Revered rhythmic rail shooter Rez has finally arrived on PC in the revamped form of Rez Infinite [official site]. Rez sends players drifting through cyberspace, bopping to electronic tunes and blasting enemies to build the beats with extra sounds and effects and gosh, it’s magic. Sound, action, and visuals combine in an experience that still few games have rivalled. For PCnauts who demand comparisons to familiar native games: think of the experience of Thumper or Devil Daggers, except Rez chills in cyberspace rather than horrifies in Hell.
Rez was first released in 2001 for Dreamcast and PlayStation 2, and has drifted across a few other platforms since. Rez Infinite is the version recently seen on PlayStation 4, fancied up with support for high resolutions and 3D audio soundscapes. It also boasts optional VR support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift cybergoggles.
I first encountered Rez on Xbox 360 and am keen to revisit it. I struggled because it was one of the first games I played on a modern gamepad, but now I should get to comfortably slip in. It does also support keyboard and mouse controls, mind.
Rez Infinite is out on Steam for £15.99/19,99€/$19.99, which includes the 20% launch discount available until August 16th. Folks who buy now also get a free upgrade to the Digital Deluxe edition, which includes some songs as well as a digital art book and other odds and ends.