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User Info: arleas

arleas
2 months ago#21
Anyway, so I bought a few VR games.
Townsmen VR
http://store.steampowered.com/app/749960/

Vertigo (It was cheap)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/465430/

Giant Cop: Justice Above All
http://store.steampowered.com/app/451080/

VTOL
http://store.steampowered.com/app/667970/

Island 359
http://store.steampowered.com/app/476700/

In Death
http://store.steampowered.com/app/605450/

The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone (I really need to finish the first episode)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/526140/

I haven't yet played any of them yet, but I will probably jump in and play a few tonight.
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User Info: SilentCaay

SilentCaay
2 months ago#22
I tested most of the games I bought for at least a half an hour...

A-Tech Cybernetic and In Death were gems, though both are still in Early Access. A-Tech is basically what Doom VFR should have been when it launched albeit with less frantic gunplay. The gun handling is great and it's well polished. It has both smooth locomotion and teleport active at all times so you can switch as you like.

As for In Death, I generally avoid bow and arrow games for VR because most are wave defense games and frantically using a bow for long periods of time for games like that is exhausting and even painful. It's not fun. I had my fill of that with The Lab. In Death is a rouge-lite dungeon crawler, though, so you can go at your own pace. The enemies are tough and the impacts are brutal. You can almost feel the arrows lodged in your body after getting hit. It's hard but a lot of fun. It's one of those "just one more run" types of games. It's my favorite of the bunch so far.

Audioshield seems popular but I just don't see the appeal unless it's just a case of there not being much else available... The game uses a procgen to create beatmaps so you can play any song you want with it but the beatmaps are terrible. It doesn't feel good at all. I've heard it's better with mods but I can't speak on that.

Paranormal Activity seemed promising but I had to refund it after a half an hour. There's an ambient heartbeat sound that starts playing before the main menu even loads and never stops. It's loud, bassy and it started giving me a headache after 20 minutes. Later I gave the game a second shot and felt a headache coming on again so that was it for me.

Gun Club VR I thought would be a pale comparison to H3VR and it kind of is in a lot of ways but the weapon handling and customization is good and the presentation is solid. The main draw back is that all the game modes are basically the same: target drills that run for a couple minutes. There's no lazy plinking modes or shootouts with bots or otherwise. If you can only get one, I'd definitely recommend H3 over this but if you want to do some more target shooting in a different environment, this is fine to pick up in addition to H3.

As for the library filler games, Coaster is exactly what you'd expect and is worth the couple dollars it cost, Nature Treks VR is slightly better than expected since I didn't know you could walk around the environments and semi-interact with them and Sport Bar I got because a few people in my family like billiards and darts and what not but I haven't installed it yet.
Yuru Camp VR Tour [Google Earth VR] - https://tinyurl.com/y92x6xzx
Hatsune Miku VR: All the World Records - https://tinyurl.com/y8q8uup4

User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
2 months ago#23
If there was a Netflix style VR gaming/ experience package I'd probably buy a headset and sub.

As it stands, I'm still going to wait and see how the platform matures.
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User Info: SilentCaay

SilentCaay
2 months ago#24
BrokenMachine85 posted...
If there was a Netflix style VR gaming/ experience package I'd probably buy a headset and sub.

If you buy a Vive you have access to Viveport which is basically like a monthly rental service. Most people don't like it and I have no interest in it but it's there if that's the type of experience you want.
Yuru Camp VR Tour [Google Earth VR] - https://tinyurl.com/y92x6xzx
Hatsune Miku VR: All the World Records - https://tinyurl.com/y8q8uup4

User Info: arleas

arleas
2 months ago#25
Viveport is pretty clunky compared to Steam. I did the complimentary 1 month free subscription, tried out my 5 games and then said "not worth it" and cancelled. I got to try out Richie's Plank Experience (which I never would have bought) and a couple of other things that looked interesting but not interesting enough to pay money for.

It works, but I prefer steam...hell I would have preferred Oculus's store over Viveport (other than the information leeching Facebook stuff).

