PSVR Review: VRFC Virtual Reality Football Club

Can the beautiful game work in VR?

Introducing VRFC, the world’s first Virtual Reality Football Club, bringing to life the players, teams, and atmospheres of five aside, Sunday league football. Embark on your quest to be the greatest VR football player in the world, playable online against other players or practice your game offline in a range of solo training challenges and hone your skills to hit the top spot on the global leaderboards. Enjoy fast paced football antics as you compete for possession of the ball, pass to your teammates and get that ultimate goal.

VRFC requires you to use two Move controllers to run by moving the controllers up and down, you can use your head to head the ball, obviously…and you’ll use buttons to switch views and keep aligned with the ball, then it’s a simple case of swinging the controller to kick the ball in the back of the net. Sounds simple, no?

Well, the problem is that getting used to the controls will take considerably longer than you would hope and the game is mostly online focused, there’s no single player as such to speak of other than training challenges. I also didn’t find that many games when I’ve been playing, so it may be tricky to find a match at present. The good news is that the game is relatively cheap, so hopefully more will pick it up and games will be easier to find.

The thrill of running with the ball is something special, though like I said…getting used to the controls will take time and they aren’t perfect either. There have been times I’ve swung the Move controller so slightly for a tap in, only for it to be blasted over the top of the goal and there have been times the opposite has happened when I’ve swung It hard. It may just be my lack of skills on the pitch, but it does seem inconsistent nonetheless. Visually, VRFC is basic but does the job of representing the game and runs at a steady framerate.

The Verdict

VRFC is a good representation of the beautiful game for VR, but it’s far from perfect…inconsistent controls, a steep learning curve, limited single player options and a small user base for online matches may ultimately keep you from enjoying what is a decent, yet flawed experience.

Score: 7.0