The adventure game Medusa and Her Lover is now available on PlayStation VR, and it features one of the most unique versions of cooperative play we’ve seen in a VR title to date.
Playing both as the titular mythological creature and her lover Gaios, you are on a journey to discover a cure for Medusa’s infamous condition: the ability to turn anyone to stone with a mere gaze. As Medusa, you can freeze enemies, but doing so over a long period of time will require her to close her eyes and rest. It’s up to Gaios to keep her safe as she’s recovering from the effects.
What’s most interesting about Medusa and Her Lover is not this gameplay mechanic, but rather the different ways you can experience it. You can play the game as a single-player adventure, using both sides of the DualShock 4 controller to control the two characters.
But if you choose to play it cooperatively, however, one player can control Medusa through the PlayStation VR headset while the other controls Gaios on the television. This is an easier way to play the game, which should make it more welcoming to newcomers than the single-player mode. There are multiple difficulty settings, as well, if you find it to be too challenging.
Medusa and Her Lover is comprised of six stages, and its gorgeous art style is comparable to games like Rime or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. With its unique approach to controlling characters, though, it is certainly its own beast.