[PlayStation VR] Covert Review

by the_nmac

Become a spy and infiltrate a location along with a friend. Are you ready to dive into action? Check out our PlayStation VR Covert review!

Recruited by a mysterious client, you and a partner take on a series of high-profile heists. Utilize gadgets to infiltrate the various facilities as the crafty Thief in VR and breach through security systems as the clever Hacker on a mobile device. Cooperation and trust will be necessary to sneak past guards, hack through laser grids, crack safes, and much more.

Team up and pull off the greatest heist of the century.

Cooperative: A successful heist cannot be achieved alone!
Asymmetric gameplay: Experience the heist as The Thief in VR, or as The Hacker on a mobile device
Companion app: Free! Only the VR app requires purchase
Online: Play with your friends & family from anywhere
Pass-and-play: Introduce your friends & family to the unique & immersive experience of VR, while putting your stealth, communication, & trust to the test!

Covert is a really interesting game that is best played with a friend. You see, the game has a companion mobile app, so a friend can play with you by kinda acting like your eyes to keep tabs on the opposition, and said friend could then communicate any upcoming issues to you so that you can be ready. This makes for a very unique PlayStation VR situation experience, which reminded me of Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.

Since this is a PlayStation VR title, you do control the game with the PlayStation Move controllers or the DualShock 4, and your friend will require a mobile device and the proper companion app downloaded to it so that you two can play together. If you have the, I suggest you use the PlayStation Move controllers, since I found them to help the overall VR experience feel more immersive.

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You and your partner are expert thieves, and you’ve been hired by someone, with unscrupulous motives – I’m sure – to complete some very particular heists. This is the story setup, and that’s your cue to break in and infiltrate together. Covert is a fun campaign, and on an initial playthrough, you are probably looking at around 5-6 hours of content, give or take a few minutes.

Playing in PlayStation VR and using the mobile app are remarkably different experiences. This was a great opportunity for my wife to join in as she usually doesn’t enjoy PlayStation VR herself, but she really enjoyed helping out. Our success – and failure – was all due to how good our communication with each other was during each mission, making for very entertaining gaming sessions.

She had the ability to see traps and enemies, directing me so that I could know what I was getting myself into, distracting the guards, and more. I had to avoid being seen, I clipped wires, and had to stay in constant communication with her as I relayed the objectives I was completing. While using the app, she got an overhead view of the area we were infiltrating. She mentioned the app was very easy to use and didn’t feel lost while playing it, which was my initial concern.

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The real fun started as soon as we started to communicate with each other. As we were working on each of the heists, I would often have to tell her what I saw, and she would be able to help me out, whether it was lasers that had to be avoided, electrical floor panels, that I obviously wanted to avoid since I didn’t like to be electrocuted, or she would have to provide me with codes back and forth when needed. We had a great time.

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Covert is not the overall deepest experience, but the way the co-op is implemented with the companion app makes for a very fun PlayStation VR experience. As long as you communicate with your partner, you will have a good time with this PS VR release.

This Covert review is based on a PlayStation VR copy provided by White Elk LLC.

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