STAR TREK BRIDGE CREW is a multi player online VR experience where you take the role of a member of a star ship crew bent on boldly going where no one has gone before. If you're a star trek fan, this game is a MUST OWN. Here's our thoughts.
BEST 3 THINGS:
1 - Multi player hillarity - the good and bad things of group projects but Star Trek = LOL The game is really fun with a crew of human players, especially if no one takes their job too seriously.
2 - YOU'RE ON THE ENTERPRISE - everything fits and sounds like it should. Visually, everything looks and sounds like you would expect in the world of Star Trek. Awesome looking bridge, ships, control, your crew is hot, and the klingons are jerks. Everything just seems to fit. Flying around in the Enterprise is awesome in both the Aegis and in the Classic Mode, granted the classic mode is almost unplayable w/o the control tips always on.
3 - Touch screen stuff w/ motion controllers is awesome on all the stations.
WORST 3 THINGS:
1 - shallow missions - We hope that future updates will bring some variety into this game as there are only so many variations of the go here, shoot this, scan that, rescue them missions. How cool would it be to have a PVP style game with multiple ships in an epic star fleet battle. I would love to be able to drop out of cloak in a Klingon Warbird and reign laser-y death on my unsuspecting victims. Yea, that would be dope.
2 -Can't switch in multiplayer / captain quits = game quits
3 - Solo is kind of boring
Star Trek Bridge crew is a great time. If you're looking for an awesome VR game to play with your friends. This is it. Especially if you like space, lasers, star trek, or ordering people around.
TO THE TOP is an action Climbing / Platforming / Speedrunning, game where you control and super agile "Super Bot" who competes against other Bots "players" in beating the fastest run on a given level. Here's our thoughts...
3 Good Things:
1 - Free flying movement/exileration inside of very well designed levels
2 - Character Customization / Collectables/ Medals
3 - Music is DOPE
3 Not So Good Things:
1 - Motion Sickness
2 - Distance to grabbable objects not super clear/what objects are grabbable?
3 - Grab Mechanic takes some getting used to.
TO THE TOP is amazing. If Nightcrawler from X-Men and Grey Fox from Metal Gear Solid had a baby,and you dropped said baby (I'll name him NightFox) in a brilliantly designed parkour playground with the same clean simple design as SuperHot with a DOPE soundtrack you get TO THE TOP. This game gives me the same rush and joy as being on a roller-coaster at Disneyland , but without the annoying cost or possibility of being thrown up on by a child. The combination of level unlockables/beating my own time makes me want to come back over and over. The ONLY thing that would make this game even more amazing is Multiplayer, wich is already coming in future updates. Just the THOUGHT of racing my friends side by side online in VR makes me smile, and I can't wait!
Twisted Arrow is a story-based archery-style shooter from Phaser Lock Interactive. You play as an agent armed with a super fancy techno-bow, loosing overpowered arrows into the bodies of a high-tech paramilitary force occupying your city.
3 GREAT THINGS:
1 - Story mode is actually pretty rad. Sort of a Goldeneye feeling. Moving freely around city feels nice. Dodging bullets feels good.
2 - Being an archer is a cool spin on FPS Genre and you can choose diff arrows.
3 - Shield and smart bow - Forgot I had that a lot
3 NOT-SO-GREAT THINGS:
1 - No Checkpoints?!!!! Whaaa!!!???
2 - Hard to tell why you die sometimes
3 - No level up / unlockables - Skill based play is cool, but would be better if they rewarded you more.
Twisted Arrow is a really fun, but challenging VR shooter with just enough variety and freshness for a good time. Dodging bullets, and loosing arrows into bad guys' faces gives you a distinct "I'm Legolas and this is my city" feeling that you just don't get with ordinary shooters. It feels like a very welcome homage to some of my favorite video games from back in the day. And I give it a very solid 5 arrows to a bad guy face. If you're looking to feel like green arrow, this is the game for you.
Arizona Sunshine is a FPS Zombie survival game from Vertigo Games that puts you in the shoes of an unnamed protagonist trying to find other survivors and a chance of being rescued. You can shoot, loot, and eat burgers to your hearts content as you explore, and search the environment and survive the undead hordes awaiting you in each area. Arizona Sunshine brings an excellent overall VR experience.
3 GOOD THINGS:
1 - Capping Zombies in VR
2 - Decent Game Length
3 - Different Modes including Multiplayer
3 BAD THINGS:
1 - Repetitive
2 - Difficulty Spikes
3 - Can't Melee :(
Arizona Sunshine is a great VR game, and currently king of the "VR Zombie Game" category. It's a wonderful into into the world of VR and is a solid experience throughout. The graphics, models, environment, sound, and gameplay are all great and with the consistent updates from the developers, this game keeps me coming back to Arizona.
RR is an action arcade shooter from Epic games available for FREE with the Oculus Touch.
You take the role of "Agent 34" - tasked by the criminally negligent "Robo Ready Corporation" to RECALL a series of malfunctioning robots (Aka blow their freaking brains out so they stop murdering innocent citizens) you'll find yourself fighting your way across 3 major stages, smackin' down hordes of rogue killing machines. This a game is a blast. Here's our thoughts...
3 GOOD THINGS:
1 - Creative Destruction - tear apart bots, smash them, hit them, shoot them, throw bullets back
2 - Become Neo - Dodge bullets, slow time
3 - Mods - Litterally anything is possible
3 BAD THINGS:
1 - Gameplay can be repetitive
2 - Pretty short story
3 - Levels don't feel giant, although not a big deal.
Overall, Robo Recall is just beautiful. Even with some minor faults, the shear adrenaline rush of tearing apart swarms of robots, dodging bullets, and shooting to your heart's content just feels like a dream come true. It's the fun, action packed, arcade masterpiece that VR deserves, and definitely sets a new standard for VR experiences in the future.