Breakout meets Pong in this fun (though a little spartan) Squash VR game. It’s a little rough around the edges, but once those edges are polished up there’s a potentially lovely gem of an experience here.
Shooting some pool, playing darts, pouring a pint, flirting. Sure, you can do these things in real life, but why leave the comfort of your own room?
OK, Sports Bar lacks the entire experience, and taking my headset off to sip on my craft ale wasn’t as smooth as I wanted. But it’s still a very good simulation. I just wish there were more people to interact with online.
I’m going to put my hands (together with my sword and shield) up and say I really enjoyed this over-the-top outrageously violent arena based combat game. It just works.
The physics of your controller movement is crisp, the hits connect and have satisfying results, it has a nice moving mechanic using your arms which is better than teleportation and helps burn a few extra calories.
There are a number of other arena based games on the HTC Vive and I’m yet to find a dud personally, but this has to rank as one of the better ones.
VR Zombie thrills and spills with guns and a chainsaw. Horror games in VR can sometimes be overly frightening – as in they create tachyarrhythmias. This has a nice balance between horror and humour which stops its from being too scary. I enjoyed it, although I did get stuck on a glitch.
Distance travelled: 684m
Average HR: 92 (range 77-119)
Find all the Virtual Reality reviews here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkYBGegM5dQmeqL5SlZ19NOXFUlT9qBgM
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