SilentCaay posted...
Audioshield seems popular but I just don't see the appeal unless it's just a case of there not being much else available..


Audioshield was popular and all, but I think it was outclassed by Soundboxing and other rhythm games. SilentCaay posted...
Sport Bar I got because a few people in my family like billiards and darts and what not but I haven't installed it yet.

Sports Bar VR is actually pretty awesome. I bought it when it was just Billiards and a couple of dart boards, and since then they've added a lot to it. We even had a brief meet up in the game and played for a while.
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User Info: SilentCaay

SilentCaay
2 months ago#26
arleas posted...
Audioshield was popular and all, but I think it was outclassed by Soundboxing and other rhythm games.

Soudboxing looks lame and the other popular one is Holodance which uses Osu beatmaps if that's your jam but I was not a fan of flat Osu. Hatsune Miku VR was great and I'm looking forward to Beat Saber which has crafted beatmaps. I mean, this just looks rad as f***:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV1sw4lfwFw
Yuru Camp VR Tour [Google Earth VR] - https://tinyurl.com/y92x6xzx
Hatsune Miku VR: All the World Records - https://tinyurl.com/y8q8uup4

User Info: arleas

arleas
2 months ago#27
SilentCaay posted...
Soudboxing looks lame

It uses beat maps created by the players. Other than that, it has a lot in common with AudioShield in that you are punching at the colored balls as they come toward you, and it uses Youtube for the music source, so you can watch the youtube video while you punch. It's decent exercise.

SilentCaay posted...
the other popular one is Holodance which uses Osu beatmaps if that's your jam but I was not a fan of flat Osu.

I never played OSU either, but "Beats Fever" probably had a lot in common with it. You have a couple of fat lightsaber-like tools on your hands and you had to (again) hit the right spots and trace some spots around. The difference between this and AudioShield and SoundBoxing is that it uses its own music and there's no difference between the left and right hands, so you can use whatever you like to get the job done.

You also forgot Airtone which is more like you're going down a tunnel and you have to hit/click/drag certain spots with your hands, but again, no difference between left and right hand so you can use whatever. Also it uses its own music. The problem I have with Airtone is that the difficulty curve goes up too sharply. It starts out ridiculously boring and easy and then by level 4 or 5 it starts being like playing twister standing up to dance music.

I'm kinda interested in Beat Saber but I'll probably wait for a sale before picking it up.
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User Info: SilentCaay

SilentCaay
2 months ago#28
arleas posted...
You also forgot Airtone

Oh, right, that one. It looks okish but, man, the lady in the video makes it look about as fun as folding laundry, lol.
Yuru Camp VR Tour [Google Earth VR] - https://tinyurl.com/y92x6xzx
Hatsune Miku VR: All the World Records - https://tinyurl.com/y8q8uup4

User Info: BrokenMachine85

BrokenMachine85
2 months ago#29
SilentCaay posted...
BrokenMachine85 posted...
If there was a Netflix style VR gaming/ experience package I'd probably buy a headset and sub.

If you buy a Vive you have access to Viveport which is basically like a monthly rental service. Most people don't like it and I have no interest in it but it's there if that's the type of experience you want.

Will take a look at the catalogue, thanks.

So Vive > Rift?
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User Info: SilentCaay

SilentCaay
2 months ago#30
BrokenMachine85 posted...
So Vive > Rift?

For the most part, yes. The Rift is slightly cheaper and has slightly better controllers, in most people's opinions, but you need to trade your privacy (owned by Facebook), upgradability (proprietary sensor platform) and ease/quality of installation (Rift requires 3 cameras hooked up via USB cables while Vive uses 2 basestations that are passive and don't require USB connections) for it.

All the VR headsets have their pros and cons but, IMO, Vive is the generally better one.
Yuru Camp VR Tour [Google Earth VR] - https://tinyurl.com/y92x6xzx
Hatsune Miku VR: All the World Records - https://tinyurl.com/y8q8uup4
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