Virtual Reality Reviews

Just dumping these here in case anyone's looking for a new VR game :)

Links lead off-site, just refresh the page if it doesn't jump straight to the review.

The 'rating' formatting is a bit messed up: 4_5 = 4.5 / 5 etc. Sometimes I throw some pluses and minus in too ;)


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REVIEWS:

--SHOOTERS & BRAWLERS--



SUPERHOT VR 4_5 - Superhuman slow-mo super-antics. Short but pretty perfectly formed.

Robo Recall 4 - Gaudy teleportation shooter, short-ish but slickly executed. Its future-90s cities felt like a place you were scudding through, but the focus was on the high octane gamery. [Rift Freebie]

GORN 4 - Ludicrous arena melee-fest that deploys its cartoon hammers and bendy swords to great effect. [Early Access]

Pavlov 4 - Source-FPS homage that brings the old to the new. Solid gunplay, custom maps, TTT-silliness, and a bustling, irreverent community.

Onward 4 - Arma-style 'realistic' mili shooter that really places you in the moment! [Early Access]

Rec Room Arguably as much about the lobbies and chat rooms as the co-op and the pvp. 4 - [Free]

Hotdogs, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades 4-- - Ridiculously replete gun simulator sandbox with bonus zombie sausage scenarios. Even though it's more a suite of mechanics than a game it's surprisingly good. [Early Access]

Run of Mydan 3_5 (+) - A short but pretty & trippy flying platform shooter which ends up like a duel inside a 1990s microchip [Early Access]

Silicon Rising 3_5 -(-) - A slick cyberpunk sheen and some level variety helps this indie wave shooter up its game. Simple, sweaty, bullet-dodging hijinks at its core though.


--SIMULATORS--



Elite Dangerous VR 4(+/-) - Flying a spaceship never felt so real! (Some queueing for parking required...)

Dirt Rally 4+ - 'Dark Soulsian' offroader that shows no mercy in its starter disciplines, but rewards with deep challenges.

Project Cars 2 4(+) - This is all about the ludicrous Rally Cross antics in a Ford Escort for me. Or really any inappropriate car you fancy. Great sounds, great sweeping weather effects.

Lunar Flight: AE 3_5(+++) - There is space serenity here when you win your stately battle with physics and gravity. And tense space panic when you lose it...



--ARCADE RACERS--

Source: https://youtu.be/EzWpLaxUGPo


BallisticNG 4(-) - Retro Wipeout clone that makes you forgive its gritty pixels with its slick set of classic tricks.

Touring Karts 3.5++ - Mario Kart clone that nails its arcade flavour of drift-boosting, weapon-combo carnage. With added giant monkeys. Just let down by lack of soaring Mario tracks.

--SPORTS--



Echo Arena 4 - Challenging and super-slick Zero-G team frisbee multiplayer, Ender's Game style... [Rift Freebie]

VR Sports Challenge 3_5(++) - Ludicrous wish-fulfillment basketball and quarterback mini-games pitched as key moments thoughout a match.


--ADVENTURE / PUZZLE / WALKING SIMS--



Lone Echo 4--- - A 'floating sim' where style, immersion & character trump the otherwise straight-forward puzzling

The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed 3_5+++ - '80s adventure' with some neat tricks and touches, just ultimately light on puzzles and length.

Pollen 3_5+++ - Explore an abandoned space outpost in search of missing astronauts - Tactile, 70s-style, and not a little bit trippy by the end.

Robinson: The Journey 3_5++/-- - Visually lush AAA 'kid friendly' adventure through dinosaur-infested space wreckage. Amazing at points, but marred by annoyances throughout.

Red Matter 3_5--- - Visually glorious space 'spy' mission, which has its highlights, but suffers from the regular slimness of its puzzle staples.

The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone 3-- - A more fulsome follow-up, unfortunately hamstrung by its absurd load times and location re-use.


--ACTION ADVENTURES & RPGs--



Fallout 4 4_5(+) - Everything that's good about FO4 is better here. It's a blind-firing, deep-diving, horizon-refining, hair-raising epic of a thing. Expect the jank to be cranked to the max too though ;)

Half-Life: Alyx 4_5(+) - A visually stunning VR reboot for the Half-Life series, which at its best is a stupendous, art-house, tricksy, horror-action sci-fi adventure wonderland. (And at its worst, just a very good VR shooter ;))

Vertigo 4++ - Eccentric but pretty damn excellent 'escape the lab' adventure, with some stand out giant boss scenarios.

Boneworks 4--- - Indie 'escape the virtual lab' gun and puzzle affair, marked out, and held back, by its physicalised avatar...

Runes: The Forgotten Path 3_5++(+) - Stilted but also strangely slick spell-casting indie puzzler [FREE]

LA Noire 3_5++ - Absolutely amazing at points, and a laudable attempt at an experimental port, but often grinding its gears due to tech and design requirements :|

NeverBound 3_5+(+) - Abandonware, but well worth a sale buy to experience its gravity-altering game mechanic. Both combat and puzzles approached the Escher-esque by the end. [Abandonware]

Vanishing Realms 3_5(+) - Satisfying melee and cartoony consistency make this dungeon crawler overcome it's short-ish length. [Early Access]

Edge of Nowhere - 3_5(+) - 3rd person linear Cthulu-horrors don't tick my boxes, but the art and swirls of storytelling raised this above its more monotonous mechanics.

Witching Tower VR - Lovely vibe, passable puzzles, atrocious combat. Get it on sale ;) 3+(+)


--STEALTH GAMES--



Payday 2 4++ - Slick cross-play port that nails the carnage but really shines when you're sneaking with mates :)


--PUZZLE GAMES--



The Talos Principle VR - 4+(+) - Physics-based 'eureka' moments aplenty here, all delivered via some retro-futuristic philosophising on free will

The Under Presents 4- - A magic-realism 'murder mystery', wrapped up in a multiplayer sandbox where you learn spells from the gestures of others. Properly bizarre.

XING: The Land Beyond 4-- - Super zen puzzler which sees you flipping environmental effects and pacing around various natural zones.

A Fisherman's Tale 4(---) - Super slick, but super short, take on a Russian-doll reality. Not hard, but still ingenious.

Interkosmos 4 - Great little 'land the lander module' mini-adventure, featuring tongue-in-cheek Cold War stylings & audio story. Super short, and more on the 'experience' end of things.

I Expect You To Die 3_5+++ - Giddy and gleeful physics puzzler, set in faux 60s Bond scenarios. Only let down by short content and some repetition mis-steps.

Virtual Virtual Reality 3_5+++ - Joyful Russian-doll experience, with just a touch of the singular singularity about. As much physics plaything as puzzler in some ways. Only let down by some dead-end-ish dead spots between highlights.

Abode 2 3_5(+) - A slick, if indie, de-puzzle-the-room affair, with pleasing Blade-Runner-style trappings, only bedevilled by the odd bug.

Just In Time 3_5(+) - Cute if slight indie action-puzzler. Save lives in slow motion for your insurance company. More about the bullet-time than brain time.

VR Furballs 3_5(+) - A decent Angry Birds rip-off that's perhaps more physics carnage than outright puzzler, but distracting for all that.

Abode 3_5- - A simple escape-the-room with lots of prodable objects and a cyber-PI vibe. Indie with the edges rounded off.

Conductor 3_5-- - Some uneven puzzles, a glitchy physics gun, and a manual steam-train conceit, all linked by a steampunk story of sorts. Has its moments.

Dimensional 3+++ - A physical, physics puzzler. By turns maddening then actually kind of exhilarating. If you can tolerate the horrible indie trappings and missteps, this holds some unique fun.

Form 3- - Evocative puzzler that is unfortunately all form and very little substance.


--JOB SIMULATORS--

Rick & Morty: Virtual Rick-ality 3_5+(+) - Like an interactive episode of the show. Very short, but dense with silly...


