Three-word review? It’s all right!
I got a PSVR during the Black Friday sales. I added Beat Saber to my PSVR, and have enjoyed the game despite the general low-fidelity fuckery of the PSVR/Move controllers. My back’s been screwed for over a month, but no more! I’ve found Beat Saber loosened me up more than any amount of thoughts and prayers, yoga, or alcohol.
This last was a surprise to me, too.
My rules for using Beat Saber in Richard’s Fitness Mode™:
- Don’t worry about score, worry about big arm movements. Be flashy. Be large! Be embarrassing.
- Every time you get an opportunity to squat, do so. It adds a degree of difficulty but also gets your heart working more. Bonus: turn into jump squats, especially for side-to-side lane transitions.
- Dance, don’t just wiggle yo’ ass. This is fun. Got that, soldier?
- Play all songs (15), no breaks, on Hard mode or higher. It’s okay to use No Fail (remember rule #1). This will give you about 45 minutes of light saber madness.
- Extra credit: wear a weight vest. I’ve tried a 20kg one, and it’s quite a neat variation (you feel More Mighty swinging your weapons).
How’s it work for me? It’s what I’d call a light cardio workout. You feel like you’ve done something, but it’s not as strenuous as, say, running or a circuit class. It’s ideal for low-impact days, or in my case, rehab. Try it out! Evidence:
If you’ve no idea what Beat Saber is, this should show you the magic: