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    VR Games

    VR Games - Bordersdown Reviews




    GAMES / FORMAT / RECOMMENDATIONS

    Arizona Sunshine - 3 out of 3
    Ultrawings - 3 out of 3
    Superhot VR - 3 out of 3

    Resident Evil VII - 2 out of 2
    Wipeout: Omega Collection - 2 out of 2
    Astrobot - 2 out of 2
    Batman: Arkham VR - 2 out of 2
    Until Dawn: Rush of Blood - 2 out of 2
    Beat Sabre - 2 out of 2
    Pistol Whip - 2 out of 3

    Farpoint - 1 out of 1
    Alien: Isolation - 1 out of 1
    Minecraft - 1 out of 1
    Lone Echo - 1 out of 1
    No Man's Sky - 1 out of 1
    Driveclub - 1 out of 1
    Catlateral Damage - 1 out of 1
    Catch and Release - 1 out of 1
    Tetris Effect - 1 out of 1
    VR Worlds - 1 out of 1
    Here They Lie - 1 out of 1
    Budget Cuts - 1 out of 1
    Thumper - 1 out of 1
    BallisticNG - 1 out of 1
    Doctor Who: Edge of Time - 1 out of 1
    Doctor Who: The Runaway - 1 out of 1

    Robinson: The Journey - 0 out of 1
    Subnautica - 0 out of 1
    Psychonauts: The Rhombus of Ruin - 0 out of 1
    Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son - 0 out of 1
    Last edited by Neon Ignition; 20-03-2020 at 08:06 AM.

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    As I've been revisiting the world of VR gaming I've been reminded at how the various experiences on offer are both unique but also quite often fairly shallow. Some titles see you play around for a very short spell and are done forever whereas others make more of an impression either due to the effect of the visuals or the way in which the tech is utilised in the gameplay. For these latter titles the normal next step would be to make a First Play thread but VR remains incredibly niche and even within that bubble not many play the same titles as each other making a run of seperate threads something of a waste of time.

    Instead I figured an all encompassing thread would be a good measure. Somewhere where we can have the usual sharing of opinions of the VR games we're playing and how well they work with the particular VR set up your using to play the game.

    Rather than the usual Out of 10 system, because this would cover multiple titles, once you've wrapped up your play of a VR game simply state if you recommend it or not and I'll update the OP with the details meaning that over time we'll build a Bordersdown recommended list for anyone just getting into VR.

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    Robinson: no
    Farpoint: yes!
    Resi 7: yes!
    Wipeout: yes!
    Astro bot: yes!
    Arizona sunshine (2 player): yes!

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    So, I've been tinkering around with:

    Psychonauts and the Rhombus of Ruin

    It definitely leans on the 'experience' side of VR rather than being a game in the tradional manner. One thing I can't stand in VR is 'teleportation' as a means of movement, it feels like nothing but a clunky admittal of defeat by the developer so for me it's either full movement or nothing at all and this opts for nothing. You can look around yourself and objects you look at highlight with different buttons activating actions like psychic powers, possession etc so you can explore the environments. So far there's only been two small locations I've seen and a nice Bond style opening titles sequence. Playing on the Cosmos, the controls take some getting used to as the game wasn't designed with the controllers in mind but they do the job. The whole thing is largely a narrative experience which is supposed to be quite short so it will all rest on how that side of things pan out.

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    Alien Isolation - OR: Yes!
    Not officially a VR title, but support for it is in the game and can be activated with the MOTHER mod, very easily. It's great being in an Alien movie of your own.

    Minecraft - OR: Yes!
    Same great game, but now everything can be seen to scale.

    Lone Echo - OR: Yes!
    This game put the fear of empty space into me, don't let go! and stop touching up Olivia.

    Resident Evil 7: PSVR: Yes!
    Best VR game I've played. VR enhances everything this game offers, it's an amazing adventure.

    Subnautica: OR: No!
    Seemed a very buggy and half assed VR implementation. Don't buy this for VR, although the normal game is cool.

    Ultrawings - OR: Yes!
    Super relaxing, lightweight flying game. Lot's of activities and upgrades to go for. Put some music on, turn the ingame engine sound volume down a bit and chill out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Alien Isolation - OR: Yes!
    Not officially a VR title, but support for it is in the game and can be activated with the MOTHER mod, very easily. It's great being in an Alien movie of your own.

    Minecraft - OR: Yes!
    Same great game, but now everything can be seen to scale.

    Lone Echo - OR: Yes!
    This game put the fear of empty space into me, don't let go! and stop touching up Olivia.

    Resident Evil 7: PSVR: Yes!
    Best VR game I've played. VR enhances everything this game offers, it's an amazing adventure.

    Subnautica: OR: No!
    Seemed a very buggy and half assed VR implementation. Don't buy this for VR, although the normal game is cool.

    Ultrawings - OR: Yes!
    Super relaxing, lightweight flying game. Lot's of activities and upgrades to go for. Put some music on, turn the ingame engine sound volume down a bit and chill out!
    I'd love to play Alien Isolation in VR but Jesus christ I'd need new pants often.

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    No Man's Sky PSVR: Yes
    Driveclub VR PSVR: Yes (but only available physically now)
    Catlateral Damage PSVR: No(t worth it for the VR mode)
    SuperHot VR PSVR: YESY

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    With VR i'm happy at full games but i'm also happy with smaller games too not every game would work as some huge VR epic so my collection is a mix of both.

    Catch & release: Yes
    Fantastic fishing game where you can just hide out for hours at a time listening to the radio as you go row around the lake just fishing and aborbing in the atmosphere. They keep adding more and more new stuff to this game free of charge now there's variable weather, the physics of the rod are really pleasing too, i'm not super into fishing but i love this one.

    Ultrawings PSVR: Yes
    Basically feels like pilotwings in VR, the sun soaked visuals give it a none realistic look that i find cozy. The flying sensation is amazingly real my stomach can't tell the difference lol. The flying challenges are satisfying especially when you have to add in the balloon shooting while juggling everything else. There's quite a bit to do to see it all so you'll be going at it for a while but i now just go in there to mess about and enjoy the feeling of been in the air.

    Wipeout omega collection PSVR: hell yes
    I'm not a racing person, i rarely buy any form of car racing games hell the only other racing games in my collection is mario kart 8 & fzero. Wipeout omega collection is insane in VR the higher speed tracks really are intense especially when you are sat inside the cockpit of your car. It really does feel like you are there, one of the few games to make my jaw hit the floor. Super polished rock solid framerate makes this one a blast to race in, funnily enough i'm crap at racing games yet in this one i seem to be able to do pretty well as been inside the car makes it easier to control.

    Tetris effect PSVR: totally Yes
    Probably my most played & favourite version of tetris i have ever played, inside VR it's pretty special. Never thought a puzzle game would actually make me cry but there we are, i have no shame in saying so. There are some stages in that where the graphics & music come together that unlocks something inside my brain that's so amazing that my headset has fogged up from tears. Be aware though this version is strictly a single player affair theres no VS mode however is a multiplayer component with scoreboards and the weekly challenge stuff.

    There's loads more i can recommend but that's it for now, i'll post more later

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    Love your words on Tetris Effect @importaku ... that game hold the magic formula for sure

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    Didn't rate Psychonauts in the end, it's short and like a very basic point n click in four locations. You'd have to be nuts for more content to get much out of it. Next up:

    Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son
    Mixed so far, some sections ramble too long so it could become irritating quickly. Motions seem fine but so far it's mostly listening to people talk so headed down the same issue as Psychonaut of not having enough to it. I'll say it a thousand times as well - I hate teleporting!

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