Getting hot and bothered with Salary Man Escape

Ian's VR corner.

I've noticed a lot of requests for more VR coverage on Eurogamer lately and, as a VR enthusiast myself, I can sympathise. Granted, there isn't a huge audience for this stuff, but some of the games are really interesting. Earlier this year I did try my hand at a few VR reviews in a bid to shine a spotlight on the field, but as the year's gaming calendar got busier I found it difficult to balance those reviews with my actual job as a video producer.

I'm not ready to give up just yet, though - so welcome to a new series that I'm calling Ian's VR Corner! Each week, I'll be doing a Let's Play on our YouTube channel of a new or interesting PSVR game. I'll be playing through a short portion in my own 'unique' way in order to give you an idea of whether or not it's worth your money.

Last week I inserted my face into the mysterious detective game Kona, but VR Corner officially started this week when I donned my PSVR headset on one of the hottest days of the year to try out a curious puzzle game called Salary Man Escape.

As VR puzzlers go, Salary Man Escape is pretty simplistic, playing out like a cross between Tumble VR and Jenga. It starts off pretty simple but soon gets rather fiendish, although I do think its overall appeal will be rather limited.

It's just baby steps at the moment, but I'm hoping to do one of these every Sunday to see how much interest they get. For now I'm limited to covering PSVR games only, but if the format proves popular I may be able to justify a proper PC VR setup so I can cover games on Rift and Vive as well.

With all this in mind, if you have any suggestions for future episodes of Ian's VR Corner, or just some suggestions for VR coverage in general, please let me know in the comments below.

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Ian Higton

Ian Higton

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Ian is a video producer, keen streamer, VR enthusiast, battle royale fan and retro connoisseur. He lives in the West Midlands with his ZX Spectrum collection and a troublesome cat.

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