Although they are readily available, the ticket for entry is a little high. I mean yes there are cheap card board attachments but it's really not going to give you a solid marketplace that will give you high quality VR content.
Most of them have been out less than a year but yeah lets make a post about how it's a failed product. geez the stupid crap people write for clicks and hits.
The site has all the markings of a shill website. Cheap layout, little content, and unknown amatuer staff. Not saying it is, but it looks like a typical shill site.
Article spent too much time explaining about what the products were and what systems you use them on.To be fair, it did mention the high cost of VR. But not: **Why VR hasn't reach(ed) its potential and may never** If I would have written this article, then I would have mentioned that technology needs to be improved to free up the user from excess cable usage, controls and movement that become part of the user like gloves and vests. Maybe even a suit. while still having buttons,prices needing to go down over time, and advertising increased as possible reasons that if not done, then VR may not reach its full potential and may never. But more *uummph* needs to be in the article. Currently though, VR version one is awesome. I expected it to be after using mobile VR and cardboard. But upgrading to full VR is just so immersive. If the current trajectory holds, games and experiences will get better and better and VR will become part of everyday use when wanting to see things from your perspective. And not detached and through a 2D screen.
That's a nice critique of the article Apocalypse which sort of justifies my decision not to click on it. I'll bet your comments are of better use than the article too with good valid points and a bit of balance in the argument. Just interested to know what's been your favourite VR experience so far.
Thanks moon. Sports bar pool actually is the current favorite. While not perfect, once you get used to the controls, it's a fun game of pool. It represents my thoughts on VR games. It's random. I like and bought games that have more replay value. Lethal, carnival, until dawn, bound, London heist gun gallery, danger ball. Anything that doesn't play the same way twice is what I like. I'm looking forward to the Star Trek bridge crew game with the random generated missions. I believe VR games with story are great. But, since it's new, each game should contain something that extends the replay ability. Example. I want to buy "I expect you to die." But there's only four levels. Once you figure the puzzles out, you're done. But if they would have added a spy gadget testing area or shooting gallery, that would improve the value. It looks fun. But the cost of the game is a little high compared to the games length. I bought and loved the Batman game. But the only area of random replay is the batarang target practice. To add replay, they should have added a sort of danger room like Xmen where you throw batarangs at enemy targets. Shoot your grappling hook to get into the rafters and throw batarangs below. Maybe even punch enemies that get closer to you. And watch them fly back. Use the scanner to identify enemies with bombs(joker bombs of course) to take them out first. If you get hit,game over.Something like that. But, anything random is what I'm gravitating towards.
I completely agree with you apocalypse. Biggest issue with VR is cost of entry. I do 90% of my gaming in VR now. The difference is analogous to showing a person pictures of the grand canyon and actually going to the grand canyon. The biggest issues I have besides cost (it really needs to get to below $250 imo) is the stupid segmentation of the software market between HTC and Oculus. There are some fantastic games and software that is only for HTC and some that are only for Oculus. This makes no sense to me. The success of VR will be dependent upon as many adopters as possible. If the experiences are purposefully divides like this, then some adopters will take a wait and see which one comes out on top approach. It's hard to believe but fanboyism exists even in the world of VR. All supporters of VR should work together both manufacturers, and consumers to help push this technology because nothing has been this revolutionary in gaming since the move to 3d graphics. Every person who has a HTC vive or an Oculus or even a PSVR reads every hater comment and just knows without a doubt that those trolling comments come from a user who never tried it. There is no doubt in every VR user's mind that the negative feedback about VR is 99.9% trolling from sour grapes. VR is just that amazing.
Resident Evil VII says hi, no actually it says shut the hell up.
Those 30-degree camera movements you need to do every 2 seconds to realign the camera says differently.
"Options" Menu says differently. Enjoy missing out!
@summons It's so convenient when you can tell someone's trolling in the first few words of their comment.
Shouldn't you be defending every switch article
Resident evil 7 says.....hang on....im trying not to vomit.
Must be hard to not have a VR system to actually play ha? Obvious troll is obvious
Go tell Aunt Rhody that gaminnnng journalism....gaming....journa lism....gaaaaammming...journali sssm is DEAD!
Until we get to the level of Sword Art Online (anime) VR nerve gear then I'm not interested in VR. IMO.
Your closed mind is to your own detriment. Mine arrived from Amazon yesterday and I've only had a chance to try out Driveclub and Playroom VR and I had a smile on my face as wide as the VR visor. Truly a stunning experience
That smile will quickly be removed from your face, You'll see.
How am I close minded? I'm just not interested in VR until it gets to that level.
You just answered your own question DFresh
Good news, we're already there. And, on the PSVR no less. Sweet for us, sad for the salty ones.
I got on the VR hype train and it was a fun albiet short ride, i had to get off at the next stop. In a word: gimmick. There is no doubt thata company like sony will drop this and move on.
Whatever troll. We all already know you did not even try VR. It has been proven post after post as you show how little you actually know about it.
Whatever moron. I bought psvr at launch, had it up until a few weeks ago when i sold it as it was sitting under the coffee table with my gear vr. Played the handful of short experiences it had and quickly got over it. Its going the way of 3D, curved tv's and vita. Just a gimmick for enthusiasts.