--SURVIVAL GAMES--



Vivecraft 4_5 -
Excellent mutation of the survival classic, featuring a huge suite of options, leading to some surreally immersive results. A ton better than the official version. [Free Mod]

Star Shelter 3_5++ - Neat 'rogue lite' space scrounging simulator. Punishingly cruel at times, but has a certain something in its loops. [Early Access]


--REAL TIME STRATEGY--



Deisim - Just incredibly chill. Like being a mountain-sized gardener - 3_5(+) [Early Access]


--RHYTHM GAMES--



Beat Saber - Ever-escalating challenges push you into a zen zone of perpetual motion - 4(---)


--LOCAL-MULTIPLAYER PARTY GAMES--



Puppet Fever - Super-cute interactive puppetry take on charades - 3_5 [Early Access]


--PLATFORMERS--

Source: https://youtu.be/pmBhO9s_aBg


Carly & The Reaperman 4+ - Creative and cute crossplay co-op with lots of freeform potential in its otherwise linear platforming... [Free for remote players]

Moss 3.5+(+) - The cutesy story-book world is great, even if the VR interactions aren't the ultimate page turner here. Worth a genteel hop, poke and platform.

Herobound 3.5+(+) - A pretty tight little combat/puzzle platformer, with some minor non-linear aspects. Gains almost nothing from being in VR, but hey it's 8hrs long and it's free. [Rift Freebie]


--MODS--



GTAV V R.E.A.L. Mod 4-- - Its rough around the edges, but just about playable end-to-end. A whole new way to explore this world. Epic :). WARNING: Not noob friendly on the 'VR legs' front.


--EXPERIENCES--



First Contact 5 - Just an exceptional and super-slickly designed intro to the tech. Highlights what's special but makes everything feel natural. [Rift Freebie]

Google Earth 4++ - The capture tech and motion freedom here can get pretty mind-blowing at points. Yes, it's blobby at human scale, and many bits of the earth are 'flat' scanned, but from flying like an eagle over natural formations, to settling in a favoured city dell, there's some strange joy here... [FREE]

Aircar 4++ - Another free super short experience, which is never-the-less properly epic. It's just a wonderfully rendered cityscape experience, which is immediately evocative of the original Blade Runner. [Free]

Batman: Arkham VR 4 - Super immersive, if super short, chance to don the bat cape and tangle with some dark Gotham dilemmas. On the light puzzle end, and more experience than game, but immersively good for all that.

Waltz of the Wizard 4+ - Lovely free physics plaything, with the odd mini-narrative hidden in its playful folds... [Rift Freebie]

Trials on Tatooine 4- - Just five minutes of being a Jedi on Tatooine, with great production values. What more do you want? :D [FREE]

Spider-Man: Far From Home Virtual Reality 4-- - Great web-slinging, and a fun short boss fight with a giant robot which you can web around. [FREE] [POSSIBLE NAUSEA]

Quanero 2 - System Release 3.5++ - A slick 'analyse the crime scenes' future-punky set of scenarios. Surprisingly good for a student project, if ultimately unfinished. [FREE]

Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab 3_5+(+) - Too short, and slight on a gaming front, to even rate if it wasn't free. But as a demonstration of what full actor capture could do, and for slipping into the Blade Runner reboot neatly enough, it's definitely worth a reco. [Rift Freebie]

The Price of Freedom 3_5(++) - Neat budget noir interactive about the CIA's MK-ULTRA project. Feels like a step towards involving VR stories. [V short, v cheap]

1943 Berlin Blitz 3_5(++) - Visually smudgy but ultimately effective framing of audio recorded during a bombing run. A moment of history brought slightly more to life. [Free]

Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel 3_5(++) - More BBC history, this time with slightly clunky narration but a fairly lovely painterly style to evoke the contemporary audio. [Free]

Welcome to Light Fields 3_5(++) - Posed 19thC photos meet the 21stC. Lightfield 3D world capture is very intriguing indeed. [Free]

Kismet - 3_5+(+) - A slight but slickly-presented collection of Tarot reading, Astrology, & a fun little board game from Ancient Ur... well worth a sale snag, if missing hand control.

PaulPaul - 3_5(+) - A short, strange comingling of Moon and 2001. Perhaps. Decent tone, simple contextual 'puzzles'. [FREE].

The Tear - 3 ( + + ¯\(ツ)/¯ + + ) - More art installation than puzzler, sitting on the floor with indie inter-dimensional experiments was still intriguing though.

