime.

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PostRe: Astro Bot (PSVR - Sony Japan Studio) - out now | Metacritic 90 | "VR's Super Mario 64 moment"
by KjGarly » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:32 am

Rubix wrote:Is it that good?


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Now on to World 2 and it just gets better and better.

Also found that last hidden little gooseberry fool of a bot on World 1 - 2 :toot:

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