Resident Evil is finally back, and what better way to make it more terrifying than with VR? I decided to get the game and test it out with the PSVR headset and the KOR-FX vest. “How scary can it be? It’s just a game, but with a little more immersion.” Spoiler alert, I was wrong. So, so wrong. Being a horror game wimp, I should have known that making it through the first minutes would be near impossible, but I decided to take a crack at it anyways.
After I had the PSVR connected, I set my vest up (tutorial for this can be found here: korfx.com/start) and put the settings to what I usually feel comfortable with:
The vibration amplitude is set to high (The up and down keys on the vest turning either the amplitude up and down accordingly)
Filter mode is set to Filter 2 (Pressing the mode button will change the filter, having the biggest range on Filter 3 and lowest on Filter 1)
The Dongle's settings:
Input Volume 6 (0-9)
The game tortures you with perfectly timed jump scares, leaving you paranoid at every noise or footstep you hear behind you. As I started walking around, I couldn’t help but feel like I was truly heading toward the nightmare that is the Dulvey plantation. I could feel ever footstep pulsing through my chest, and my character’s heartbeat rapidly increasing to an unhealthy level. No wait, that last one was just me.
I could also feel every weapon waving in my face, the impact of hands pushing me to the ground, and the vibration from a chainsaw whose goal was to make sure I didn’t leave in one piece. The feedback from the vest also made the revenge of beating those monsters that much sweeter.
Long story short, if you are a horror junkie and enjoy VR I HIGHLY recommend playing this game with the KOR-FX vest. It sets a whole new level of expectation when it comes to immersion and makes your experience with the game much more powerful.