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Developer: Firesprite Limited
Content Rating: Mature
Can you survive The Persistence? Caught in the inexorable pull of a black hole, and with the crew mutated into horrific & murderous aberrations, it’s down to you, a clone of security office Zimri Eder, to save the ship and make the jump back to earth. A brutal VR sci-fi-stealth, horror, roguelike featuring dozens of upgradable gear & weapons that may just be enough to keep you alive long enough to survive The Persistence.
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The Persistence cleverly blends Dead Space-esque outer-space sci-fi scares with the addictive arcade loop of rogue-lites like Rogue Legacy, resulting in a PlayStation VR campaign that’s both gut-wrenching and weirdly replayable. It won’t take you a million lightyears to complete the likeable campaign, but a hardcore mode awaits when you’ve finished, and clever co-op functionality adds a little longevity to the experience as well.
I’m not sure what I was expecting from The Persistence, but I came away extremely pleased. Each run on the spaceship saw me rethink how to approach enemies. I tried to find new weapons to fight back as I hoped to avoid capture just a little longer. It really is a terrifying game that plays up its horror elements well. While there are still a few issues to be ironed out, it’s worth persisting with this game.
Overall, the progression is solid, but there are a few moments where I felt it was sort of unfair (i.e having to backtrack with no health in sight) due to the procedural generation. You’ll want to pick this game up, because while it does have its flaws, there’s something incredibly satisfying about sneaking up behind enemies and zapping the stem cells out of their skulls. It’s a feeling I encourage all of you to seek out.