There's demonic detective work aplenty in The Exorcist: Legion VR

The power of cripes compels you, it's Ian's VR Corner! 

My word, I picked a bad time to launch a VR series. It's so hot! Still, what better way to cool myself down than with a short bout of the kind of terror that makes your blood run cold?

With that in mind, I decided to play The Exorcist: Legion VR for this week's episode of Ian's VR Corner and you can watch me shriek my way through the first two chapters in the video below. Just remember to put your brown pants on first.

As you might have gathered from the video, The Exorcist: Legion VR is an episodic game featuring five chapters of demonic detective work. It's almost like an escape room-lite that concentrates more on exploring your environment that it does on puzzles, but it does a very great job of capturing the sinister scares of the movies.

The first three episodes released on PSVR a couple of weeks ago, with the final two supposedly coming out soon and while each chapter only takes around 30 minutes to complete, the creepy atmosphere is enough to compensate for the brief run time.

The game is far from perfect though and I came across a few irritations when I played. For instance, I got caught in the scenery a couple of times, necessitating a teleport to escape, and a lot of the writing on the lore-building notes found around the levels is almost impossible to read in the PSVR's low resolution headset.

Thankfully there is the option for full locomotion when moving and turning, but that too is slightly ruined by the fact that you can't turn off the vignette that's designed to reduce motion-sickness.

If you enjoy VR horror games then you should get a kick out of this. It's not the most polished of titles, but it was a fun virtual world to inhabit and it left me wanting more. The people who'll get the most out of this though are fans of the movies and TV series. If that sounds like you then you should definitely feel compelled to try this one out.

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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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