Farlands 3+ - Delightful alien locations mixed with deeply tedious gameplay. Worth a download for the initial transporting sections though. (Warning, includes chirpy robot guide...) [Rift Freebie]

Mythos of the World Axis 3 - Super-short early proof of concept that makes your feel like you're controlling a tiny hero in a cavernous room of adventure...[Free]

Cycling Pathways to Mars 0 + 5 = ? - Buzz Aldrin in hologram form. Need I say more...? [Free]

Moriarty: Endgame VR - 3(+) - Neat-enough opening chapter of a future-Holmes graphic novel with solid audio.


--SHORT STORIES--



Age of Sail - 4(-) - A strangely moving short journey with an old ship hand, played by Ian McShane. I can't quite pin down why 'being there' elevates this, but it does. The painterly style looks rough initially, but the overall production values smooth that all away. [Free]

Bonfire - 3_5+(+) - Closest thing to a 'VR cartoon' I've seen to date. Lovely toy rocket style and cute characterisation at points. Minor 'heroic' interactions. Short but sweet.

Pearl - 3_5 - Sit in the passenger seat throughout the life of a family car, as a father and daughter go from the Spring to the Autumn of their relationship. That's it. It's kinda hokey, technically solid, but gave my parental heartstrings a twang by the end. [Free]

Dear Angelica - 3_5 - The painterly style and dark spaces work well enough for these melancholy traces of reveries and daily debris. Geena Davis adds some cinematic sheen. Doesn't take off completely, but does brood. [Free]


--EDUCATIONAL--



Hold The Earth 4-- - The venerable David Attenborough talks and gestures you through some natural artefacts, before they come to life at full scale.

Mission:ISS 4-- - Another high class freebie, featuring solid zero G locomotion, the sci-steeped setting of the station, but what's genuinely glorious is the ability to space walk outside it all... [Rift Freebie]

The Dawn of Art 3_5+++ - A great way to appreciate the fire-licked, pristinely preserved, 3D art tracing the curving walls of the Chauvet cave. [Free]

Hololab Champions 3(+) - Very slick attempt to make beginner's chemistry disciplines involving. Presentation is great. Measuring liquid levels by the miniscus can only be so exciting though.

Historium VR 3-- - An earnest, if very brief, attempt at historical recreation. The fact that they made the trade of 15thC Bruge in anyway interesting is a plus point.

The Body VR 3-- - A hint of what education VR could become, but not there yet. Some of the scale as you passed over and into the mechanisms and environments of the inner cells was pretty cool though. [Free]


--CROSSPLAY CO-OP GAMES--
IE games that VR players can play with classic PC or console players

See:

  • Payday 2
  • NMS
  • Carly & The Reaperman
  • Elite Dangerous
  • Minecraft
  • Rec Room
  • Touring Karts


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CAVEAT: It's really hard to come up with a number that represents these nascent games and golden nuggets fairly. I'm not even sure if I'm high or low balling the scores any more. (I'm afraid of rating some slightly too highly purely because they stand out amongst an immature market, or because the woo-factor is washing over more obvious software shortcomings. The bang for buck aspect also can't be ignored, and I've tried to factor that in. Some should drop to a more reasonable price over time of course, but their pioneer mechanics will also date...)

The brass tacks are though... almost every game here honestly feels like a 4 to me thanks to the immersion and novelty aspects etc, I've often just gone woooooo and given them a 4 anyway :D. Even if objectively there are enough flaws and downsides from a classical gaming perspective that I should really chip off at least half a point...
 
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It simply has to include Digital Combat Simulator. It has to. All of THIS:

in glorious VR.
Hah nice :D

Have always heard good things. It’s on my long list, but I just don’t quite lean hard sim on most things, so have always put it off.

