This adventure drops you deep into one of the most critically acclaimed adventures of all time, as long as you can deal with some frustrating controls and motion sickness issues. There's no shortage of games that promise to let players "live the adventure," but with the advent of VR technology, gaming is getting even closer to truly delivering on that promise. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR literally puts players right in the middle of the Skyrim world, thanks to the painstaking work developers put into bringing the classic RPG to the PlayStation VR. The minute the adventure starts, you can't help but need a few minutes to really take in the scope of everything. It's one thing to see Skyrim on a flat screen, but it's another thing completely to be surrounded by it. In fact, it can be a little overwhelming and disorienting. Players will definitely need frequent breaks to avoid vertigo in the game and to adjust to the real world again.
For the full VR experience, players will want to use the PlayStation Move controllers to take advantage of the game's motion controls. How long you'll use those controls, though, depends greatly on how much you're willing to practice and deal with the occasional frustration. Moving, for example, is done via a point-and-click teleporting mechanic or a smoother stick-controlled walking method. The first has you zipping around like The Flash, but it's a jarring change that can increase the disorientation until you get used to it. The second method, while more natural, interferes with the combat, as it requires heavy use of the left Move controller ... which is the same way you're supposed to control the left hand. Of the two, the teleport seems to be the best option. Combat is also a bit tricky when using the Move. Each Move controls the actions of one hand. Whether you're swinging a sword, casting a spell, or pulling a bowstring, it's done via somewhat natural motions. But due to the quirky responsiveness of the Move, it takes a lot of time to find that "sweet spot" of responsiveness and positioning. Of course, you can always ditch the Move in favor of more traditional game controls on the DualShock 4, but then you lose that extra layer of immersion.