Summer Lesson is an interesting experiment in the world of video games. You’re going to interact with the game through nodding your head. How far is it possible and which devices support this game? Let’s find it all out.
The official release date hasn’t been announced yet. According to the latest information we have you can expect this game pretty soon. It’s extremely likely that Summer Lesson will come in the beginning of 2017. We expect sales to start in the end of January.
The game is being released exclusively for PlayStation VR. You may also heard about it as Project Morpheus. It’s made for this platform only so owners of other VR devices won’t be able to chat with a pretty Japanese girl. If you’re one of those who expect Summer Lesson Oculus Rift version, you’re going to be disappointed because Bandai Namco Games will not release anything like this. Neither should hope for Summer Lesson Gear VR. Samsung won’t support Summer Lesson and there’re no reasons to wait for such an opportunity in the future.
If you want to get the whole idea how it all works watch the recent Summer Lesson VR trailer.
The game offers you first-person view so you can observe what’s going on around you. There’s no opportunity to move so you can only look at the girl who appears from the very beginning. She starts the game form a classical “Oh, I didn’t notice you were here”. Since she is going to learn Japanese she calls you sensei. The whole interaction with the game is performed through “yes” or “no”. You nod your head or you display your disagreement. The girl shown talks to you in a slow and unnatural manner. The graphics is a controversial matter. The game looks pretty nice when you watch a video trailer. However, those who have tried playing it complain about poor level of graphics. The overall impression of Summer Lesson isn’t positive because it tends to be slow and boring.
When Summer Lesson will be released it will come as a digital download. Developers plan to offer new situations later. For example, the game is set in a room where you learn Japanese with a girl. It’s planned that in later versions of the game you’ll be able to go out with her or watch fireworks. The final version of the game will let you feel like a teacher. You’re going to help the girl with her Japanese during summer vacation. You can check her homework and correct her mistakes.
No, no, no. Don’t even dream to play Summer Lesson on PC, at least in the near future. Bandai Namco give preference to Project Morpheus and insist that they’ll develop other games of the series exclusively for PS users.