Thinking VTOL might be the way forward for me. Do fancy the idea of virtual sticks & panels with sim-ish accuracy :)
 
That’s a good guide for someone new to VR, though I’d like to suggest a few additions:
  • SkyrimVR - with a few mods it is an amazing experience, second only to ED for playtime!
  • Half Life: Alyx - probably the best shooter /survival horror game I’ve played
  • Vader Immortal trilogy - a must for this Star Wars nerd :)
  • PavlovVR - CounterStrike for VR, can be played with bots, loads of fan maps
  • The Climb - quite a tense rock-climbing game
  • Hellblade - the only third-person game in VR I’ve played, works fantastically well
  • Scanner Sombre - a trip through pitch-black caves with only a LIDAR device to help
  • DoomBFG mod - the best way to experience Doom3
  • Alien: Isolation - the MotherVR mod should come with free Tena pants!
I’ve just started playing Borderlands2VR which is fairly decent implementation of the game, but the above list is all of my “definite recommends”.
 
Yeah I was pretty sure Half-Life: Alyx was in there and I skimmed over it lol, must have been in some other VR conversation. Anyway yes, if someone missed the VR game of the last four years, possibly the best VR game so far, he/she should go play it immediately ;-)

just... not like this:
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/g1o2zb Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/g1o2zb/halflife_alyx_is_now_playable_without_a_vr_headset/


RE: Doom VFR - minor thing: it's not Doom 3, it's rather a separate story, and you're not the Doom marine, but still pretty slick killing robot with human consciousness. It is very good and fluid. I didn't believe you could transfer the fluidity of Doom's combat into VR but they did it, and they did it extremely well. Also, previous Doom has a VR mod which lets you play it, and that game is SCA-RY.
 
Some good ideas to try. Few of my own to add:

Sports:
Premium Bowling
Eleven Table Tennis
Thrill of the Fight----Not tried Creed but it seemed arcade/video game like. This is not. Just you and another fighter in a gym. Nothing fancy. This is "real" boxing.

Sims:
X-Plane 11--- System requirements are still a little steep like DCS but XP11 just updated its engine to use Vulkan so it runs quite a bit better then when it used Opengl. Vulkan update just launched into public beta so there's bugs but very playable.
IL-2 Sturmovik--Not as "sim" as DCS or XP11 but a very well done WW2 flight sim that runs very good in VR.

Mods:
Alien Isolation VR mod--- AI was a great game on its own but the VR mod makes it even better. I've read that the game was developed with VR included but never unlocked. It's been a few years since the last update to the mod but they've made quite a few improvements since the original. I find using the VR controllers a little clunky but it works with a game pad. Still a must have.
MotherVR mod-Alien Isolation
 
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...RE: Doom VFR - minor thing: it's not Doom 3, it's rather a separate story, and you're not the Doom marine, but still pretty slick killing robot with human consciousness. It is very good and fluid. I didn't believe you could transfer the fluidity of Doom's combat into VR but they did it, and they did it extremely well. Also, previous Doom has a VR mod which lets you play it, and that game is SCA-RY.
I wrote Doom BFG, which is the remastered Doom 3 for which the VR mod is for. Sorry for missing the “3” in the title!

Doom VFR was pretty good, but a SteamVR update severely broke the game performance for me using Oculus, so it really went down in my estimations. It has recently been fixed, so I’ll probably go back to complete it at some stage. Along with Fallout4 VR, there are a few Oculus specific issues that would hold me back from giving them a “heartily recommended at full price”.
 
That’s a good guide for someone new to VR, though I’d like to suggest a few additions:
  • SkyrimVR - with a few mods it is an amazing experience, second only to ED for playtime!
  • Half Life: Alyx - probably the best shooter /survival horror game I’ve played
  • Vader Immortal trilogy - a must for this Star Wars nerd :)
  • PavlovVR - CounterStrike for VR, can be played with bots, loads of fan maps
  • The Climb - quite a tense rock-climbing game
  • Hellblade - the only third-person game in VR I’ve played, works fantastically well
  • Scanner Sombre - a trip through pitch-black caves with only a LIDAR device to help
  • DoomBFG mod - the best way to experience Doom3
  • Alien: Isolation - the MotherVR mod should come with free Tena pants!
I’ve just started playing Borderlands2VR which is fairly decent implementation of the game, but the above list is all of my “definite recommends”.
Yep nice one, all good calls :)

I’ve actually played all of the above except the mods, and I’m waiting on a sale for Vader. Just haven’t got around to reviewing them yet ;)

