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The PlayStation VR is about to launch in a few days. And what's weighing on the mind of everyone who has pre-ordered a PSVR and those on the fence about buying one is if there will be enough software to support the device. it's always a question of whether there will be enough killer apps on a device before it becomes viable. While I'm not 100% sure about which game will be the game for PSVR, I do know that some developers are putting their bets on PlayStation VR.
Take, for example, Oasis Games.
Oasis Games is an independent Chinese game publisher. They specialize in mobile and browser games, and they've recently branched out into console games.
Ace Banana - This game has been confirmed to launch on the same day as the PlayStation VR. Ace Banana is a single and multiplayer archery game, which I would imagine would lend itself very well to VR gameplay very well. It features comical weaponry, monkey enemies, a whimsical soundtrack, and a very kid-friendly aesthetic.
You'll use your Move controllers to draw your bow strings back to launch your plunger arrows to defend against waves of monkeys.
Pixel Gear - Pixel Gear is a colorful on-rails shooter that looks a hell of a lot like Minecraft. The game will feature 6 levels of shooting through cartoony monsters. Weapons and gear are fully upgradeable. Pixel Gear is set to launch on October 20, 2016.
Weeping Doll - Out of all of Oasis' lineup, I find myself interested in Weeping Doll the most.
The VR platform is ideal for scaring the living bejeesus out of people. Weeping Doll is a puzzle game, but set against a dark, psychological backdrop. In it, dolls come alive fueled by the negative thoughts of their child owners. You solve puzzles as the doll of a tortured girl takes revenge on her parents. This drops on October 27, 2016.
Dying: Reborn - Dying: Reborn is in the same vein as Weeping Doll, only it's structured a lot like those room escape challenges.
You start out trapped in a room and you solve puzzles to get out. This will also launch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, but I imagine that the best experience would be through the PlayStation VR platform. This is set to drop in January of 2017.
Mixip - Mixip is an arcade space shooter, only it looks like you're flying two Lego ships. The kicker is that you're doing this at the same time. Eventually you get to mix your Lego-looking ships into one as you progress through the game. This is another one that looks pretty interesting. Launch date is TBD.
There you go. That is Oasis Games' lineup for the first 90 days of PlayStaion VR.
If you're a PSVR owner, do any of these entice you enough to make the purchase worth it? And if you're on the fence about getting PSVR, are any of these enough to make you pull the trigger?