CastleStorm VR | PS4
CastleStorm VR release date for PS4:
01 August 2017 | Worldwide
01 August 2017 | Europe PAL
01 August 2017 | USA NTSC
Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-2
CastleStorm VR is a tower-defense strategy game with arcade elements, developed exclusively for PlayStation VR. The game has been created by the Hungarian studio called ZEN, known mainly for developing pinball games for Nintendo and Sony consoles, as well as mobile devices. So far, their biggest success has been the best-selling Pinball FX 2 released on Xbox 360 and PC.
The action of the PlayStation 4 release of CastleStorm VR is set in a fairytale-like medieval world, in which a player assumes the role of the steward protecting a stronghold domiciled by either Vikings or Knights.
The main objective is to keep the stronghold safe and eliminate the enemy forces, or to besiege the enemy to either take or destroy his castle. The main weapon that one gets at his disposal is the ballistae placed on a high tower, which constitutes the foundation for one’s defense. The ballistae can be loaded with various kinds of ammunition – apart from standard arrows, there are apples, flails, grenades, guided eagles, and flying sheep.
One can lead to battle diverse units that vary in terms of their speed, strength, and special abilities – these include knights, mages, axe throwers, and priests, all of which can both fight the invader or besiege enemy’s fortress. Both the type and the strength of the available army depends on the castle’s level of development, as well as the chambers built within the fortress serving as recruitment points. During the game, a player can add a new chamber to his castle.
The developers offer players much leeway in the design and expansion of one’s castle. Nonetheless, one should remember to carefully plan the layout of all the chambers, as they are vulnerable to enemy attacks. During the game, one can level up and gain access to new units and improvements.
Each map delivers several primary and optional objectives that provide a player with additional rewards. One can try to steal enemy’s banner, destroy his stronghold, or complete the objectives designed by the developers – it is all up to the player to decide.
CastleStorm VR for PlayStation 4 delivers a multiplayer experience comprising both online and split-screen modes. The cooperative mode allows up to two players to fight off endless attack waves for as long as possible, while in the competitive mode one has to face another player and destroy his stronghold, or die trying.