I’ve got the Nostromo DLC and everything set for Alien: Isolation (and played the core game in flat), I’m just hoping the modder will get proper motion controller support over the line. That would knock it out of the park :D
 
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Yeah I was pretty sure Half-Life: Alyx was in there and I skimmed over it lol, must have been in some other VR conversation. Anyway yes, if someone missed the VR game of the last four years, possibly the best VR game so far, he/she should go play it immediately ;-)

just... not like this:
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/g1o2zb Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/g1o2zb/halflife_alyx_is_now_playable_without_a_vr_headset/

Yeah still haven’t reviewed Alyx yet (felt a bit defunct with all the glowing reviews about ;)), but loved it to bits, especially Jeff & the finale sections :)

Love that ‘NMS evolution’ vid too :D
 
I wrote Doom BFG, which is the remastered Doom 3 for which the VR mod is for. Sorry for missing the “3” in the title!
No, I am sorry because it was dumb me skimming over the text while doing something else :) I played Doom VFR on the OG Vive and I got as far as to Hell, and then Real Reality got in the way of Virtual Reality so it's on my "(Re)play on Index" list :cool:. Anyway both are recommended though I heard the previous one can be a bit nauseating with cutscenes.

PS: Doom naming/numbering is dumb, at least now we got Doom Eternal to differentiate 😂
 
Some good ideas to try. Few of my own to add:

Sports:
Premium Bowling
Eleven Table Tennis
Thrill of the Fight----Not tried Creed but it seemed arcade/video game like. This is not. Just you and another fighter in a gym. Nothing fancy. This is "real" boxing.

Sims:
X-Plane 11--- System requirements are still a little steep like DCS but XP11 just updated its engine to use Vulkan so it runs quite a bit better then when it used Opengl. Vulkan update just launched into public beta so there's bugs but very playable.
IL-2 Sturmovik--Not as "sim" as DCS or XP11 but a very well done WW2 flight sim that runs very good in VR.

Mods:
Alien Isolation VR mod--- AI was a great game on its own but the VR mod makes it even better. I've read that the game was developed with VR included but never unlocked. It's been a few years since the last update to the mod but they've made quite a few improvements since the original. I find using the VR controllers a little clunky but it works with a game pad. Still a must have.
MotherVR mod-Alien Isolation

Nice one. I’m yet to try out any of the boxing games (unless the daft punch ups in LA Noire count ;) - supposedly they just added a boxing ring...)

Def got my eye on Thrill of the Fight. Could do with some more kinetic / cardio games for lockdown. (Although headset sweat, goddam :D)

Liked Eleven a lot. Plus love this noob moment ;)

https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/eoisdv Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/eoisdv/multiplayer_vr_is_the_only_gaming_platform_you/
 
...I’ve got the Nostromo DLC and everything set for Alien: Isolation (and played the core game in flat), I’m just hoping the modder will get proper motion controller support over the line. That would knock it out of the park :D
I think proper (6DoF) motion controller support isn’t on the radar for the mod, but controls will be getting another look at - currently it can be easy to get the held items in an odd looking position, which is especially problematic when using the motion tracker!

Still, the intention is to Open Source the mod at some stage and modders never fail to impress me - the first-person body mod for SkyrimVR (VRIK) is an amazing bit of work, for example. Maybe Ripley will one day get to replicate my scaredy-cat hands!

Edit: NMS is another game that I’m enjoying in VR, but there’s just a few too many issues that prevent me from giving it the “buy now” nod. Fortunately, Hello Games have been steadily increasing performance, and I really want them to copy the SRV controls & comfort options for their Exocraft :)
 
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I think proper (6DoF) motion controller support isn’t on the radar for the mod, but controls will be getting another look at - currently it can be easy to get the held items in an odd looking position, which is especially problematic when using the motion tracker!

Still, the intention is to Open Source the mod at some stage and modders never fail to impress me - the first-person body mod for SkyrimVR (VRIK) is an amazing bit of work, for example. Maybe Ripley will one day get to replicate my scaredy-cat hands!
Yeah it was this stuff which made me hold off:

  • Improved Controls - Controller-relative walking (sooner) and controller-relative aiming (later).
  • Reworked Movement/Comfort - To allow for a more one-to-one VR experience, a lot of the character/head movement needs to be gutted before it can be improved further.
  • Open Source - My personal goal is to have this done by the end of this year, but we'll have to see how that pans out. Thanks for your patience!

