[PS4] Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality Review
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality from Maze Theory, Just Add Water, and the BBC is a new adventure featuring the tenth and thirteenth Doctors on PS4. Check our Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality review!
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality from Maze Theory, Just Add Water, and the BBC is a new adventure featuring the tenth and thirteenth Doctors on PS4. It’s a new take on the PlayStation VR title Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, expanding on the game’s story with a new chapter featuring David Tennant as the tenth Doctor, as well as a new enemy: the CyberReaper. That means you get two Doctors for this game since you’ll also be hearing from Jodie Whittaker… right from the start! Why? Because as you’re doing your laundry in one of those fancy coin laundry spots, she’ll enlist your help to save the universe. You know, the usual.
Since the game is played from a first-person perspective, you’ll move with the left analog stick as you swing the camera around with the right one. You can interact with and pick up objects with the Square button, make choices with the X button, and review your inventory with the D-Pad. You can switch between the objects in your inventory by pressing left and right on the D-Pad, examining an item by pressing up or dropping it by pressing down. To use an inventory item, press the triangle button. You can aim with the L2 button and shoot with the R2 button. If you press in on the controller’s touchpad, you’ll check your journal, where you can review information on your adventure.
To give you an idea of the type of puzzles you’re going to solve – and without spoiling things too much – allow me to discuss the first one you’ll run into in the game. You need to use a crane after you find yourself in a different reality from your own. To do this, you, of course, need to find the keys to open up the door to the crane’s controls. But on top of this, there seem to be some cables missing from the back of the crane. Once you find the keys and two sets of cables, just interact with the corresponding spots with the Square button, and you’ll place the items from your inventory. Put the cables into place, use the Sonic Screwdriver on the ignition, and you’ll have solved your first puzzle!
After doing this, you should run and find some cover, because as soon as the crane lifts up the green bus that was blocking your path… a Dalek will start searching for you! It’s a good thing that you’ve managed to gain control of the crane because you can then use the Sonic Screwdriver once again to activate its magnetic power to remove the Dalek from your path. Along with these, other elements from the beloved series will be part of your experience, as you find new pages for your journal and new items for the
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality has a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for you to unlock… as long as you find all of the collectibles related to the Doctor Who series, you will get a new Platinum. The list is split into 16 Bronze trophies, 9 Silver trophies, and five Gold trophies. The first trophy will pop when you answer the call of the thirteenth Doctor, and after this, you’ll get trophies for completing each story chapter, for finding every page of the journal, and every item to add to the Miniscope, and for finishing the game and saving the Doctor.
If you’re a fan of Doctor Who, then you’re going to enjoy your time with Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality. You get to work as the Doctor’s companion, as you help Jodie Whittaker escape from her predicament as you save the universe from implosion. There are Daleks. There are Weeping Angels. There’s the Sonic Screwdriver. You also gain access to the Tardis! Add the extra content featuring David Tennant as the tenth Doctor, and you have a package that is perfect for Doctor Who fans to take for a spin. If you’ve already played Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, do be aware that this non-VR version is the same game while adding an extra chapter and some collectibles here and there. Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality is out on PlayStation 4 at a $24.99 price.
This Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Maze Theory.