This seems like the typical person who tried on a google vr and thought that the $50 experience is indicative of what the $800 experience would be like. I have yet to meet someone who has tried an HTC Vive or an Oculus CV1 with touch and not be completely blown away. The games need to catch up and I hope that RE VII's huge success with VR will pave the way to show developers just how mainstream VR can be.
A failed product and it hasn't been a year yet? I am not giving your article a click.
If VR will cost you 100 USD, there will be no cables and simply put on and go, helmet will be like glasses, it will sell like cakes and everyone wil have and use it. I love VR (particularly PSVR), but still I play a lot on tv. VR is for me interesting experience like if you go to cinema. But for example race sim....I prefer VR over tv. It depends on apps, exclusivity and motion sickness resistance :-)
Got it on release date and only used it twice. I get motion sickness quick but I bought some pills for the motion sickness the other day on Amazon but haven't tried it yet.
Too many tech demos passed off as games and not enough real games besides that the actual amount of game play that lends its self well to VR is pretty limited. I took the plung and bought PsVr completing my PS collection, I now own every piece of playstation hardware Sony has made, besides the useless move controllers. Vr may never reach its potential because of the high cost and low return on immerison and game play. As of right now I used my PsVr to play RE7, which is a fantastic example of what and how VR can and should be used but now that Ive finished RE7 Ill use it to play............? Right. As I checked the PsVr section of PsN I found absolutely zero other interesting game to play. Robison the Journey looks cool but again is a tech demo game, pretty cool environments but its basically a VR NMS where you just walk around clicking and scanning stuff and the coolest parts are set pieces. The other cool thing PsVr will allow me to do is watch 360° videos on youtube which sadly are all like 480p or less for some reason or if they are 1080p they are locked behind a pay wall or they are just some advert for an Istripper site which wouldnt work with PsVr if I was inclined to visit them anyway as the Ps browser doesnt support VR, 360° or Google card board in browser. The only other cool thing PsVr will allow me to do is watch 3d blu ray once patch 4.50 is out, which for some reason I didnt get into the beta for but I was invited to all the others mmm, but until that firmware leaves beta and is released my PsVr will probably be a 400$ paper weight unless Sony or some thrid party can make another killer game like RE7.
All of us on Eve Valkyrie may disagree with you. And the upcoming games are looking great. It's early still.
Eve valkyrie is just another tech demo and as I said I found zero interesting games on PsN and no "up coming games" looks interesting except maybe Farpoint looks alright but thats about it and honestly I have a feeling it will be another Robison the Journey . I stand by what I said. We've already had one VR game maker folded and it hasnt been a year yet.
Sorry buddy, but, no it is not "just another tech demo." I think your saltiness is showing. Eve, not only is a solid single and multi player experience, it just got a free update/ DLC. All the tech demos are free. All the others are games. DriveClub VR is the first driving game for the VR and it is astounding. The tech demo for SW Battlefront shows what is in store for VR owners. Gran Turismo Sport is also VR. While not every game is amazing, no platform launches with all amazing games. It sucks that you aren't having the experience the rest of us are having. I sincerely feel bad for you. But, claiming full games are tech demo is just echoing what most trolls say when they hate a given system (so understand the disagrees.)
Tech demos everywhere.
Its true that there arent many games available yet but a bit similar to a new system that just released. Like I remember many were complaining there werent many games dedicated to PS4 at launch. Of course you have to be even more patient for VR and it makes sense considering it complement the experience you have with PS4 games. I havent played RE7 yet since I got a few to catch up with before. Seems there r good stuff incoming too with Syren and Farpoint for instance. I love having the option to play different experiences either on standard PS4 games or on PSVR and Im thinking playing Farpoint just after Mass Effect should be cool. Im also really hoping they develop a full MP game from the Jackal Assault which I really like.
Brought vr to my friends super bowl party and they were all going nuts about it. They're all buying it now.
Now write another post and replace VR with consoles, phones, blenders, etc. :/ NEXT!!!
Vr will not become an essential mainstream item, it will be left to the pc crowd to gush over with nostalgia.
Price is a huge issue. As I said a year ago.
The ONLY reason VR has not sold through the roof is the cost of admission. Every single person I have demoed the thing to thinks it is amazing and wants one....until I go into the price of everything. Early entry tech costs money, and you guys are welcome for us early adopters funding a 2nd VR gen....hopefully.
VR is in it's beginning stages its only going to get better. Smaller more comfortable headsets with better screens and FOV will come, but in the meantime it will slowly grow. The wow factor in VR is huge, I find myself mostly playing VR these days, its amazing being in the world rather than just watching it on TV. Everything else seems just meh right now. I just wish that there was a Skyrim/Fallout 4 or Deus Ex style sci RPG in VR. Resident Evil makes me wish for a non scary game with exploration.
I liked it, the cinematic mode was the best though. Being able to lay in bed look up and just get lost in that huge screen. If only it was capable of having a clear high resolution then it would be killer. Alas I sold mine since I knew I wouldn't be using it too much, but I was glad to have at least tired the device.
Reason why I'm waiting to buy VR is because of the resolution and cables really. Tried it on my local gamestop and loved it! But I'm super geeky when it comes to screen resolution and clarity... Maybe 2nd gen will do it for me :-) Super interested tho!
Not failed in my house! Alive and kicking with 18 vr games installed. Best gaming purchase in decades.
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