But that was back in Nov 2018 ;). Burnout is definitely a thing, but never know.


Edit: NMS is another game that I’m enjoying in VR, but there’s just a few too many issues that prevent me from giving it the “buy now” nod. Fortunately, Hello Games have been steadily increasing performance, and I really want them to copy the SRV controls & comfort options for their Exocraft :)
Yeah NMS is so nearly greatness in VR. Performance was never the best, but had a great time for a while jetpacking around under curving alien trees. Something about the aimless fetch-questery got to me again, but I got a good 80hrs out of the VR version. May try the mechs ;)
 
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Plus love this noob moment
What can we name that then? 😂
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMceVbo3Tm4

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Also: Waiting for mods to get better is only making a game get older. I've played Alien Isolation with the controller and "it's the way it's meant to be played", as Sega cannot be bothered to release a proper VR version. That said, as you pointed out, some form of motion controls is implemented. Haven't tried it yet though. The reason I didn't play it yet was more trivial, back then there was no vr mirror in the game on the vive and I wanted my wife to be scared too, spectating :p Apparently that got implemented with the 0.8.0 too. Alas, Nibre hadn't updated the code in two years, so waiting for more is like waiting for atmospheric landings in ED. Though I think Nibre may implement his code sooner :p
 
I approve of the games mentioned above. All great, HL: Alyx being the most recent brilliant game.
I thought I'd mention WaveXR: A music/DJ/creative thing.There are 3 shows on a loop to enjoy, and then actual DJs play sets in their virtual clubs.
Unfortunately a lot is on in California-time, so that's 4-7am here in the UK. Occasionally they have quite famous artists performing.
You can make things in TiltBrush, Medium, Blender, etc, export to Google Poly and then import into your own club... (called caves in Wave)
Anyway it's pretty cool!
o7
 
One VR game I wanted to like but couldn’t play due to constant stutter was Fallout4 VR - the stutter wasn’t performance related but due to the player’s view being constantly snapped to terrain height no matter how small the variation. This gave me a headache after just a few minutes.

Well, a wonderful modder has just come out with a smoothing-out solution and I’ve just spent an hour happily stomping around the Wasteland in my power armour - it needs the Script Extender software to function but I had zero issues installing it and getting it to work.


Inside buildings is being worked on, so it does still jump up and down there, but I tend not to notice it too much due to all the shooting I’m usually doing :)
 
One VR game I wanted to like but couldn’t play due to constant stutter was Fallout4 VR - the stutter wasn’t performance related but due to the player’s view being constantly snapped to terrain height no matter how small the variation. This gave me a headache after just a few minutes.

Well, a wonderful modder has just come out with a smoothing-out solution and I’ve just spent an hour happily stomping around the Wasteland in my power armour - it needs the Script Extender software to function but I had zero issues installing it and getting it to work.


Inside buildings is being worked on, so it does still jump up and down there, but I tend not to notice it too much due to all the shooting I’m usually doing :)

Oo nice one. (I didn't get any issues from that myself, but VR blockers can be pretty individual).

FO4VR really is one of the most epic offerings out there, but it's definitely also one the absolute jankiest as well :D. Half the jank came with the original game, and the rest is all performance related oddities from VR (or the weird things you have to do to it to get it to run half smoothly...)

Did a vid on it back when I was on a 970 & an unsupported (at the time) Rift...

Source: https://youtu.be/IoaiWhqdUBA


I'm now on a 1080 & a much better CPU... and the damn thing really doesn't look that much better :D

Still absolutely up there as a top VR experience though. Luzzing grenades around the fractured remnants of a badlands wall while time slows because of the mini-nuke that just slammed into the building behind you... Delving into archives & tableaus of lore wherever you go... Just clanking around with Codsworth in the shiny flesh, with his bowler hat on. It's all grand :)

And hey, at least the readable items spawn the right way up now :D
 
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